Installing Alloy Fenders with Weather/Noise Proofing
When installing the fenders on my bike I decided to use some weather stripping to seal up the fork from the elements as well as using the stripping for vibration dampening. I’ve since ridden a couple hundred miles on the bike and everything is holding great. I was nervous this would not be a durable solution but it has proved to be quite effective.
I used aluminum fenders and don’t see the point of risking breaking plastic fenders to do this. The fenders are some generics I bought at a DC swap meet for $10 including hardware. All and all, counting the sheers, the total came to just under $25.