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accessories - how to choose?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by fizzy, 16 Jun 2008.

  1. fizzy

    fizzy New Member

    hi,

    recentlly purchased a spesh sirrus d4w - really enjoying it, but adding accessories is proving a little troublesome...

    I've given up on my closest LBS (evans) and would like some advice...

    Basically I'd like to add mudguards and a pannier rack and some bar ends - I've bought some stuff from decathalon but it didn't fit ;)... Essentially either the screws were too short (mudguards) and for the pannier rack too wide to fit in holese on the frame near the wheels (sorry that isn't a very technically apt description)!

    Can someone recommend some products that will fit?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    SKS chromoplastic mudguards are the best imo, though I'm not sure they'll fit on a Sirrus. Someone else will tell you in a minute.

    Bar ends -those carbon own-brand Decathlon ones are very nice. I have them on one of my bikes.

    Are you saying that the rack was too wide, or the screws?
     
  3. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    an LBS you trust is a real boon and worth putting some work into finding, I can recall racks and guards that didn't fit, the mechanic in a decent LBS can always make them fit, he's got special screws and bolts and thingies that get the job done, it often saves money and time to ask them first and buy from them, you get their expertise after all

    I wouldn't consider the likes of Evans an LBS, the average LBS needs to be encouraged
     
  4. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Fizzy, short bolts on mudguards isn't that unusual - just buy some the length you want.
     
  5. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Evans are this ===========================> shoot

    Find a proper bike shop where the staff know what they are doing and use them. Regularly.


    Qualifier, Evans are fine if you are supplying the knowledge and they are supplying the stuff for you to buy off them.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    fizzy

    fizzy New Member

    Both! I think it's just going to be a case of trial and error and finding a good LBS...
     
  7. Slim

    Slim Über Member

    Location:
    Plough Lane
    The SKS mudguards should fit - I have them on my Sirrus. I don't believe the fittings will differ that much between the D4W version and the regular (macho :angry:) version.


    Where abouts are you?? Tell us where you are (roughly) and someone is bound to come along with a shop better than Evan - not difficult to be honest.


    HTH
     
  8. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Ok this is probably a stupid question, but have you checked the LBS thread to see if there is a recommended shop near you? If you tell us roughly where you are maybe someone can suggest a good LBS near you...