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Old 02-26-2008, 06:12 PM   #11
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I have 3 bikes and the wife has 1.
I got an Italian Casati racing bike, an Italian Giubilato racing frame that I converted into a hybrid and a old Nishiki road bike that I have used in the past for touring in Holland. The Nishiki is what I would carry camping equipment on and not be too worried if someone stole it.
The wife rides a Bianci Boardwalk Hybrid.
She has been after me to sell 2 of them but I just love my bikes too much to do that, after all I come from a cycling country.
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Old 02-26-2008, 11:56 PM   #12
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I know what you mean...I've been wanting a new bike, but Gail wants me to sell the old one first.

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Old 02-28-2008, 11:27 PM   #13
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Are you bringing any bikes with you to the B5 rally.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:37 PM   #14
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Neat to hear from cyclists and RVers.
I have two road bikes, 1 mountain bike and 1 cross bike.( I have a very understanding wife!!)
I have a hitch mounted bike rack on my Pleasureway. It works well in the dry however in the rain the bikes get very wet and dirty. Does anyone know of a good cover to protect my bikes.
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:55 PM   #15
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We got the inexpensive Huffy bikes from Walmart (1 speed) for my wife and myself, plus my 6 year old has a small bike. We're not serious bikers but they are a lot of fun and very convenient transportation at most places you camp. I bought a bike carrier through Camping World that mounts on the roof access ladder on one of the back doors. Holds two adult bikes and has worked well so far. The advantage is that on our 1990 Ford Falcon you can still open the back doors to the van with the bikes attached.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:49 PM   #16
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I'm a part time bicyclist - mountain biker actually. I own an "older" GIANT Iguana mountain bike. It has no suspension, which is how I like it. I try to get out on it as often as I can, but w/ 2 jobs, 3 kids (also part time), a house to pack up, and other interests, I don't get out on it much.

There are trails that are spread out over 2500 acres near my house, so I usually take my bike up there (15 minute drive) to ride. The trail system is on part of a land trustees group that maintains the trails for public use. The trails are for biking, walking, jogging, hiking, and horseback riding. They cover miles and miles of winding trails through fields, wooded areas, hills, valleys, streams, past horse farms, a small waterfall, etc. They contain a vertical difference of about 380 feet, so some of the routes are very painful (to my out-of-shape body anyway). But, it's fun, and enjoyable to get out in nature.

Just last year I started something new though: winter riding. I had always just ridden it in the nice weather, but w/ my schedule, I figured that I need to get out on it when I can. Which is during the winter sometimes, too. It wasn't as bad as I had thought it would be, either. I'd recommend it to anyone to try, at least once.

So, add one more to the biking group here!
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Old 05-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #17
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Does an electric bike (eGo) count? It rides in the trailer when it goes.

Max speed 25 mph. Max range before recharge 25 miles.

I tried to post a picture, but didn't make it.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:01 AM   #18
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We took our bikes on a trip for the first time this month. I had a Swagman hitch mount bike carrier that I purchased to use on our Roadtrek but never did. It works just fine on the back of my Trail-lite. I added a hitch tightener to just about eliminate the wobble.





The bikes are in great shape but they hadn't been used in long time. I pumped up the tires a few nights before the trip and all seemed fine when I loaded the bikes for the trip. When we arrived at the campground we thought it would be nice to cycle around for a quick tour.

Well.......... the front tire on my bike was completely flat. The inner tube failed somewhere near the valve.

We took turns riding the other bike

I'm going to replace all the inner tubes and tires and definitely take the bikes again. I'll probably stuff the replaced good inner tubes in the RV somewhere so that I have a spare in case I ever get another flat tire.

It felt really good cruising around on the bike
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I should add that I got the Swagman 2" Hitch Stabilizer from Mountain Equipment Co-op for $15.50

http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp

Also, I periodically turned on the rear view camera to make sure both bike were still attached to the RV.
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Bicycles are your "compact Gym" that you take with you. A great idea for all of us. I have 2 mtn. bikes that i will be taking in my "B" if I can find a bicycle rack for the front of the van. They used to be popular with truck campers years ago but I have not seen any recently. Has anyone seen one in their travels? thanks.
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