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Folding Bike - has anyone done multi-country long trips?

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Folding Bike - has anyone done multi-country long trips?

I'm planning a round the world trip with my wife riding Folding Bikes. Has anyone done or currently doing so?

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I hosted a couple who are

I hosted a couple who are cycling around the US. They started on the west coast. I hosted them near Philadelphia. They are now in the south cycling back to the west coast. They are riding Bromptons. The woman's instagram account is "suuusogo". You can message her there and say that Hiatt told you about her. Their plan is to cycle the world after doing a tour of the US.

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Bromptons

My partner and I are planning to ride through the UK on Bromptons in June. I've put a post on the FB page and will put one in this forum with more details. Good luck!

 

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Yes, however my folding bike

Yes, however my folding bike is a grown up one, it's pretty much a road bike. https://www.changebike.com/df-702w
I find the performance of folding bikes varies so extremely, it's hard to say it'll work with folding bikes in general. WIth Bromptons I definitely wouldn't do it, with Birdy I might.

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Re: folding bike

I've done a 120km trip @20km/h on a bromton (regretfully on the standard gel saddle; get a good leather immediately). Very light packing. I dont recommend it for  longer tours where you plan to pedal for full days especially if the road quality vary. Because besides the tires being pretty stiff w.r.t. vibrations, the drivetrain also is very close to the ground and prone to catch dirt and stones. This cause my chain to come off frequently, and having to stop to inspect/remove stuff is both a tedious and greasy job.  Mine has 3 gears and I was pretty much feeling uncomfortable with my cadence troughout and wishing for something between 2:nd and 3:rd gear.

I can see it being suited for light pedaling trips, like between hostels along a river in the netherlands, and it's excellent for city exploring on hybrid trips with some parts bus/train. It's front bag is sturdy and carry plenty weight w/o affecting stability much, but no pannier make it a difficult to also bring tent and cooking supplies.

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Folding bikes.

Hi! I'm not sure why you want to use folding bikes, but I would not recommend it. I can imagine they are heavier and may require more maintenance. I have toured 12,000 miles in the last 5 years and I have never met anyone who tours on folding bikes. Even if you wanted to ride trains alot of trains fit regular bikes. Have fun!

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Folding bikes.

Hi! I'm not sure why you want to use folding bikes, but I would not recommend it. I can imagine they are heavier and may require more maintenance. I have toured 12,000 miles in the last 5 years and I have never met anyone who tours on folding bikes. Even if you wanted to ride trains alot of trains fit regular bikes. Have fun!