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Hand Tooled Leather Mud Flaps

Anyone who has spent time riding in the rain has learned the value of a good set of fenders.  Mud flaps offer additional protection from the nasty road sludge that spins off the tires.  Sure, you’ll still get wet, but from nice clean rain from above and not oily dirty scum-water from below.  It makes a big difference.

I decided to dress up an old set of Berthoud mud flaps by hand tooling a Celtic knot design into a thinner piece of veg-tan leather and attaching it with contact cement and stitch-work.  Here’s the finished product.


Celtic "Triquetra" Knot

Mud flaps on a Surly Travelers Check

Categories: Gear
  1. July 8, 2010 at 2:11 am

    Beautiful work!


  2. velohobo
    July 8, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Thanks Nathan,

    I’m thinking of ordering some thick leather and making a few without the stiching and trying a few different designs. Who knows, maybe they will catch on.


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