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01/25/2013

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Dave

My friend made a windscreen out of a car rack fairing:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/timandmegan/sets/72157632605670061/

He bolted it to his barends.

MLC40

Fairings and windshields are more commonly used on recumbents than upright bikes.

Kim Laroux

He may have simply used an ATV windshield. Some of them come with brackets to mount them directly to handlebars. It would be easy installing those on a bicycle.

Bicycle Bill

I'd have to say that this does not qualify as a hack.  I remember seeing bicycle-specific fairings by Zipper and others that were made to hook over the brake hoods of drop-bar bikes since the 1980s.

And as MLC40 noted, fairings are more common for recumbents than for wedgies.

Carl

@Matt, i imagine the one you saw was modded from a motorcycle fairing? i have an old Kawasaki fairing i might use for this... lol.

Sean Byfield

You can heat Lexan in a stove just to the point it will become pliable (very low heat) and conform it to a mold. Trimming excess is difficult - I used sheet metal nips and sliced off little bits until the edges were close. I then sanded the edges smooth so there are not any nasty little shards sticking out. Drilling holes is difficult as well. You have to start very small and work your way up.
I say Lexan because it is almost bullet proof and will not shatter. Plexi shatters on impact and would be quite dangerous for this use.

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