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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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    Quote Originally Posted by meme1 View Post
    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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