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    Montague bikes and Amtrak/Airlines?

    I believe with some folding bikes as long as you have a bag you can take it with you like you would a backpack.

    Montague bikes fold of course, but in general they use larger wheels than most folding bikes. Are they allowed...? The newly announced Boston 8 looks tantalizing.

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    Depends on the Amtrak. The ones I use on the East Coast limit the size of carry on by size and weight Most 20" wheeled folders will fit within the size restrictions, larger probably won't. Amtrak does have boxes available that will allow the bike to go as baggage, if the station has checked baggage. I have actually shipped bikes between NC and Boston that way several times.

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    I can only speak about the Downeaster that runs from Portland to Boston, but I take my Montague everyday on to Amtrak without a problem (and most of the time without a bag). I typically store it in the open areas by the handicapped seats or in the luggage slots at the opposite end of the coach.

    Re: the Boston 8, it's a sharp looking bike and we'll have some hi-res pics available soon.

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