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Old 08-13-2007, 07:26 PM   #1
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Keeping your bike outdoors

Okay, I have a new house and I have NO way to keep the bike indoors or even under my porch. My question is what can I do to keep my bike from getting harmed by the weather(bright sun, rain, etc.)? My bike is CLEAN and I'm scared that it will turn to outside in the elements of nature, so any and all advice is greatly appreciated. I'm not worried about it being stolen, I am only looking for advice on keeping it immaculate, and keeping it at a storage facility is not an option...it must be here with me.

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Old 08-13-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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build it a home in your back yard
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:36 PM   #5
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Old 08-13-2007, 07:39 PM   #6
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Buy a bike cover which can actually trap humidy. Or build a cover or storage area in your back yard. You had to know about this before you bought your house right? The weather will destroy it.
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dont get a cheap cover off ebay or else where. The factory covers may be 100.00 but they have worked best for me in the past, much better quality and it fits the bike.
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Tango had the best solution (enclosed trailer) if you want to keep it immaculate. If you opt for a bike cover, get the very best like a TotL Nelson-Briggs, but even that won't be enough if we're talking any significant amount of time. I'd be particularly concerned with your spoked wheels, cause they will see the water splashing up from the ground.

Do you not have a garage, or is the garage just filled up? I would do whatever I can to make room for that bike. Trust me on this. I speak from experience!
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before i cleaned out space in my garage i went out and bought a car cover and wrapped it in it as if it were a blanket. put the cover on the ground and roll it on top of it then wrap it around to cover all angles
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:46 PM   #13
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go to lowes or hom depot and buy a tool storage shed big enough to hold it
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Old 08-14-2007, 02:52 PM   #15
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What does that normally run? $$$?
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ask azylum, he used to store his bike inside his apt. I think he made a video of it
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Old 08-14-2007, 05:17 PM   #17
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Seriously, outside won't hurt it for a little while, but more than a couple weeks and I would be looking for better. You do not want to wrap it like a blanket.
That could trap moisture and things will downhill waay fast. Better to cover loosely just to keep off the rain and sun. I would build at least some kind of cover or shed.
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My landlord just gave me permission to do this. It needs to fit inside one of my parking spaces (8' wide). I am looking for the best small building I can put up inside that space that won't be hideous infront of my house and won't cost me an arm and leg(looking for under $250). I went to Lowe's but they didn't really have anything in the size I need. I am thinking that something about 5' wide by 6' long is plenty, I mean sh*t, 3' wide would even be enough. I need something with enough weight that it will hold itself down(or I can put sand bags in it, but no drilling on the asphalt). Can someone please point me in the right direction? I'm kinda overwhelmed with all the money it's been costing me to move into my own house so money is an important factor, but I do need something that will last and look decent. Thanks again for all the help guys!

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Old 08-14-2007, 07:56 PM   #19
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