Fiamma Bike Covers

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  1. themogs

    themogs Funster

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    Hi Funsters,
    Got a Chausson Flash 08 with rear 'boot'....... It has a Fiamma cycle rack on it, just above the boot.
    Now this is where the fun begins !!!!!..........
    I can't fit my Fiamma pro bike cover, because......wait for it.......
    I'm too short ( I'm 5'6'' not 7'6'')..........and there's more..........
    how the dickens are you supposed to fit the thing ?????. A degree in puzzles would be good.
    Has anyone got the knack of fitting these things ??????

    Any help would be much appreciated
     
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    I have the same problem which I solve with the use of the double caravan step that we carry:thumb:
     
  3. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Haven't had the problem with the lifting bikes on to racks, I stand on Nikki's shoulders. :Laughing:

    Where I do have the problem, was with that cycle rack cover. I opted to get a tow ball mounted bike rack and then modified the cover to fit it. I wanted to ensure that my bikes were completely covered so no road dirt and salt could get to them. works well now:thumb:

    Not what you want to here I know, but them Bike rack covers are bloody useless IMO :Angry:
     
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    Snowbird Funster Life Member

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    Agree with Haggars here. Especially the Fiamma covers. They are only half a cover to start with :Doh:
    The Fiamma ones are that good I gave mine away to the bloke that bought my bikes.
     
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    I think ours was the pro,where the zip went around the top and velcro at the back to seal it all in.
    What a pain, zip broke on ours soon after purchase so was replaced by Fiamma, you had to be over 8 foot tall to fit it, never managed to get it tought so that it looked like a parashute when driving, used to fill with water,
    Oh,found the best way to fit was upside down.
    Got ride of as it used to take me and the Mrs so long to fit
    Now have the type which goes over bikes and secures with two bungy cords,simple!
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Tried all sorts of covers and never found one that was
    a) easy to put on and
    b) effective ..

    dirt always gets inside.. so you end up with dirty bikes.. and a filthy cover to deal with.. in the end I gave up, found it easier just to wash the bikes..
     
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    haganap Funster Life Member

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    Maybe, just Maybe, I ought to manufacture my readjusted one then,,

    it sits on the rack and zips everything in, even the bike rack:Smile:
     
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    Thanks Jaygee,
    Sounds a simple yet effective answer.
    I'll give it a go !!
     
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