REAR CYCLE COVERS? (1 Viewer)

Mar 21, 2010
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Can anybody suggest a decent hardwearing two bike cover. Have tried several of the more well known covers (Fia) but they don't seem to last long and are never waterproof.
Also tried one from one of the bag companies but they seem rather stiff, any suggestions.


colyboy
 
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I have a Fiamma bike cover, but when I overtake The bike cover acts as a parachute, so I'm not going to use it.
The problem is how to attach the 'reflector square' ...
The bikes are ok getting wet......
 
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We have a taylormade, had it about 5 yrs, still in good condition although fading slightly with the sun.

Eric
 
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We got one from Peterborough show 2 years ago, sure it has "Midland" on it and has been very good. I think it was about £25. so worth a google.
 

Scattycat

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You're right, they don't last long we had to replace ours after permanantly on the back of the van for nearly 4 years.

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Mousy

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@colyboy we have a really good one for sale as we've changed vans to one with a garage, I'm away for the weekend, we need @Mr Mousy to tell you more about it.
 

jollyrodger

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We bought one at the Newbury show two years back with built in pocket to take reflector square which came with it £25.00
H/D with bungee / hooks built in also .Still good
 

Mr Mousy

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@colboy

We bought ours from Taylor made.

Ours is in as new nick, has two slits and was used with a Fiaama bike rack. Sizes are below.

Yours for £30 including postage.

No longer needed as new Moho has a garage.

@Mousy
 

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wingman

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I found that the way to avoid a 'drogue' chute hanging out the back is to cut air holes in the cover. I've done this with my fiamma cover and it makes so much difference in the drag. After all, the cover is really only to keep the saddle and some frame clean and for security reasons.

(You see these holes in banners on marches and demo's.)

I'm talking neat & tidy holes here, not just attacked with a Stanley knife! I used the top of a coffee jar for a template and carefully cut around it. Made 5 'holes' strategically. No more billowing cover!

An additional way to reduce parasitic drag is pull up the bottom centre of the cover (in line with the pedals). This allows yet more airflow.

PS. The fiamma covers have a transparent, velcro sealed 'envelope' in which to slot the warning square, so you don't have to worry about tying it on!

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Mr Mousy

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@colboy

We bought ours from Taylor made.

Ours is in as new nick, has two slits and was used with a Fiaama bike rack. Sizes are below.

Yours for £30 including postage.

No longer needed as new Moho has a garage.

@Mousy

@colyboy
 
Oct 7, 2013
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We have a Fiamma cover we used without problems on our previous M/H. However, on our current one, if we fit it, it obstructs any useful view from the reversing camera. Without the cover we can see through the bike frames OK.
 
Jul 31, 2014
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Do you have an Aldi store locally?
If so, they're selling motorbike gear at the moment and have a motorcycle cover. This maybe slightly longer than what you need but it's decently made, stronger material than any of the Nike covers I've seen and comes in a decent colour.
You can tie it down with bungees.
Can't remember how much they were selling for but they'd be cheaper than a Fiamma.
 
Jan 27, 2014
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We bought a fiamma one lasted one season
found a cover at aldis 2.99 still good after 3 years.( For motercycles)
 
Aug 18, 2011
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Try an OXFORD 3 bike cover,,,,excellent quality,,not expensive. BUSBY.

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musson

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Got ours from Bags for everything went for large version, we have electric bikes, it is well made has three zips for going around bike frame, it also has about 12 pull straps. it is waterproof use it at night when bikes are not being used.
 

PJGWiltshire

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Picked up the motor cycle cover from Aldi. Looks substancial enough only use will tell.
 

deanroofing

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We had a Fiamma one total crap, brake handles went straight through it, only good thing on it was the big bungy which l now use on my Taylormade cover very well made.
 

Tootles

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Never bother. If you have alloy bikes anyway, just slip an (empty) doggy bag over the saddle. Wipe the bike(s) down if it's been raining.
 
Sep 16, 2010
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Same here tootles, shopping bag on the saddle.. The rest can look after itself..
Only cheap bikes anyway..

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Aug 18, 2011
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Never bother. If you have alloy bikes anyway, just slip an (empty) doggy bag over the saddle. Wipe the bike(s) down if it's been raining.

Cover mine when abroad to keep the sun o
 

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