Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member Devil Dog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Central New York
    Posts
    58
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Rack or Trailer-a couple questions on protection from the elements while transporting

    I'am having my hitch installed Saturday and will be looking to upgrade my current trunk mounted rack which I don't full trust to either a hitch mounted rack or a small trailer of some type. My wife and I are really starting to ride quite a bit and I want something that provides some ability to protect the bikes from the elements while being transported if caught in the rain. Does someone make a large, heavy cover that is made to go over the bikes while in a carrier or is a trailer the only way to get that protection? The thought of driving in the pouring rain and having our bikes drenched does not appeal to me. Also, I see a Tandem in our future, by next year probably, are they rack-able with a good hitch rack? A hitch rack is my preferred choice but I MUST be able to cover the bikes in some manner. Suggestions?

    Also, are there any links for Trailer info? I have a lot of Rack information but not much on trailer options. Whats the best way to go? Thanks!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Suburban Detroit
    Posts
    552
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a buddy who used a small Wells Cargo trailer for a long time. It seemed pretty nice because it gave them a place to change, sleep, lock the bikes up in, etc. It really was a multi purpose solution, and he used it to store his bikes in at home, which kept them from cluttering the garage up.
    1 Chainring; $35, 1 Cog; $25, 14 Gears; Priceless.

  3. #3
    Victim of Circumstance mightypudge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Philadelphia, PA
    Posts
    337
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Home Depot sells tarps and bungee cords. That's probably your best bet if you want to completely cover the bikes.
    Andrew

    "The Scalpel climbs like a monkey on crack." - BAC5.2

    '03 Cannondale Scalpel 800
    '05 Giant Cypress SX

  4. #4
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Streamwood, IL
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here's what you might want to try. Get a cover for a large gas grill. They usually have draw string bottoms.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •