Fenders For Raleigh Record

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wrongway

I live for the CABE
Apr 24, 2012
1,148
Pella, IA
I'm confused and all over the map here! I'm looking for a set of black plastic (or cream color) fenders for my 1975 Raleigh Record. The tires on it are 27x1-1/4. The trouble is that I am just not good with measurements and such. Anyone able to point me in the right direction for what size I need? Thanks!
 

PfishB

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 22, 2018
38
59
Memphis, TN, United States
If you want to go black for a bit over $30 you can get a set of new SKS B42's in black (42mm), or for the non-breakaway look Planet Bike makes a set of black plastic fenders in 45mm width - (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TQ43EXG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I have a set of the Planet Bikes waiting to go on a Motobecane Grand Record (black on black, aiming for a different look). I have Velo Orange alloy 45mm fenders on my Grand Jubilee which at first had 27" tires and it was a bit tight vertically mainly due to closer tire clearances on this particular bike, on others it would be a non-issue. Later I swapped in 700x32's which work well for that bike. Looks great either way.
 
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hopkintonbike

Finally riding a big boys bike
Sep 21, 2019
127
61
Hopkinton, MA
I have been agonizing over the choices for a long time on my Gran Sports, the SKS Longboards seem to fit really nice and have great look, Todd
 

Lamont

Finally riding a big boys bike
Mar 17, 2016
208
Washington, DC
Sks .. or esge

i find the look a very period look .... with modern very light weight

planet is fine if you want black and price is good.... but they scuff /look worn loose luster with daily riding

will attempt to post an sks set i have so you can see,

the esge sets i have had in the past are plastic in metallic color scheme (subdued/faint rose goldish and silverish aluminium color tones )


heres the sks fenderset i have also pretty nuetral / goes well with most frame colors...
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wrongway

I live for the CABE
Apr 24, 2012
1,148
Pella, IA
I'm wondering what a set of off-white Longboards would look like on the bike? It's an all black bike. Might look a bit like an early RRA?
 
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sykerocker

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 23, 2020
42
70
Ashland, VA
Not only with Blumels work, but for the time period they pretty much owned the market, at least in the Eastern US during the Bike Boom and shortly thereafter. Blumel Popular's were the most prevalent and easiest to get model back when I was in the business.
 

bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,898
Bulverde, TX
The longboards are certainly more functional fenders, and they are the progression of Bluemels.
I have Clipper, Bluemels clones on my '57 Lenton, and they're functional, and noteworthy for keeping the drivetrain clean.
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But the French-style Honjos I have on my International are exceptional for keeping everything clean, and this is the function the longboards duplicate
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In '75, most people would go for shorties, which do keep CP brakes clean, but that's it - and they keep road dust out of the CP brakes which is important.
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Mr.RED

Finally riding a big boys bike
Dec 17, 2017
189
37
Massachusetts
I am a fan of the Handsome brand of bicycle fenders they come in a variety of finishes.
 

bulldog1935

Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Jan 21, 2013
3,898
Bulverde, TX
Handsome fenders are made by Tanaka, who offers a great range of finishes, like bronze
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when installing metal fenders, you need to use leather washers everywhere you can, to dampen rattle
https://www.acornbags.com/products/leather-washers
My Honjos don't make a sound, and I have tire wipers mounted to reject rocks, sticks, and scrape mud from the tires so the fenders don't plug.
 
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