Front fender pet peeve.

Trail Cruiser

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I have been riding bikes as a high school commuter and one of the things that keep my school uniform and shoes clean was a good front fender with mud flap extension that goes all the way down near the ground. This kept my shoes and clothes guarded from all splash and dirt. It was customary for people in my town to fabricate a mud flap extensions for their bikes. Heck, they even put mud flap extensions on their cars and trucks.

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The only ebike that provide adequate splash guard extension right from the factory is Specialized Vado.

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I recently removed the mud flap of my ebike and replaced it with my own design. I simply used a plastic folder (very flexible material) cut it and then secured it with the original mud flap screw and fender holder.

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WalkinTarget

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^^ Those look like SKS fenders if I am not mistaken. I wasn't sure how I'd like a tight fender on an FS mountain bike, but that really looks better than I anticipated. Very well done !
 

rich c

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Mark, according to your picture, don't your shoes still get splashed at the bottom of the crank rotation?
 

Trail Cruiser

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Mark, according to your picture, don't your shoes still get splashed at the bottom of the crank rotation?

My shoes get a little splash only if there is a puddle so I just raise my feet away from the pedal. Otherwise, if it's just simply wet surface, my shoes are dry.
 

Trail Cruiser

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^^ Those look like SKS fenders if I am not mistaken. I wasn't sure how I'd like a tight fender on an FS mountain bike, but that really looks better than I anticipated. Very well done !

I used Cascadia. Rotated the front fender downward so the front tip get the hanging screw and then added a plastic front extension. The rear splash guard hangs lower to the ground, intentionally to provide coverage for the BBSHD motor.

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Nova Haibike

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I would want/need an extension or mudflap that could telescope upwards out of the way, because I transport my bike upright inside my Honda Element with the front wheel removed.
 

Trail Cruiser

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The moment of truth revealed. After riding through a wet bicycle trail that has been rained for 24 hours, I checked if my home-made mud flap really works and protected the underside of my ebike from debris and splash.

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Bottom bracket, check
Controller, check
Chain ring, check
Chain, check
Pedals and cranks, check

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The mud flap above shows the dirt trail that could have ended under the ebike.

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The yellow curve shows the supposedly trajectory of the debris and splash.

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The mud flap came from a black plastic envelope that I cutted and shaped to form my home-made mud flap.

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