Introduction: Cheap Wooden Bicycle Fender

This is an easy afternoon project how to build your own wooden bicycle fender

You need:
- Thin wood (1mm)
- Aluminium bar (mine are 4mm)
- Glue
- Paint

1. step cut the wood in strips maching your tyre size, you need 4 per fender.
2. step mark on plastic or paper the size of the diameter of your fenders.
3. glue 4 strips together an bend them on the paper and fix them with clothespins and something heavy to keep them in shape.
4. for mounting the fender to the bike, you have to build a fixture. Once the glue on the fenders has dryed, we glue the fixture an the fender.
5. build a fixture for the aluminium bar
6. now bending the aluminium bars matching your size of the fender.
7. braking the edges with some sandpaper and shape the ends of the fender
8. panting the the fender on
9. mounting them on the bike

Done!

Step 1: Cuting the Wood

cut the wood in strips maching your tyre size, you need 4 per fender.

Step 2: Marking the Size of the Fender

mark on plastic or paper the size of the diameter of your fenders.

Step 3: Gluing

glue 4 strips together an bend them on the paper and fix them with clothespins and something heavy to keep them in shape.

Step 4: The Fixtures

for mounting the fender to the bike, you have to build a fixture. Once the glue on the fenders has dryed, we glue the fixture an the fender.

build a fixture for the aluminium bar

The screws are just for the vintage look ;-)

Step 5: Bending the Bars

now bending the aluminium bars matching your size of the fender.
Use two screws so you don't get any marks on the bars

Step 6: Sanding Painting and Mounting

I just painted it brown, with 3 layers of colour.

After drying i mounted it with one screw under the saddle and on both sides with some self made plastic mini pipe clips

Comments

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SCHLEPIC (author)2015-04-21

Nicely done. They look great!

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hobbyman (author)2015-04-20

this looks so cool. much nicer than the plastic ones.

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tomezu (author)hobbyman2015-04-21

Thanks! (And they even cost less than 30 bucks?)

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tomatoskins (author)2015-04-14

Did you steam or soak your wood before gluing?

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tomezu (author)tomatoskins2015-04-15

Hy tomatoskins

Because i used that much glue and spread it all over the wooden strip, i didn't have to steam or soak the wood.

And because it's so thin, its very flexible (pay attention that your don't twist it to much while giving it the shape)

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