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Long mudflaps

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Spiderweb, 31 Dec 2016.

  1. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Über Member

    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    I've seen a lot of these extra long mudflaps on the road recently, can you buy them separately and fit to existing mudguards, does anyone use them or able to post a link?
    Thank you in advance.
     
  2. Origamist

    Origamist Guru

    Location:
    Sandbach
    If you don't want the hassle of making them yourself, RAW mudflaps are what you need. You can choose different lengths and widths and choose between bolts or adhesive patches to fit them.
     
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  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    SJS are good for such parts & peripherals
     
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  4. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Well-Known Member

    The better ones are homemade. There are all sorts of materials like milk cartons or truck inner tube rubber. I made mine out of a black, stiff but flexible enough plastic from one of the kids reading folders/file things. They'll get into trouble next week at school eh. Needn't worry now.

    There are rubber or leather ones on the Internet, but they are quite small.
     
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  5. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I used a bit of damp proof membrane (from a roll that I already had), attached to the mudguard with cable ties. Works a treat if I say so myself!
     
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  6. BorderReiver

    BorderReiver Senior Member

    Have a look at Topflaps (topflaps.co.uk). Similar to Raw.
     
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  7. youngoldbloke

    youngoldbloke The older I get, the faster I used to be ...

    So easy to make your own - here's my current one

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    - cut from a plastic bottle (drain unblocker IIRC, but contents irrelevant ^_^), 2 holes pierced with hot bradawl through new flap and existing mudguard flap and fixed with 2 zip ties. Other materials and fixing methods work well too. One of the best sources for raw material is those thin plastic kitchen 'cutting boards', flexible but tough.
     
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  8. Heltor Chasca

    Heltor Chasca Well-Known Member

    Yes indeedy. I have loads of it if anyone needs some. Slightly off black/grey colour with a 'diamond' pattern. PM if needed.
     
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  9. simon.r

    simon.r Person

    Location:
    Nottingham
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    Photo of mine, with reflective tape.
     
  10. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    We've got club ones:becool:;

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  11. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    I've always made my own - plastic bottle, damp proof membrane, tractor inner tube. Leather is good if you know anyone dumping an old sofa as it absorbs water rather than spray and splash.
     
  12. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Someone in my club makes them out of pressure drilled polycarbonate:

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