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Old 10-29-09, 09:10 PM
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My homemade Mudflap

Here is my new homemade mudflap!

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Old 10-29-09, 09:18 PM
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requesting full pics (of bike), also lol.
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Old 10-29-09, 10:50 PM
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It is a '97 Klein Stage Comp that I picked up at a gsale this summer. I have changed out the drops for some Salsa Bell Laps that I really like commuting with.

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Old 10-30-09, 01:11 AM
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Sweet flap!!
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Well that's just fantastic.
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Cool, man! How did you make the flap?

BTW, that is an odd front fender - doesn't cover the front part of the tire. Does it keep you dry?
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Old 10-30-09, 04:37 AM
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Here's mine, paid $5 or $10 or so so about six years ago
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Old 10-30-09, 07:09 AM
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Nice work! I've been intending to make a set of mud flaps for my fenders as well. What material did you use and how did you attach it? I was thinking of pop-riveting a piece of plastic but would be interested in knowing what material and attachment method you used.
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I used a corner of a 1/2 gallon milk jug. It actually worked out pretty well. I used the corner and cut it down around the bottom to get the scoop of the bottom. This seems to help hold the shape well. I hot glued it on for now if it works well and is long enough I will use a bolt and nut to hold it in place.
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Old 10-30-09, 07:59 AM
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Nice job! I've been thinking of making one with reflective tape.
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The silver is actually reflective paint so it actually has a bit of a purpose. The fender itself is the planet bike SpeedEZ fender so it unfortunately only goes to the brake. It does a fairly decent job keeping me dry from spray.
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Old 10-30-09, 12:39 PM
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lol, I just put mudflaps on my surly lht, and also put trucker girl on there.
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haha, ^^ that flap is huge!!!
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definitely. it helps to keep the dust/water off anyone riding behind me. the front one is the same size, and keeps my feet/cranks clean.
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I used the black 1QT valvoine oil bottle. It works well
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Love the flaps guys. Mine is just plain boring.
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If you could get ahold of a tractor or truck innertube, that would be good material for a lifetime supply of mudflaps.
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How do you guys make these? My fenders are plastic and I'm a bit scared if I drill a hole, it'll break. Some leather mud flaps would be nice.
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Old 10-31-09, 09:01 AM
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I hot glued mine to see if it works. if I have good success with the size and length I will then drill a couple of holes in the fender and flap and use a bolt with a flat head for the inside of the fender.
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Old 11-01-09, 06:54 AM
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Drill two holes about 1/2" apart and use cable ties. They'll last thru the bad weather. I've had mine on for two years. Lighter and hardly noticeable. I find that stair treads in the hardware section make good material, or something similiar.
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Nice front flap. Here's a rear flap that doubles as a safety device and keeps ride mates happy.
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Haha, those are great!
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I tried to pop-rivet mine first, but the rivets I had kind of sucked and didn't provide enough width to hold the flaps on that well, so I drilled the rivets back out and used nuts, washers, and bolts.

I have one set of planet bike fenders (black) and the SKS "thermoplastic" ones I posted in the pic above. They drilled fine, I used a drill bit that was supposed to be good on "wood, plastic, and metal."

I first drilled the holes through the fender and then positioned the mudflap and drilled through that in matching places. Once the pop-rivets didn't work, I drilled the rivets out, and stuck nuts and bolts through. I use bolts with screw heads on them that were rounded just in case the fender flexed and hit the tire. On the picture above, I put two reflectors on the rear instead of bolts because they needed to be there anyways.
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Old 11-03-09, 03:41 PM
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OK, but don't hang balls from the back, please ...
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I tried to pop-rivet mine first, but the rivets I had kind of sucked and didn't provide enough width to hold the flaps on that well, so I drilled the rivets back out and used nuts, washers, and bolts.
You have to use a washer on the back when you're riveting soft material. I put these on a couple of years ago with aluminum pop rivets. Still going strong.

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