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Old 11-17-2007, 06:50 PM   #21
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Dahons are well suited for easy riding around the RV park or to the grocery store. If you're more interested in a quality bike and distance cycling, order a custom fit Bike Friday. "You gets whats you pays for!"
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:51 PM   #22
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Giant makes a really nice folding bike. I haven't used one but have seen them and talked with folks who have them. They are very well made. Heres is a link: Giant Bicycles | *bikes - lifestyle - HALFWAY
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:06 PM   #23
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Moonshot: where did you mount this rack? I have a 16' Bambi and can't figure out where I can put my bike, bike rack without it being a big big hassle!
Hello fellow deadhead!

Actually, I don't have such a fabricated rack. I'm familiar with the concept though. When I travel with the bikes in my Argosy I use a modified Enflite rack (hatchback style) that I've had a long time. It's basically the same idea with fork mounts and all.

It is a big hassle. My first choice is to put the bikes in the truck bed. If the weather is bad I may use the Enflite. Worming your way to the rear bathroom around the bikes while traveling can be challenge.

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Old 11-17-2007, 09:25 PM   #24
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I have a Montague it is a large bike when folded compared to the Dahon. My next TV I will mount a front reciever to hold a bike rack. I found that the bike folded up, in a bag, packed into the TV and added to the drive to the campground just hinders the bikes use. I recently bought a Trikke which folds really nice and compact great for exercise as long as you travel on level ground.
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Old 11-18-2007, 04:40 AM   #25
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We have Bike Friday bikes.. They ride quite well. To tell the truth we bring them when we take vacations on planes because they pack into a suitcase which is probably the best feature about them. With Bike Friday you can really customize the bike to what you want / need for components but that will certainly build up the price. When we take our Airstream out we have a fork mount in our pickup (with a cap) so we bring our full size bikes.
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Old 11-18-2007, 06:04 AM   #26
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We have a Bickerton all aluminum folding bike (currently with a flat tire) and we just got this off Ebay for $35..

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Old 11-20-2007, 10:02 PM   #27
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Dahons are well suited for easy riding around the RV park or to the grocery store. If you're more interested in a quality bike and distance cycling, order a custom fit Bike Friday. "You gets whats you pays for!"
I'm not as sure about that as I used to be, although certainly a lot hangs on the interpretation of distance cycling.
Dahons are fine for 20-40 mile rides (in my experience), although depending on the model they may not be especially fast, although mine seems pretty content in the 15-17mph range. If I'm wanting more than that, I drag out the recumbent.

While the Bike Fridays enjoy an excellent reputation, they are overkill for most of us. Having said that, I'm starting to drool over the family tandem. Oh well.
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Old 11-20-2007, 10:36 PM   #28
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hey peddlars!

the b.f. is an adequate folder.

it's strong point is the 'built to your size' feature.

that it is made in oregon is cool 2.

dahon makes bikes that are every bit as good as fridays...

just not their entry level models....

visit the the d's website and look over the higher spec'd models...

Folding Bicycles and Folding Bicycle Accessories by Dahon

some are very very nice, for example the speed line or jetstream models...

of course the price is then closer to the b.f. too...

not folders, but here are some of my rides....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/256107-post6.html

sir alex done a good job!

we've got several threads on happy zero emissions riders...

and LOTS OF LINKS contained within...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...les-29783.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ing-27750.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ike-24720.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ams-15373.html

happy ridin' friends!

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Old 11-21-2007, 04:53 AM   #29
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Helpful links:
The Folding Society
Folding Bikes - Bike Forums
Kent's Bike Blog: Dahon Curve D3 -- Folding and Luggage
(this last from what I consider a pretty interesting guy. He once did a mountain bike race from Canada to Mexico on a single speed. Also has done some long rides on a Friday.)
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Old 11-21-2007, 08:28 AM   #30
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I have a Ritchey BreakAway road bike. I bought it to take on the airplane for a trip to Europe. It's a unique concept but similar to the S&S coupler solution in that it allows a standard geometry bike to be broken down into parts that fit in an airline legal (no oversize surcharge) suitcase.

The pros, it is a great riding bike that weighs in at around 18 pounds for a large frame and Ultegra level components. The cons, it takes a little longer to assemble and disassemble than a folder. Honestly if your not trying to pack it for airline travel the whole procedure can be done in 10-15 minutes. The claims on the website of doing it in 5 are probably true if you work on a NASCAR pit crew

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