Bike bags

mik82 Posts: 38
edited March 2010 in Road buying advice
Does anyone know anything about bike bags? I've got a Kinesis Racelight TK2 (57cm) which I built up myself. I'm currently having to stay in some university halls and have been keeping my bike in the room. Today a guy from Residences came in and told me to lock the bike up outside as they're not allowed inside university buildings. Now I'm not going to be doing that as I've seen people fiddling with the bike racks while looking out of my window and there's always a few sorry-looking bikes which have been kicked in each weekend.

Anyway, I was thinking I could put the bike in a bike bag and store it in the wardrobe or under the bed. That way there isn't a visible bike in the room and I can carry it outside to reassemble. Does anyone have experience with them - I assume that both wheels will have to come off. What about the saddle + seatpost and handlebars? If it's just the wheels then it isn't much hassle but extra bits will probably make it a bit annoying.

I was looking at something like this:

Bloody annoying having to think of things like this.



  • My top tip for a student on a budget- Visit your local bike ship and get a bike box.

    Nice and free :) easy to move round with the carry handles and can be stood on either end

    £1.25 for sign up

    Cashback on wiggle,CRC,evans follow the link
  • monkeyjo
    monkeyjo Posts: 54
    I got one of these the other day for taking my bike around in a car. Fairly cheapish and everything fits in the one bag. If it's not for transporting the bike I'd go with Radioactiveman's idea - just get a cardboard box. Or take the pedals and wheels off and see if it'll fit under your bed.
  • mik82
    mik82 Posts: 38
    How much stuff do you need to take off the bike to fit it in the Chain Reaction bag?

    The reason I was looking at bags was because I'd be able to carry the bike in and out of the building (I'm in an 8th floor room). I assume they don't want people bringing bikes in and out and storing them because if everyone did it there'd be tyre tracks and mud everywhere. If it's in a bag I can't see how they could stop me carrying it in.

    "It's not a bike it's a bag full of bits of bike.." haha

    It is annoying having to submit to rules designed for 18 year olds.