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Folding bikes

Postby KClaser93 » Mon May 04, 2009 5:15 pm

My son and I built a teardrop 4 years ago and had a great time. I purchased a couple foldup bikes from redelmoutfitters, they also have folding canoes. It sure makes traveling compact alot easier now. Hope to see you in Minden NE. for the gathering.
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Postby Endo » Mon May 04, 2009 9:30 pm

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What type of folding bike did you purchase?

I bought a couple of folding bikes for our teardrop. Folding bikes and teardrops do work well together. :thumbsup:
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Postby KClaser93 » Tue May 05, 2009 2:26 pm

I purchased a Montague for myself and SwissBike for my wife, they are both full size bikes and take less than a minute to fold-up. You can check them out at redelmoutfitters.com I purchased both through them. I just checked their site and see they are giving a free tent away with the purchase of their swissbikes, I guess I missed out on that. :o
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Postby mikeschn » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:49 pm

You don't need a folding bike... you just need a bigger car! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Endo » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:10 pm

mikeschn wrote:You don't need a folding bike... you just need a bigger car! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mike...


Can you fit 2 bikes in there?

We can put 2 folding bikes inside our 4' wide tear :D .

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Postby mikeschn » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:17 pm

Endo wrote:
mikeschn wrote:You don't need a folding bike... you just need a bigger car! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mike...


Can you fit 2 bikes in there?

We can put 2 folding bikes inside our 4' wide tear :D .

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Nope it's definitely a one bike trunk. :oops:

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Postby TallyCast » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:36 pm

While my main road ride is a LWB recumbent, I found an old Raleigh folder a few years ago and built myself a pretty sweet ride; replacing everything except the frame and the rear fender. It weights under 50 pounds and fits into an airline legal suitcase when disassembled.

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Postby TallyCast » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:43 pm

Here's the same bike coming out of the suitcase. It takes about an hour to disassemble it and a bit more than that to put it back together.

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Postby emiller » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:23 am

I have a older Dahon 7 speed Boardwalk I use at work. I used to take it camping and probably should take it, rides great. I now prefer my cruiser bike.
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Postby Tear Fan » Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:57 pm

Anyone ever had any experience with a Columba 20A folding bike? They're on Amazon.com for $179.99 + hefty shipping . . .
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Postby cuyeda » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:34 pm

While on the subject of folding bikes, and have not compared these closely yet, but it seems there are inexpensive folding bikes, and expensive bikes. The first one is $669. from REI. The second photo from Camping World for $159. Can anyone comment on the cheaper bikes? Are the more expensive bikes worth paying more?

http://www.rei.com/product/784058

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Postby Creamcracker » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:40 pm

Endo wrote:
mikeschn wrote:You don't need a folding bike... you just need a bigger car! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mike...


Can you fit 2 bikes in there?

We can put 2 folding bikes inside our 4' wide tear :D .

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I like the look of those!!!! About how much? If you don't mind me asking.
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Postby Tear Fan » Fri Nov 13, 2009 4:42 pm

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Postby Endo » Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:28 pm

Creamcracker wrote:
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Creamcracker wrote:I like the look of those!!!! About how much? If you don't mind me asking.
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NOT cheap! I found one demo on EBay, the second I bought new.

I just did a quick search and found this one ($460).
That is a very good price for this bike. Most places sell this bike for $699.
http://www.mezing.com/mobiky-genius-fol ... re=default


These bikes fold up very small. Mine came with a carrying bag and a suitcase that the bike fits in.

They cost a lot but we love them. Good quality construction and ride well for a bike with small wheels.
They get a lot of attention as well......kind of like teardrops.

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Used, cheap folding bikes

Postby gyroguy » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:20 am

So far no one has mentioned old, used, cheap folding bikes. I have two. You guys are talking about paying more for a bicycle than it cost me to build the Crocodile Tear trailer!

Around 1975 Royce Union brought out a 20" folding bike with a 3-speed rear hub. It folds quickly, is bulletproof, rides easily, and I use it as primary transportation around the airport. With a basket on the back it's very practical. Fits well in back of pickup truck or in trunk. Get one!

Second bike is a "TITAN" that I think was built in Philippines. It is one-speed, small wheels, folds quickly, and is geared so low that it's easier to walk. Whoever named this bike the TITAN had delusions of grandeur. I got it for $25 at a garage sale and paid too much. Not recommended.

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