So you have a budget of about $0 and you don’t want mud on your jacket, what do you do? Well, by using an old corrugated plastic sign and some zip ties you can make a really simple bike fender. OK, it may not be the prettiest fender I’ve seen, but it still has a lot of charm in its simplicity.

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  • sweavo

    there should be a site dedicated to things you can make out of old “for sale” signs. Wind generator, model boat, automata, bike fender…

    • Marc de Vinck

      There is, it’s makezine.com! :)

  • spiny norman
    • Marc de Vinck

      @spiny norman

      Those are some serious fenders & panniers! Thanks for the link.

  • Del

    plastic rain gutters work great too. home depot/lowes – for a few dollars, make them for yourself and friends! ;-)

  • Sean

    Plenty of them up the street, been there for 4+ years, doubtful that the houses are really saleable, and the signs are starting to fade.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Spence-Haddan/1838858914 Spence Haddan

    You’re a freaking genius. It just started raining and i’m broke and fenderless. now i can get to work without mud all over me!