When I acquired my Hillborne, it had Honjo Hammered fenders.  I found them 
to be very sturdy and beautiful but the noise drove me batty.  They didn't 
have enough clearance for my Smart Sam knobbies but looked sharp with 
Barlow Pass ELs.  I ended up giving them to Evan E. on the list.  He used 
them to beautify one of his classic bikes.  I replaced them with a pair of 
SKS plastics Riv sold.  Not as pretty but also not as loud on all the 
gravel trails I need to ride.


On Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 3:59:42 PM UTC-7, Deacon Patrick wrote:
> I’m contemplating hammered Honjo Fenders on my Quickbeam for all the wet 
> and slop, but, as my periodic fender posts attest, fender noise, heartiness 
> for my trail riding, and challenges with knobbies make the entire equation 
> iffy, which is why I’ve avoided the $132 expenditure trying everything else 
> first. 
> Thoughts from folks riding Honjo fenders on rough stuff and/or with 
> knobbies on how hearty and quiet and sturdy they are, especially in 
> comparison to SKS plastic? 
> With abandon, 
> Patrick 
> www.CredoFamily.org 
> www.MindYourHeadCoop.org

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