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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:58 pm 
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My wife recently got hold of a hybrid bike, more because we both wanted to get back out doing what we both enjoy. I had forgotten how dirty one gets when out on a slightly damp trail, so I opted to fit a pair of budget crud catchers to both my old Merlin and this heavy beast of a Halfords special.

Not really thinking about the logistics of how things were going to fit, I bought two sets and duely fitted a set to my bike and tried to fit them to my wife’s bike, not realising that the lower crossbar had the rear brake and front derailiure cables running along the underside. Really? What a stupid place to put them. Anyway, a solution was in my mind.

Image showing an upturned bike, front wheel to the left and cables running on the underside.

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Enter the 3d printer, I designed and made these two brackets to fit snugly on the underside of the frame and match the curvature of both items for a pretty decent fit.

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Screwed to the crud catcher.

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The new mounting bracket cable tied to the lower bar whist straddling the two troublesome cables.

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Overall view. Solution created.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:07 am 
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Nice work, always satisfying to solve a problem. You have created another though, you've doubled the value of the Halfords special as it is now 'custom' ;)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:25 am 
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Haha, to be fair the mudguards were half the cost of the bike so you may be right. Now the task of getting my head around modern iso/metric/imperial/American sized tyres. This bike has 700c tyres on it, why can’t they just make things simple like they were before? Agh!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:27 am 
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pingu_turbo wrote:
why can’t they just make things simple like they were before? Agh!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:44 am 
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Erm, 700c/622 tyres have been "standard" since forever (70s?)........ probably the widest availability of compatible tyres of any rim size on the market.....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:51 am 
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mattr wrote:
Erm, 700c/622 tyres have been "standard" since forever (70s?)........ probably the widest availability of compatible tyres of any rim size on the market.....


I’ve never seen them on a mountain bike, hence my mini moan. I guess my wife’s bike is a hybrid so has on road tyres. I have never even sat on a on road bike. :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:02 am 
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700c rims are now marketed in MTBs as 29ers.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:19 am 
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I remember they day when hybrid bikes (in the 90s) were the bsos of their day. Now 29er is king. Times a change but the retro flag still flies.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:48 pm 
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pingu_turbo wrote:
I’ve never seen them on a mountain bike,
You haven't looked at a new bike for 10 + years ;)

(Think Geoff Apps was using them in the early 80s as well......)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:45 pm 
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Don't mention Geoff Apps or you will wake up GJW ! .....................

and your thinking of 650B rims with Hakkapeliitta tyres


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