bike fender

Postby LSDesign » January 18th, 2012, 8:29 pm


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had some time at work so i decided to finally make myself a bike fender...out of heat bent black acrylic :D

check it...

sadly it only works with my bike...was trying to make it out of clear with some embedded LED's to make the edge glow like tron but couldnt find the tech fast/cheap enough...

its got some bounce, but the frame mount is solid...and the acorn nuts got some loctite...hope no one steals it...or breaks it...

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Re: bike fender

Postby Lmo » January 20th, 2012, 2:14 pm

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You've got some bounce ... for now.

With all that flexing going on it shouldn't be too long before you start to see a fracture developing at the inside corner radius of the "notch" that you place at the bend ... and if this is acrylic, as opposed to polycarbonate, it should be pretty spectacular when it fails. Plexiglass doesn't care much for flexing or notch sensitivity.
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Re: bike fender

Postby LSDesign » January 20th, 2012, 7:29 pm


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yeah :( but it was a lesson learned for when i figure out how to illuminate this thing in the future :D ill keep an eye out for fractures...
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Re: bike fender

Postby Lmo » January 20th, 2012, 8:50 pm

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Why don't you add a strut(s) down to the frame and make a carrier out of it? It's big enough... :wink:
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Re: bike fender

Postby LSDesign » January 21st, 2012, 12:55 am


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then i would of made it out of something else :(
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