Replace Fenders and Rims ?


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jchicago

Finally riding a big boys bike
Jul 28, 2017
113
193
Lake Zurich, IL, United States
#1
I'm doing my first fix-up/restoration.
My fenders are chrome colored, but a little dented here and there with some spray paint.
Also, my rims are super rusted.

I'm planning to soak the rims in Evaporust.
I also see new rims and fenders for sale all the time.
My question on the fenders (and rims)...is it better to restore the originals, or are they something I should just get new ones for? I know there is significance in frames, pedals, stems, handlebars, but does this apply to fenders like these and rims?

Elgin Oriole Rear.JPG


Elgin Oriole Front Fender Light Hole.JPG
 

TR6SC

I live for the CABE
Jun 12, 2016
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2,610
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Eureka, CA
#2
I don't think many people will tell you to replace, unless that is, they trade you for the parts. Cover that hole with a light. Massage the fenders with a couple of pieces of shaped wood and a mallet. Those and the triple drop rims are perfect. Nice bike!!!
 

vincev

I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!
Nov 2, 2008
11,595
7,382
crown point<indiana
#3
If you could find fenders at a reasonable price in decent shape I would replace.These type projects are always fun because you can do whatever you want and nothing is wrong.
 
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Rivnut

Wore out three sets of tires already!
Nov 24, 2012
552
143
Shawnee, United States
#8
Shine up the fenders (and the rims if they're chrome) with a "pad" made from aluminum foil and briskly rub the chrome with the pad under some running water. If the water and aluminum foil doesn't cut it for you, use Coca-Cola instead of water.
 

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