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This document is an attempt to explain the installation process for the super cool MK Fenders. The new MK Fender hardware kit is unique and just pretty darn cool. It should be noted that every installation of MK Fenders is somewhat custom so expect some differences.
When you get your fenders your hardware kit should look something like this:
The first thing you need to do is cut the bent ends off your fender struts. Your strut will have one end that is extra long and have a 90 degree bend on it. These pieces are used to attach your fender to the frame at the brake bridge and fork crown.
I would cut these about three inches from the end. That will be long, but it will give enough extra rod to work with. Mount the angle strut to the brake bridge. To do this you mount one custom MK Fender standoff to the brake bridge with a 5mm bolt and slide the angle strut through the hole and secure with a short set screw. This should look something like this:
Use a quality center punch and then drill the three 13/64th holes.
Mount the fender to the brake bridge and the chain-stay bridge, at the chain-stay bridge use a flat head socket cap screw and a shaped fender washer from the inside and a rubber washer between the fender and the frame. Cut off any extra length on the angle strut.
Mount 2 MK Fender standoffs to the frame eyelets at the rear dropouts. To do this you need to use 2 of the long set screws, 2 rubber washer, and 2 standoffs.
Line up your fender with the desired space between the tire and then mark your strut cuts. Remove the strut and cut and file the ends. Reinstall and make sure everything is aligned correctly. Personally, at this point, I would stop and drink a beer. The rear fender is mounted and it is time to look at the front.
The front fender is much easier than the rear. I like about 6 inches sticking out from the front of the fork crown.