Fitting Instructions: Blades

Thank you for choosing our Widget Components Blades set. Before you start fitting them we advise reading the following guidelines. This method is the one preferred by our mechanics. Other methods are available and probably work just as well, we just find these simplest.

If you are unsure at any point please seek the guidance of a qualified bicycle mechanic.

Before you start fitting your set check you have all the parts, fixings, and tools required to complete the job (which we’ve kindly listed below)…and a mug of tea just in case. Find a suitable area to work in. A clean workbench or table is great as you are more likely to find all the bits you need in a clean space. If you have a work stand, fit your bike in it, if not then make sure your bike is positioned where it is stable and easy to get at.

Parts list:

(A x 1) Front Blade
(B x 1) Rear Blade
(C x 2) Front Stays
(D x 2) Rear Stays
(E x 8) Safety Clips
(F x 4) Stay Holders
(G x 8) Fixing Straps

Images are not to scale

Tools list:

3mm Hex Key
Hacksaw or Cutters for shortening stays
File or de-burring tool
Pen to make any adjustment marks
Tape to protect your frame (Recommended)
The metal parts of the blades are made from stainless steel to inhibit rust. To prolong their lifespan we recommend cleaning then occasionally with Juice Lubes JL69.

 



 

Front Blade

1) Remove front wheel following manufacturer’s instructions.

2) Attach the stay holder over the stay attachment.

Repeat on both stays.

3) Remove the threaded sleeve on a safety clip and slide over one end of the stay.

Using a 3 mm hex key loosen the screw and slide clip onto the blade.

Re-tighten the clip on to the blade.

4) Insert the end of the stay into the safety clip and screw the threaded sleeve up finger tight.

Repeat on all 4 stay ends

5) The blade should now have all 4 safety clips fitted and both stay holders attached.

6) Attach the fixing straps around the hook at the top and bottom of the stay holder

7) Wrap tape around your fork to protect the paint from rubbing. You don’t have to but we recommend it.

Attach the stays to the back of the front forks by pulling the fixing straps tight and attaching around the hook at the top and bottom of the stay holder.

Tighten all fixings ensuring the blade sits evenly around the tyre and that the tyre runs freely.

It is possible that some gentle tweaking of the front stays may be required to centre the blade.
Take a break and read the instructions for the rear blade.

 

Rear Blade

1) Follow steps 1 – 5 from the Front Blade Instructions

2) The blade should now have all safety clips, holders and fixing straps attached.

3) As with the front fork we recommend wrapping tape around your fork to protect the paint from rubbing. 

Attach the stays to the back of the front forks by pulling the fixing straps tight and attaching around the hook at the top and bottom of the stay holder.

Tighten all fixings ensuring the blade sits evenly around the tyre and that the tyre runs freely.

It is possible that some gentle tweaking of the front stays may be required to centre the blade.

 

1) Leave safety clip attached to the blade and the front or rear stay attached to the forks or seat stays.

Fully unscrew threaded sleeve.

Remove the stay from safety clip.

Repeat on other side.

2) Position blade making sure it sits evenly all around the tyre allowing for clearance of at least 6mm.

Offer up the end of the stay against the thread of the safety clip and mark where it meets the 3rd thread.

This is the point you need to cut.

3) Check your measurements before cutting.

Then check again.

Use a hacksaw or cutter to remove the excess and de-burr with a file or de-burring tool to ensure the threaded sleeve tightens properly.  

4) Fully insert into the safety clip and re-tighten threaded sleeve.

Repeat on the other side.

Ride your bike, stay dry.