yeah about that, if you can find Columbia paperboy fenders you won't have to fight with braces rubbing. I am constantly having issues with things like braces and the wheels have to be super tru to fit in some of the frames or I have to crimp them. I also dish the chainwheels so the chain doesn't rub. again it is the has to be super tru to fit in some of the frames. The fire arrow I can fit like five pieces of paper in between the frame and that tire. Thick bricks have a little more play in them though, the 24x3 is slightly shorter so rubbing the inside top of the fender isn't an issue hang on. if its on there nice and solid no big deal but these crummy newer braces tend to get bumped and in transit and you have to bend them back out perfectSo are you just running regular fenders made for 26ers?