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Folding bikes


Does anyone have any thoughts, comments, advice on folding bicycles?  Don't want to go to the expense of putting a tow bar and bike rack on Matilda and anyway, it strikes me as not being very secure.

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ah, youve named the vehicle "matilda" you are well and truly gone, hooked forever on a nomadic existance way beyond help or reasoning. anyway know nothing about folding bikes, except that we seen one old feller in new norfolk, tassie get his thumb caught in one and it bled for about twenty minutes ( on blood thinners for his heart and anti coagulants) he was the same old feller that told me to "cover up my tyres with cardboard to keep the sun off them when parked because they : deteriorate faster") he also told me to "free park in cemeteries because nobody will disturb you and they normally have a good view" havent tried either of those suggestions anyway my experience with fold ups is not good but we see a lot of them around so they must be alright, we use full size mountain bikes, not that we climb mountains its just what was on special at a bike shop in perth and they looked shiny so we grabbed them, we havent got a tow bar on "little blue" but I drilled a couple of holes in our rear step and put the carrier on that, they havent fell of yet after nearly 25,000 kms so I dont think they will, what we are seeing a lot of nowadays are those electric things, they seem very popular but I dont know how they recharge them

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BYCYCLE.... OMG who would be that fit... I'm looking at a 4X4 Electroscoot...
Maybe the electric folding cycles would be an idea...

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basil, by george you may be on to something, as for our bikes I didnt say we actually rode them, I just think they look good on the back

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dave06 wrote:

basil, by george you may be on to something, as for our bikes I didnt say we actually rode them, I just think they look good on the back



Oh so you would be a "Pretentious Grey Nomad"????



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I'm a cant wait to be a grey nomad

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Yes, she's called Matilda - looking forward to going "Waltzing Matilda" come Spring. Re Electric bicycles - I read somewhere (I think it might have been in the nrma magazine) that they now require a special licence and need to be registered.  Bit of a blow to people who have already bought them. As for being fit, it's more a matter of not being able to afford to tow a small car behind Matilda but needing to go shopping etc without moving her from wherever I'm camped.

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still plenty of the electric bikes being sold around home, spoke with a copper and he reckons no licence required, speed resrictions or something like that, waltzing matilda in spring sounds great come home in autumn (2040), we find that if we do all the shopping  (ha ha!) before we park then we are pretty right

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we have 2 folding bikes made by daewoo and have found them to be excellent! we bought them from a bike shop in naracoorte sa and got the 2 for $600 both are identical all we did was put a his and hers bike seats on them (highly recommend doing this) they came with 5 gears and fold down very small (fit under the bed) hope this helps

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