Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bike saddle protection: Target bags rock!

As I’ve mentioned before, I leave my bike outside the subway station while I spend my (typically) 9 to 5 day at the office. With my bike exposed to the elements, I usually cover my saddle with some sort of plastic cover to primarily avoid moisture from rain. I was trying shower caps for a while and they worked well, but the moisture caused the elastic part to lose its elasticity. This would cause the wind to blow the cap away. I would get these shower caps for free when staying at hotels.

After a while, I ran out of shower caps. I even bought a fancier one at the dollar store which also sagged out from the elastic part. So, I decided to go with the free plastic bags that you get at the grocery store. These are ok, but the plastic is thin and tears easily. And, some of the bags have predefined holes at the bottom (huh?). I don’t know why some have these, but maybe the manufacturers put them there so air can escape when packing them.

One bag doesn’t have these problems: the Target stores bag. These are thicker than your typical grocery store bag and they don’t come with holes. Best of all they’re free. The thickness of the plastic makes these bags last a long time.

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