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So I live in the a little one bedroom apartment and I have no where to work on my bike unless I take it to a buddies. I currently store the bike pretty much in my kitchen. Lay down some towels and squeeze the bike in the front door and jam it under my breakfast bar counter thing.

Im thinking of turning my patio into a spot to work on my bike but I will need some innovation. I would have to walk my bike across the living room to get it out on the patio, which would destroy my carpet. Anyone have any ideas for what goes good on top of carpet that would protect it and is easy to manipulate to make a path with?

http://www.americanfloormats.com/corrugated-vinyl-runner-mats/

was lookin at something along the lines of that but I havent seen it in person so Im not sure if it will work

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I would just buy a decent drop cloth like you would you use for painting. Then just fold it up and put it away when your not using it.

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im trying to stay away from any cloth material because it would be hard to clean some mud or grime off it, at least if i get something plastic or vinyl i can wipe up any mess if my tires tracked some mud or something

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x2 on the visquen or however it is spelled. For $8 you can buy a huge amount of it. Just cut it in strips like those runner rugs. When it get dirt, just toss it.

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How big of an area do you need to cover?

Probably lookin at 2 feet by maybe 15 feet to be safe, thats a straight shot from the front door to the patio

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This is what your looking for http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202280473/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 People used to put it down in high traffic areas to protect carpet.

this is what i was originally thinking off, doesnt show if its in a roll or not on the website... can you roll that stuff up and hide it?

I dont think i would wanna go with the visqueen looks too weak and light, was lookin for somethin more heavy duty.

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the 5mil visqueen would be strong enough ive used it in lead abatement for house remodels and run wheel barrows across carpet and never broke threw pluss you can chuck it or hose it off if it gets dirty

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The clear runner mat from home depot is probobly hanging on a roll in the store near the carpet and flooring department. They sell it by the linear foot, so measure how long you need and buy that many feet.

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