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I can't be the first person that's converted a cantilever or V-brake bike to disc brakes and looked at those empty brake studs and thought, "wow, that would be a slick mount for a fender!"
My current commuter has no eyelets for fenders front or rear so I'm using SKS Raceblades with extra long mud flaps. They do an adequate job of keeping me (and the folks behind me) clean & dry but my frame and drivetrain get super grimy after each rainy ride--which in Seattle has been almost every one since last October!
For next year, I've got a Redline Monocog 29er sporting 700x40 cyclocross tires and disc brakes which should be a nice rig for my daily 20 mile roundtrip, but the fender situation has me perplexed. I can make a front fender work by using a different fork, but I kept looking at those empty brake studs on the back and thinking that maybe I could cut & bend the fender stays ... which would have the added benefit of keeping them out of the way of the disc brake.
Before I proceed, though I thought I was see if anyone has already tried this? I figure I've got at least 6 weeks of sunny weather to get this figured out before the rain returns...
 

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Just use P clamps.

By the way, I had full Gilles Berthoud stainless fenders for years and while they kept me plenty dry, they offered no protection to my drivetrain and I am pretty sure they caused more grime to collect on my wheels.
 

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You need some wooden fenders, it's an unknown sci-fi fact that the natural essence of wooden fenders repels the natural essence of Grime, it's all mother nature...lol But if you are interested in some wood fenders to add some class, check out my myspace page.
 
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