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Bicycle fairing from a foil turkey pan for commuting to TechShop Detroit

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.
 
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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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