For those in the know, the ability to get Fastboy Cycles wood bike fenders is a big deal.Ã‚Â They’re coveted, they’re beautiful and they’re basically completely and totally unavailable anywhere, ever.
Except this week.
Want a set?Ã‚Â Fill in this order form and select your size and preferences, like dark or light (Ash and Walnut) and whether you want Full ($160/set) or EZ-On style ($140/set).
The Full fenders are shipped complete with the struts and attachment bolt as shown in photo (the dark ones), and it comes with the rest of the hardware you need to mount it.Ã‚Â Front is approximately 32″ and the rear is 38″, both about 43mm wide.
The EZ-On fenders are for frames that have no eyelets.Ã‚Â The front clamps onto the fork blades, and they’re much shorter than the Full size.
Hit ‘more’ to see some FAQ’s, or just go to his site to order now…he’s only making about 20 sets, first come first served, and only this week.Ã‚Â Orders placed by the 10th should be to you by Christmas.
What wheel sizes will they work on?
This current run of fenders will only work on 700c wheels with tires up to, um.. , 38mm.
Will the full fenders work with caliper brakes?
The short answer is, no. Depending on the style of caliper, and the provisions available on the bike, and your level of mechanical savvy, you may be able to make it work! (pictures please!). Bikes with Canti or V-brakes are no problem. Bikes with disc brakes are no problem provided they still have eyelets.
Can I get them wet?
OH GOD, NO! (Yes. Of course. Read the care instructions at the old fender site for more info).
Will I be able to mount these myself?
Mounting the EZ-ONs is, well, easy. Mounting the Full Fenders takes a little more work. They are quite similar to Honjo or similar metal fenders in terms of mounting technique and difficulty. If you think it’s a little much, your LBS shouldn’t have any trouble! (if you live in NYC, you can bring your bike by and I’ll mount them).
Mostly because it’s beautiful, and stays beautiful over time. It’s renewable. It doesn’t rattle as much as metal (or dent/crimp).