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craigbeal
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PostPosted: 14:41 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Wooden bike cover Reply with quote

Having had a new bobber delivered this week and keeping it outside and no access to the rear of the house, no garage etc I came up with this.

The bike has an Oxford StormX cover on it and now this thing made from pallets and some wood Ive had from a friend. Seems to work well... Simply park the bike up, lock and then this pushed over the top and then the rear wheels lock.

Thought it might give other some ideas to try Smile
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PostPosted: 14:47 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it works for you, good work; keeps the bike hidden, too.

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PostPosted: 14:48 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it will work to keep the worst off the bike. I wonder if a simple "lean to" in the space the cover occupies now would be a nice idea?
Single brick with a corrugated plastic clear roof well ventilated to allow moisture to escape etc. I like your thinking though and I hope the bike is everything you want it to be mate.
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PostPosted: 14:53 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Re: Wooden bike cover Reply with quote

Looks good. Make sure it doesn't take off when storm Dennis arrives.

Good Luck with the new bike.
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PostPosted: 14:58 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat solution.
Are you saying you keep a plastic cover on as well, underneath the box? If so I suspect that would do more harm than good, trapping moisture etc
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PostPosted: 18:10 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riejufixing wrote:
If it works for you, good work; keeps the bike hidden, too.

Your concrete fence?


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craigbeal
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PostPosted: 18:11 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevo123 wrote:
Looks like it will work to keep the worst off the bike. I wonder if a simple "lean to" in the space the cover occupies now would be a nice idea?
Single brick with a corrugated plastic clear roof well ventilated to allow moisture to escape etc. I like your thinking though and I hope the bike is everything you want it to be mate.


Did consider something like this but would have to be higher to get under it with the bike to park it up. At least this is low.
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PostPosted: 19:27 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Cover it up. Reply with quote

I think this is a great idea. Much more secure than just a cover. I've got a Stormex over my CBF600 but in the high winds we've been having lately I've been worried about the bike getting blown over. This is the answer.
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PostPosted: 19:32 - 14 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

1st photo looks like you are halfway to making a budget one of these

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49535581927_7115820347_b.jpg
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PostPosted: 08:16 - 15 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offence intended but I think the local scrotes will pinch the wheeled shed to play on and not the bike lol. Be awesome taking it down a steep road.

Lots of potential with that small unused corner of the garden - there are lots of things that could be done more permanently for the bike.
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PostPosted: 10:10 - 15 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea - nice that you built a bird-bath on the top too.
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PostPosted: 10:16 - 15 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 13:38 - 15 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a nice idea. Your bike must be very low to fit under that! Do you have a ground anchor where the bike lives?

I think I would be looking at something more permanent and secure for the future. Thumbs Up for the solid lean too.
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PostPosted: 14:15 - 15 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
It's a nice idea. Your bike must be very low to fit under that! Do you have a ground anchor where the bike lives?

I think I would be looking at something more permanent and secure for the future. Thumbs Up for the solid lean too.


yes has a ground anchor and almax chain as well as alarmed disk lock.

this is more to keep the weather directly off the bike and the Oxford stormx cover
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PostPosted: 15:45 - 15 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freddyfruitbat wrote:
Are you saying you keep a plastic cover on as well, underneath the box? If so I suspect that would do more harm than good, trapping moisture etc
craigbeal wrote:
more to keep the weather directly off the bike and the Oxford stormx cover

So that's a "yes", then - bad idea, IMHO.
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PostPosted: 20:24 - 15 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good and is giving me some ideas. Thank you
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PostPosted: 10:44 - 17 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's a rented place, then that's actually quite a clever solution.
I would stop using the cover underneath the box and make sure that the box roof is waterproof. My only reason being that covers are a pain to put on and take off and you only need one waterproof cover so it might as well be the box roof.
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PostPosted: 19:07 - 17 Feb 2020    Post subject: Reply with quote

jnw010 wrote:
If that's a rented place, then that's actually quite a clever solution.
I would stop using the cover underneath the box and make sure that the box roof is waterproof. My only reason being that covers are a pain to put on and take off and you only need one waterproof cover so it might as well be the box roof.


Not rented but I also didnít have the option of putting a shed or brick structure on the side of the house.

The roof is felt and so water tight so will most likely remove the cover just wanted to test it and see how I get on, certainly once we leave the depths of winter and the UK storm season.
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