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£253
pledged of 500 £pledged of 500 £ goal
9
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 29 2017

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About

yeWood guard (wooden fender / mudguard)
yeWood guard (wooden fender / mudguard)

yeWood u bend Guard (Mudguards / Fenders)

When you think of your bike, which you just got that fantastic brooks saddle for, and you are looking for some mudguard / fenders to protect you from that soft summer rain that always catches you out, or the winter is approaching and you are going to make it through this year. The only options you have are, mainly plastic, around the same price point and probably hard to fit, I ask, where is the added value? 

yeWood Guard is designed to be simply beautiful, to bring something different, something that can do the job and look good doing it, something that add value to your bike, that is easy to fit, and fits most bikes out of the box and if need easily adaptable. 

yeWood guard (micro guard)
yeWood guard (micro guard)

Simply Beautiful 

 Simply

 • Fits, all products are made to fit easily on to as many bikes as possible.

  • Designed, all products are designed to have substance and form.

 • Works, all products work.

Beautiful

 • Composition, only using quality components, wood, brass and stainless steel.

 • Elements, all products made with the six elements of art in mind. 

 • Craft, all products are hand made in the U.K.

Simply bend to fit your Bicycle.

Simply bends around the wheel :)
Simply bends around the wheel :)

 The guards are designed to be, easy to put on, very adaptable, fit as many bikes as possible and look good. Bikes today come in many forms and sizes, all to satisfy different needs the rider may have (from fixes to Folding bikes). Our guards should fit with little to no modification and provide whatever style the rider is looking for. The guards are made of wood which have been specifically chosen for they abilities (more details below). The guards are designed to simply bend around the wheel and can be adjusted to fit most wheel sizes 700c, 650b, 26", 24" etc.

Full set yeWood Guard

Full yew guard (all of it)
Full yew guard (all of it)

 

3 parts for the rear guard and one for the front (easy to fit)
3 parts for the rear guard and one for the front (easy to fit)

 

Full set (Micro guard plus add on and tail)
Full set (Micro guard plus add on and tail)

 

Front yeWood guard
Front yeWood guard

yeWood guard rear micro

Yew micro guard
Yew micro guard

yeWood guard yew rear micro with tail

Yew rear guard with tail
Yew rear guard with tail

yeWood guard tail

Yew Tail for a little Je ne sais quoi
Yew Tail for a little Je ne sais quoi

Versatile and Adaptable for your Bike.

yeWood are made of wood, this means you can adapt them easily, simply cut bits off and sand things down. This also means that one guard can fit all bike frames, brake systems and wheel sizes.

 If you have a custom bike or want a different style, these guards are easy to modify with a hand saw, drill and sand paper, you can change them however you like. (default size 45mm width, 500mm length).

message me in or back this project if you want a different width.
message me in or back this project if you want a different width.

 If you want a different width please add £10 for the 110 mm and £5 for everything else to your backing. Thanks!

Built to last.

  In theory, these mudguards/fenders could be the last guards you ever buy, we use top quality materials and if looked after could last for your lifetime, plus all parts are easy to replace.

 Mix and match Mudguards.

White Oak (bottom) Yew (middle) Walnut (top)
White Oak (bottom) Yew (middle) Walnut (top)

yeWood guard are a statement and as so, an expression of you, so why not mix and match the woods to make your own unique guards. Either a walnut guard with a yew tail, a white oak front guard and walnut rear guard or any other possible combination, it really is up to you.

 Designed based on the idea of sandbox games where you have narratives that you can choose to do or not. These mudguards / fenders can be modified to be full-length guards to micro guards all depending on what you want or what can fit onto your bike, you choose the story.

 The guards come with three parts, full-length add on guards, micro guard and tail as seen in the pictures below.

Different styles
Different styles

Wood selection.

 The wood is selected on three core points, a high modulus of rupture and a low modulus of elasticity the combination of these two qualities means the wood bends easily but is hard to break. The third point is durability of the wood needs to be as high as possible.

 We do not use any species of wood that is on the CITES Appendices nor on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Wood database.

Which woods?
Which woods?

Three types of wood, for the fender.

 White American Oak - Probably not the first choice you would think of, with a modulus of rupture of 102 MPa and a modulus of elasticity of 12 GPa, certainly not the most bendy of woods, but it is very durable and it looks great and gives a lighter colour option.

White oak
White oak

 English walnut - This hardwood has a modulus of rupture of 111 MPa and a modulus of elasticity of 11 GPa, which puts in in the middle of the three chosen. The Wood is hardy and has a lovely dark colour.

English Walnut
English Walnut

 English Yew - Although not a hardwood this hard softwood has a modulus of rupture of around 104MPa and a modulus of elasticity of 9.3 GPa. Usually has a thin band of pale yellow or tan colour, while the Heartwood is an orangish brown, sometimes with a darker brown or purplish hue. Colour tends to darken with age. Plus it was used by Robin Hoods famous English Long Bow, so it must be good.

Robin
Robin

 

English Yew
English Yew

 

Locally sourced.

 Our materials are sourced here in the U.K. and as much as possible from our local area. Our guards are made here in Ely Cambridgeshire. This reduces our carbon footprint, but also allows us to oversee every aspect, carefully considering the function, aesthetic appearance and environmental impact of each component. 

Not All Hard Work, Dinner Time?
Not All Hard Work, Dinner Time?

Weather-proofing.

 Our guards are weather-proofed using Danish oil, which penetrate wood to, nourish, feed and protect, giving a tough, durable and waterproof finish. And if continued every 6 to 12 months the wood should last a long time. If not the wood will age look great and slowly degrade, but should still last some time.

 Brass fittings - Brass is a great material, in my opinion vastly under-utilised and adds, some eye-catching detail to the guards. Brass is the generic term for a range of copper-zinc alloys with differing combinations of properties, including strength, machinability, ductility, wear-resistance, hardness, colour, antimicrobial, electrical and thermal conductivity, and corrosion resistance.

Personal Note.

 The yew guards are the best, the colour of the wood is fantastic, some of the guards have the two tone colour which gives a totally unique feel and look. I am afraid I can't guaranty that all yews guards will have the two tones colour but I will try (message me if you are interested). Pictures below, Enjoy.

Yew's two tone colour
Yew's two tone colour

 Thanks for check the project out and a special THANKS for BACKING :)

If you have any question do please ask, contact email 

davissenchantedbicycles@gmail.com

and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

 



Risks and challenges

-Wood is a natural product and as such may have defects and differ in colouring than the pictures above.

-As with all crowdfunded projects carry some degree of risk this project is no different.

-The product has not been tested on a 16” wheel folding bike, but I can’t see why it would not work.

-While this is our first Kickstarter campaign, it is not our first experience manufacturing a unique, handmade product. We have built relationships with suppliers in and around Cambridgeshire who have the infrastructure to start production.

-Since the exact number of backers is unknown, so the timing may fall out of schedule.

-Refunds will be given.

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    yeWood Tail

    One yeWood Tail. You don't need to use it on your bike (can be used as a drinks coaster :)

    White Oak, English Yew, English Walnut.

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    yeWood Guard Full add on and tail

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    White Oak, English Yew, English Walnut.
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    White Oak, English Yew, English Walnut.
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    White Oak, English Yew, English Walnut.
    24" - 26" - 700c - 28"

    - five front guard
    - all fittings
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