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Keeping a folder hidden while in car

kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,147
edited February 2017 in Commuting general
I have ordered a tern link folding bike. (20 inch wheels)

My idea is to drive most of the way to work - but then park up on quieter roads then do the last 10 minutes on the bike. Should pay for itself in parking fee's on I save.

My only problem is I fear the bike would be visible in the car - I have a Peugeot 208 hatchback - I would like it to fit in with parcal shelf on so the bike is totally out of site - I fear the parcel shelf may not fit with the bike.

I thought about throwing an old carpet over it - but wonder anyone has any better ideas

I didn't like the folders with the smaller wheels - so won't be going brompton ...

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  • kingrollo wrote:
    I have ordered a tern link folding bike. (20 inch wheels)

    My idea is to drive most of the way to work - but then park up on quieter roads then do the last 10 minutes on the bike. Should pay for itself in parking fee's on I save.

    My only problem is I fear the bike would be visible in the car - I have a Peugeot 208 hatchback - I would like it to fit in with parcal shelf on so the bike is totally out of site - I fear the parcel shelf may not fit with the bike.

    I thought about throwing an old carpet over it - but wonder anyone has any better ideas

    I didn't like the folders with the smaller wheels - so won't be going brompton ...
    Won't it only be visible when you'e at home? In which case you could keep it in the house?
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,496
    Can't see the issue - unless you're going to leave the bike in the car somewhere?
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Get a bit of dark sheet/carpet/tarp then if its in the car. Anything that looks like a bike will get nicked from a car.

    But I'm confused. You drive and get the bike out and then reverse it. So the only time its in the car is with you driving ?

    If you're leaving it in the car overnght at home or something then I'd be wary.
  • kingrollokingrollo Posts: 3,147
    fenix wrote:
    Get a bit of dark sheet/carpet/tarp then if its in the car. Anything that looks like a bike will get nicked from a car.

    But I'm confused. You drive and get the bike out and then reverse it. So the only time its in the car is with you driving ?

    If you're leaving it in the car overnight at home or something then I'd be wary.

    I just thought think I would forget to take the bike out each and every night - and sometimes go to the gym straight from work.

    Just wondered if anyone had any ideas\ gadgets - etc..
  • mw22mw22 Posts: 78
    I'd start with some privacy glass/tint on your rear windows.

    It might look a bit chavvy but most new cars seem to have it these days. You have to have a real good nosey to see into it - even more so at night.
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  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    A bag to put the bike in then? Keep you and the car clean. But if you forget to take it out of the car - you do run a risk. Depending on the area.
  • Big tarp from B and Q.
  • fnegronifnegroni Posts: 794
    You might want to invest in a folding bike specific bag, like the Dahon carry-on cover (maybe Tern makes a similar one)

    here is my review of it:
    http://wokinghamcyclist.blogspot.co.uk/ ... cover.html
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