do i need mudguards on this?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by united4ever, 18 Jan 2018.

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  1. united4ever

    united4ever Well-Known Member

    replaced my bike with an almost identical one (just 2018 version instead of 2015) following a crash last autumn. the guys in evans said they couldn't get my old mud guards onto the new bike....must have been a bit damaged.

    Will the pannier rack protect me enough? I commute on canal towpath.

    see attached pic
     
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    No, get new ones
    Even though there's no picture
     
  3. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    :laugh::laugh:Definitely new ones. :thumbsup:
     
  4. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    New ones please
     
  5. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    No pic but if you had 'guards on the old bike you should be able to fit new ones on the new bike.
    Maybe Evans didn't want to faff about fitting them:whistle:
     
  6. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

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    South Wales
    Full length mud guards help keep crud spraying onto your chainset and bottom bracket so will save you money on maintenance in the long term.
     
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  7. Deafie

    Deafie Über Member

    No! But if it is the pennies you are worried about use come plastic bags and duct tape!
     
  8. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    I know someone who uses tescos bags as overshoes but cant see how you could make mudguards out of them.

    Mind you now you have to pay 5 p for a bag he probably just gets wet feet .
     
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  9. mjr

    mjr Wanting to Keep My EU Citizenship

    Tape it to the rack. I did that at uni. Careful not to use biodegradeable ones.
     
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  10. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Yes you need mudguards!
     
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    united4ever

    united4ever Well-Known Member

    ordered. thanks all. yeah, makes sense. sorry about the pic.
     
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  12. MontyVeda

    MontyVeda a short-tempered ill-controlled small-minded troll

    I have a section of old mudguard cable tied to the underside of the pannier rack... works well enough if you don't mind having an obvious 'bodge' on your steed.
     
  13. Randy Butternubs

    Randy Butternubs Senior Member

    A pannier rack might protect you a bit but you'll still get some mud on you.

    I've had a rear mudguard that reached to the 2 o'clock position (or 10 o'clock depending on which side you are viewing from). It kept my bum/lower back clean but I still got mud and water flicked up into my hair and onto my neck.
     
  14. Salty seadog

    Salty seadog Space Cadet...(3rd Class...)

    Don't sweat it, I didn't even see it.....
     
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