Episode 25. Magna Fugitive. (Part 4).

I had a bit of free time on my hands today, so spurred on by being fed up with having a muddy wet stripe up my bum and back I decided that it was about time to either stop riding in the wet (which if I'm honest is my favourite option) or fit some mudgaurds to something. Browsing the bikes at the tip I came across an old Apollo ladies mountain bike with what would appear to be a pair of new mudgaurds on it! Why would you fit new mudgaurds to your old bike and then throw it all away? No matter, it worked for me, and five quid later I was riding home on a pinkish-purpleish ladies Aplollo mountain bike complete with mudgaurds! Arriving back at BelongaClint I then had to decide what bike to fit them to. In the end, the Magna Fugitive was the victorious bike...


Why the Magna? Simple, I just can't bring myself to sell it so I might aswell be using it! So out with the 10mm spanner and before long I had gone from summertime cruiser...


To wet weather warrior...


I must admit I'm not a big fan of this type of mudgaurd, personally I prefer the type that follow closely the arc of the wheel, but beggars can't be choosers, and I can report that these Zéfal mudgaurds got me home without so much of a hint of a muddy, wet stripe up my bum and back, although it was raining so hard if there was a stripe the rain probably washed it off! But apart from that, all is good and they're going to stay for a while! It has to be said that I actually quite like the look of the front mudgaurd, it follows the arc of the wheel nicely, and suits the bike, but what is going on with that back one? It's not even close. surely if the fellas at Zéfal could make the front one wrap around the wheel nicely it shouldn't have been too hard to make the back one follow suit should it? Anyhoo, I showed it to Mrs Clint who said, "What have you done that for? You've ruined it!" I said that I've done it because I'm getting fed up with getting wetter from the rain coming off the road than I was from the rain falling out of the sky, plus the rain coming off the road was muddy and dirty! To which she replied, "GAY! Thats all part of the fun of riding a mountain bike!" Hmm... Years ago I bought her a set of mudgaurds for her bike for her birthday, she wasn't too impressed, I'm guessing that she's still not over it! Remember ladies (if there are any reading this!) Nothing says I love you like a new pair of mudgaurds! You can keep your flowers, your chocolate, your fancy wine, MUDGAURDS... That is how you know if your fella really loves you!

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