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Old 11-28-2007, 01:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In retrospect I learned: the plastic I used is too light. It wasn't an issue when I made them when it was cool outside (and the plastic was stiffer), but in the peak summer temps it got much softer and the skirts were pretty ... wobbly. I need to glue something on the backside to stiffen them.

If I were making another set (still haven't done my front wheel tests ), I believe I'd go with fiberglass.
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