Front mudguard for MTB, no fork bridge

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by wheeliebin, 26 Feb 2018.

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  1. I've just replaced the siezed forks on my commuter MTB with some Exotic rigid forks which don't have a bridge, so nowhere to attach my front mudguard. I could bodge something up with cable ties, jubilee clips etc but it will take time (that I don't have atm) to make something rigid enough to hold my big flappy front mudguard.

    I don't really fancy the ones that plug into the bottom of the head tube, I want something that sits closer to the tyre. I've seen various types that cable tie to the forks e.g. mudhugger but all the pictures seem to show some additional fixings to the bridge. So I'm after something that mounts to the forks and is rigid enough not to need attaching to the bridge as well.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks
     
  2. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    Location:
    Gloucester
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/mudguards/problem-solvers-fender-flute/

    (though I'm sure you could do the same with a bit of broom handle or plastic pipe)
     
  3. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    If the fork blades are tapered then it's possibly unwise to attach anything that might slide down and jam the wheel. If they're carbon it's probably unwise to attach anything too tightly.
     
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    wheeliebin

    wheeliebin Senior Member

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    wheeliebin

    wheeliebin Senior Member

    Thanks, my fork blades are straight and alloy so no issues there but definitely to be considered for others.
     
  6. andrew_s

    andrew_s Veteran

    Location:
    Gloucester
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