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    Marsh Guard (front fender) alternative?

    is there anything like this in the USA. i like that its small

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    Very easy to DIY.
    Google images of it or the Bender Fender and you can print your own similar one.
    Transfer the design to some thin plastic and fix in place with a couple of tie-wraps
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    I do not think that any are sold in the US just yet. There is Mucky Nutz, but they are over seas as well. It costs less than $20 shipped though.

    You can use a notebook cover from Walmart/office supply store. Get one that has the plastic cover on it and I have found that it is just about perfect for this application.

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    bleach jug works good too.

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    Marsh Guard (front fender) alternative?

    They may or may not be sold here, but you can buy one from their site and they'll ship here. I have a couple. There is also the Mucky Nutz Bender Fender. But, as mentioned, you could cut your own out of a 1/32" plastic sheet (which I have also done).

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    Re: Marsh Guard (front fender) alternative?

    Mucky nut are available here in the US. Cyclone ( a distributor out of Portland) sells them. If or shop is in the pnw chances are they have an account.
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    Made my own. Easy, get some plastic from Home depot or wherever, google images has lots of images of them. 15 minutes and $3.00.

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    I'll sell you one, hit Home - Renegade Cycle Solutions
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    Check out the Mucky Nutz Sale page...

    SALE

    They have their original as well as misprinted versions for ~50% off. You can get 2 shipped to the US for around $20. Been using these for a couple years with no complaints. I also tried the DIY approach since I already had one as a template but for the price why bother. These are good quality and work as described.

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    Homemade Alternative

    This is really easy to make. I took a regular pocket folder I used in school, and cut it out to shape. I made the outline on graph paper first so everything was symmetrical, then I cut it out, and traced it onto the folder.
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    Marsh Guard (front fender) alternative?-fender.jpg

    Template attached
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    Marsh Guard (front fender) alternative?

    Like it,


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    One of the rare occasions where you should support the original version for the rediculously cheap price they have charged from the beginning - mucky nutz!

    Great product, very simple, and they are cheap as cheap!

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    While I'm always supportive of small business, it's sort of like coffee. I'll happily spend $5 if I want one and I'm out, if I'm home, I'll make my own in a few minutes for a fraction of the price. Does the simple fact that someone has a business selling something I can make myself more conveniently and for far less money make me feel guilty for not buying from them? I think not.

    I've made my own fender as well using the attached templates and a $.75 poly binder.

    Images are of my winter ones, the largest you can make using a binder. The template has smaller options as well.

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    FYI the Marsh Guard is sold in the US via Arts Cyclery for super cheap.

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    I've made a ton using flexible cutting boards. You can find 3-5 packs of multiple colors for under $10. Each cutting board will make a front and rear fender!
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    I bought 2 Marsh fenders for pretty cheap shipped. They shipped from outside the US but I had them pretty fast.
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    can anyone tell me the width and length of the Marsh Guard?

    thanks

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    Here is the materials I used. I made a bunch that colored matched my friends bikes, and did black for my all black bikes.
    MIU Flexible Cutting Board, Set of 5 : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining

    For black, all I could find was this:

    Linden Sweden 2-Pack Bendy Flex Cutting Board, Black : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining

    It's pretty thick, but has a more durable rubbery feel BUT you can still cut it with scissors. It comes in a ton of colors and the sheets are just big enough to make a full size one for the front, and a rear one with shorter "small" side lip.

    I'll post of pix of some if anyone is interested.
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    can anyone tell me the width and length of the Marsh Guard?

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    8.75"x10.5". Traced one onto a plastic folder to make one for my trail bike:

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    Nice bike rack. How you like? The bike is pretty sweet as well. Looks to be a pretty aggresive set up.

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    So I went the DIY route with a binder..

    and the results weren't stellar. Granted, the binder may have been to blame due the plastic, but I was undeterred. I did a 20 miler on these, both broke, but remained rideable. The rear even stopped some dog poo from sprayin me. My second attempt used cutting boards per Mr. Lynch. I bought a 5 pack at TJ Maxx for $6 and sprayed the "blue" with plasti dip to help keep the thing together if it fractures again. Here are my fail pics and the new fenders (not fully installed yet)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Lynch View Post
    Here is the materials I used. I made a bunch that colored matched my friends bikes, and did black for my all black bikes.
    MIU Flexible Cutting Board, Set of 5 : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining

    For black, all I could find was this:

    Linden Sweden 2-Pack Bendy Flex Cutting Board, Black : Amazon.com : Kitchen & Dining

    It's pretty thick, but has a more durable rubbery feel BUT you can still cut it with scissors. It comes in a ton of colors and the sheets are just big enough to make a full size one for the front, and a rear one with shorter "small" side lip.

    I'll post of pix of some if anyone is interested.


    just a headsup, those flexy cutting boards are $2 for a pack of 5 at Costco BUSINESS warehouses. i happen to live by one. if your local to one, its pretty good deal
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    How well does the one on the rear work? I've made one for the front but I'm wondering if the rear one will keep the mud away from the dropper post?

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    The rear one keeps the shock/FD area clean, but does nothing for the seat post or the rider.
    I started making ones that mount to the seat rails since it is rainy season here and they seem to be pretty effective. Easy to install/remove and small enough to easily store in your pack and much easier to use than the big ugly fenders that some people use. I've never had good luck with those. They move around, hit your tire on jumps/drops and are easy to break on accident getting on the bike.

    I also took the regular front fender, added 3" in the middle and have them on my fatbike. They are super handy on those big 4.7" rock spewing tires!
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    Hmm. Might design a template for blocking spray up to the rider and post. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechez View Post
    How well does the one on the rear work? I've made one for the front but I'm wondering if the rear one will keep the mud away from the dropper post?

    Keeps the mud away from the linkage and shock. You would need a larger fender to keep it off the dropper.

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    Is there anything better than flex cutting boards. I want to make a chain stay mounted mudguard for my 11 5Spot.
    I got some bad ideas in my head.

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    My lazy ass just picked up a Mucky Nutz from my lbs. Did I overpay by like $11? Most definitely. But, it got me out and riding before nightfall at like 4:00 lol.

    So I went out for a sloppy quickie... and then rode, and the Mucky Nutz did a wonderful job . Nah I'm kidding but I went for a wet, nasty ride to test the Mucky Nutz and it did a surprisingly good job and keeping me clean and dry. Moral of the story? Buy or make a fender like this. Does a great job without you looking like a dork with a giant fender.

    I heard Marsh Guard has templates online? And someone else posted up a template, so for a trip to staples the price of a notebook, why not? If you're all thumbs or just totally lazy, there are premade options.

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    This is by far the best material Ive found.
    Amazon.com: Linden Sweden 2-Pack Bendy Flex Cutting Board, Black: Flexible Chopping Board Black: Kitchen & Dining
    Its thicker than a Marsh guard and has a nice rubbery feel but is still very flexible. Comes in a ton of colors too and can be cut with sharp scissors. It wont crack or tear and is super durable. Its all I use to make fenders now and all my riding buddies have them.
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    Another alternative is the Azonic fender. Got mine from Jenson. https://www.oneal.com/index.php/bike...r-black-detail

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    8.75"x10.5". Traced one onto a plastic folder to make one for my trail bike:

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    I like this, It looks way bigger then some of the ones posted..
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    Also made one, used the template on page 1.




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