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CTC bike bags (what size??)

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Bigtallfatbloke, 11 Apr 2008.

  1. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    http://www.ctcshop.com/product.jsp?style=29977

    I wanted to order but then it occurred to me that my bike is huge...64cm frame...will this bag fit ?? I bought a bike cover once from Halfords which I was assured would fit, but of course it was to small.

    I have asked the CTC to commnet but I just wondered if anybody here had any experiences with these bags sizes while I am awaiting a reply.
    Thanks.
     
  2. what are you neading it for?
     
  3. OP
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    erm...to wrap up my bike on the plane
     
  4. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    I have used one of those for a 56cm bike and I reckon I could have put another half a bike in with it (hope that makes sense)
     
  5. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    My husband is 6"4 and fits his bike easily into the CTC bags. You'll be fine. I could camp in one!!
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    well it's been ordered and is on it's way so we'll see....I'm sure all will be well. If it is strong enough I may just use it as a tent footprint or something and save carrying the tarp...dunno , let's see.
     
  7. rualexander

    rualexander Veteran

    It should be plenty big enough, I have used these bags a few times now. While on tour I just roll it up and keep it in the same bag as the tent and I have also used it as a groundsheet protector on rocky/prickly ground and I have thought of using it as a survival bag/bivvi bag although the need has not yet arisen.
     
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    Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    well the bag arrived, my first impression is that it will easily fit but that it is very heavy...I wont be lugging it all over Germany , instead I'll likely ditch it at the airport and figure out some other way of packing the bike for the home flight.