Upgrading old mudguard with Secu-clip

I have an old front guard which has 4 *separate* stays, each with a loop end. (so 2 loops are attached to the bolt that screws into eachl ower fork-leg)

Has anyone managed to upgrade this setup to use Secu-clips? They are usually supplied with new mudguards that have the "1-piece"* type of stay , and my fettling suggests they work much better with that design!
*(i.e. a single piece of wire is bent into a "V", and both ends attach to a different fitment on the mudguard)

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PapaZita

Guru
Location
St. Albans
I think you would need also to replace the stays with the “V” type. The shape of the “V” stay, at the bend, engages with the clip in such a way that it releases when required.
 

Ian H

I am an ancient randonneur, & I often stop for tea
Location
Dumnoniorum
If you make sure the straight ends are not burred and tighten the eye-bolts only enough to just hold the guard in place, they should release when forced. Test by giving the mudguard a sharp tug, obviously without breaking it.
 

andrew_s

Guru
Location
Gloucester
If you make sure the straight ends are not burred and tighten the eye-bolts only enough to just hold the guard in place, they should release when forced. Test by giving the mudguard a sharp tug, obviously without breaking it.
Sounds like a recipe for the eye-bolt nuts coming loose and vanishing to me.
 
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