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Old 10-26-2012, 10:58 PM   #29
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My sister lives in upstate NY. They ride their bikes on the towpath all the time - beautiful area! Parks & Trails New York - Canalway Trail

We have Dahon folding mountain bikes - love them but they are fairly heavy so as we've gotten a few years older we don't fold them and put them on the roof of the TV anymore - we carry them on a bike rack on the back of the Casita. Here's a pic of Dave on the bike path on the Longbeach peninsula in Washington.
I have the Dahon folding bike too. Love it! I bought the carrying case and just through it in the back of my pickup TV. I've had it for about 5 years now and it hasn't let me down. Its great because it can easily fit into the trailer too, and you don't need to worry about how to attach it outside the vehicle/trailer.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:13 PM   #30
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Dan and I wanted folding bikes that would fit into our small airplane, but still a full size bike (weight was a factor too). We found out about the Montague Paratrooper originally developed for the military from Dan's son who was in the Marines. Montague has expanded their line, producing both mountain and street bikes (all folding). Dan went with a Paratrooper Pro. I came across an insane deal on a similarly equipped Montague Swiss Bike. Both are mountain bikes, but we have hybrid tires on them since we are usually on harder surfaces. We also had installed the Octagon adjustable handle bars for a more upright ride. (Adjusted all the way down when folded) We've had them for a couple of years now and absolutely love them. We can fit up to three days worth of cloths in the panniers when we fly (not so much a factor when "Scamping", but they've still come in really handy)

HIGHLY recommend if you want a full-size foldable bike.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:45 PM   #31
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Out LiteHouse with the rear door makes bringing the bikes a breeze. I have a long wheel base recumbent that often comes along and just got a used Bike Friday New World Tourist (http://www.bikefriday.com). It breaks down and fits inside a suitcase. I'll be bringing it to Maui in a couple of weeks.
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Old 10-28-2012, 03:02 PM   #32
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You folks are a hoot- I can't even imagine spending more on a bike than I did on my trailer!

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Old 10-28-2012, 04:49 PM   #33
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Here's another,

MOULTON Bicycle Company

It not only cost more that a trailer, it probably cost more than most tow Vehicles.

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:35 PM   #34
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Here's another,

MOULTON Bicycle Company

It not only cost more that a trailer, it probably cost more than most tow Vehicles.

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And you have to pedal them, too...

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Old 10-29-2012, 06:26 AM   #35
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You are certainly right about the cost of bicycles being over the top. As an early teen I saved and worked a year to buy a 10 speed that cost less than $90.00. Then at 21 years old I bought another bike that cost almost $300.00 and I couldn't believe it cost that much.Then move ahead 38 years and I buy a bike (tandem) that cost $1500.00 more than my first brand new car purchased in 1970.
Yes, I agree, I'm nuts.
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:35 AM   #36
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Price is all relative. I paid more for my F-150 new in 2000 than I paid for a four bedroom home in 1976... and that came with a 30 year mortgage. But then again, I can easily sell my 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback for about 8 times what it cost new in 1967.

All bicycles (in good working condition) go down the road and get you there. Just depends on how you want to go and what price you're willing to pay to get there
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:36 AM   #37
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The cost of something does not necessarily relate to value, unless you make good use for what you pay. Something like spending more on a bike that is that much more enjoyable to use, and you actually do get out to use, is money well spent. If you buy a cheaper bike and rarely use it, not much value there.

This kinda relates to most things in life. Camera gear comes to mind. Some are happy with a $500 point and shoot, and others spend thousands on good DSL gear. If you get good use out of this gear, it is money well spent, but if it just sits.........
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #38
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My pup, Henry, outgrew the basket. Guess this photo says the rest.
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Old 10-29-2012, 07:18 PM   #39
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The cost of something does not necessarily relate to value, unless you make good use for what you pay. Something like spending more on a bike that is that much more enjoyable to use, and you actually do get out to use, is money well spent. If you buy a cheaper bike and rarely use it, not much value there.

This kinda relates to most things in life. Camera gear comes to mind. Some are happy with a $500 point and shoot, and others spend thousands on good DSL gear. If you get good use out of this gear, it is money well spent, but if it just sits.........
I agree. I never owned a good bike until recently. About 10 years ago I bought a mountain bike at walmart because it looked slick. What a pain in the butt (literally) to ride! No new seat or cushion helped.

Then 2 years ago I happened to rent the Trek Pure at Peninsula SP in Wisconsin. What a world of difference! No backside pain, and it moved so much better. I'll never go back to a cheapo bike. Anybody want to buy a good looking used mountain bike?
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:06 PM   #40
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My main bike is a 70's Ross 5speed, Mary recently bought an LL Bean Schwinn 15 speed bike because it has a low frame and she is 5 feet tall so it is easy for her to get on & off. We also have some old 3 speed bikes, a Rollfast, A women's Ross, a Raleigh, and two BSA's
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #41
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I'm in! Much of my camping in cycling related.
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I have 2 of these, very comfortable and foot brakes. Adventurer Folding Cruiser Bike - Intersource Enterprises D09-1014 - Folding Bikes - Camping World
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