Have had a Bike Friday New World Tourist <bikefriday.com> on boat for a number of years. It fits into a suitcase that can double as a trailer. Ships as a bag, not a bike, on airlines so way cheaper. Underway. stored the bike in its suitcase on the V berth. In port, would fold it into a travel bag for dinghying ashore. Or just lift
it onto the deck
while in a marina.
Bike Fridays are real bikes that you can ride seriously if you want. Was a fairly dedicated rider in my younger days and had a 4-5 road/mountain bike collection. Have sold them off because I like riding the Bike Friday so much.
Used to commute to the boat in Alameda from Kona, worked for an airline so commute costs were right. Would fly into Oakland, assemble the bike, turn the suit case into a trailer and ride the 10 miles or so to the boat in Alameda and repeat on the return. Son and family
lived in San Ramon. Would ride over to the BART station in Oakland and take that to San Ramon where I'd ride to there house. Didn't have to inconvenience them driving into Alameda to pick me up. No rental car or taxi costs.
Bike Fridays are real bicycles. Have ridden mine on many trips over 10 miles. The panniers were good for hitting the supermarket for provisioning
most boat parts
or just getting around Alameda, over to Jack London Square in Oakland or anywhere in the Bay Area that Bart ran. If i had anything big, it would usually go in/on the suit case trailer. The frame is steel
on the Bike Friday but the components are all aluminum
. The frame has held up well after nearly 10 years of use on and off the boat. The only real issue with the frame was some paint
that was scraped off a chain stay while shipped on a plane. touched it up with a little paint
. Doesn't look so good but killed any rust.