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Looking for a bicycle cover!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by JacksTurdGen, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Mar 16, 2019 at 6:56 PM
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    JacksTurdGen

    JacksTurdGen [OP] 2018 double cab short bed

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    Hi all -

    I am looking for a bicycle cover for a single medium sized bike that lives outdoor in a shed, to give some protection from water.

    I would also ideally like to be able to put in on the bike while driving with the bicycle attached to a rocky mounts fork, to protect it on during a long drive if it is raining on the way home.

    Something like this...any other suggestions/ thoughts?
    https://www.amazon.com/Pro-Bike-Out...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TJXPRGYC57VQ0AAVPSTA
     
  2. Mar 17, 2019 at 5:32 PM
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    JacksTurdGen

    JacksTurdGen [OP] 2018 double cab short bed

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  3. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:21 PM
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    Itchyfeet

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    I can't speak for others, but my mountain bike is too damn expensive to live outside
     
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  4. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:37 PM
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    TacoManOne

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    Same here. Inside always.
     
  5. Mar 17, 2019 at 6:39 PM
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    I would not cover it up in transit. Just make sure you dry it off and lube the chain after a 70 mph rain wash. And occasionally check the grease in the headset.
    I have never had any issues over the years doing this.
     
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  8. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:44 PM
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    JacksTurdGen

    JacksTurdGen [OP] 2018 double cab short bed

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    Unfortunately leaving it inside is not an option.

    The outdoor shed is missing the door, so without a cover it will get rained on. No risk of theft though.

    This is my first nice bike, is leaving it outside really going to damage it? Or is worrying about it mostly just overkill?
     
  9. Mar 17, 2019 at 7:56 PM
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    hiPSI

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    One trip I loaded my bike on a hitch rack in 12" of snow and snow through Virginia.. Bike was uncovered. By North Carolina it was rain... all the way through Georgia. By Florida it was sunny and 70 by the time I got to Ocala to ride the Santos Trail system. I got there, lubed the chain and rode for four days. This is normal for me. My new bike is a Trek FuelEX 8 27.5+. Not cheap.
     
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