Making RaceBlades more Club-run friendly

doug5_10
doug5_10 Posts: 465
edited April 2013 in Road buying advice
I am thinking of joining a local cycling club in the near future and only have a pair of race blades for wet weather stuff. To make them a bit more group friendly, will I have any problems trying to attach a sks mud flap to the rear guard? Ala: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sks-long-mud ... rc=froogle

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Comments

  • rolf_f
    rolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Unless they are the long version of the race blades then no amount of mudflappery will make them club friendly. Hence why club riders put extensions on to the bottom of their full length proper mudguards.
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  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    You can make them club friendly by removing them and fitting Crud Roadracers instead.
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  • andy_wrx
    andy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    Make a flap from a section of plastic 2 or 4 pint supermarket milkbottle.
    As Rolf suggests, it'll need to be a pretty long section...

    You might as well make a similar extension for the front one too - I found that you could go through a puddle and half of it would be deposited straight in your shoe.
  • doug5_10
    doug5_10 Posts: 465
    Fair enough, just trying to make best use of what I have, not the flushest at the mo. Will probably give the DIY effort a bash first off. Left a message on club forum as well to find out how strict they are.
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  • doug5_10
    doug5_10 Posts: 465
    Club don't seem too fussed or tetchy, until I can afford a summer bike will just stick with what I've got!
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  • bigpikle
    bigpikle Posts: 1,690
    It probably depends a lot on the club - if they're not too worried then it probably means half the other riders wont have effective mudguards either and the wet club rides will be rather messy... Wouldnt be very popular at ours in winter and you'd be asked to keep off the back ;)
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  • jibberjim
    jibberjim Posts: 2,810
    Find a friendlier club
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  • ugo.santalucia
    ugo.santalucia Posts: 28,301
    jibberjim wrote:
    Find a friendlier club

    Exactly... if someone minds having a bit of mud sprayed on the face, he doesn't like cycling... going back home like this is my all time dream

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  • on-yer-bike
    on-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Mudguards are the work of the devil.
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  • verylonglegs
    verylonglegs Posts: 4,023
    jibberjim wrote:
    Find a friendlier club

    Exactly... if someone minds having a bit of mud sprayed on the face, he doesn't like cycling... going back home like this is my all time dream

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    Some of the farmers in Norfolk do their best to make every wet ride your living fantasy.