I was riding to work, yesterday, on icy, rutted streets, when I heard a "SNAP" sound as I went over the railroad tracks close to the lab. I looked around, only to see half of my rear fender sliding along behind me. I don't bolt the lower end of trhe fender to the frame, on the fixed gear mtb, because I
I turned around and retrieved the piece of fender, then continued on to work.
This is what the remaining half of the fender looked like, when I got to work.
Later in the day, I decided to make a temporary repair to the fender, so that I would have it for the wet, slushy, ride home.
Unfortunately, it works so well that I will probably never actually repair it, for real. I have a bad habit of leaving well enough alone, in cases like this...