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If you don't know them check wisper electric bicycles.I have a 905 city which is super.But it is not foldable.

They have also foldables for yachts.
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We carry two Dahon folding bikes, each with its own storage bag. They are stored in the shower which keeps them out of the way except when we shower aboard then they rest temporarily on the aft berth.

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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.
These scooters have much larger wheels than the kids' version, so cracks etc are less of an issue. You raise a valid point with carrying capacity; we found that although we could put bags on the handlebars, it affected stability, and we were better off putting our groceries in our backpacks. Admittedly, I'd love bicycles if we could fit them, which is just not possible in our situation. The scooters were the best compromise we could find, and they had a unique bit of fun all their own. Started a *lot* of fun conversations with other cruisers as well.
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I think in youtube there are many new inventions in portable bicycles make a search.
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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

I have done a bit of research on the folding bikes; they look pretty feasible; I would assume that the most difficult challenge besides storage is just getting them out of the boat and in to the dingy for transport to shore depending on how the transom is laid out and how much freeboard you have... I wonder if anyone has tried modifying a bike rack from a car to mount on their boat? That might eliminate a few of these issues all at once as long as it could stay relatively dry somehow. I guess it depends on how much use you get out of them.
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Pricey, but the real deal, if you plan to go biking and need more than transport for provisions. Real size bikes and fold into a suitcase.

http://www.montaguebikes.com/folding-mountain-bikes/


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those are super take the one for military use, the official bicycle of paratroopers.
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they even have folding pedals for storage. I am sold!

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These scooters have much larger wheels than the kids' version, so cracks etc are less of an issue. You raise a valid point with carrying capacity; we found that although we could put bags on the handlebars, it affected stability, and we were better off putting our groceries in our backpacks. Admittedly, I'd love bicycles if we could fit them, which is just not possible in our situation. The scooters were the best compromise we could find, and they had a unique bit of fun all their own. Started a *lot* of fun conversations with other cruisers as well.

After some research, I see some powered (gas/ele) scooters come with a seat and mountable cargo basket. I agree, with the larger pneumatic wheels, shocks, and a basket for the grog...this becomes a very feasible option! Some of the electric models are advertising ~15 miles per charge (which probably means 7-8 in the real world). This is very interesting when coupled with a solar charging station on the mothership...Now if I can only find one that simulates the Harley rumble!

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Re: Bicycle on Sailboat

i still use my 21 speed mountain bike with small frame--lol i can jump curbs and do cobblestone streets easily...
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