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Fender compatibility
 

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bboston75
Joined: 16 Jan 2004
Posts: 367
Location: philadelphia

12/16/20 8:43 AM

Fender compatibility

Since Iím near the end of my eighth decade, I gave in and got an ebike, a Cannondale Synapse Neo SE. Needs fenders. Wheels are 650 x 47. Local Craigslist has an unused set of Planet Bike Cascadia 26 x 60 on offer cheap. Would they work? Per web wheel info sites, OD seems to be about the same with tires.

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2501
Location: Canberra, Australia

12/18/20 8:39 PM

I've used 26" fenders on 650b bikes without problem. If they're plastic fenders which have dual stays both front and rear, you can use the stays to get a good fender line. If they're metal fenders with single stays, you can re-radius them to get a good line. Velo-Orange have an article on doing this:

https://velo-orange.com/pages/re-radiusing-fenders

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