Year-end wrap

I finished up 2009 with 144 rides in to work on the bike, which is an average of 12 per month. My goal for 2010 is to top that. I’m expecting the weather to keep me off the bike more this winter than last, but hopefully I can make up for that with more rides in summer. I had a 3-week lapse last August due to a knee problem.

I took the fenders off the road bike this past week and moved them over to the fixie. The fixie has much better clearance for fenders, so it should be a lot easier to keep them from rubbing the tires. It does lack a chainstay bridge and rear eyelets for mounting the rear fender. I used p-clamps to attach the struts, and Sheldon Fender Nuts (by Problem Solvers) to attach the tops of the fenders to the brake bridge and fork crown. I’m still working out the best way to attach the rear fender to the bottom bracket area. I need the fenders to be easy to take off and put back on. The rear wheel has a horizontal dropout which will necessitate removing the rear fender to get the wheel off. If I have to fuss with the fender every time I put it back on, this setup won’t work. I’ll see how it goes.