- The Uninvented : the no-shit bike car bag
I use a 4 x 5m tarp in the back of my car. Line the inside of the car with it, chuck the frame in, then fold more tarp on top, put the wheels in, then the final bit of tarp on the top to cover over the bike for when you’ve stopped somewhere. Under a fiver, and far quicker and easier to use than the 70 quid boot rack that’s gathering dust.Posted 9 years agoDrPMember
I’ve got the MTBdirect tarp thing. It’s nice and thick – i’ve yet to puncture it.
It’s got little suckers to stick it to the windows, and holes for the headrest to ‘slide through’ so you can make a neat little ‘kill room’ in the boot of your car!
I often have it doubled up, then put bike in, fold it over, and put wheels in.
It’s perfect at keeping the rear of the car clean, and can be hosed down whenever.
DrPPosted 9 years agoedtheluenoseMember
I had a similar problem with putting my bike in me motor, saw this on bike radar http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/grimy-tranny-just-greasebag-it-14449 ,i also bought a fork bag from there website (www.greasebag.co.uk). didn't see any wheel bags though, but they do say they'll do custom jobsPosted 8 years agoclubberMember
Am i missing something here? Why can't you just use a standard bike bag? I have exactly the same requirements as you (eg keep the car clean while putting a muddy bike in the car) so I just put my bike in the bike bag after a ride I've driven to and that's it. Take it out at home and clean it.
Something like this:Posted 8 years ago
My mate has a big yellow bag he got from B&Q.Posted 8 years ago
Its like one of those bags that sand gets delivered in (lots of sand)
I think its to fill with rubbish then phone someone and they come and take your rubbish.
Anyway, it fits in the back of his car, is hard wearing and stops the mud and stuff getting on the inside of his nice shiny car.
Cheap too IIRCjohnSubscriber
Big pack of cling film. Doesn't take up too much space, can wrap the bike as efficiently as you want, will hopefully take the mud off your bike with it when you remove it, and could also wrap an extra slice of cake to eat when you get home.
(Actually – I thought I was joking, but that could work…)Posted 8 years agofrank4shortMember
Personally i'm in the drive my car to death/i don't care what goes in it school of thought. However my mate uses an empty one of these –
empty 1.5 tonne skip bag approximately 1.5 x 1 x 1 Fits a bike with the wheels take off with a minimum of fuss. Think it cost him a tenner in B&Q too so not exactly expensive.Posted 8 years agosamuriMember
when I cared, I bought one of those garden sprays from B&Q, the kind that you fill with water and then pump up by hand and just left it in the boot of my car.
Also get a soft floor brush, from B&Q as well. The bottle above will get most of the crud off two bikes are properly clean one. And if you're near a river you can repeatedly fill it up.Posted 8 years ago
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