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Old 05-28-08, 11:31 PM   #1
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Ikea Bag for folders

I came across this thread:


and saw the blue Ikea bag with a 16" folder in it.

What a good idea, I thought, and plonked my 20" D7 into a larger version , made from two Ike bags duct-taped together and placed over the bike.. A bungee elastic with a hook on the end keeps it on the bike, the bag makes a good cover for putting the bike the car, too.

Thanks to original posters, and some nice pix too

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Old 05-29-08, 03:07 AM   #2
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I did this using two bags. I`we got an older dahon 16" folder. A bit bulky and heavy and I needed a bag. Used two bags and joined them together using two long zip`s.

Imagine one bag is the "bottom", used just like the one on the platform. Then put the other one on top, upside down as a lid or a hat. To keep it in place, and to be able to lock it i joined it together using two long zips. Guess you could use welcro too, but i like zips.

2-3 times I went to the IKEA warehouse, did my shopping, left my car on the free parking, took my folder in the bag onto the free IKEA bus ("no bikes" sign by the door) going to the town center.

Then going back the same way. Do`nt tell anyone!

My bag is a bit bigger than you need, but since the thing is heavy it is nice to have some extra room, = less handeling when bagging. Also my folder easely falls over, and then can roll out of the bag. Done my way it is always covered. Also nobody can see innside. Can be good sometimes if there is strict rules (like the IKEA) bus

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Old 05-29-08, 06:56 AM   #3
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there is strict rules (like the IKEA) bus

GET DER BIKE OFF DER IKEA BUS! Ikea Uk gave many of their staff an 'Ikea Bike' a little while ago to commute to work. Many ended up on Ebay.

I have a motorcycle too, in the UK, moto's that are covered up get stolen less. I was trying to think of a way to cover my unfolded bicycle when it was parked and locked in London. Ikea bags are just a little too small.
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When I first got my Bike Friday (20"), I tried to put it in an Ikea bag, but it wouldn't fit. Now that I've learned to tweak my folding, I think I can use it. I'm going to try today. If it works, I'll take a picture and post it. I have a Bike Friday soft bag, but it's too big and a bit cumbersome.
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What are these ikea bikes everyone goes on about? Are they the ikea equivalent of the "bag for life" type bags which tescos, sainsburys etc sell for 10p? My first 'long' trip for me is a planned 6 mile ride to my local ikea to ask for one of these to use round the house or in supermarkets.
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Yeah, just the regular big Ikea bags that you use in the store. You can also buy them for not much at checkout.
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Are they the ikea equivalent of the "bag for life" type bags which tescos, sainsburys etc sell for 10p?
Pretty much -- around here, you can use a big yellow bag in the store, but you can also buy a big blue bag for a dollar (same bag in a different colour) to carry your stuff out and take home.
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Do they sell these in UK too though? I had a quick look on their Uk website and it only comes up with laundry bags, bags for protecting cushions for outdoors funiture etc. Nothing that looks like the pics I've seen in the above link and other threads on this site.
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Our Ikea doesn't seem to have them online either. They have them in the stores near the checkout so that you can pick one up and buy it instead of getting disposable plastic bags.
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Painters plastic drop cloth and bungee cord or duct tape. The $10 bike wrapper available everywere paint is sold.
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$10 wrapper but IKEA's bag is $1.
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