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Old 11-26-2019, 05:31 PM   #1
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Looking for a decent bicycle cover for 2 old (1950's/60's) Raleigh Sports 3 speed. I don;t like the Swagman, period. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:30 PM   #2
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This one seems intriguing: I spotted these on the back of a class A in a campground.
https://www.cuckoobicyclecovers.com/contact
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:23 PM   #3
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Looking for a decent bicycle cover for 2 old (1950's/60's) Raleigh Sports 3 speed. I don;t like the Swagman, period. Any other suggestions will be appreciated.
I purchased a LT-27 Road Bag to zipper enclose two bikes.
After a 4,000 mile trip there wasnt xany wetness or dirt on the bikes. Www.usaroadbag.com
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Thanks, I'll check it out!
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I got 2 bike cover made by Classic Accessories and I love it. It was only something like $40.00
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I got 2 bike cover made by Classic Accessories and I love it. It was only something like $40.00
I've had a Classic Accessories cover and it worked well for 18 months. The fabric became sun fatigued and tore from trying to put back on bike.
My classic accessories bike cover didn't last
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For the first time we are going to travel coverless. I learned last trip that nobody can see our taillights due to the cover. Then I read that some hitch manufacturers say a cover creates too much wind drag and stresses their hitch. We have a Swing Away rack and I do worry about this. So instead of using magnetic lights we are going to see how much work it is to simply wash the bikes when we get south.
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We also gave up on bike covers. They flapped too much in the wind to the point where we could hear them while driving, blocked the back window partially and always eventually tore. We now just use covers on our saddles to keep them dry.
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Well, I've posted this pic below on previous threads, but it's relevant here also.

Personally I would do like I've already done for my other hitch cargo - I'd make my own bicycle cover using a tarp, and cinch it with a bungee cord.

Consumer-grade sewing machines can handle an eight-dollar tarp from Harbor Freight. Tarp is thick enough so that it won't flap around, especially when held with a bungee. It becomes a simple matter of creating the rough shape and then sewing a few seams (instructions here). Easier with straight-sided objects, but the same approach would work for a bike.

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