Introduction: Bicycle Fairing From a Foil Turkey Pan for Commuting to TechShop Detroit

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I live 12 miles from Techshop <www.techshop.ws> near Dearborn, so while I repair my electric cargo bike I'm stuck riding my regular commuter bike. I'm not gonna lie it's a pretty sweet bike and all the extra exercise gets me hype by the time I get there so it's all good :) it only takes me ~ 1/2 hour to bike out to TechShop (if the winds are favorable). This fairing I made there helps a bit when the winds aren't so favorable. And when I do have the wind at my back it scoops it like a big sail.

Step 1: Ruff Out the Shape

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start by generally smoothing it out with your hands

Step 2: Smooth It With a Sanded Wood Block

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we found a little piece of wood in the scrap and sanded it down to further smooth the foil

Step 3: Make the Mounts

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in order to mount it on my handle bars i cut a bottle in half lengthwise 

Step 4: Attach the Mount to Your Handlebars

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next i zip tied the mounts to my break hoods

Step 5: Attach the Turkey Pan

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here i'm showing how i reinforced the pan with duct tape to prevent the foil from tearing and just zip tie everything together

Step 6: Make a Wire Mount

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this was made using a staightened out coat hanger

Step 7: Mounted!

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Here, it's showing how the mounts all attach to the turkey pan

Step 8: Bike With Fairing

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here's how it should look when your done. next i'm gonna get my hands on some reflective tap and make some sort of mask out of it

Step 9: Comin at Ya!

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Comments

johnbee70 (author)2013-10-19

you ever thought of getting into the Hat business? Lotsa' potential around southern Arizona (couldn't harm John McCain at all, ha,ha!)

Evan Ravitz (author)2013-05-19

Looks ready for jousting! Excellent.

Chopper Rob (author)2013-05-13

I did this with a cut down tv dish

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