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rbenotti
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   Posted 4/8/2006 7:36 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Fellow cruisers.
 
I am looking to get some sort of more "permanent" cover for my bike. I do not have a garage, and use a standard bike cover for the spring/summer/fall months. I'm looking at various Cycle Shelters, and am wondering what people's feelings are about them. Any models better than others? I've read that some can actually hold up to 75lbs of snow, which would be great for me given I'm on the East Coast.
 
I don't have enough room for anything like a car port, or I'd go that route.
 
Thoughts??
 
Thanks
 
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   Posted 4/8/2006 8:53 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I know this is going to sound stupid, but depending on your bike and the amount of space you have to work with, this might work as a sort of quasi-garage:  http://www.arrowsheds.com/yardsaver.htm
 
I live in a mobile home community and don't have a garage either ...I'll probably get the best cover I can for spring through fall and store the bike in my shed during the winter. 
 
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   Posted 4/9/2006 4:47 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

Thanks. I've seen those Arrowhead units, and they may well work. Home Depot sells them for around $450. I just have to measure to find out.

Hey - not everyone has a garage, and if my shed were big enough, my bike would be in there. blush


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   Posted 4/10/2006 6:55 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

 Have you looked at  thebikebarn.net ?

 We had golfball size hail here recently, and mine stood up really well. 


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   Posted 4/10/2006 7:19 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
rbenotti said...

Thanks. I've seen those Arrowhead units, and they may well work. Home Depot sells them for around $450. I just have to measure to find out.

Hey - not everyone has a garage, and if my shed were big enough, my bike would be in there. blush

Be sure to measure carefully.  I'd be really surprised if a V-Start 1100 is gonna fit in a 7 foot long shed.  I had an 8x8 for my GS1000 and still had to park it at an angle to get it to fit .


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   Posted 4/11/2006 5:41 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Asphalt Cowboy said...

 Have you looked at  thebikebarn.net ?

 We had golfball size hail here recently, and mine stood up really well. 


I will check that site out, thanks!!


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   Posted 4/11/2006 5:46 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
intechpc said...
rbenotti said...

Thanks. I've seen those Arrowhead units, and they may well work. Home Depot sells them for around $450. I just have to measure to find out.

Hey - not everyone has a garage, and if my shed were big enough, my bike would be in there. blush

Be sure to measure carefully.  I'd be really surprised if a V-Start 1100 is gonna fit in a 7 foot long shed.  I had an 8x8 for my GS1000 and still had to park it at an angle to get it to fit .

 
Thanks for the advice. I was likely going to look into the 10' version anyway, just for that reason (of length)


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   Posted 4/11/2006 10:25 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
...or you could just measure the size you want the shelter to be, build a frame out out of 2x4s, and bolt down some sheet metal for the sides. If you want it permanent, just make the 4 corner 2x4s longer and cement them into the ground. It may be more time and labor intensive, but it would probably be cheaper...
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   Posted 7/18/2011 7:55 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
Good to know about some recommendations of cycle shelter...

Post Edited By Moderator (Rich_S) : 7/19/2011 7:50:28 PM GMT

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   Posted 7/19/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
This is a small town & so many farms as well.  So a number of them have built sort of hot houses with plastic to hold their cages, to tractors & such.  They seem to last several years before some new white plastic is used again.
 
Now if you have a sort of mower/shovel shack then go for it & just to give you a warning then have a few empty tins hanging from the ceiling. That will be your additional WARNING.



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   Posted 11/6/2011 9:35 AM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.
I have a cycle shelter and love it. Sturdy even with the hurricane winds we had earlier this year. Hail is not a problem as the frame is strong and the fabric isn't going to rip, it will flex and the hail will bounce off.


I put alot of effort into making the rear of my bike look good. It's what everyone sees.
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   Posted 12/23/2011 5:39 PM (GMT -7)    Quote This PostAlert An Admin About This Post.

What I mentioned above is exactly what my neighbor built for their spare car.  I looks sensible & he probably got the tips from a chap 1.5 blocks away that after two years he covered it with the same material.  As I said some farmers futher away have been doing the same to trackors to you name it & I have never seen one replaced other then being replaced with the plastic on the outside about every two or three years. 

One leaves his wide open like a small place for an aircraft but it houses a lot of gear & to get to the tractor & the rest he uses a fence plus those at home would know if anyone was about to try & steal.


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