I broke off the back half of my front fender on the Mongoose Hatchet this morning.
I put on a new wheelset and cassette on the Hatchet yesterday. WTB Freeride 29 Dual Duty’s with Shimano hubs. Shimano 7 speed cassette and spacer, 13-34 T. I took it out last night for a ride after the temp got down to 103 or so and dropped the chain 3 times. Adjusted the RD and went out this morning, nice and crisp shifts except for indexing the #4 sprocket on an upshift. It hits 4 fine on the downshift. I don’t know if its just a sticky cable or what, but no dropped chains and all other gears are right on. So I snapped the fender off hopping over the stupid landscape rails in my front yard, dang it.
I put some low tread tires on the old wheels too.
And some fenders on the Network , I am really liking this bike around the neighborhood and paved trails.