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Old 23-02-2015, 07:17   #46
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Re: Best Boat Bikes?

Best boat bikes? Not a bike at all. Longboard. Many like drop downs, but personally I use a twin tip free style like landyachtz, having a traditional nose and tail makes getting over curbs, sidewalk cracks gravel etc. So much easier. Of course this versatility comes at the cost of maximum velocity.

Word of warning though. You don't bounce like you used too. I was an avid sake boarder 25 years before buying my Longboard, but hadn't been on one in 20 years. I was black and blue and covered in road rash for the first month while I learned that I should take it easher than I used too. My wife makes me wear a helmet now too, which feels kind of goofy.

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Old 23-02-2015, 08:06   #47
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I've had a Downtube for 5 years and been very happy. Stainless chain and spokes, aluminium frame and most bits. A once a year cleaning takes off the minor cosmetic rust stains on a few bolt heads and such. Quality is very good. It rides very well.

I have one with the sealed internal 8 speed hub. Many fewer greasy parts exposed. Not quite the shifting range of a big derailleur but enough for me. They now offer a belt instead of chain which certainly sounds great.

The company is very small and run by a college professor, Dr. Yan, who personally answers emails. According to the web site, he now lives in Nassau and is the Bahamas national chess champion.

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Old 23-02-2015, 09:06   #48
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Re: Best Boat Bikes?

I would add another vote for the Brompton. Very flexible and folds into the smallest package. Definitely need a cover to protect from corrosion. As you can see, able to carry a decent load of essential supplies.
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Old 16-07-2016, 03:03   #49
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Re: Best Boat Bikes?

I have 3 Electrolyte compact e-bikes that split into two parts.
When I ordered I told them they are for my yacht so they even personalised them with my yachts name
No problem with corrosion after 2 years, aluminium frames and stainless steel

I joined here to recommend them to you people as they are heaps of fun to ride

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What about a MOTORIZED folding bike?

On paper looks pretty good. Folds in a few seconds, does 30mph and weighs only 64 LBS.

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