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Old 04-05-2014, 11:06 AM   #11
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I have an aluminum framed, single speed 20" folder with a coaster brake - doesn't get much simpler than that.
It usually only goes along on trips like the Oregon Gathering where we spend a week or so in one spot & I do lots of visiting around the loops.
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Old 04-05-2014, 11:33 AM   #12
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When the motorhome with rear bike racks went away and the pick-up towing a trailer was gone we tried a number of folding bikes that fit in the back of our jeep GC. Each one fit differently and felt different and we didn't want a custom built $1000 bike that may disappear at a camp ground. We settled on Giant brand, had a loaner for a weekend, The wheels are tubular and with a lot of spokes they are listed for 300# capacity. I may not hit that number but when the dog rides along I get closer. We ride for 20 to 25 miles at time, they are just about as comfortable as our full size bikes, just a couple of miles slower and fold in a minute in a bag. Check the Giant web site for specs on the Expressway. We'll have them in Texas, Utah and BC.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:27 PM   #13
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We have been carrying our Dahon Mu8 bikes for 5 years now. First in the back of out CRV and now in the Santa Fe. We love them. We did not opt for Bike Fridays becaus they were twice as much. Probably twice the bike also. We just finished riding most of the boardwalk in Ventura. It is always nice to have them and they are always clean. Many pictures of them in use on our website.
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Old 04-05-2014, 12:55 PM   #14
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I own so many things with rubber tires I'm not buying anything new for my new 5er. I have an old beach cruiser... a HUFFY. Yep have to work harder than a lightweight bike, but I consider that extra exercise.
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