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Anyone fitted front mud flaps to a 7?

Do they make much difference in the wet?

 

After Friday seriously considering fitting wipers on the inside of the screen

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Mudflaps on the cycle wings are a must for any wet driving --- been in a few heavy storms with big puddles & they stop the spray --- in France during a thunderstorm there was more water entering the cockpit from off the rear tyres -- it curled up from the leading edge of the mudguard.

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As you can see from my profile picture I use mud-guards made from a set of Sainsburys flexible chopping boards, I now have red green and white ones!!!!!. they make a big difference to the amount of spray coming up to your right elbow.

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+1 mud flaps for front are a must, stops spraying water into drivers face and saves back fibreglass wheel arch from high speed stones.

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Just be careful reversing over curbs.

Mud flap trapped between wheel and kerb will detach a lot :sorry:

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I've run with mud flaps for a number of years and they seem to help (can't really remember before I fitted them)

Nick

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Just be careful reversing over curbs.

Mud flap trapped between wheel and kerb will detach a lot :sorry:

 

With ground clearance under the sump of less than 3 inches kerbs are avoided -- forwards/backwards/sideways.

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I fitted my first pair made fro HD rubber matting, but they were flat, & blew up when travelling over 30.

I made up a second set, same material, but widened them so they followed the curve of the cycle wing,

& they have stopped everything but B^&*dy French gravillons, which have peppered the rear wings.

I really must re-spray them now.

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intending to make mine from a roll of welding curtain i have

well its green

was intending to put a bend in the edges

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1.2 mm pond liner for ours, in black to match the 'guards.

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