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Old 06-15-11, 12:47 PM   #1
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Bike cover

Where would I find a cover to go over our road bikes when we haul them?
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Old 06-15-11, 01:24 PM   #2
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Typed in the search term "bike cover" into my nifty Google browser bar and here's a sample of the links:

http://www.rei.com/gear/feature/search/Google_Cycling/bike%20cover?s_kwcid=TC|13029|bike%20cover||S|e|7117978925&cm_mmc=ps_google_Action-_-Category%20-%20Cycling_TOF-_-Cycling_Covers_General-_-bike%20cover%20Exact&gclid=CNuH_LDQuKkCFZBS2god-1a79Q

http://www.topeak.com/products/Stora...y/BikeCoverMTB

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...21-120533066-2
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Where would I find a cover to go over our road bikes when we haul them?
The only bike covers I`ve ever seen are intended to shelter a stationary bike from the elements. If you`re looking to protect your bikes while on an exterior car rack or trailer I doubt they`d be suitable. The covers are so lightweight that the wind forces at highway speeds would rip them to shreds.

You might have better luck looking at a cover for a small motorcycle and even then it would have to be well secured.
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I bought one that is supposed to cover over two bikes on the back of a car. Pretty durable with clear-ish portions where tail-lights might be. I'll go through my records and see if I have the make and model. Pretty sure I got it through Amazon after doing a search for "bicycle cover".

EDIT: Found it with a search!

http://www.amazon.com/Dual-Bike-cove...221035&sr=8-30

It's made out of a really quite tough material. There are zippers at each end for ease of getting it on/off or fitting something longer under it. It's also got outlets in it for handlebars to stick out for one of the bikes.

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Loose fabric can flap against the bike and cause scuffing of the finish. Don't know if you care, but that's something to consider.
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Thanks...will check this one out!!!
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Do not want it flapping against the bikes, that's for sure!
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I haven't used ours behind a car yet, but it is quite stiff, mostly holding its shape when over a bike. It really only comes in contact with the seat, ends of the handle bars and the tires/fenders. I wouldn't worry about the paint of our bikes at all with it.
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