Re: [CR]shorty fenders?


Example: Framebuilders

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Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 14:35:46 -0400
To: marcus.e.helman@gm.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]shorty fenders?


At 11:24 AM -0400 5/15/06, marcus.e.helman@gm.com wrote:
>Two questions about shorty fenders:
>
>Do they work? I can see them keeping gunk out of the brakes, but not doing
>much in terms of keeping the rest of the bike or rider clean.
>
>Under what circumstances were they used?

They do protect the headset. Otherwise they're pretty useless.

They were basically sold to gullible cyclists who would like to have their cake and eat it too...they want the protection of fenders, but like the look/lightness of a fenderless bike.

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