Bike Fender

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Project by Brasco18 posted 05-01-2014 07:24 PM 1235 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed fenders on my bike. My options were to spend $40 at a local bike shop, or spend $25 online and have to wait a week for them to be delivered. Neither were acceptable. Took about an hour and a half from start to finish using scraps. I started by cutting out some cardboard templates from an empty case of New Belgium. I ended by putting on a thick coat of shellac. It may not be pretty, but at least I’m not covered in grit and water, and I money to buy more beer.

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.

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#1 posted 05-01-2014 07:36 PM

Yeah baby! Get down…drink one for me!

-- JEFF Illinois (Banks of the Mississippi)

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 07:45 PM

Great idea, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 05-01-2014 08:03 PM

Way cooler too.

-- "The difficult I can do right away. .....the impossible will take a little longer! "

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#4 posted 05-01-2014 08:07 PM

(Smile) With that flat surface on top over the back wheel I’d install a bottle holder or two for my fav refreshment….


-- I'm not old. Just "well seasoned".

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#5 posted 05-02-2014 03:18 AM

I have enjoyed re-purposing materials.
Never pay retail.

Right -on.

-- RusticBru of Utah,

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#6 posted 05-02-2014 03:35 AM

Looks good and more money for beer, a good combination…

-- Scott in North Carolina

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#7 posted 05-02-2014 03:47 AM

Shellac and water don’t … Oh, wait, who cares. Great idea. Enjoy the ride, err beer.

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#9 posted 05-02-2014 04:21 PM

If it works go for it.
I did something similar for my utility trailer. Metal fenders for that would have cost even more.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#10 posted 05-02-2014 06:35 PM

Hello Brasco18

Surely a good idea but I don’t use it on my Dh bike !!!

Did you make one for the front ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 05-03-2014 02:43 AM

I like it a lot, if it meens more money for beer I’m all for it!! Lik Red Green sez, ” I’m uh man, I can change, if I have to, I guess! AMEN. Or as I always say, ” I’m just heer for the beer “


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#12 posted 05-05-2014 01:07 AM

You were inspired by the New Belgium beer? Funny. Have you ever done their Tour de Fat? I live in the same town as New Belgium. If you haven’t, it is a celebration of bikes and beer. You dress up in costumes of whatever the heck you fancy, then ride (very slowly because of the thousands and thousands of people, at least here in Fort Collins) in a parade. Crazy fun stuff. I am digging their Spring Blonde right now. Good beer!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#13 posted 05-06-2014 07:40 PM

Diggerjacks, yes, I made one for the front. It is just a piece of ply clamped to the post. You can see it in the one pic.

Josh, no, I haven’t done Tour de Fat. Some friends of mine have. I’ve been the the New Belgium brewery a few times, though.

-- When a 'want' meets 'simplicity', it creats 'progress'.

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