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I think of three kind of mud guards that fit the description: musguard, quickfix, and fender bender. An other solution is the ass saver, but this is not what you are looking for.
Fenders don't fall into an "ok with racks" or "not ok with racks" category. Generally speaking, most traditional fender designs will work on bikes with racks attached. There may be certain combinations of fenders and racks that are problematic, but those are the exception. An example of a problem would be a bike whose rear rack is very close to the top of ...
I wanted to disentangle a few concepts here as most discussions around tire tread and wet conditions have typically been in regards to hydroplane/aquaplane, which other answers have correctly indicated is not a general problem for bicycles. While tire tread is not needed to prevent hydroplaning, tire tread can still play a role in traction, explicitly ...
So why, for the bicycles, smooth tires would be better on wet floor ? Is this from the thickness of the tire ? Yes, that and the relatively high pressure combine to displace water around the tyre. You don't need special features to move the water if it can easily part around the tyre, and the contact patch pressure is high enough that the water really ...
It would be best if you could get 16 hole rim (yeah I know the may be hard to find). Holes on the rim go in the zig-zag pattern, and since you skip every second, all your spokes are on one (zig) side of the wheel. This is less than ideal, and in my humble opinion bigger concern than rain coming in empty holes.
While the aluminum frame itself will be relatively ok, the problem will be your bottom bracket (almost certainly made in part of steel) which was most probably sitting in a big puddle of water. Even if the water didn't cause the bearings to rust, a freezing/melting cycle can cause damage to the bearings themselves, force lubricants out, and otherwise mess-up ...
Cover each hole with a small piece of tape/sticker. It will help to keep water out certainly (if you are an all seasoned rider). But more importantly it will help you keep out small bits of gravel that could otherwise end up rattling around inside your wheel. My vote is for tape simply bc it would not risk drying out and falling into the wheel the way a ...
Well, the reason you might seal them is to reduce the risk of puncture, not rust. But rust is out of the question in any case if you're dealing with alu. What do you propose to seal them with? As far as I can tell there are two potential risks. First, you seal them with some substance which could actually wear the tube (this would be difficult because ...
Is the frame pure aluminium? Aluminium does not rust. If the frame is an alloy you would need to check whether or not the other materials are susceptible to rust.
If its better integration of rack & fender you seek, look into getting a rack with a centerline stud or nut that you can attach the outmost half of the fender to. See this pic for a rear fender+rack example.
Did you try BetaBrand. They are costly but these are the only cloths that I've found that meet that criteria. THey have a whole line of "bike to work" clothes https://www.betabrand.com/collections/bike-to-work.html
I've just spent some time looking online and found quite a few results on Amazon, Ebay, (you could also try wiggle, which is kind of like an online surplus shop.) unfortunately without seeing a picture of exactly what you saw, I can only paint a vague picture of what you're talking about. But any of those websites would be a good starting point. And, just ...
If you want really weather-proof brakes you should consider drum or roller brakes. I use roller brakes in my commuter bike and they're working flawlessly for over 5 years in mud, snow and salt (I'm doing about 5k km/year).
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