Mudflaps.

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pedalpower2
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby pedalpower2 » 22 May 2012, 10:32pm

Chris Judens method looks fiddly and complicated. I'll continue using pop-rivets.

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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby Brucey » 22 May 2012, 10:36pm

if I said 'stortford style' would this be well known to one and all?

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CREPELLO
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby CREPELLO » 22 May 2012, 10:36pm

pedalpower2 wrote:Chris Judens method looks fiddly and complicated. I'll continue using pop-rivets.

Yup, thanks for bringing this to our attention, but apparently summer has started.

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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby LollyKat » 22 May 2012, 11:03pm

pedalpower2 wrote:Chris Judens method looks fiddly and complicated.


I'd be happy to try it but so far haven't source a truck inner tube. Where do you get them from? I asked for an old tube in KwikFit but they said they didn't do them any more.

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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby CREPELLO » 22 May 2012, 11:18pm

LollyKat wrote:
pedalpower2 wrote:Chris Judens method looks fiddly and complicated.


I'd be happy to try it but so far haven't source a truck inner tube. Where do you get them from? I asked for an old tube in KwikFit but they said they didn't do them any more.

I've always made my mudflaps from cycle inner tube (as I've probably said above...some years ago). They do need doubling in thickness (evostik or similar), but have the advantage that they curve naturally to the shape of your wheel.

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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby [XAP]Bob » 23 May 2012, 10:12am

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/page/find/?name=mudflap
I have the £4 SKS Long on the rear of the trike - extra protection for the trailer (occupants)

As part of a larger order the postage was trivial - I'm tempted to order another 5 (2 for my front wheels, and 3 for MrsBob's trike)
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby CJ » 14 Jun 2012, 2:32pm

LollyKat wrote:
pedalpower2 wrote:Chris Judens method looks fiddly and complicated.


I'd be happy to try it but so far haven't source a truck inner tube. Where do you get them from? I asked for an old tube in KwikFit but they said they didn't do them any more.

Found mine on a verge by the road whilst out cycling. Keep your eyes peeled!

I guess that people who repair old cars, trucks and especially agricultural equipment (on which the tyres run at low pressure so are more likely to have inner tubes) must be a likely source. I don't know for sure my material came from a truck. I guess it might just as likely or more likely have come from a farm trailer etc.
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby NUKe » 14 Jun 2012, 2:49pm

I old plastic bottles, current one is from car antifreeze. it is attached using hot melt glue to the inside of the guard. When cutting out the plastic leave a tongue at the top just slightly smaller than the curved width of the mudguard. then use a glue gun to stick to the inside. If you drill a couple of holes in the tongue the glue will push through and effectively form a plastic rivet. Pushing the mud flap into the mudguard curves the mud flap to the right shape
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby brizgazelle » 13 Nov 2015, 5:49pm

I wonder if any kind soul might help me out. I bought an old school mudflap (see image) off Ebay 3 or 4 years ago for my front mudguard and, for some reason, I had to remove it about a year ago; therein lies my problem: I could not recall how it went on and I've tried every permutation of mudguard strut/mudguard fixing/mudflap but have never been able to re-attach it so that it hung correctly.

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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby Brucey » 13 Nov 2015, 6:42pm

do the 'ears' not double over the mudguard stays somehow?

Quite a lot of retro-fit mudguards attach over the outside of the mudguard BTW.

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Mattyfez
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby Mattyfez » 13 Nov 2015, 8:31pm

What about some black roofing felt, the kind used on garden sheds and the like?
You could cut it to any shape easily.. Your local timber merchant or similar may even have some off cuts that they would probably give away if you ask nicely?

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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby mattsccm » 13 Nov 2015, 8:58pm

Round my way some new power line poles have been erected. Nailed to them are strips of very reflective plastic. It is perfect for mudflaps :wink:

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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby axel_knutt » 13 Nov 2015, 9:36pm

Mine's made from a piece of PVC cut from an old 1970s vinyl settee. It's clamped under the stay bracket, if you're drilling and riveting there's no point in putting another set of holes and rivets in.
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby freiston » 14 Nov 2015, 11:50am

Brucey wrote:if I said 'stortford style' would this be well known to one and all?

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No - not even after a few minutes 'research'.

I found this: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=58981&p=498471&hilit=stortford#p498471
and I found a US patent (No. 4,625,938; Dec.2, 1986) for a mudflap material invented by Ronald G. Tye of Bishop's Stortford.

Oh go on! Please elaborate :)
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Re: Mudflaps.

Postby andrew_s » 14 Nov 2015, 3:26pm

Brucey wrote:if I said 'stortford style' would this be well known to one and all?

google offers me "Style Me Vintage". Somehow, I don't think that's what Brucey meant.

These and these are the only commercially made rear flaps that I've come across that are long enough to protect a following rider or trailer occupants. Put your face where you want to keep clean, and if you can see the tyre past the flap, it's not long enough.