Rear mudguard for M5 Shockproof

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Rear mudguard for M5 Shockproof

Postby bradwoodbr » Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:49 pm

My rear mudguard cracked right across the middle.
A new one is not available from the suppliers for a while.

Does anyone know where I could get one (secondhand is fine)? I am sick of cleaning all the sand and grime off my bike.

Does anyone have any good ideas on how to make up an alternative?
I guess I could pop rivet a splint over the cracked area and reinstall it.

The mudguard fits a 20inch wheel (ertro 406).

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Postby Kalgrm » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:10 pm

G'day Brad,

We're about to put an order in to Chain Reaction. See if you can find your model of guard on this link and you might decide to piggy back on the order.

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Postby bradwoodbr » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:32 pm

Hi Graeme,
Thanks for the offer. I just had a look and they don't have anything to suit.

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Postby Freddyflatfoot » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:13 pm

Building my own bikes/trikes, I just tend to use what I have lying around!
I have used Greenspeed mudguards, MTB mudguards, that have been 'massaged' using a heat gun to decrease the radius, and a mate of mine has used corflute with success.
I'm not familiar with shockproof, but just had a look at a pic on the web.
Not sure if you have a carrier or not, but if you do, I would just get a cheap MTB mudguard, and fix it to the bike and rack using suitably placed cable ties.
That is what I have done with my latest trike, and it works a treat!
Something to consider............................
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Postby bradwoodbr » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:26 pm

Hey FFF,
Thanks for the idea. :)
It reminds of a guy who once made trike mudguards out of hard black plastic chlorine or some such drums are made of.
At the moment I have taken the rear rack off the bike, but would be able to cable tie onto the swingarm.
Shall keep you posted.

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Postby John Lewis » Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:59 pm

I use coreflute for mudguards. I even cut strips of it for the supports. Cable ties hold it all together. They are durable, cheap and easy to do.

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Postby bradwoodbr » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:29 am

Thanks John,
It sounds like the right stuff.
Do Bunnings have a supply or what shop sells coreflute?

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Postby Freddyflatfoot » Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:07 am

You can usually get corflute from sign writers, or even old real estate signs etc. You can buy it new, but if you don't need much, and you are going to paint it anyway............................
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Postby John Lewis » Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:34 pm

yes, Freddy F is right. I got mine from Coles for the asking. Painted it black. It was about 3 to 4 mm thick.

Cut so the flutes run longways and it will take a reasonable curve. Has to be held in position or it will try to spring straight. I use strips about 30mm wide folded into a U shape with the centre of the U cable tied to the mudguard piece and the ends cable tied to the seatstays to support the guard part.

I just went to take a pic to upload but battery is flat. I'll upload one later.

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Postby Freddyflatfoot » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:24 am

Reminds me, my SWB still needs a rear mudguard......................
Been putting it off, we're in a drought ya know!
Might just make my own corflute rear guard, got a bit of it floating around from when I made a tailbox out of the stuff.
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Postby bradwoodbr » Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:41 am

Thanks once again JL and FFF. :)
I will be sourcing coreflute on the weekend for the rear mudguard.

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Corflute guard

Postby Freddyflatfoot » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:38 pm

Amazing what a little bit of prompting will do!
Here's a before pic,
http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk20 ... s-0128.jpg
a pic of the new corflute guard,
http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk20 ... s-0129.jpg
and a couple of pics installed!
http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk20 ... s-0130.jpg
http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk20 ... s-0131.jpg
All up, maybe an hours work?
Oh, here's a pic of a MTB guard zip tied to my trike,
http://s281.photobucket.com/albums/kk20 ... CF0021.jpg
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Coreflute Fender

Postby John Lewis » Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:53 pm

OK, here is the picture of my guard. Should make all clear. This is about 2 years old now.

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