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Old 21-12-2011, 10:09   #16
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We have just got two Dahon folding bikes, the bags for them is a must but they store in the lazarette.

Certainly allows you to explore more when in port.
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Old 22-12-2011, 04:25   #17
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there is a multi page recent discussion on this. still active a few days ago.
Thanks.....I did search for "bikes" and "bicycle" but nothing came up....where would I find it?
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Old 22-12-2011, 04:39   #18
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Thanks for the info everyone. folding bikes sounds like the go. Does anyone know if they make them small enough for a 5yr old kid?
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Old 22-12-2011, 04:42   #19
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Oops sorry Cheechako, I missed that quote of yours where you included the link to How Do You Get Around when You Get There ? Thanks for that
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Old 22-12-2011, 05:31   #20
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Thanks.....I did search for "bikes" and "bicycle" but nothing came up....where would I find it?
Nikki, did you use the custom Google search?

bicycles OR bikes - Google Search

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See link in post # 13 in this discussion!
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Re: Bikes on Board

I am 6'2", weigh about 240 (before the Christmas holidays), and enjoy a Montague Paratrooper, purchased at West Marine. This is used by the military of several nations for traversing rough country. It's billed as a mountain bike that folds. YouTube has tons of videos on it. You can even obtain, through other suppliers, trailers to carry several hundred pounds of gear, fuel, etc. If you are considering a full size mountain bike that fits in a small space with no loss of features, check it out.
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Bike Friday - Custom folding and travel bicycles hand-crafted in Oregon

I used to commute to my boat and rent a car but needed to cut back and got a Bike Friday New World Tourist. If you are a serious biker, you won't be disappointed in the performance and an easy rider for the novice. Mine is set up as a touring bike with 27 speed gear train so have a gear for almost any terrain and my old legs. Have other models from a true folder called the Tikit to outright racing styles.

The bike ships as luggage so no big 'Bike Surcharge' from the airlines. Great bike. Rides as well as my full size bikes and more than capable of covering long distances, which I have done. The trailer option for the suitcase works great for carrying bulky items like sails, etc. With panniers can easily provision for a passage in a couple of trips to the grocery store.

I stow the bike in the forepeak on pasages. Never have been able to sleep up there on a passage so it goes in normally wasted space. Leave the suitcase on deck at anchor when not being used as a trailer. Bike breaks down to fit in a valise in a minute or less for local transporting. Breaking it down to fit in the suitcase takes more time but faster the more often that you do it.
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I tried a folder but found it too light (188cms, 110 kg). I have mountain bike on board with folding pedals. With the front wheel removed fits great in the guest cabin. Because it's a real bike I can use panniers and a trailer to carry fuel, water and supplies. Jetties are a luxury here in Oz!
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There are plenty of folding bikes that would suit a larger rider. Take a look at the Swissbike X50.

http://www.amazon.com/Montague-Swiss...8691448&sr=8-1
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Yes, that's a ripper - cheaper than my Dahon folder as well!
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I'm 190 cm (6'3") tall and use a Dahon Espresso. Works for me. I think the Swissbike looks just as good. Those carry bags are as good idea for stowage as are the folding pedals.
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Yes, the Dahon is good for me alone, but when you add 20kgs of provisions, 20kg of water and 20kg of fuel, it starts to squeak a bit! What we've done is keep the Dahon for my wife and the mountain bike for me with panniers and trailer.
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I kind of get the feelling that your folder is the small wheeled type.
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I'm 190cm and 100kg. The first few folders I tried were flexing way too much, but I ended up with a Mezzo that handles my size ok.

(Kudos to the folks at Dahon for being straight with me about the capabilities of their bikes. I called the factory, gave them my specs, and they told me to keep looking.)
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