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Old 04-14-2016, 12:24 PM   #1
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Bicycle recommendation?

Haven't ridden a bicycle in years.........but I can see where they would be handy at most campgrounds.......especially with a basket. Storing them is another matter, but.......... does anyone have suggestions for size, type, model, etc. that would be best???
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Personally it was overkill, but I went to my local bike shop and got fit for a bike. The "kids" working there are typically very enthusiastic about bikes and will help you into something that works.

I opted for a Scott Sub 20 but was in a program that I got a huge 50%+ discount on it.
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If you're just using them for tooling around, any brand name city bike or hybrid bike, would be fine.
Like Trek, Fisher, Giant or Specialized.
If storage is an issue, folding bikes coild work. But they are not the sturdiest.

If you want to ride offroad, then recommendations would be different.
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I have something similar that I bring along the rare time I'm camping in a large campground. http://phantom-bikes.com/shop/motori...ntom-ghost-26/
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I have something similar that I bring along the rare time I'm camping in a large campground. http://phantom-bikes.com/shop/motori...ntom-ghost-26/

I thought RV parks didn't allow gas vehicles, scooters, etc



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If you're just using them for tooling around, any brand name city bike or hybrid bike, would be fine.
Like Trek, Fisher, Giant or Specialized.
If storage is an issue, folding bikes coild work. But they are not the sturdiest.

If you want to ride offroad, then recommendations would be different.
X2- A quality bike will last years. I'm still ridding my 20 year old mountain bike. On the flip side, we have a couple of cheap Wal-Mart bikes I don't worry about if they get left out in the rain or unattended.
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FOLDING bicycle

My DW & I have one each. They are six speed, 20" folding bicycles made for RV's and boats. We love them, one has a removable basket that can be used for shopping by simply raising the carry handle to remove it from the bicycle. Can be had for around $139.00.
I put one inside the camper between the foot of the bed and bathroom wall, pad with towels. The other one folds up and is stored in the storage compartment in my fifth wheel.

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For "C/G" use we prefer our Folding Bikes,have put Many miles on them,have had the Same ones for years,laugh if you will but the "Chinese " ride Bikes Every day,and they are NOT riding HIGH$$ Bikes! Ours are "Chinese" and bought at C/W on a 2fer Sale! Youroo!!
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For our normal camping trips I do not carry any bikes. The Cedar Creek models (not the Silverback) do not have a bumper and the 1-1/4" hitch reciever really will not support my bikes very will without being beat to death. I will be taking a bike when we stay for a month in the south during winter next year. But that will ride on the bed in the trailer as we travel. I am taking a TREK model 1000 road bike that I bought new in 1990, with me. As stated above a good will built bike will last years if properly maintained.
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I like my Trek 800 series mt bike. It's fairly lite weight and very sturdy. I found mine on craigslist for around $100.
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