Introduction: DIY Eyelet for Bicycle Forks
How do you install fenders on a bike that doesn't have eyelets like on many carbon forks? You could buy fenders that are specifically made for that or you could make your own eyelets and I'll show you how. Its easy, cheap, and you may already have the parts laying around.
What you'll need:
USB flash drive with swivel cap
Nut and bolt
Step 1: Cut Inner Tube
Remove wheel from fork and install fender. Then cut off 2 small sections of inner tube about 1 inch each and slide them up onto each leg of fork. The inner tube will provide good contact area and protect the fork.
Step 2: Shape and Attach Swivel
Remove metal swivel cap from USB drive and wrap it around legs of fork. You may need to "play" with the cap to form a good fit. Use needle-nose pliers if necessary. Adjust height of inner tube and swivel to align with fender stay then secure in place with nut and bolt.
Step 3: You're Done
Put wheel back on and that's it... happy riding.
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