While mountain bike mudguards are not going to up the cool factor of your bike, they can definitely be helpful at keeping you and your bike cleaner and drier. I have already made a guide on how to make a simple front fender, but this time we’ll be making a rear mounted one. Read more for blueprints and instructions.
Category: Do It Yourself
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Do you need something simple that will hold your bikes upright and works with tires of any width? Look no further, because this Bike Rack is adjustable and will fit most tire sizes with ease. It’s easy to build and can be customized to hold more than two bikes too! Detailed instructions, blueprints and a video available.
Many higher end hydration packs include a magnetic tube clip for the hydration tube/hose. It makes clipping the tube in and out quicker and more effortless. Unfortunately, neither my Camelbak Classic or Camelbak Ratchet hydration packs came with a magnetic tube clip by default, so I decided to make my own. I wanted to make it universal in case I end up getting yet another pack. Blueprints available!
A proper workbench is a helpful tool for nearly any project. Unfortunately, most workbenches are too big and heavy to be used in apartment buildings. However, by following this guide you can make your own portable workbench that doesn’t take up much space when folded! Blueprints available!
An Ass Saver rear mudguard is essentially a piece of plastic that fits right underneath your saddle. Despite the minimalistic design, it does keep your ass dry, or at least drier. Thanks to its simple design it is also easy to make one at home. Blueprints available!
Nowadays, most people have a smartphone with a decent camera on it. For someone on a budget, it’s an affordable way to get some third person shots of themselves riding. However, it might be tricky to set up the camera and get the angle right, but luckily making this camera stand for your smartphone is easy and costs you less than 5€. Blueprints available!
When riding on unpaved roads you’re guaranteed to get some dirt on your clothes and face. It’s just a part of the sport, but if you hate tasting sand in your mouth there’s a simple fix for this. Small front fenders that attach right underneath your the crown of fork have become increasingly popular thanks to their minimalist look, light weight, and affordable price. It’s also easy to make one at home. Blueprints available!
After every ride, you are supposed to clean and dry the reservoir of your hydration pack. If your pack uses a Camelbak Crux-reservoir you may have found it difficult to dry effectively. In fact, it seems that even Camelbak is aware of this since a hook and a plastic piece for keeping the pack open while drying is included in their Crux-reservoir cleaning kit. The price is a bit high at 20$ for just a few pieces of plastic, two brushes and a couple of cleaning tabs. Since the parts are very simple, you can do your own cleaning kit with minimal tools in less than an hour! Blueprints available!