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Bike Bras(13 posts)

Bike BrasTower
Jun 9, 2003 4:09 AM
I transport our bikes in a custom made bike rack in the bed of my truck. I'm looking for those bike bras that stretch from the saddle, over the bars and down to the forks. I'm calling them a bike bra, but they may have another name?

Anyone know who sells those? Are they one-size fits all?
re: Bike Brasrsorganize
Jun 9, 2003 4:49 AM
Performance sells them for less than $30.
XPort...........is that Performance's house brand?Tower
Jun 9, 2003 6:24 AM
I see they have roof racks similar to Yakima and Thule
XPort...........is that Performance's house brand?rsorganize
Jun 9, 2003 7:04 PM
Yes, that appears to be the name. No experience with it, just ordered it. Will use upright. Hope it works!
re: Bike BrasPMC
Jun 9, 2003 4:49 AM
Try Colorado Cyclist

http://www.coloradocyclist.com/common/products/productdisplay2_v2.cfm?PRRFNBR=12445&S=12445,12150
I'd be a rolling billboard for CC! Thanks! nmTower
Jun 9, 2003 6:27 AM
EbayBecky
Jun 9, 2003 5:33 AM
Check Ebay....we bought 2 for something like $20 or $25 dollars.
Yep, they're one-size-fits-all and they're great for keeping bug guts and pollen off of the bar tape and fork.
re: Bike BrasFTMD
Jun 9, 2003 6:33 AM
I haven't liked my 'bra' (bro?) from CC much. I haven't used it in a year, so this is all from memory, but I recall that there's a loop that you hook onto the fork dropout. You then put the drop out into your rack tray as normal. I found that tightening the skewer on the tray as usual actually cuts into the fabric of the bro. Mine looks, if I recall, as though they are close to being cut all the way through. Thus, why I haven't used it in a year. I kind of rate this purchase as a waste of $.

If someone has a suggestion on how to use it w/o damaging the loop, I'd love to hear them.
Thought about that.Tower
Jun 9, 2003 7:37 AM
Seinfeld rocks!

I've given that some thought. Could you sew in some velcro straps that wrap around the mount?

The bro from performance looks like it's a little more substantial in the fork area.
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/large_photo.cfm?SKU=4634&Store=Bike
Thought about that.FTMD
Jun 9, 2003 8:08 AM
Still, you are putting fabric between 2 pieces of hard metal and clamping down. I eventually think that it will cause problems. But, I see a lot of folks using them, so maybe they know the cure.

I've wondered about maybe somehow fashioning the fork coverage area to loop around behind the fork and be hooked/attached to the tray itself.
what about clamping the fork first....Becky
Jun 9, 2003 9:34 AM
...and then looping the elastic loops onto each side of the skewer of the fork mount? That's what I do and haven't had any problems. Granted, I only use the bike bra for long (2+ hour trips) or when the stuff flying about in the air is particularly yucky.
hey, good idea! I'll look at that tonight. Thxs. (nm)FTMD
Jun 9, 2003 9:51 AM
nm
re: Bike Bras7ti
Jun 9, 2003 7:17 AM
I've been considering a bike bra myself, but have also been contemplating a bra that covers the entire frame and rear wheel. The only areas exposed are the front drop-outs and a small area at the bottom of the rear wheel for connecting to a roof rack. I'm leaning towards this type of cover because I've been caught far too many times in long, soaking downpours and even hailstorms for hours while I travel. A cover like this may spare me the time of breaking down the frame, draining and drying it out and re-lubing the bearings. Has anybody had any experience with this type of cover?