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Hi All,
I searched a couple of forums here and found nothing.

Recommendations on folding bicycles?
Ones that can be carried to shore on a dingy/unsinkable kayak?

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I've traveled with what amount to a couple of smaller kids bikes and we remove the front tire for storage. I don't mean infant size, but smaller than you would expect an adult to be on. However, the size and weight are helpful and we've only used them to get around town. Bought them at target.

The gold standard for collapsible bikes is Monague, but be sure you are credit worthy to buy one. Ouch.

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Hi All,
I searched a couple of forums here and found nothing.

Recommendations on folding bicycles?
Ones that can be carried to shore on a dingy/unsinkable kayak?

Thanks,
groundhog
GH,

We've borrowed our fair share of bikes in distant marinas -- IMHO they're all more of less the same. Build quality is probably better in the Dahons, but the WM ones aren't significantly worse.

Try and find used ones -- the cost savings will be worth it.

One thing to keep in mind is common spares. Most of the folders have whacky sized tires, and finding tubes can become a PITA. If you're good with a tube repair kit, most of the flats can be fixed. Preventative measures like tire liners can be a great help.
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Go to a RV outlet, and you will find reaasonably priced folding bikes......i2f
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ALSO...
-Getting in a bus with a folding bike?
-carrying groceries/water, etc..
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If cost is no object, bike fridays by green gear cycling are the best folding bikes, they have a model that uses intrernal hubs and a gates belt instead of a chain so no rust, grease or easily damaged derailures. They are mostly custom made to your size and cost more than my first boat.

Bike Friday - Custom folding and travel bicycles hand-crafted in Oregon
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I carry a 26" bike on deck ... a cheap one. Only places I have been long enough to want it on shore, when I wasn't at a marina, I used a water taxi to transport it.
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I like no exposed grease...
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I'm tempted by a di biasi.
Not much more expensive than a decent folding bike, not much heavier, arguably more versatile, possibly more of a bureaucratic nightmare to ride in some foreign countries.



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Yes, and what about those little gas motorized skate boards with handlebars?
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