Full Windsor startup offers two kinds of quick and simple mudguard

One snaps on and off quickly, the other fixes more permanently

by nick_rearden   November 6, 2011  

The first products from the London-based bicycle accessory design company Full Windsor are two simple mudguards designed to fix quickly and easily to any bike with standard twin seatstays.

Neither of the two require nuts and bolts or tools; the mudguards use the bicycle's frame and what the makers call a 'unique origami design’ to give them their structural rigidity.

The Quickfix mudguard is designed to simply click on and off by means of the kind press stud you'd find on a winter jacket. It can literally be popped on when needed, unpopped and folded flat to store in your bag when not in use.

The Foldnfix mudguard attaches with cable ties but again no tools required for a more permanent fixture.


Full Windsor Quickfix mudguard: £14.99 from Cycle Surgery among others

 

“We essentially come up with new product ideas from behind the handle bars,” explained Mark Windsor, Full Windsor’s founder and product designer. "We then rigorously trial them whilst dodging double decker buses around the streets of London. Our products are not run of the mill. We are all about designing creative, functional products that are unique and users enjoy."

We have samples of both these and the even more basic Ass Saver from Sweden and which clips to the saddle. There's no shortage of bikes around road.cc towers that are the kind you wouldn't fit mudguards to so we shouldn't be lacking in opportunities for testing over the next few weeks.

The QuickFix mudguard sells for £14.99, and the Foldnfix for £13.99. They are already available nationally through Cycle Surgery, online from Wiggle and in London Condor Cycles and Look Mum No Hands.


Full Windsor Foldnfix on a classic 'close clearance' road bike.


Full Windsor Quickfix colour choices.

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Liking these - I do like a guard that is easy to remove and store.

they just need something for the front wheel now...

posted by shot18 [55 posts]
6th November 2011 - 12:57

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shot18 wrote:
they just need something for the front wheel now...

They'll need to go some to improve on the Mk9 Crud Catcher (another British-designed product) which after so many years is something of a down-tube classic for just over a tenner.

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posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
6th November 2011 - 18:03

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That wouldn't fit *any* bike. If it did, I'd buy it.

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posted by Cooks [478 posts]
6th November 2011 - 19:11

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if it saves me getting a soggy ass when out on my favourite fixed bike, I'm having one.

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posted by antonio [930 posts]
6th November 2011 - 20:07

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Cooks wrote:
That wouldn't fit *any* bike. If it did, I'd buy it.

See that little link down there with 'file attachments'? You can upload a pic with that. Because I'm dying to see what's so unusual that this won't fit. Curved seat tube with very close tyre clearance maybe?

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
6th November 2011 - 20:45

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Are you kidding nick? It clearly won't fit anything with wishbone-style seat stays. It definitely won't fit my BMC. It won't fit anything with canti brakes (aka cross bikes). Do I need to keep listing stuff? Are you dumb or just unimaginative?

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posted by pedalpowerDC [202 posts]
6th November 2011 - 22:19

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Are you dumb or just unimaginative?

Er........well, no, sorry, of course it won't work with wishbone stays; I suppose I took that as read but you're right that does preclude a host of frames even those ridden by charming and polite people.

Maybe an idea for the next Full Windsor product? A monostay 'guard. The trouble is single stays aren't even uniformly circular in section let alone the same diameter.

Maybe an Ass Saver is the right product for you for now? They'll mail easily.

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
6th November 2011 - 23:26

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@ pedalpowerDC:
RUDE!
You can make your point without being a prick about it.

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posted by rombsy [36 posts]
7th November 2011 - 0:04

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nick_rearden wrote:
pedalpowerDC wrote:
Are you dumb or just unimaginative?

Er........well, no, sorry, of course it won't work with wishbone stays;

I was thinking of wishbone stays. I guess my comment could come over as a little impolite. It's hard to express tone over the internet I guess. I also should have put "every" instead of "any".

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posted by Cooks [478 posts]
7th November 2011 - 0:17

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Cooks wrote:
nick_rearden wrote:
pedalpowerDC wrote:
I also should have put "every" instead of "any".

No, you're good. Didn't think it was impolite at all but I could have written "...designed to fix quickly and easily to any bike with standard twin seatstays" in the intro for clarity, which I've now added.

posted by nick_rearden [859 posts]
7th November 2011 - 11:55

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Hi there, I'm the designer for Full Windsor. Both Mudguards are designed to fit on bikes with dual seat stays. We are currently developing a solution that will work on bikes with Wishbone stays. I'll send an update to road.cc when there ready to hit the shops. Thanks for your responses, its always helpful to get feedback.

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posted by fullwindsor [3 posts]
8th November 2011 - 11:47

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