Some of you know that we've been trying to develop a line of less expensive metal fenders. With the samples that arrived yesterday, we now have seven sets of fenders in three different profiles from two factories. Six are aluminum and one is steel. I would not hesitate to put any of the six aluminum sets on a custom Randonneur. The quality and finish are really very nice. They are all brushed aluminum and either a smooth round or fluted profile.
Though the fenders themselves look great, the struts and other hardware are not as nice. But I think we can solve that problem.
We'll put some of the samples in the specials section later.
So the decision I have to make is whether to have these made in aluminum, or try to convince the factory to do a run in stainless steel. Also, I like the brushed aluminum finish, but I wonder if there are folks who just have to have a polished finish?
16 February, 2007
Posted by Velo Orange at 8:16:00 AM