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Mudguards & V Brakes

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Janeyb, 17 Mar 2008.

  1. Janeyb

    Janeyb Senior Member

    Showing my absolute ignorance as promised. Following recent purchase of spanking new MTB, am busy converting my old Carrera to a commuter. I have already bought what I feel are the wrong tyres - Raleigh CST MTB Tyres - as recommended by LBS! Now wish I had got slicks which is what my hubbie has just done and they are so fast.

    So anyway - I waffle.....I want to get some mudguards but not sure what would be best with V brakes. Want some full if possible and not the ones that fix to your seatpost and wobble all over the place.

    Am I going to have to opt for something like this or does anyone else have any ideas?

    http://www.discountbicycles.co.uk/biz/product.php?xProd=1069&xSec=4096

    would prefer something like this:

    http://www.discountbicycles.co.uk/biz/product.php?xProd=554&xSec=4096
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    These are the best IMO

    http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/108696.html

    Fiddly to set up, but very secure and mud-proof once they're on.

    And yes, you really would be better off with slicks.
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Another vote for SKS guards
     
  4. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    +2
     
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    if you've only just got the mtb tyres take them back to the LBS and suggest their advice was wrong
     
  6. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    SKSs are fabulous and extremely easy to put on (less than 10 mins) once you realise you should attach the support spokes by fitting the retaining bolts at the end BEFORE you put them on the bike and adjust afterwards.
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    It's the cutting and adjusting that I find fiddly.
     
  8. twowheelsgood

    twowheelsgood Senior Member

    Location:
    Zurich Switzerland
    dremel tool with a cutting disc.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Janeyb

    Janeyb Senior Member

    Thanks guys......going to investigate over the weekend and plump for the ones you've recommended.

    Did have a chat with a colleague at work who has the other one's I posted and she did say that they aren't all that.

    Thanks again.