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Old 05-12-2017, 04:06 PM   #21
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beach type 3 spds

We have traveled some and always carry our bikes. Several years ago when I was single and had a small car I got a folding 26in bike with a 3 speed in the hub. A Canadian Co. made it and it was called a Bazooka. The new wife just got a Huffy beach type with the same 3 speed. 38lbs. I wanted and got fenders.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:27 PM   #22
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:51 PM   #23
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We happen to staying near Moab and took the 29er out on a single track MTB trail for a short 5 mile ride near Canyonland National Park today. It was nothing too intense but there were some slightly technical turns and short climbs going over dirt and then rock. The bike did much better than I thought it would on the turns. I have to mention my DW has a 700cc Comfort Hybrid bike with tires that are closer to road than MTB and she did fine on that trail too. So, I think you are doing the right thing, get info, check out some bikes at the store and go with one that suits you best.

The pictures show the tires, it hard to tell but the 2 closest are the 29ers and the next is a standard 26" MTB tire and the furthest is the 700cc. The pic with the 2 tires are the 29er and the 700cc, you can see the difference in the width but as I said, my DW did fine on the trail with it.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:38 PM   #24
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Priority brand bicycle; perfect for transporting on rear of RV, aluminum frame (won't rust), no exposed de-railer, shifting mechanism inside rear axle, and belt driven so no greasy chain to collect dirt. Get on their website, they have three or four models, also puncture resistant tires. Owner of the company says if Harley Davidson can run motorcycles with a belt since 1985, you can run a bicycle. they are really nice, wife and I each have one; a ladies bike and a man's bike.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:37 PM   #25
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Priority brand bicycle; perfect for transporting on rear of RV, aluminum frame (won't rust), no exposed de-railer, shifting mechanism inside rear axle, and belt driven so no greasy chain to collect dirt. Get on their website, they have three or four models, also puncture resistant tires. Owner of the company says if Harley Davidson can run motorcycles with a belt since 1985, you can run a bicycle. they are really nice, wife and I each have one; a ladies bike and a man's bike.
https://www.prioritybicycles.com/

Wow! Those actually look pretty nice. They are on backorder, but, wouldn't be the only brand. That "belt drive" is very interesting. I am surprised that they seem to be the only bicycle company using that. I wonder why...
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:03 PM   #26
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https://www.prioritybicycles.com/

Wow! Those actually look pretty nice. They are on backorder, but, wouldn't be the only brand. That "belt drive" is very interesting. I am surprised that they seem to be the only bicycle company using that. I wonder why...
There are a number of companies that make belt drive bikes.

Big reason that there's not many making them, is Shimano and SRAM, the two bicycle components manufacturers, don't make components for such a drive system.
And there doesn't seem to be any standardized component system.
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Never knew about belts. You learn something new everyday!

Lots of great choices and suggestions posted here.
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:44 PM   #28
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At 4 yrs old, I learned to ride on a very small belt driven bike (this was 61 yrs ago). It was a smooth belt, so if you started pedaling very hard at first, the belt would slip!! No brakes.

Wife and I have Diamondback hybrids. Her's is a step-through.
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Old 05-15-2017, 07:07 PM   #29
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Heres the perfect camp bike, pedal or not, its electric!
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:13 PM   #30
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Hey Everyone,

This may seem a little trivial, but, thought I'd run this by all of you RV camping experts before I make a purchase...

My wife and I have been doing some tent camping over the last couple years and are getting ready (hopefully this year) to move up to a TH/TT.

In the meantime, I am looking at purchasing a couple of bicycles that we can use around our hometown and also take on our camping excursions... We are looking at comfort style bicycles with an upright seating position and multiple gears. That being said, I am finding that there are basically two choices in style. One is more of a road style with 700cc wheels and narrower tires and the other is more of a mountain bike style, with 26" wheels and fatter tires.

So, I am leaning towards the 700cc wheel style as I think they will be a little easier to ride around town on the pavement. BUT, as I am looking at taking these camping (95% RV Parks) should I think about the 26" fatter tire option instead on the off chance that we do encounter some dirt/trail type areas that we need to get through?

I am probably over-thinking this but these dang bikes are not cheap! haha

What are your thoughts?

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There is another alternative available these days and that is a cyclocross or gravel bike. They have fatter tires than the traditional road bike have a longer wheelbase so they are easier to ride on loose surfaces.

Both have variations of treaded tires and most come standard with disk brakes. They are no issue to ride on the road. They are not mountain bikes but handle trails and path without issue. PM me if you have any questions.
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There is another alternative available these days and that is a cyclocross or gravel bike. They have fatter tires than the traditional road bike have a longer wheelbase so they are easier to ride on loose surfaces.

Both have variations of treaded tires and most come standard with disk brakes. They are no issue to ride on the road. They are not mountain bikes but handle trails and path without issue. PM me if you have any questions.
These work for us and less than 1K as a package deal at the local bike shop, including tax and some accessories. The green is a Marlin 5 and the white a Verve 1

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Thanks, everybody, for all the input. Finally made a decision and ended up getting a couple of bikes. After taking all your suggestions into consideration, we went with a Giant Cypress DX and a Liv Flourish FS 1. Both are comfort bikes with adjustable necks, front shocks, comfy seats with a stem shock, 700cc wheels and multi-gears. They gave me pretty good deal since I purchased two bikes at the same time and even threw in a rack. These will be perfect for peddling around our local area and around the areas we will be camping at.

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Looks like they have some really low gearing. There will be no hill you cannot conquer

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Giant makes a quality product and I'm glad you found something you are comfortable with! Most importantly, ride them and have fun !
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That might be the same bike my DW has, looks similar and is also made by Giant.
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My wife had a Giant comfort bike (similar to the green one, only blue with single down tube). Loves it, has the 26" street tires. I have a Diamondback hybrid. Has the 29'er size tires. We've had these going on 5-6 years and never encountered a campground or trail we couldn't ride, although we don't go out looking for mountain bike trails though. Work great for us. Only issue is the 29'er tire is kinda hard to find tubes for. So I just carry a couple spares.
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Old 06-03-2017, 07:24 PM   #38
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I had a Giant mountain bike, a pretty light blue. My daughter had a black brand new Giant mountain bike, a couple years newer actually. Someone went into my garage, and climbed over my daughter's brand new bike and stole my bike. I have missed that bike ever since!
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