So I took it upon myself to start the mudflap revolution. No more will I have to put up with muddy toes and shins while pedaling to school or the grocery store. Nor will you!!
I had a plethora of PBR cans around and decided to use them. Re-use!!
It actually only took one can though.
What you'll need:
One empty 16oz beer can (I already had this, you might have to drink to create an empty)
razor blade and or tinsnips
Gorilla glue, or JB weld (to attach to fenders, rivets protrude and can be a flat hazard)
Gloves (to protect your delicate fingers)
about 30 minutes of spare time
Step 1: Decide what statement your mudflap is going to make
Consumption of too many beers prior to the following steps may increase the possibility of injury.
I chose PBR, but any beer you feel represents who you are will do.
Step 2: Size, shape and cut
I found it easiest to freehand this, but you may want to draw your shape with sharpie.
You can pierce the can very easily with the razor blade and use a rocking motion to cut a straight line (picture the razor blade as one half of a scissors. (or is it scissor?)
You want to get some of the tapered bit at the top (just below the rim) as it will help keep a nice curve in the finished product once folded over.