He is not alone, if you ride lots the downtube protector will keep your driveline cleaner too and make it last longer also keeps those pivots/shocks clean. Indeed its fugly and functional:thumbsup:derby said:The commercial downtube shrouds by T.H.E. and others do keep your downtube cleaner in mud and protect it from rock strikes. Not much more.
For mud and rain, wider home made works much better, like mine pictured, but do catch wind. I'm using a smaller CRUD brand downtube fender now with a similar as pictured custom lower driveline protection extension.
CRUD makes the best rear and down tube fenders currently. T.H.E. Makes the best front fender, but too short for faster speeds in wet conditions to protect from spray forward and up into the eyes.
Here's a 2 year old picture of my bike. These fenders protect the driveline, shock, and me from mud very well.
Hey B_T, check out the latest evolution of the "fugly". I edited my post above to include the current set up with CRUD fenders. I estimate your invention has saved me at least one full drivetrain life in the last 4 or 5 years. At lease chain suck from mud build up has been eliminated.Brown_Teeth said:He is not alone, if you ride lots the downtube protector will keep your driveline cleaner too and make it last longer also keeps those pivots/shocks clean. Indeed its fugly and functional:thumbsup:
On sportbike motorcycles they are called a hugger.pewpewpew said:what is the name of a fender thing that goes in between the rear wheel and the seat tube? like on derby's bike.