MNellis said:What is the preference to going fenderless on the front wheel and many times on the rear?
The bike pictured looks pretty good except for the lack of fenders, but I've seen lots of bikes on "Cafe" forums that have been shamefully butchered to give it what they call a "strictly business look". Some seem to think all you need to do is throw out the mufflers, fenders, wrap the pipes, rattle can flat black on the tank, and a pair of clubmans, and you got a Cafe Racer. Other than looking unfinished, it makes me wonder what else was left off.MNellis said:That's a good looking bike but I'm curious about something that maybe everyone in the group can help me with.
What is the preference to going fenderless on the front wheel and many times on the rear?
To me, it gives the bike an unfinished look and limits the usage. Driving down a gravel road for even a short distance is sure to tear up that pretty powder coated frame and engine?
It is just the current fashion statement? We used to run those funky tiny fiberglass things that you hose clamped to the forks. They did do much in the way of protection but it gave something of a finished appearance and a moderate amount of protection.