I hate fenders...

Stefan Mikes

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Fenders?!!???
I have more of a problem with Gibsons myself! 😆

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"FENDERS! OUT OF THIS COUNTRY!"
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PaD

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I'm a Paul Reed Smith toady. Hofners and Ricks are awesome!
I’m a lousy guitar player but I have two guitars.
A 1975 Ibanez Concord that is a copy of a Gibson Dove. Think this Ibanez is from what was called the lawsuit series as these guitars were shameless copies. ( visually, not really sound I think) I bought it in December 1975 so it stays even if would like to have something with a better tone.
Also have a 3/4 nylon string Peavey Composer. Impulse buy because I’ve been thinking of getting a smmaller guitar than the dreadnaught Ibanez.
I think I’lll go buy strings for both today.
 

DaveMatthews

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I’m a lousy guitar player but I have two guitars.
A 1975 Ibanez Concord that is a copy of a Gibson Dove. Think this Ibanez is from what was called the lawsuit series as these guitars were shameless copies. ( visually, not really sound I think) I bought it in December 1975 so it stays even if would like to have something with a better tone.
Also have a 3/4 nylon string Peavey Composer. Impulse buy because I’ve been thinking of getting a smmaller guitar than the dreadnaught Ibanez.
I think I’lll go buy strings for both today.
If you have to be home, might as well play!
 

Jimbo08

Active Member
Very nice. I wanted an ebike with local support, otherwise Treks would have been on my list. I will say that the Vado fenders are equally quiet with similar construction. What is the load rating of the rack? Does it have an accessory attachment to accept top mounted bags, etc? If so, it seems that panniers would clip onto the existing horizontal rail with accessory bags on the rack attachment?
Rack time does make a mount that works on the top of the Vado rack. Unfortunately putting a trunk bag and panniers on at the same time is not easy!!
With a bit of finagling you can actually mount a better rack over top of the existing Vado rack/fender, one such as the Axiom Journey Mk ll. But you need to locate proper high-strength hardware to make the installation safe.
I had even thought of replacing the whole rack fender combo, but then realized I don't want to carry that much stuff:)
 

Trail Cruiser

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The fenders on my new Trek Aallant 9.9s are aluminum alloy with fixed 10mm struts, one mounting hole, no adjustments. They also have an allot liner that forms a cable compartment and further stiffens the whole structure. The pannier rack is also the stay for the rear fender. They are absolutely silent and rock solid. Best I've ever seen. In rainy Bellingham fenders are a necessity.

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Your front fender may be adequate to protect your body from the wheel splash but the most valuable and most vulnerable part of your ebike (which is the motor) is very much exposed.

You may consider putting a mud flap.
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There is another thread that talks about it.


and this;

 
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