Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hammered aluminum fenders? Upgrading accessories or upgrading the bike . . .

Hammered aluminum fenders anyone?
Hard to believe now as I write this but my first look at hammered aluminum fenders was at September's Interbike in Las Vegas!  Always the last to know, of course, but they are stunning.  True things of beauty.  I first past them at the Velo Orange exhibit, which unfortunately, I did not get to spend any time, despite the intention of going back to check them out further.  Luckily, I noticed similar fenders on some roadsters at the Electra exhibit.

I believe this model is from Electra's Ticino collection.  Lovely. 
So elegant and understated.  I couldn't stop picturing them on my Breezer Uptown 8.  Hammered aluminum fenders against the ruby red finish of the Uptown 8?  It makes my heart go a-flutter.  As some of you might recall, I go back and forth about upgrading to a Workcycles Oma but the Breezer Uptown 8 really is a great ride to which I'm very emotionally attached.  Why not just make some upgrades to it instead by buying a whole knew bike at considerable expense?  New hammered aluminum fenders and perhaps Busch and Muller hub dynamo lighting with the lamp repositioned on the front fork so that I can attach a large Basil basket on the handlebars?  Maybe that's all I need?  Will that bring my obsession with the Workcycles Oma to an end?  I don't know.  Did I mention my new obsession with Bromptons?  Readers, I welcome your thoughts.

17 comments:

SS:Mtn Biker said...

N + 1 = Y...that's the formula to determin how many bikes you need ("N"being the current number owned,"Y" being the number needed) :p

Those hammered fenders are sweet looking-I need fenders on my CX (my go-to city bike) soon. IF I could find a set in satin black (I'm sporting a charcoal grey bike) I'd love the hammered look....budget willmost likely rule though,and Planet Bike will most likely supply them-this year at least,LOL!

You need both the new digs AND the new Worksman (big grin on my face here). I dig the Worksman cruisers myself :)

Steve

BTW,much envy,getting to visi the bike shows :D

She Rides a Bike said...

Interbike was so worth attending. Amazing to be in a conference center surrounded by other people who loves bikes.

She Rides a Bike said...

Interbike was so worth attending. Amazing to be in a conference center surrounded by other people who loves bikes.

SuperKat said...

thats quite the conundrum! we all love new things. but in retrospect; would it be less expensive to make your current bike pretty or just buy a whole new one?

either sounds fine in my book, can't wait to see what you've decided!

Cherilyn said...

Those Electras are gorgeous!! I think Velouria from Lovely Bicycle! did a review on aluminum fenders, so you might want to check her archives.

Mark said...

Once properly installed, aluminum fenders are much nicer than plastic ones. Once you have a bike that rides/handles/fits the way you like, keep it and modify it to suit your needs/tastes. So go get some new fenders. Be prepared for a time consuming install process, or get someone who has metal fender experience to do the install for you.

anniebikes said...

I call it bike-itis, that internal need to buy bike things. I have it too. I suggest you add the shiny bling to your bike - it's cheaper.

way wakka said...

A word of caution for aluminum fenders... as a previous owner of the Honjo hand hammered variety. If you get any tire rub, you run a chance that they might crumple, much line a soda can, at speeds greater than 5mph. Also, they wear out at the mount points if over or under tightened. Since I like my +$70 fender investment to last more than one year, I've moved on to the more plain-jane stylings of VO's steel fenders.

She Rides a Bike said...

Way, thanks for that feedback. I looked at VO steel fenders on their site. Wish my head was not so turned by pretty fenders. Anni, I think you're right. I have bike-itis. Wonder if youI can godo broke fromor it.-

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