Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Madison, WI
Bikes: 2009 Thorn Sherpa, 2013 Thorn Nomad, 2015 VO Pass Hunter, 1961 Ideor, 1994 Bridgestone MB-6, 2006 Airnimal Joey, Perfekt 3 Speed of unknown age. Also a 1980s Bianchi Mixte on a trainer for indoor exercise. And several others are now gone.
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I have a Joey. I bought it for airline travel, I wanted a foldup that I could carry in an airline compliant case with no surcharge. I was led to believe that the Joey would fit in such a case but it does not fit in the cases that USA airlines specify. If the case is not an issue for train travel, it may work well for you.
I use the 507 size wheels. There used to be a Schwalb Marathon 24X1.5 tire that took high pressure that I bought, those tires are no longer made, fortunately I still have one spare if I need it. Great tires.
Since I could not fit a front deraileur, I had to buy the Sram Dual Drive hub to get a wide range of gearing, I use a 11/32 eight speed cassette. With that my gearing is wide enough for touring on almost any road.
I think that the Joey has been redesigned to fix many of the faults but I am not really sure about that, it might now allow a tire wider than 1.5 inch and it might allow a front derailleur? But, I am not really sure. Make sure it meets your needs before you buy. I was very disappointed to find that I could not fit it in an airline compliant case, I could not use commonly available tires that are 1.75 inch wide, could not fit a front derailleur, etc. If I knew what I now know, I would not have bought it. But, if I was going to tour on a train (instead of airline), I would probably be quite happy with the bike.
This rear fender fits. To be honest, I have only used that fender for one 20 mile ride, so I do not have long experience with it.