DIY 0$ Bike Fender

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Hello!! It's my 1st instructable.
Every part and tool for this instructable I've found at home. That's why it cost 0$. 
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Step 2: Cutting the parts

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After you cut the parts make the borders flat and equal.

Step 3: Repair the broken fastening

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Close the cap strong as possible as you can and mark places for holes.
Make two holes in the cap and tighten to broken fastening.
Then attach with glue or something else to make it reliable. Maybe Sugru is the best way.

Step 4:

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My main part of fender is to short so I decided to make it longer.
You may use a Crop-a-dile or anything else to connect the parts .
Connecting the parts avoid curvature relative to each other.

Step 5: Enjoy

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Fender width is 10 cm. It's wide and I like it!!!
Next time I'll show you my 0$ bike bottle holder. Hope It wil be soon.

Please leave comments and suggestions.
Please watch the video to see the fender at different angles.

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neklausk3 months ago

africa edition

Fordfx23 months ago

You could you a heat gun to bend a curve in the plastic. I really like this idea! I'm going to make one for my bike. Thanks for the idea!

jims21210 months ago
Very Cool. I want to make one too, but with the hole facing the rear of the bike for a tail light. It seems some LEDs and a 9 volt battery would fit in there real nice and covered with a red plastic lens. Thank You
bo88y jims2129 months ago
It occurred to me that a light could be attached to the top of the fender. It might bounce around a bit, but it would be a cushioned bounce, and it might add to the attention-getting capability of the light.
gpavlovsky10 months ago
Looks pretty nice, almost like factory-made, except the extension part not blending in with the rest.
Most of the materials are readily available, but a spare seatpost clamp (part of your old fender) might be not so easy to find. I guess one could use a U-bolt or a band clamp instead, those wouldn't look so nice though.
bo88y gpavlovsky9 months ago
Lots of cyclists have brackets that were once mated to lights that have been lost or broken. Ask around.
wellming9 months ago
It's a good way to recycling use of waste resourses
darrenhall9 months ago
Hi - well I have seen some home made bike fenders - some trashy and some ok - this build is beautiful, good as shop bought.
Great job, really excellent.

diy_bloke9 months ago
looks extremely professional
dwebb510 months ago
Dirt Cheap, lightweight, and because you connected it through the cap: Replaceable!
pvoss110 months ago
Definitely more straightforward than cutting a piece of PVC pipe in half lengthwise, although possibly not as rugged. What brand for this specific jug?
StasinG (author)  pvoss110 months ago
It's an antifreeze jug.
Lectric Wizard10 months ago
diamondemb10 months ago
Love this idea. Great job!
iOskr10 months ago
Great idea. Thanks for sharing!!!
quickie81710 months ago
very nice looking. Looks rugged, Now I gotta go find me a black bottle!!!! Some people ask for more details but I think your instructable is fine the way it is. It is like a general blueprint that encouraged us to use our imagination. Besides, I don't think it needs to be specific because not everyone will have the same materials. I think those that are asking for specifics just don't have much of an imagination or ingenuity.
2hammers210 months ago
nicely done.
darrennie10 months ago
Great Ible project to start the week.
No pressure but a front fender would complete the set.
Love the idea.
bricobart10 months ago
This I'ble's just in time since I need a new one, oh man this is awesome!!!
tjk193910 months ago
Now that is creative. Inexpensive too. Nice job, you gave a great mind.
antioch10 months ago
Awesome, but a few things are unclear. Like this one:
What is it?
StasinG (author)  antioch10 months ago
it's a broken fender clamp. I mean the clamp and the fender was one detail. But fender was lost.
antioch StasinG10 months ago
Ahahaha, so that's why it looked somehow familiar to me. Well, thanks!
maxman10 months ago
Excellent idea. Thank you.
aylbegi10 months ago
Idea's like yours are the reason of this website.
Just perfect.
michaelmacnz10 months ago
Good ible and well done thinking outside the square..
Dude. That is so awesome. Who thinks up cutting up an antifreeze bottle and making a bike fender out of it? You have renewed my faith in humanity.
StasinG (author)  FrankBlourtango10 months ago
:)) You know, the antifreeze bottle with out cut parts still usefull. And I'm going to show how I use it in one more instructable soon. I saved the world from one plastic bottle!!!!!
dropkick10 months ago
I will always remember riding my 10-speed (with no rear fender) down an oiled dirt road to meet up with my parents when I was a kid.
My Mom's first words when I got there were "What did you do to your new shirt?"
I've never had a bike without fenders since.
Good job.
dropkick10 months ago
I will always remember riding my 10-speed (with no rear fender) down an oiled dirt road to meet up with my parents when I was a kid.
My Mom's first words when I got there were "What did you do to your new shirt?"
I've never had a bike without fenders since.
Good job.
thirst4know10 months ago
Haha This is correcto! Gear heads would drop a c-note for a name brand fender. Nice work. I was thinking of using a thin walled pvc "strip" heat curved fenders for my e-bike I am testing now. Maybe some core-vent fairings too?
Also I just made a coffee cup holder for my handlebars. 4" or so stainless steel hose clamp and a 2" one to hold the 4" to the handlebars. Works great and is adjustable.
iakirov10 months ago
Very cool, nice looking fender. I'm already thinking on making one like this.
qcidiana10 months ago
Very clever...
Dude, this is the first 'ible I've ever felt moved to comment about! Truly functional and cheap for something that always get thrashed and needs replacement at $. Super cool; Not cheesy and thinking way outside the bottle i.e. box!
moebuspcgold10 months ago
@StasinG I like your instructable! The colour of the plastic looks like the real thing. Very good work, keep it up!
f5mando10 months ago
Spot on, that is! Well done, and thanks!
rippa70010 months ago
Great! I love it and am going to copy it. We have a rubbish store-bought one that flaps about. Yours is what I like - upcycled 'waste' and it looks very cool. Well done - good thinking and good 'ible.
rimar200010 months ago
Very clever, it seems fashioned and factory made.
Dark Passenger10 months ago
excellent. So simple.
great example of up-cycling
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