For my upcycling project, I will be making a rear bike fender. I will be using sheet aluminum from beer or soda cans. The aesthetic I have chosen is minimalism. I chose this aesthetic because I think it will match the style of my bike. The bike I have is a titanium-aluminum alloy that is very minimalist and sleek.
The minimalist aesthetic removes any excess clutter and only keeps what adds value to the object or design. I would like to have a very clean and simple design for my bike fender so this is the perfect aesthetic for my design. Below is an example of a minimalist design that captures the look I’m going for with an aluminum fender.
I plan to sand the cans so that only bare aluminum is exposed. This will match the style and color of my bike. The fender will be designed as a flat pattern that I can can bend into my final desired shape. This idea was inspired by Muc-Off, a bike company that makes bicycle accessories. For the attachment to the bike, I plan to zip tie one end to my seat post.
Overall, I am very excited to play with the minimalist aesthetic and see how it looks on my bike!
Www.facebook.com/breakthetwitch. “What Is Minimalism? A Practical Guide to a Minimalist Lifestyle.” Break the Twitch, 15 July 2021, https://www.breakthetwitch.com/minimalism/#:~:text=Minimalism%20is%20all%20about%20owning,and%20space%20in%20our%20lives.