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Old 01-23-12, 12:49 PM   #1
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Bike Friday on Amtrak

Is there any need to bag a Bike Friday NWT on the crowded East Coast Amtrak lines? If so, what bag will fit without removing the rear rack?
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Old 01-24-12, 02:02 AM   #2
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I would say yes. While the NWT is technically a folding bike, the fold isn't very small. in order to avoid problems, it would be wise to bag it.

As for what bag, not sure. Does BF make a carry bag for the NWT?
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Is there any need to bag a Bike Friday NWT on the crowded East Coast Amtrak lines? If so, what bag will fit without removing the rear rack?
What do the regulations say? Personally, it seems prudent and polite to bag the bike.

Check out Bike Friday's youtube videos. I believe you will find a Bike Friday 20" bike being bagged with a rear rack.
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I pretty much always bag my folder on trains. I don't know if it is a requirement on Amtrak, but when I take the Lake Shore Limited, for example, my bike ends up packed in with suitcases and, even if allowed, I would not feel comfortable without some sort of cover.
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