Super Thick Leather Mud Flap. Ideal for metal fenders between 45 and 65mm wide. Keeps your feet dry.
Here’s how to install it: goop it up with Brooks Proofide. Use more than you would for a saddle, it doesn’t matter if the leather on a mudflap is softened a bit. Let the proofide dry to a haze, and buff off the haze with a clean rag. Square the mudflap where you want it on the fender, with the mounting holes at least a centimeter from the rolled edge. Take thin permanent marker, like one of those fine tip sharpies, and poke thru the mudflap hole and mark the fender. Take the mudflap away, and visually check that those holes are centered and horizontal. Ideally do all of this on a work bench, you can do it after the fender is installed (be gentle, aluminum doesn't like to be bent! Just take the wheel out first, so you don’t jab it with the the next step. ) Take a sharp nail, like a big finishing nail, and a hammer. Tap the nail into the fender until it makes a small dent where you made you marks. Now you can drill. Hold your rusty collection of drill bits up to the mounting screws and see which one is gunna be just slightly bigger than the width of the threads on the mounting screw. Drill with that one. You only need cutting oil if you are drilling thru stainless steel. If you are, you should also have a drill bit rated to drill stainless. If you don’t know what sort of drill bit it is, just give it a try. If the bit just gets all hot and bothered and doesn’t bite into the metal, it’s probably just a bit meant for wood.
Make those two holes, then use a small rat tail file to file off any burrs or ragged edges you mighta created. Coat the mounting screws with loctite, beeswax or spoke prep. Install and snug it all down so the mounting screws bite into the mud flap a bit.
These are the best mudflaps we’ve used. The Certainly the nicest looking too. Available in black, brown or ‘honey’ to match yer Brooks saddle.
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