I have Planet Bike Cascadia Fenders and wondered how the safety release tabs work. I recently bought replacements for them:
I've read that they release "the front fender stays if debris is present in between fender and tire" but am not sure what this means.
Does it mean in the event of a possible crash? That is, the tabs break allowing the v stay to move freely? Or for maintenance? Instead of unscrewing the screws that keep the stay in place, one can somehow release the stay using the tab? Maybe both?
If for maintenance, how does one release the tab? I see no place where one might squeeze and thus release it. I do, however, see two small holes at the angles near the tip. I guess one might insert two small flat-head screwdrivers, push the clip's small teeth inward, and that might release the clip. That seems tricky, though, and not the right way to do it. Still, maybe it is.
The paper insert that came with them shows only how to install them:
Would anyone know?