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    DIY Fenders

    Any one got any good secrets for makeing your own terrible nasty rainy wweather fenders? i was almost thinking a old tire with sum sort of support undernieth? im not really concerned about weight so lets here sum ideas im just gonna make some ghetto soda bottle rig on my down tube i really just need something for the back. lets here some ideas boys and girls

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    soda bottle halves feat. coat hanger

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    I almost tried something made from cardboard and covered in duct tape, but I figured there was no way it'd hold up. I think it'd be easier to rig up something rigid that mounts to the seat post or seat tube than to make something using the fender mounts, unless you were to cannibalize an actual fender. Which seems to be pretty beside the point.

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    buy a rubbermaid trash can at home depot or wally world

    slice your fenders out of that. mount with 14 gauge spokes and some nuts
    and bolts, tie wraps and shoe goo.

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    corrugated plastic sign + reasonably sturdy thin metal + tape

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    like tehz said, that one messenger does it in that puma movie. two plastic bottle halves taped with packaging tape to a metal wire or coathanger to wrap around seatpost/frame. if you dont mind such a trashy solution, it definitely looks like it would work.

    here's the movie: Messenger

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    Quote Originally Posted by trons View Post
    corrugated plastic sign + reasonably sturdy thin metal + tape
    Here's some more info.

    Looks goofy as hell IMO but if you're really hard up/broke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelzar13 View Post
    Any one got any good secrets for makeing your own terrible nasty rainy wweather fenders? i was almost thinking a old tire with sum sort of support undernieth? im not really concerned about weight so lets here sum ideas im just gonna make some ghetto soda bottle rig on my down tube i really just need something for the back. lets here some ideas boys and girls
    If you have the $20, go buy yourself some real fenders.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    buying them takes the fun out of it! id rather make some ghetto ****that works just as good as reg ones+ its more fun than just bolting sum companies **** on my bike love duct tape !

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    I hate to say it but, on my Varsity, I just bent the rear reflector down....works damn fine. And thats damn fine in Chicago slush for the past 4 weeks.

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    For Sale, Help wanted, Beware of Dog, etc thermaplast signs from ACE make good raw material. Also, those plastic binders, especially for mudlflaps.

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