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Quality Bicycle Products/Problem Solvers was showing a pre-production prototype of the "Sheldon Fender Nut." This is a peice of hardware I invented to facilitate mounting fenders on bikes with recessed brake hardware. The Sheldon Fender Nut is a longer version of the standard recessed nut, uses a 6 mm Allen wrench instead of the usual 5 mm. It has the threads extended outside the fork crown to permit a separate bolt to hold the fender to the nut.
This allows the front fender tab to be mounted on the back side of the fork crown, where it belongs. It also permits removal of the fender without disturbing the brake caliper. I'm very proud of this little doodad. They should become available in January or February of 2007
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