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Old 03-08-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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I was wondering...is anyone here uses folding bicycles when camping ?
If so, do you like & recommend them ?
I like riding the campground or bike paths on my bicycle when camping but carrying the bike around in the TT is becoming a problem.
I used to have a rear mount bike carrier, but after a few problems...I stopped using it.
The truck bed is covered with a cap so not really an option and I don't want a front mount hitch on the truck either.
A friend of mine got one and very happy with it...but I'm still not convince.
I would really like to ear from actual users before throwing 300+$ for one.
Thanks for anyone who can offer their experience.
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Old 03-08-2015, 12:52 PM   #2
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DH and I both have folding bikes and like and use them all the time when camping
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What brand of bike do you have ?
You have gears on them or not ?
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We bought these a couple of years ago from CW. At the time I think we paid about $180 each. I also put a set of small panniers on the back which I bought from Wal-Mart. For what we need they work very well. It allows the DW and I to cycle down to the store and make a few daily purchases. I wouldn't use the to cycle 50+ miles per day but to just get out and about locally they are great. The frame is very sturdy and the gears are set to a good ratio. We keep ours folded in part of the RV basement while traveling and then have them set up, ready to use at the CG.
When they were delivered it took very little time to assemble and the just air in to the tires.

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What brand of bike do you have ?
You have gears on them or not ?
7 speed some off brand we bought thru a catalog for about $130 each
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The one I am looking at now is made by Shwinn , 6 speeds, 20" wheels & front and back pull type V brakes , front and rear fenders and "luggage carrier" on back.
The reviews on it are fairly good...and they go for 280$ at Canadian Tire Stores.


Found another at Costco on line (Canada) for 190$, but no gears and rear brakes by backward pedalling, front pull type V brakes with carry bag.
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I got ours delivered free through CW when we paid a visit to Montana. They actually arrived at the CG about two weeks before we did but the CG was good enough to hold them for us until we arrived. Admittedly, at the time, the Cdn$ was at about par with the US$, so combined with the free delivery, it made it a pretty good deal.

They are good sturdy bikes and we use our quite often when out camping.



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Remember that "Schwinn" now is not what it used to be. A Chinese co. bought the Schwin name maybe 18 years ago. They can put it on anything they want. 20" bikes are good for very limited use, as mentioned. 24" or better, 26" folding bikes, 7 spd rear gears would be better and could go a lot farther than the 20" wheeled bikes. They fold to almost the same size and set up very easily. Granted, the size is a little bigger but really pretty close to what a folded 20" is. All that said, a 26" bike will be much more stable and ride-able than a 20", can go faster and be more comfortable. Most bike shops would have parts for a 26" than a 20" in stock so any repairs could be made on the road and not have to be waiting for parts.
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We mount our bikes on the front of the truck where I can watch them. The wife said no dirty bikes in the new trailer. Bought my Curt hitch and bike rack on Amazon. Curt has videos on you tube for installation. I wouldn't have it any other way.


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Old 03-09-2015, 08:29 PM   #10
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We use two 20" Dahon folding bikes. We have had them over 10 years. They are very reliable and low maintenance. I am considering getting a 26" or 700c large bike for myself. Wife is satisfied with hers as is. I ride a bike everyday. She rides occasionally. Hope this help.


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