DIY Bike Mudflaps - Intro
For some reason most front mudguards / fenders on bikes are not long enough. Why? Goodness knows but there we are. But with basic tools / office equipment you can easily add a DIY Mudflap to you front mudguard / fender.
|Mudflap 1 - An oblong of milk carton secured with pop rivets.|
DIY Bike Mudflaps - Fastening
The world is you oyster here. I have used:
- Small Nuts and Bolts and Washers
- A heavy duty stapler.
- A "pop" rivet gun.
- Super Glue (for inner tube-see below)
DIY Bike Mudflaps - What Material
Here you want to search the home or office for something that is ideally a bit floppy, maybe rubbery but strong enough to hold the fastenings. I have used:
- Lid of Ice Cream Tube (HDPE)
- Side of Milk Container (HDPE)
Since fitting I have identified other materials which I think might be good.
- Toothpaste Tube
- Welly Boot
- Inner Tube (Idea from Byron)
DIY Bike Mudflaps - Make and Fit
So this is pretty easy, cut out a mudflap shape with scissors, think elongated playing card. And attach to the inside of the mudguard / fender using you preferred method. Attaching to the inside stops the mudflap bending up as much. Extend the mudflap so it clears the ground by 4 -5 inches, or bit longer or shorter as desired.
|Mudflap 2 - A stapled on piece of ice cream tub lid to extend a bike mudflap.|
Let me know how you are enjoying your dry feet!