Mudguards

monkeysm8
monkeysm8 Posts: 191
edited July 2009 in Commuting chat
I have fitted SKS chromoplatic guards to my pompino but the bloody rear one is irritating me as it rattles like a good 'un on some road surfaces. The problem is that there is nowhere to attach the top of the guard to the frame i.e no hole for a caliper brake. Anyone had a similar issue come up with a solution other than zip ties?

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  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    Hiya,

    now knowing a pompino frame I can't properly comment.......

    However on a bike, my Highway one actually I think it was there was no horizontal hole, as you say for brakes etc
    Mine did have a vertical hole though, and on my bike it was threaded, so I simply drilled the mudguard, and stuck a bolt through that.

    Assuming you have the cross bar, or something to butt it up against, but no hole, then I would go as you say, drill a couple of tiny holes in the mudguard, and then ziptie the bugger :D

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • monkeysm8
    monkeysm8 Posts: 191
    Yeah mines like that I was concerned if I stuck a bolt through it may rub on the tyre as I am running 28 tyres.
  • jedster
    jedster Posts: 1,717
    I had to do the same (drill the guard and put an allen bolt into the vertical hole on the seat stay bridge) - no problem with 28mm tyres on my Uncle John
  • Kieran_Burns
    Kieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Although not helpful - this is why I ended up getting a CX bike - some bikes aren't designed with commuting in mind. :cry:
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  • always_tyred
    always_tyred Posts: 4,965
    ononepompino.jpg
    Don't know the answer (looks like zip ties to me - maybe strung from the brake cable guide?) but the pic might help!!
  • daniel_b
    daniel_b Posts: 11,766
    monkeysm8 wrote:
    Yeah mines like that I was concerned if I stuck a bolt through it may rub on the tyre as I am running 28 tyres.

    I expect you'll be fine, just pop to B&Q oe wherever and get a bolt with a smaller depth head if need be.

    From memory I ended up using one of the fitments that cale with my SKS guards for this bit, I think it sticks a fair way throug the top of the stay, but I'm not bothered about that, if you were, you could always hacksaw it down though.

    My Marin is tight on clearance, like veyr tight, and it's fine, I was running 28mm tyres at the time.

    Dan
    Felt F70 05 (Turbo)
    Marin Palisades Trail 91 and 06
    Scott CR1 SL 12
    Cannondale Synapse Adventure 15 & 16 Di2
    Scott Foil 18
  • monkeysm8
    monkeysm8 Posts: 191
    I think the solution is drill a hole through the guard to the hole and get a tapered allen key bolt.
  • MichaelW
    MichaelW Posts: 2,164
    If clearance is really tight , a bolt with reduce it further. You could use 2 very small zipties spaced about 1.5-2cm apart. This will clear the centreline of the 'guard and prevent side-to-side wobble. Drill or bradle the smallest hole neccessary in the mudguard.
    I ziptied my SKS to the chainstay bridge and it stayed firm and rattle free for many years.