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Flipping cheapo Aldi bike covers! It's just glued (badly) down the seam, which the mirror is pressed up against. I guess it was only a matter of time.

Wouldn't bother me but I've kept the bike clean and dry while I've been unable to ride and when I got home it was soaked all down that side. Grrr!

Wonder if it's a SuperGlue job or if it's time to spend more that £5 on a bike cover :D
 

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try doing a SuperGlue job on it and place a couple of old heavy socks over the mirrors.

never spend more for a cover than you have to...The better the cover the more likely it is to be stolen.


I would be more worried about what I walked into here rather than what I were to come home to, if I were you... :thumbup
 

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Same thing has happened to Martin's cover... He's tried the superglue and it did last for a little while, but the mirror is back through..

He's thinking of using Locktite on it now.. apoxy resin in two parts. (or something like that) :p
 

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Hmm, I think it cost £9 over a year ago so I don't mind that it's not lasted long, but it had to go on a day when it's been royally peeing it down didn't it? Grrr! :D
 

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Hmm, I think it cost £9 over a year ago so I don't mind that it's not lasted long
I knew the Welsh were tight (they watch the price of Leeks like the world watches the NASDAQ) but Ant, you're taking the mick ..... Nottingham will be ashamed of you mate!

Less than 80p a month on a bike cover and you're moaning ... :lol

They were giving them 'bags for life' out for free in Sainsburys last week ...

Have you thought of making 3 trips in there on free bag day and stitching some bags for life together instead? :p
 

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Felix said:
[I knew the Welsh were tight (they watch the price of Leeks like the world watches the NASDAQ) but Ant, you're taking the mick ..... Nottingham will be ashamed of you mate!
Ha ha, I didn't go to Lidl to buy it, it was the in-laws who were there and picked it up. It was kinda like "I should really get a bike cover... really" and me being as determined as ever I just didn't bother. When the in-laws phoned to say they'd gone to Lidl and they had a load of bike stuff my Mrs asked me if I'd be interested in anything. I'm pretty sure I replied something like "I don't want any of their cheap crap" until they said they had bike covers for under £10. I was off work after my accident at the time and the new bike was sat on the back yard getting rained on every day so I figured "well I ain't gonna go and fetch one so I'd might as well take it".

Didn't actually expect it to last this long, so I'm actually kinda chuffed, it's just that this month I've been paid 3/4 of my normal wage packet because my sick pay expired (hence why I've gone back to work even though I'm in a worse state than I was before my op). D'oh!
 

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Forget the cover...let the missus know who is boss and park the bike in the living room!
after all its only fair that if she can keep her sofa there you should be allowed equal space for your bike.












who in the hell would want to look at a sofa anyway?
 

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You could always ask Fordzoid to send you a free one over (like he did for Rad)

It'll make that one you've already got look the business mate ;)
 

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As much as I'd love to park the bike in the living room, there's no way to get it in without dismantling it first (and we've already established that I have the mechanical skills of a brick). I will however take that walking beer dispenser. Could've done with one of those while I was off work!
 

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Felix said:
If you're serious about upgrading your bike-cover SeeBeeThou...

I spotted THIS that might be of interest?
£1.99? Wow, even better price than before! I'll take three!
 
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