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Old 02-23-13, 03:51 AM   #1
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Bike cover

Hi, decided to get the bikes outside as there just isn't the room in the house, to save money I got my girlfriend to pick up a big sheet of clear transparent plastic they use for the pallets, just put it on and started wondering, would this cause condensation? as I am guessing that would cause problems, I'm starting to wonder if they are supposed to be breathable
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Poke holes in the sides.
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of the plastic...not the bikes
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You probably don't need to worry. The sheet won't be sealed to the ground, and you'll get circulation under there.
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Thanks everyone for the replies, the thought of poking holes into the side did occur to me, wasn't sure how big to make them, would have probably used a fork or something but then that might have let water in, as I looked through the windows it just appeared to look a bit steamy, but I must be going crackers, I would imagine there would be enough draft coming through the bottom as you said, ha ha, I will have plenty of chance to poke holes in the bike during riding
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Unless there's lots of ventilation, or unless you live in a place with low humidity, you'll get condensation at night under any waterproof tarp. That's why car covers are all breathable.
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I was kidding about the holes in the bikes but not about the holes in the plastic. I probably would not cover anything metal with plastic but if I had to, I would poke a bunch of holes in the sides. How much water can really run in sideways? I am sure plenty but still
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Maybe leave a foot or so between the cover & the ground to help circulation.
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Maybe http://www.amazon.com/Brookstone-Wea...im_sbs_sg_cy_3 or http://www.amazon.com/Nashbar-Bicycl...keywords=cover ?
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