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easy windshield to install for winter commuting(3 posts)

easy windshield to install for winter commutingscottlynch
Sep 19, 2002 11:33 AM
Hi guys,

I'm a year-round commuter who lives in Northern Colorado, so I go through some pretty nasty, and cold/windy weather. For years, I've wanted to install a small windshield on my bike(s) for winter commuting.

I finally started doing some research and discovered something that works GREAT. Here are the details: I purchased an "ATV Fairing Replacement Windshield" from www.cabelas.com; part number IC-520927 for $39.99. I mounted it to my 2002 Trek 520 touring/commuting bike’s handlebars using heavy-duty zip ties. The windshield is approximately 20"x24". It WORKS and looks GREAT!!

(When I started doing research, I discovered a company, www.zzipper.com, that charges between $200-$300 for bike-specific windshields. I saved a lot by rigging this ATV windshield, and it looks just as nice.)

Ride report: It was 39 degrees this morning (09/19—we usually get at least one snow in September here) when I left for work and the windshield performed flawlessly. It really kept the wind off my face, and I could hear so many more little/road noises since the wind noise was virtually non-existent. The best thing about this is that it’s just plain damn COOL.

Just thought I'd share this with everyone.

Attached is a picture.

Scott
Fort Collins, CO
Cool. You have a picture of it? nmfbg111
Sep 19, 2002 12:47 PM
how to get a picturescottlynch
Sep 19, 2002 12:59 PM
Hi guys. I can't seem to get the picture posted. I can email you a picture if you send me your email address. I can be reached at:

scottl@centerpartners.com

Thanks! --Scott