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Old 31-10-2011, 02:23   #61
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Re: How Do You Get Around when You Get There ?

The photo does not do it justice but the bikes are attached to a 'mac-rac' bolted to the pushpit.

One bike has survived 8 yrs like this, the other didn't.

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Old 31-10-2011, 04:24   #62
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Bikes are like boats - there is no end to the cash one can outlay on them.
Carbon fiber/titanium parts make them lighter and faster and longer lasting in the marine environment.
But, I prefer walking - keep the joints well maintained and gut down.
If I were to get a bike it would be a disposable mountain bike - from K-mart.
Walking is safer too - so many ways to die on a bike...
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Bike Friday - Custom folding and travel bicycles hand-crafted in Oregon

If you like to ride bikes, you can't beat a Bike Friday. The step through frame makes it really easy to use the bike. It rides so well that I actually prefer it to either of my full size bikes. I wouldn't hesitate to take mine on a 100 mile ride if I was in shape to do it. They make a bunch of different variations from Greg LeMond wantabe racing type to a mountain bike.

I've got a New World Tourist (NWT) with 27 speed gearing. Feel it's the best compromise for riding ease with the ability to handle poor road conditions with the ability to make time in good condtions. With front and rear racks and panniers it can be set up for serious touring or carrying a shopping cart full of provisions back to the boat. It packs into a suitcase so it can be taken as luggage on an airline and not have to pay the outrageous fee they charge for a full sized bicycle. The suitcase can be made into a trailer for carrying some really large bulky items or travel from the airport. No more rental car bills or taxi fares.

Even though it folds, it rides like a full sized bike and the touring gearing means there is a gear for almost any conditions, even my not so great condition. I store the bike in the suitcase for passages. At anchor, Keep it folded in a bag to transport back and forth in the dinghy or store on deck.

The bike is a quick fold into the canvas bag. Just pop off the frontwheel, fold the seatpost and you've got a package you can sling over your shoulder or easily stow in the dinghy. It takes a bit of time to break it down to fit in the suitcase. If you want a quick folder, they make a bike called the Tikit that is designed as a commuter bike for instant folding and carrying on public transport.

Price is not cheap but bike has more than paid for itself in a couple of years of long distance commuter boat ownership and a sail to Hawaii in savings in rental cars.
It looks like a very nice bike, but costs more than my first car!

In fact, I think I was well into my '20's before I had a car which cost that much!
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Boots on the ground and local transport...
no taxi's....
lotsa time...
little money...
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Old 09-11-2011, 20:42   #65
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The photo does not do it justice but the bikes are attached to a 'mac-rac' bolted to the pushpit.

One bike has survived 8 yrs like this, the other didn't.

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I like the place you put them but I was also thinking what about on the underside of my hard dingy? It would be out of the way and out of the weather that way. Just take off the wheels, Tie it all together and lay the dingy down and secure it.
Just a thought but one worth trying.
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