Re: [CR]New wooden fenders for the Assenmacher


From: "aldoross4" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]New wooden fenders for the Assenmacher
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 15:26:23 -0500


These were easy to install... I was lucky in that I didn't have to remove any wood to get clearance around the brakes or between the fork blades, despite the fenders being 1-3/4" wide!

Cody leaves the rear brake bridge mount unattached, since different frame sizes require different positions. I set-up the fenders by anchoring the front tip at the chainstay bridge and bolting the struts (pre-assembled) to the drop-outs, marked where the brake bridge bolts needed to go, removed the fender, drilled it in the drill press, insalled the brake bridge mount, and re-installed the fender. Probably 10 minutes total, including drilling. I suppose they'll take less than 5 minutes to remove or install, now that I have the braces postioned properly.

As far as practicality is concerned... I'll get a chance in the next three days o try these in the rain. I'll post a report then.

If I wanted practicality, I'd have kept the Blumel's - I bought these strictly for their appearance and appeal.

Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio

----- Original Message Follows -----
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: Aldo Ross <aldoross4@siscom.net>,
classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]New wooden fenders for the Assenmacher
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 11:40:11 -0800 (PST)


> Very elegant looking. How do you rate them for ease of

> installation and practicality? Nice bike too. I have an

> Assenmacher touring bike also, and I think Matt is a very

> underrated framebuilder.

>

> Regards,

>

> Jerry Moos

> Big Spring, TX

>

> Aldo Ross <aldoross4@siscom.net> wrote:

> I think these were the object of some discussion a few

> weeks ago - wooden fenders made by Cody Davis in Bend,

> Oregon. I bought a set for the Assenmacher and took a few

> pics:

>

> http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/album217

>

> Aldo Ross

> Middletown, Ohio