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Old 02-17-2016, 11:15 AM   #1
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While in Florida wife and I decided we needed bicycles.

I don't really want them on my camper bumper so they must go in the back of the truck which has a camper shell on it. It's usually pretty full with my golf clubs, cooler, and dog kennel and such, so they need to be folding bikes.

I'm interested in what you all use.

I've seen 20" folders on amazon for $125 up, and a 26" folder for $150. 20" might be fine for the wife but I think too small for me. Maybe I should just get 2 of the 26" models.
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:47 AM   #2
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we found the folding bikes were not comfortable for any length of time...
we decided on the bumper with our full size mountain bikes made them more likely to be used...

but honestly, we do the jeep more now than anything !

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Old 02-17-2016, 11:51 AM   #3
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I should have added that we're not planning on going long distances, just around our campground.
It's in the middle of nowhere, so I can't go to the store on the bike or anything.
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Bumper issues

I had to have the bumper on the FW reinforced after a trip with two bikes attached. It is not recommended and I was out of warranty.
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I put two regular sized bikes inside of my trailer, one next to the bed, the other in front of the sink. They didn't move anywhere during travel.
I'm not sure why others don't do the same-am I missing something?
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I put two regular sized bikes inside of my trailer, one next to the bed, the other in front of the sink. They didn't move anywhere during travel.
I'm not sure why others don't do the same-am I missing something?
I do the same.
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I installed a front receiver to the truck and put the bikes up front.
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:56 AM   #8
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I have a folding bike in a carry bag that I put inside next to the bed. No issues and the bag protects against rub spots. I then occasionally put a full size in the truck bed.
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I ended up buying 2 26 inch folding bicycles, should be delivered today.



They came with a bag.
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Old 02-24-2016, 10:58 AM   #10
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Next up I think I'll buy one of these Walky dog things so my Lab can go along.

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Here's ours & how we haul it!
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Old 02-24-2016, 02:59 PM   #12
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Well, we don't usually use/haul it at those particular angles!! Don't know why some pics turn sideways???
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Next up I think I'll buy one of these Walky dog things so my Lab can go along.

That looks good until they take off after a rabbit and you hit the dirt
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Got one of the bikes assembled, saving the other for tomorrow.

They look pretty slick.
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That looks good until they take off after a rabbit and you hit the dirt
I've considered that, I have a strong dog. I'm hoping the spring in that bar will take enough shock out of the first pull that I can get him under control.
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You have to get a pulling harness for him and get him out in front.
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You have to get a pulling harness for him and get him out in front.
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Speaking of mushing, I stayed at Catalina State Park in Tucson last week where a guy had an adult size trike being pulled on the park roads by a husky. That dog loved to pull and moved the trike at an amazing speed. Wish I had taken a pic.
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