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
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
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.