Just got finished washing the Peugeot after 120km on wet salty roads today. The bike wasn't even that dirty, thanks to those lovely Petit Jean fenders! Still, I love her so much that giving her a bath after a dirty ride seems the respectable thing to do. I have a hook in the ceiling of the downstairs shower from which I can hang a bike on bungees just for such an occasion.
Happy and content in Toronto
> David Feldman wrote:
> > In the Northwest, riders splice halves of water bottles onto
> > the ends of their fenders for a mudflap effect.
> David, you should have said "...a FEW riders..." I find so many Seattle
> riders ride without any fenders these days, that if it rains I usually can't
> find anyone to ride behind. That is so rude!
> Whoops, off topic.
> Those old French touring bikes had it right; Le Fol fenders et. al. came
> down so much lower behind the front and rear wheels than modern ones.
> Better for your feet, and the eyes of the rider behind you. More wrap
> forward of the crown helped keep the blow-back out of your own eyes. Quite
> civilized. I wonder, is the modern shorter fender due to fashion, or are
> they just cheaper to make if they're a couple inches shorter?
> Mark Bulgier
> Seattle, Wa