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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

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Mad, what about brake lines, gears, derailer, etc? All stainless and titanium?
far too much Ti for any sane man to justify. I was once really into shaving weight off of the bike until I realized it was easier to shave it off of me
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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

Storage space is at a premium on a "small" 28' sail boat. With survival suits and sails being a couple of the bulkiest. We decided to purposefully devote the quarter birth to storage. It allows a "disassembled" for transport full sized bike to easily fit along the hull. A bag contains it but I may buy a rigid commercial bicycle transport carrier sold for air travel. It would be nice to take my RB-1 or my XO-1 with me when I visit the kids, too. Riding something else is another compromise I don't need to make anymore. Ha!

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I will shipping my MB on a "smaller" 23 foot sailboat... I am still deciding what berths will give way to storage
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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

My wife and I are avid cyclists - usually on a tandem. Thought long and hard about what type of bikes and whether or not a tandem would work. Ended up borrowing, then buying 2 single Bike Fridays. Fold fast and easy. Fit into both the V berth and the dinghy. Light enough for us to hand down into the dinghy. And ride well enough to be viable for some long rides. Add a set of panniers on each and we have some hauling capacity.
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We have 20" folders. They do OK.

In restrospect, I wish I'd have looked into buying a 26" mountain bike and figured a way to quickly pop off the handle bars for storage. They can't be easily slid off the stem with all the brake & shifter cables. The stem would have to have a quick release of some sort. Then add folding pedals and the bike becomes slim to make it easier to store. Put it in a sunbrella bag and store it on the rail if there's no room below.
Not sure if you would need to remove the handle bars, if you loosened them, you could turn them parallel to the top tube.

Not sure how much or how often people would use their bike, but I recently saw a bike rack that fit on the stern of a sailboat
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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

The Admiral and I purchased two 6 spd folding road bikes from Camping World which have served us well for the past few years. They fold and fit into their own storage bags and are kept in our cockpit locker. A periodic WD40 spray keeps everything working just fine.
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Best foldable bicycle is brompton in my opinion .

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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

We started off with the 20" folding bike from West Marine but had problems with them and due to trading up ended up with the 26" x50 folding bike. A little bulkier then the 20" bike but I'm ridding to work everyday and the park we anchor at in North Miami has mountain bike trails. I think all the biking is what is keeping me in great shape.
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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

Rather than bicycles, we opted for folding scooters (human-powered, like the ones kids use). Easier to store, you can take them with you on the bus, and fun. Here, playing:

and here, folded: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-z2IBkRfUSC...+folded+sm.jpg

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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

Although easier to store, the push scooters would be problematic and accident prone if the area does not have decent roads or sidewalks. Carrying provisions may also be difficult as they offer no place to mount a rack.

I remember trying my kids Razor scooter. Hitting the smallest rock or crack would toss you over the handlebars. A broken wrist or arm could be devastating.
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