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Type Bicycle part
Authors Eli Gooding
Years 2015
Made Yes
Replicated No
Cost USD 3.35
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This OSAT project is to build upon previous bike fender creations. This is an extension to the "Duck Flap" bicycle mud flap. This is intended to cover the gaps that the Duck Flap does not cover and to extend as far as the user can print. This is appropriate for the practical user that is tired of the excess mud and liquids flying onto the user's person while riding a bicycle.

Fender has proven to be difficult to print and extremely brittle when printed. The large surface area of the extensions and fender cause difficulty when print bed is not level. If the user is running large tires (2.4 inch wide) the fender has minimal room for error so print wisely.

Finished Product: Bike Extension

[https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1182656 Fig. 2: Finished Extension

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

Materials Needed:

  1. Filament: 10.88 meter or 32 grams
  2. Zip Tie approximately $2.00
  3. Mountain bike mudguard

Tools Needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. 3mm drill bit for mud flap alterations.

Skills and Knowledge Necessary[edit | edit source]

  1. Appropriate zip tie application

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  • Estimated Print Times:
    • Mud flap: 1.5 hrs
    • Extensions: 2 hrs/extension
  • Assembly Time: 5 minutes

Assembly[edit | edit source]

  1. Print all components
    1. Mud Guard
    2. Mud guard extension; as many as desired.
  2. Use the 3mm drill bit to ream two holes in the mud flap.
    1. This can easily be done by placing the square end of the extension on top of the thinner section of the mud flap to ensure correct placement for the holes.
  3. After reaming, keep the extension on top of the flap.
  4. Feed Zip tie through top side of extension and through mud flap and back through the unused hole.
  5. Repeat step 4 for each extension.

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Print does take up a significant amount of bed space.
    • Make sure bed is level and up to snuff.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • Pricing and Equivalents have been linked to the components
Component 3DP Cost
Duck Flap No $12.99
3DP Duck Flap Yes $0.52
3DP Extension Yes $0.83
Zip Tie Yes $2.00
Total Savings (Non3DP-3DP)

References[edit | edit source]

  • 3DP pricing has been associated to the Black Hatchbox filament with including shipping from Amazon.
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Keywords 3d printing, bicycle, bike fender, mud flap, osat, filament
SDG SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Eli Gooding, Fiona Connor
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations MTU, Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab, MY4777
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 4 pages link here
Impact 459 page views
Created December 8, 2015 by
Modified June 18, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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