Hallo ihr lieben Outdoor und Fahrrad-Reisende. Ich bin Angela, eine Transfrau und habe die 50 überschritten. Mit leib und Seele habe ich meine Leidenschaft Fahrrad Fahren. Dies hat mich schon durchs ganze Leben begleitet. Ich war früher auch einige Jahre Fahrradkurier/in, in Zürich und Luzern.
Meine Fahrradausrüstung ( Siehe Ausrüstung ) ist mein ein und alles. Wenn ich auf Tour bin, dann fühle ich mich so richtig Frei und unbeschwert. Ich liebe die Natur sehr.
Hello all outdoor and bicycle travelers. I'm Angela, a trans woman and I've passed 50. My body and soul are passionate about cycling. This has accompanied me through my whole life. I used to be a bicycle courier for several years in Zurich and Lucerne.
My bike equipment (see equipment) is my everything. When I'm on tour, I feel really free and carefree. I love nature very much.
Burley Coho XC
I have the Burley Coho XC touring trailer. On other tours I noticed cyclists who have the same trailer, that in bad weather the trailer is dirty from the ride. I made this experience myself with my predecessor BOB trailer. I have therefore attached a splash guard to my trailer, how, I'll explain that to you.
You can also watch the video:
Before I started putting the splash guard on. Here I have already removed the shaft with the quick release that comes with it.
Make a template
I took a box and attached it to the drawbar with clamps. Then I could simply trace and cut the edges of the drawbar with a pencil. Here you can see the cut-out template that I attached again to check.
Now I have transferred the cardboard template to the soft plastic. This is about 1.5mm thick. Then I cut out the plastic with a sharp cutter (carpet / Japanese knife) and a ruler that was long enough. I cut out the curves with scissors.
Finished splash guard
Now you can see the finished splash guard, which I attached but not yet attached. I have also drilled holes at selected points so that you can attach the splash guard with a cable tie.
Attach splash guard
And this is what the splash guard on the drawbar looks like. I attached it with cable ties.
Splash protection spring area
Nun wende ich mich dem Sptitzschutz bei der Federung hinten. Dazu schraube ich die Plate ab, die mir als Vorlage dient. Die Action-Cam Halterung wird auch abgeschraubt. Sie kommt später wieder an seinen Platz.
I have a record transferred to the plastic. I do not take the cutouts into account, because I will leave them on.
Cut the splash guard
Here I am about to cut out the plastic with a cutter knife. For this I need a ruler or something similar.
Here you can see the plastic that is supposed to protect against dirt on the fender (Burley calls it that). In the first picture you can see the bracket for my action cam. For this I cut a precisely fitting recess.
Prepare the mudguard
I took an old PVC apron that had had its day. It's the same guy as seen next door. For this I chose the lower section (with the red dot) and shortened the fender with a hacksaw.
After cutting, I sanded the cut edge with a file. Next I drilled the holes, 4 in total, 2 at the bottom and 2 at the bend of the fender. The holes are used to attach to the Burley Coho XC trailer.
Mount the fender
This is what the cut fender looks like. The kink, which is important so that the suspension can move freely without queuing, is clearly visible.
At these points, where the red arrow indicates, the mudguard is attached with cable ties. The end of the fender is attached to the trailer at the top (left arrow)
Here is how I attached the fender. The suspension wheel can swing freely.