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On 16 December 2013 at 19:12 | updated on 28 February 2014 at 08:53

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

Wintertime and rain put your skates and your clothes at risk. Just like in cycling, water projections leave you great souvenir traces on your calves and back. Here is a tip to make your own DIY skate mudguards…

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A little DIY skate improvement

Skate covers, even made of neoprene, end up waterlogged. You had better use them when the weather is cold. Here is a tip given by Antoine. He got it from Thierry who learned it from whoknowswho…: Making DIY mudguards!

Steps

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

Nothing easier

1) Take a plastic pocket, a pair of scissors and a cat (the cat is essential);

2) Delicately cut a flap of the pocket (avoid kitty's paw);

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

3) You have then a plastic rectangle (and normally a kitty that is still in one piece);

4) The aim is to copy the shape below, which can be inserted into the frame without fixation needed. Make sure you do the little notches on the sides that will hold the rectangle to the frame, and the big middle tongue that is to be slipped into the frame.

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

Congratulations! Here you are with a wonderful DIY mudguard!

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

All you have to do is adjust it to suit the back of your frame…

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

In order to give it the shape of your wheel, you can delicately turn it down.

You're done!

Tip: Making your own skate mudguards

Links

The skating tips section of Online-Skating.com

Thanks to Tonyo
Translation: Chloe Seyres
Mise en ligne  on 16 December 2013 - Read 6077 times


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