Introduction: The Recyclable Soda Bottle Mudguard

There are few things in life more ridiculous to see than a fully grown man cycling in the rain without mudguards. For many years I have been that guy.

As we all know, mudguards although unquestionably practical are, almost without exception,   unacceptably ugly.

So, every time it rains many of us are faced with a dilemma.

This solution minimises the visual impact on your bike, uses materials destined for the recycling bin, and can be completed in about five minutes.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

As I have come to discover not every bottle cap uses the same threading, so the crucial design decision is to choose a brand of soda that is always readily available.

The materials list is simply:

One soda bottle
One cable tie

You'll also need a pair of scissors, or a sharp knife.

Step 2: Thread the Cap

Cut a couple of small holes on either side of the cap and thread the cable tie. 

Step 3: Attach to Your Seat Post

Now just attach the cap to you seat post, tighten the cable tie, and snip off the excess.

Step 4: Looks Like Rain

With rain on the way screw on your mudguard and enjoy a relatively dry ride.

When you reach your destination recycle your mudguard and return your bike to it's usual aesthetic loveliness.

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