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  • Easy DIY mudguards.
  • Premier Icon chief31
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    I read lots on all types of mudguards and it ranged from cheapie a that broke easily to expensive ones that lasted longer but still wernt all that great.
    So I decided to make my own with some bits I had lying in the garage for years.
    Very effective and won’t shatter if I flick a big stone or similar up at it.



    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    teeeeeeej!

    Premier Icon chief31
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    ?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    http://singletrackworld.com/forum/profile/tandemjeremy

    You have a predecessor who made homemade mudguards:

    commuter by TandemJeremy, on Flickr

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Yes I’m sure there have been many over the long years.

    Premier Icon LoCo
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    Best one I’ve seen is a full length of guttering from headtube to bb complete with sharp edges 😯

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Wanted to keep the front as small but effective as possible.

    Premier Icon crispedwheel
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    What’s the second photo of?

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO it’s a rear mudguard.

    Premier Icon martinhurton
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    Nice…think I’ll stick to my crud catcher though 8)

    Premier Icon Shibboleth
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    Chief after gently brushing his calf against his mudguard whilst dismounting…

    Premier Icon chief31
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    “Chief after gently brushing his calf against his mudguard whilst dismounting…

    I DON’T THINK SO. NICE TRY THO. 🙄

    Premier Icon eyerideit
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    I saw a guy in CyB at christmas who made mudguards out of an old tyre.

    Premier Icon chief31
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    It don’t matter what their made from as long as they do the job.
    Even better when it’s free too.

    Premier Icon crispedwheel
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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? NO it’s a rear mudguard.

    You’ve put a rear mudguard two foot above the height of the rear wheel? How effective are you finding that?

    Premier Icon Shibboleth
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    Seriously though, what are they made of? Looks like ally sheet or something?

    I have the Crud ones that have soft rubberised edges so they don’t slash me to bits in a crash.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Look good, though as hinted at above there are some sharp looking edges on that front guard that I wouldn’t fancy catching.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I’ve never seen cables so long they have to be run under the downtube before they can go up to the cable guides.

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Does it matter where I run the cables on my own bike then?
    They are made from guttering so there won’t be any slashed legs as they bend.
    I would have thought that if you fall from your bike on the trail the last of MY worries would be my mudguards hitting me
    It would be all the stones rocks and branches and what ever else maybe on the floor your about to hit.
    Still as the old proverb says “IF YOU AIN’T GOT NOTHING SENSIBLE TO SAY! SAY SOMETHING STUPID”
    😆

    Premier Icon paperjohn1
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    How bout some rev flappers from cornflake boxes pegged to the seatstays?
    Mega chavtastic!

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    surely it;s easy to log onto CRC and buy some that work and don’t look shit.

    Premier Icon woody2000
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    Touchy much OP?

    Still as the old proverb says “IF YOU AIN’T GOT NOTHING SENSIBLE TO SAY! SAY SOMETHING STUPID”

    I prefer this one:

    Pride comes before a fall

    😀

    Premier Icon BiscuitPowered
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    I remember a while back on some superscrimpers type programme (maybe superscrimpers) there was some guy with a tasty full carbon Specialized FS bike and he was really chuffed about having made a front guard from a bit of drainpipe cut in half.

    Looked utter gash.

    I mean I’m all for bodging and I have a chopped up milk carton cable tied to the fork on my hardtail, mucky nutz style and it does the job. But there are limits!

    Premier Icon chief31
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    So you saying they look shit then jam bo?

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Milk carton? Did that looked **** rubbish. I’d rather be wet and splattered in dirt.

    Premier Icon jam-bo
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    So you saying they look shit then jam bo?

    yes.

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Question. So. Does it matter where you position a mudguard as long as its effective.
    Answer. NO.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    So you saying they look shit then jam bo?

    you’ll struggle to find people who say that rear one looks good 😉

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Looks good vs does what it’s supposed to do. Yeah right.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    thing is, it’s not binary is it?

    Most people want ‘Looks good and does what it’s supposed to’ – there are any number of relatively inexpensive things availabel that look better and work better than what you have.

    Most of us also choose not to ride round on a bike with the sweepings from the garage floor zip tied to it.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    man comes on forum inviting comments on home made mud guards.

    people say ‘they’re not that attractive and look like the sharp edges would hurt in a crash’.

    man takes umbrage

    *sighs*

    Premier Icon chief31
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    Man comes on site saying he’s made some cheaply quickly made no cost mud protection and gets pisstakers.
    FACT.

    Premier Icon freeagent
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    They look S**t, the front one will cut your leg if you crash, and the rear one will be as good as useless at catching mud, but if it makes you happy….

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Mind your language and abuse.

    Premier Icon jkomo
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    Crikey

    Premier Icon ashleydwsmith
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    Oooooooh this one is good.

    Op great to post on an open forum, but bear in mind you will get varied responses. Take them as they come. You posted them up. If you didnt want people to say anything you shouldnt have posted it.
    Personally I think they look awful and would not consider making them and putting them on mine but if they work for you fair play. 😀

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    For most people this cycling thing is a fashion parade, thats why people on this forum are forever posting pictures of their bikes. Cycling is a fashion business so what a mudguard looks like its doing is more important than what it actually is doing – to most people.

    In purely practical terms the front guard is wider than it needs to be and the rear one could be a third of the length you’ve got there and do the same job – any muck that would hit the rear two thirds of the guard would miss you.

    Premier Icon gonzy
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    Man comes on site saying he’s made some cheaply quickly made no cost mud protection and gets pisstakers.
    FACT.

    are you Rafa Benitez? 😆

    Premier Icon dantsw13
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    Mucho bitchiness here!!

    Personally, I think the front one looks good – if it works, result!!

    That rear one though, lower would be more effective, and it certainly isn’t pretty!

    Premier Icon atlaz
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    Surely you bang your knees/legs onto that front one constantly

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