Tarp big enough to enclose a bike, bivvy and gear?

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firestarter
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Re: Tarp big enough to enclose a bike, bivvy and gear?

Postby firestarter » 26 Mar 2017, 5:36pm

The thing I dont like about a tarp set ups using a bike is for if I want to nip off on the bike I can and leave my gear in situ. Last time I sneaked off to a local campsite showers ;)

But no one can pinch your bike without waking you if your in a dodgy area using a tarp held up by a bike lol

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Re: Tarp big enough to enclose a bike, bivvy and gear?

Postby mercalia » 26 Mar 2017, 8:27pm

firestarter wrote:The thing I dont like about a tarp set ups using a bike is for if I want to nip off on the bike I can and leave my gear in situ. Last time I sneaked off to a local campsite showers ;)

But no one can pinch your bike without waking you if your in a dodgy area using a tarp held up by a bike lol


I wonder about all thr grease and muck on the bike going onto the tarp - and you :(

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Re: Tarp big enough to enclose a bike, bivvy and gear?

Postby Gattonero » 26 Mar 2017, 11:06pm

mercalia wrote:
firestarter wrote:The thing I dont like about a tarp set ups using a bike is for if I want to nip off on the bike I can and leave my gear in situ. Last time I sneaked off to a local campsite showers ;)

But no one can pinch your bike without waking you if your in a dodgy area using a tarp held up by a bike lol


I wonder about all thr grease and muck on the bike going onto the tarp - and you :(


Grease and muck?
Maybe mud on the tyres can be a problem, just put a bin liner over the wheels and it's job done.
Grease? My bike is never "greasy". I really don't get it when I see those people on the side of the road, covered head to toe in muck and grime for being fixing a puncture, looking more like they've been disassembling the gearbox of a lorry :lol:
Even tho, just sleep on the non-drive side :idea:
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Re: Tarp big enough to enclose a bike, bivvy and gear?

Postby Ivor Tingting » 28 Mar 2017, 1:44am

firestarter wrote:I prefer no insects so got a lux mini peak 2 me bike and gear fit perfectly
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That is one gorgeous bike a Shand Stoater Rohloff hub,belt drive and disc brakes.
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Re: Tarp big enough to enclose a bike, bivvy and gear?

Postby Gattonero » 1 Apr 2017, 10:11am

Sensible setup with a front pannier rack and rear Bagman
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Re: Tarp big enough to enclose a bike, bivvy and gear?

Postby Sooper8 » 6 Apr 2017, 10:24pm

+1 for the Lux Mini Peak 2
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