cover for seat


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Stickbender
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cover for seat

Postby Stickbender » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:14 am



Im new to this bike thing so bear with me. Im told not to use a cover when hauling my bike on a trailer, but my seat has a cloth like top and I know it will be wet if I dont cover. What can i get to cover seat when I haul on trailer?



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Re: cover for seat

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:04 pm

The reason for not using a cover is because it will flap in the wind and damage paint on the bike.

You could always remove the seat, transport it inside the truck to keep it dry, and put a small tarp or other waterproof thing over where the seat goes to keep wiring etc. dry. Just a suggestion, others might have better ideas.

I suppose you could just take the seat off the bike, wrap it tightly in plastic (like the large self-clinging plastic used for wrapping furniture and so on), then reinstall it on the bike before transporting it.

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Re: cover for seat

Postby Mercness » Sun Oct 23, 2011 5:46 pm

I think WingAdmin's idea of the plastic would be the best idea in my opinion. Always worth a try! Hope more people chime in with answers

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Re: cover for seat

Postby RexAubrey » Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:42 pm

If all you are trying to protect is the seat, get a large plastic bag, remove the seat and place it in the bag, use Duct tape to secure the bag tightly around the seat and seal the opening of the bag. Reinstall seat and duct tape over the area where the bolts need to go through the plastic. Duct tape, if it moves and it shouldn't Duct tape it. Nascar drivers and pit crews cannot be all wrong about the stuff. 8-)


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