Re: [CR]Bluemels fenders questions


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From: "Larry Strung" <strungl@pathcom.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <C102531FB711D411B5B90060B0A468760DAC40@mail.bulgier.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Bluemels fenders questions
Date: Sun, 3 Feb 2002 23:12:41 -0800


Hi Gang,

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

Larry Strung


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Bulgier
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Sunday, February 03, 2002 6:59 PM
Subject: RE: [CR]Bluemels fenders questions



>
> 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

> USA