Took a punt on the new Crud guard set after Mister Crud posted on Jamie's thread the other day.
Couple of problems tho, the rear guard won't fit my 31.6 seatpost even using the thinest rubber shim. It fits using the clamp without a shim, but you can't get it tight enough to stop it rotating when you brush against vegetation.
Second problem is the new shape front guard. The mounting holes are too far forward, so the front of the guard fouls the head tube/fork. Also the rubber bands don't go around the down tube. I borrowed my mate's older style one and it does fit correctly. So who is wrong here, the new Crud guard, or the mountings on my frame?
Finally the old cheap crud copy I had before (now lost unfortunately) had little rubber W-shaped thingamibobs which lifted the guard away from the cables, the new Crud one doesn't and it's so indented on the top that the cable guides on the frame prevent it from sitting straight, so looking down from the top tube, it is rotated, not in line with the wheel.
All of these can be fixed with some bodgery/drilling, but does this all seem a bit crap to everybody else?
Tl;dr: new Crud guards seem to be - er - crud!