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Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: 78º44`W, 42º46`N
Bikes: Mercian KoM with Rohloff, Bike Friday NWT, Pogliaghi Italcorse (1979)
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Travel with other bikes than a Bike Friday
Forgive me in advance if this has already been answered 1000 times in here, but I was unable to locate anything through search or a quick perusal of pages of threads.
I already own a Bike Friday NWT and have travelled extensively with it this year, but my dad is looking to get a folder to tour with as well and doesn't want to pay through the nose for the whole rig like I did. I suggested a Swift.
The BF has the trailer and suitcase option, so you can disassemble it at the airport and plug the trailer/suitcase in and off you go wherever you like, no cab necessary.
But I was wondering if any other bikes have this option, since we would like to arrive in Brussels, do a full bike-camping tour from there, but not have to leave his (presumably wheel-less) suitcase at a hotel, which would necessitate coming back to pick it up. In other words, we don't want to have to do a circuitous route back to Belgium just to get a suitcase. We would like to depart from Munich instead weeks later without having to use trains or cabs at all to transport his case or fold his bike up in it again and again.
Do most folders have this ability? Does the BF trailer attach to any other folders? I can't find anything like it on the websites of any of the folders he is interested in.
Thanks for any replies.