Bike Fenders From Water Bottles and Clothes Hangers
And a twist tie.
I \'ve seen stores selling mountain bike mud shields, but I \'ve never seen a full range of fenders for sale, so I decided to do it myself.
Because I live near Portland, Oregon.
There is a huge and prosperous bike community, but there are also a lot of rainy weather)
I hope my new Fender will encourage me to ride more in the rain.
This project cost me 4-5 hours.
The materials and tools I use are: Materials :-
Six water bottles. I used 500ml. (
2 do front fender, 4 do rear fender)-
There are several wires twisted or zipper. (I used 6 paper-
Coating wire kinks and 7 longer plastic-
The coating is twisted. Tools:-scissors-
Needle tongs-wire cutters-one-hole punch-ruler (optional)
First, cut the water bottle with scissors.
Cut the top and bottom and you will have a tube.
Then cut the tube in half.
Looking closely, you will see a plastic seam on each side of the tube.
Cut along the seam so you have two equal halves.
Then use the pliers, or your hand, to unlock the hanger.
Try to straighten the hanger. Use one now-
The hole cutter makes a series of holes on each side of the plastic tube.
Punch holes closest to the edge first to get the correct spacing so they can overlap well.
Then make a hole about 4 cm away from the first hole.
Next, extract the wire from the paper.
Plastic tie belt (
Or just use any thin lines you have on hand)
Use it to connect the two plastic parts together.
Cut off any excess parts with wire cutting machine repair.
Connect the 4 halves of the front fender and the remaining 8 halves of the rear fender.
Now use the following
Start pulling straight hangers through the holes in the mode, but skip any holes that connect the two parts together because you want these parts to be able to turn and bend to form a curved shape of the wheel.
My front fork has a eyelet opening on each side near the axle, so I can use it as a connection point for the Fender.
Use a needle clamp to bend one end of the hanger into a tight ring and insert it into the eyelet.
Then tighten with pliers.
Hang out the hanger directly, about 1-1.
After 5 inch of the tire, the hanger was bent nearly 90 degrees with pliers.
Repeat on the other side.
Bend the rest of the Fender frame by hand so that the Fender matches the wheel curve.
Next, trim the excess length of each hanger near the top of the wheel and use one of the components to make a gasket for the Fender frame.
Fix the gasket with more twisttie wire.
Finally, fix the top of the Fender to a point near the fork.
I made a few more holes and fixed the fender on the reflector with a twist.
The rear fender is assembled in the same way as the front fender, but the accessories are a bit different.
Depending on your bike style, you may have to be a little creative in order to find a good way to connect the rear fender.
For the rear fender, semi-connect the remaining 8 water bottles with a wire.
Next, pass the remaining two hangers through the punch as before.
Before connecting the fender, bend it into a curved shape.
I decided 3 connection points and used plastic
The coating twist of the Fender fixed on the bicycle frame (
Zipper can also be. )
After the two fenders are assembled and connected to the bike, take the time to fine-tune the curve of the hanger so that the tires don\'t rub the fenders while you\'re riding.
To make them look more stylish, you may want to paint the Fender first before connecting the Fender to the bike.
The Fender feels a little fragile (
Especially the previous one because it is only connected to the bike at 2)
But they were made with daily necessities and cost me $0. 00.
I haven\'t ridden in the rain yet, but in a trial ride I didn\'t hear the fender rubbing tires so I thought I \'d be fine.
Good luck, ride safely, and most importantly have fun! ! !