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Old 09-08-2015, 06:33 AM   #29
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Bike Friday makes a folding bike which is as comfortable as a full size bike, IMO. The drawback is the cost which can be upwards of a few thousand for special models.

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Old 09-08-2015, 07:08 AM   #30
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I'd like to check out Bike Fridays like these when we get to Oregon. I think this couple keeps them folded in the cab behind their seats. I think these bikes are equipped with clean chains -- no grease -- but I'm not totally sure. They swear by their comfort. They've taken some long rides, including riding from Venice to Florence, Italy.

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Old 09-08-2015, 09:51 AM   #31
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I decided on the Dahon d7 mariner. I purchased two and am very satisfied. They are light, fold easily and fit nicely in the back of my truck. The bike rides well given the small size. Quality workmanship is apparent. I do wish it had more than 7 gears but for my purposes it will suffice. I looked at Bike Friday's but couldn't justify the cost.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #32
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My Citizen was about $300, delivered, and has been just fine.

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Old 09-10-2015, 12:51 PM   #33
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Has anyone figured how to carry bikes inside an Airstream?
Reread my posts!
Montague Mountain bikes
Full Size, sturdy
Quality
Easy to fold/unfold
Stores easy in SUV or Airstream
Does not take up a lot of space, we stack them
We love these bikes.

We used to carry non folding bikes in the Airstream
Lay the first one on the floor on a rug, pad the first one w a furniture moving pad or old blanket, lay the second on top

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Old 10-22-2015, 11:28 PM   #34
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New proud Airstream owner, will pick her up this Monday.
I am also a folding bike dealer selling Dahons and Terns via the Internet.
We know a little bit about them and if somebody needs parts or has questions go ahead a ask.
The old Dahons in this thread are really only for short distances, they come up for sale quite often, but really nothing compared to current ones or 5-8 years old ones. plus a couple parts are really not more available after been around for 20 years.
Camping world and worst Marine have their bikes built with very limited knowledge about folding bikes, and the result is somewhat questionable.
Love the old Raleighs earlier in the thread. These are collector items with an lot of charme :-) Heavy but charme

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Old 10-23-2015, 06:01 AM   #35
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Folding Bikes

If you have a Vintage Airstream, you must go with a vintage folding bike. That being said, we have two Schwinn "Run-A-Bout"'s. These are semi-folding bikes, made from 1968-1970. They look like a Schwinn Sting-Ray, without the banana seat. They were made for camping and boating. They originally came in green or dark brown. Hard to find in nice condition, and expensive.
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Old 02-28-2016, 09:59 AM   #36
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I am seriously considering the Dahon Mariner. My LBS carries them and can get replacement parts! I do like the Bike Fridays but can't find one similar to the Mariner. Still open for suggestions, especially from a Dahon/Tern dealer.
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New proud Airstream owner, will pick her up this Monday.
I am also a folding bike dealer selling Dahons and Terns via the Internet.
We know a little bit about them and if somebody needs parts or has questions go ahead a ask.
The old Dahons in this thread are really only for short distances, they come up for sale quite often, but really nothing compared to current ones or 5-8 years old ones. plus a couple parts are really not more available after been around for 20 years.
Camping world and worst Marine have their bikes built with very limited knowledge about folding bikes, and the result is somewhat questionable.
Love the old Raleighs earlier in the thread. These are collector items with an lot of charme :-) Heavy but charme

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Old 02-28-2016, 10:37 AM   #37
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I'll add my vote for the Bike Friday. I purchased 2 this winter and can't wait to get some more use out of them. They weren't cheap but the components and custom sizing are the reasons. Some people use them as serious touring bikes where comfort is very important.
Storing them inside the Suburban just seemed the way to go for both security and care.
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Old 02-28-2016, 11:00 AM   #38
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We purchased the Dahon's and then returned them. They were not sturdy enough and neither my husband nor I liked the little size and they were uncomfortable. We wanted bikes like our old Schwinn's but foldable. After a great search and research we settled on the Montague bikes. They are the ones the troopers use when overseas. We love them. They do very well in sand, rocky, rooty, twisty woodsy areas in nat/state/fed parks. They are good on all surfaces. They are very sturdy and easy to fold. We carry them in our SUV. We bike with all our friends and they all have full size bikes, some the same Montague's.
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Bike Friday bikes are great but it is very hard to figure out all the choices. Wish they had some standard models to chose from.
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I have to admit those Mantague Paratroopers look pretty nice...
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Any of the Montague bikes are really good. We found our used bikes through Craig's list and a local bike store. Other friends have done the same and some have purchased them new.
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For assistance in the decision making, maybe a phone call would help. I have a Bike Friday from about 25 years ago...and it rides like a full size, albeit, large potholes need to be avoided.....

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