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  • Making a pair of homemade tadpole trike mudguards using sink waste pipe

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    A bike builder shares her innovative solution
    BY EMMA WHEATLAND (AKA TWINKLE)

    Riding a bike in the rain and sleet isn't fun when you're constantly showered with spray from the tires. Emma Wheatland discovered that finding mudguards for her homebuilt recumbent trike wasn't possible. So, in true build-it-yourself spirit, Wheatland figured out how to design and fabricate guards for her trike out of plastic pipes commonly used in plumbing. She shares details of the project and some of the challenges she faced along the way. The results are stunning. Read more>>
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    1. Doc.'s Avatar
      Doc. -
      Nice job.
      Another option for PVC forming is to pop it in an oven at around 70°C for 5-6 minutes, it will then be very flexible, and can easily be 'draped' over (or into) any former.
      Best to sit it on a flat (upside down) baking tray, so it's easier to handle, the hot tray also keeps the heat in the PVC for longer while you transfer it from the oven to the former.

      I prefer this method to using a heat gun, the PVC is heated uniformly, and there's no chance of over-heating it.
  • Recent Forum Posts

    wiskyfog

    Re: Project X , emma's folding e-trike

    Been in Arizona two years now, no surface rust here EVER!!

    wiskyfog Yesterday, 07:07 PM Go to last post
    bambuko

    Re: Started my build, a few pics

    few links to pics... rather than few pics
    I for one can't be arsed to open links - what's wrong with putting pics into the text like everybody else?

    bambuko Yesterday, 11:27 AM Go to last post
    Twinkle

    Re: Project X , emma's folding e-trike

    Hi Folks

    Sun was shining today and I found a spare 90 minutes lurking in the workshop , sitting alongside the trike , sadly it

    Twinkle Yesterday, 07:59 AM Go to last post
    Twinkle

    Re: Project X , emma's folding e-trike

    Dtd , The photos will come soon , famous last words, but disassembly instructions are simple , two bolts remove the seat , one bolt unlocks the hinge

    Twinkle Yesterday, 02:55 AM Go to last post
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