installing



1. If they arrive to you attached, remove V-stays from fenders. Loosen the nuts, just 

    enough to slide the wires out.

    The nuts,and or screws might fall, to the floor, or get lost, once the connection is   

    loosened, or once removed from the bag..

DO NOT LOSE THE NUTS/SCREWS! Clear a workspace - include a safe place to set the 

    stays, and nuts/screws aside.

2. Remove wheels as needed. It may be possible to install the fenders without removing

     the front wheel, but the rear  wheel will most certainly need to be removed.         

Front Wheel

3. Attach L-bracket to fork crown. Some brake types will be bolted through the crown. If

    so, remove brake, and skewer the slot of the L-bracket with the brake bolt. Replace

    brake. If you specified that your bike has cantilever brakes, or disc brakes, your

    hardware packet will include a 6mm x 45mm machine screw and locking nut, and, a

    couple of M5x12mm machine screws in order to attach to the same place.

4. Replace front wheel. Finger tighten the connection  The fender will be loosely tethered 

    with one point of attachment.

5. Find the V-stays and 5mm x 12mm screws, and 5mm x 16m screws. The plastic thing

    on the vertex of the stay is a break-away safety device. These go on the front. It is

    meant to prevent a forward flip in the case that something gets caught between tire and

    fender.

6. Temporarily attach the V-stays. Finger tight.

    Using a marker, mark the wires for cutting. The end of the wire should end just past the

    attachment point, and within the plastic housing. One end of the "V" might be 

    longer than the other. This is normal. Notice which end goes where.

7. Remove the stays, and cut them to length. 

                            Possible cutting tools you may have:

                       -bolt cutter                                       -hack saw

                       -Vise Grips pliers                      -diagonal wire cutters  

       In the worst case scenario, one might leave off the plastic end caps, and leave the wires long.        

      This is not recommended, since the wire ends could catch on things.


The next two steps are important to do in the right order.


8.  Attach the ends of the stay wires to the fender brackets.     (loosely- you will need to adjust)

9.  Attach the “V” of the stay wires, to the bike -     

     to the eyelets at the end of the forks, and rear triangle with the 5mm screws . 

Rear Wheel

      The thin metal multi fold bracket in the hardware packet is a "crimp-on" bracket. It 

      attaches to the rear brake bolt.

      If your bike has cantilever or disc brakes, it attaches to the brake bridge with the

      M6 x 25mm machine screw & locking nut, or M5 x 12mm machine screw)

10. Remove brake, and then, reattach it with the crimp-on bracket skewered between 

      brakes and bridge. It will ride on top of the fender, with the tabs, initially, hanging

      over the sides.

11. Attach tab at forward end of fender to hole in chain stay bridge. An assortment of M5

      machine screw is included with a locking nut. If your bike has a threaded hole,

      use one of the shorter screws included. The tab may be bent like a lazy "Z" to adjust  

      the gap between the tire and fender. Plastic spacers are included.

12. Repeat steps 8 & 9.

13. Replace rear wheel. Step back, look at front and rear together, change perspective.

14. Make any adjustments necessary.  Side to side alignment is done by sliding wires 

       back and forth with loosened nuts. Wires can be bent slightly if needed.

       Extreme bending treatments to work around adjacent components and uncommon

       mounting points are well documented online.

15. Once you are satisfied with spacing and alignment, tighten every screw, and nut.

      Remember bike parts that have been loosened. Make a final plier clench to the crimp-

      on bracket.  Using pliers, carefully bend the ends of the bracket around the edges of  

      the fender until tight. This is a CRUCIAL step, once completely crimped, the

      connection is permanent. Make sure all other adjustments are

      made before using your full hand strength to secure the crimp-on bracket to the

      fender. Pay attention on your first few rides to make sure everything is still adjusted

      to your satisfaction.