Folding Bikes for exercise.

Discussion in 'Driver Health' started by Mars Ultor, Apr 14, 2022.

  1. Mars Ultor

    Mars Ultor Light Load Member

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    Hi all.

    Recently I was looking into a folding bike, both for excercise, and to be able to run errands within a few miles of the whatever truck stop I'm at. Anyone here have any reccomendations or experience using one of these?
     
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    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I have a Dahon I bought in 2006. I had a Freightliner Century, I was able to store it under the bunk in the middle section. It was nice to be able to get away when I was laid over. I put a removable basket on the front that would hold a bag or two if I picked up something at a grocery store.
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    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Bikes take up a lot of room. Walking burns more calories, requires only clothes and shoes, which you may already have. You have seen how 4-wheeleres drive. I wouldn't ride a bike near any 4-wheelers unless you get a tattoo so they can identify you when one runs you over.
     
  6. PumpkinOvalHead

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    I had a Dahon folder. A good brand. Sturdy bike, and folds up nice.
     
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  7. Mars Ultor

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    To those of you who had dahons, those have 20 inch wheels right? Did you have any trouble if you had to ride over dirt/gravel lots?
     
  8. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Small loose gravel can be slippery with the smaller wheel but packed surfaces are good 20220426_194001.jpg
     

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    Montague Bikes | Performance Folding Bikes for Road and Mountain

    I would strongly consider one of these if I went the folding bike route. When I was otr I stuffed my Trek Farley 7 fat bike up in the top bunk with the wheels removed. It only took a few minutes to get it out and ready and allowed me to get many more places than I could have gotten when walking.
     
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