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Aluminium mudguards

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by roshi chris, 14 Nov 2007.

  1. roshi chris

    roshi chris New Member

    Location:
    London
    ...are there any on the market?

    I hate plastic and although i would like to put guards on this winter I can't bring myself to soil my lovely hardy commuter with wobbly plastic crap.

    Its a Kaffenback with cantilevers fitted so has loads of clearance.

    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    Have a search for Salmon guards. A pain to fit apparently but very good and good for bikes without much clearance
     
  3. SKS guards are a laminate, with aluminium in the middle encased in plastic.
     
  4. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    Location:
    Gloucester
  5. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Plastic is a good material for mudguards. I had some Salmon mudguards once. They were a pain in the arse.
     
  6. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    Plastic is a good material for mudguards. I had some Salmon mudguards once. They were a pain in the arse.
     
  7. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    yep and I wouldn't describe SKS guards as "wobbly plastic crap". They're very good. Much better option than Salmons
     
  8. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    yep and I wouldn't describe SKS guards as "wobbly plastic crap". They're very good. Much better option than Salmons
     
  9. OP
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    roshi chris

    roshi chris New Member

    Location:
    London
    Well I had some SKS Raceblades on a different bike and couldn't get used to them at all, a strong gust of wind and they were all over the place.

    I take it the SKS full guards are better then?

    Mind you I do like those Honjos..
     
  10. OP
    OP
    roshi chris

    roshi chris New Member

    Location:
    London
    Well I had some SKS Raceblades on a different bike and couldn't get used to them at all, a strong gust of wind and they were all over the place.

    I take it the SKS full guards are better then?

    Mind you I do like those Honjos..
     
  11. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    They're excellent. Our household has them on lots of bikes. They last for years, look smart for a good few, and have never given any problems.

    Raceblades are mudguards for bikes that aren't supposed to have mudguards. You can't really expect them to be much good.
     
  12. NickM

    NickM Veteran

    They're excellent. Our household has them on lots of bikes. They last for years, look smart for a good few, and have never given any problems.

    Raceblades are mudguards for bikes that aren't supposed to have mudguards. You can't really expect them to be much good.
     
  13. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    (SKS-Raceblades) != (SKS-Thermoplastic)
     
  14. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    (SKS-Raceblades) != (SKS-Thermoplastic)
     
  15. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    my sks guards were a bugger to fit and still require the front tyre to run at 80psi to avoid rubbing. still, they do the job and you know who hasn't visited the front tyre yet.