Author Topic: Arkel Bike Cover  (Read 3494 times)

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Offline keithmisegades

Arkel Bike Cover
« on: October 23, 2007, 09:58:19 pm »
I am on a bike tour in Kentucky and at the last minute purchased the Arkel Bike Cover.  The description said that it was made out of lightweight nylon, but this thing is heavy.  I can attest that it is watertight as my bike stayed dry while in use, but I would like to challenge the engineers to come up with a lighter cover.  Perhaps something like my tent fly.


Offline JayH

Arkel Bike Cover
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2007, 09:17:07 am »
Look for a cover/tarp that is made out of Silnylon, it's a fairly lightweight material that some singlewall tents are made out of.  

Jay


Offline keithmisegades

Arkel Bike Cover
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2007, 03:30:06 pm »
Thanks for the tip.  My Arkel cover is going up for sale very soon...If anyone wants a good deal..


Offline JayH

Arkel Bike Cover
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2007, 03:57:30 pm »
Not being familiar with the arkel, is it a custom shape, i.e. shaped like a bike. You can probably find a silnylon tarp at say Campmor but it's just going to be that, a tarp, with grommets at the end. Silnylon, although very light, it also very slippery, at least my tarptent is pretty slippery since it's floor is also silnylon.  One can fix that with tape or seam sealer...

Wonder if this would work for you... 7'x6'

http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=30268443&memberId=12500226&storeId=226&catalogId=40000000226&langId=-1

They also make a Lair 2 that is larger....


Jay

This message was edited by JayH on 10-26-07 @ 11:59 AM