Hello again, everyone.
Well, I ended up purchasing some SKS fenders, but I may have made a blunder so I'm coming to you guys for some help.
Following the advice on the Peter White Cycles page on fenders
, I purchased a set of SKS P50 fenders for my 26x1.5" wheels. However, upon receiving the fenders in the mail, the noticed a list of all the SKS "P" models on the packaging that said P50 is for 28" wheels, and I was reminded that a P55 model exists that fits 26" wheels. I guess all the model numbers got jumbled in my head when I made my purchase through Amazon.
I decided to go ahead and attempt mounting the fenders, but the problem I quickly ran into is the the stays hold the fender a few inches too far away from the wheel. I considered calling it quits there, but then I was intrigued by the final sentence in the mounting instructions. After instructing me to attach, adjust, and fasten everything in place, the directions say, "The protruding stay can either be cut off or fitted with an endcap." Now, I realize the instructions were translated from German to English, so something may have been lost in translation here (like elsewhere in the instructions), but this seems to be suggesting that I can actually cut
short the metal stays if needed.
What advice can you all give me? Do you think shortening the fender stays by cutting them can make these fenders fit? Is there another, better way to fit SKS P50 fenders to my 26" wheels? Or, should I simply try to return my purchase and exchange for some P55's?