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Old 10-24-13, 06:00 PM   #1
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Folder that fits INTO a chrome metropolis bag?

Greetings! I normally surf the SS/FG and road forums...been on and off this site for a few years........

Anyway, I'm just curious if any of you have found a folding bike that fits into a chrome messenger bag, more specifically the metropolis... I'm thinking it's easier than using the tow bar to "drag" my daughter's bike when i pick her up from school...

Currently I use a MTB fitted w/ street tires and the Trail Gator towing system.... to pull her 20" bike
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Old 10-24-13, 06:02 PM   #2
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Can you please provide a link to information on this bag?
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Old 10-24-13, 06:15 PM   #3
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Here's the dimensions of said bag and link.
[h=4]Dimensions:[/h]26” wide, 15” high, 7” deep[h=4]Volume:[/h] 40 L
Chrome Metropolis.

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Old 10-24-13, 06:24 PM   #4
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Sorry, forgot to include dimensions. My apologies and thank you 87gerG
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No problem. Nice bag. I hope there is something that will fit for you.
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those little circus stunt bikes come to mind, ..

Buy a BakFiets and put a decent seat in there . Harry vs Larry's Cargo Bikes are pretty Hip.
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Other than the micro-wheeled bikes like the Carry Me, I can't think of anything that would work for this use case. Even the Carry Me would stick out of one side of the bag.

Normally when people are looking for ultra compact I point to the Brompton, but that's definitely too big for this bag.
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Here's the dimensions of said bag and link.
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26” wide, 15” high, 7” deepVolume:

40 L

Chrome Metropolis.
Well, I guess that I am stating the obvious but with 26" x 15" dims you are looking for a bike with < 15" outside diameter for the mounted, inflated tires. Then you have stack or offset them in a 7" wide space while finding room for the frame and remaining components in the bag. That's a tough challenge - would you have any other need for a cargo bike? Some folks transport other bikes on their bikes.
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Well, I guess that I am stating the obvious but with 26" x 15" dims you are looking for a bike with < 15" outside diameter for the mounted, inflated tires. Then you have stack or offset them in a 7" wide space while finding room for the frame and remaining components in the bag. That's a tough challenge - would you have any other need for a cargo bike? Some folks transport other bikes on their bikes.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...1#post16191091
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Of course smallerwheeler has a bike for this - problem solved.

Just leave for the school a little bit earlier mestizoracer310 so that you can have it put back together when your daughter walks out of the classroom.
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How about one of these, if it wont fit in your bag then strap it to a pannier rack on your bike.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...s-one-of-these
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ike-from-China

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Just for S&G's,I was able to just fit my Brompton in my old Chrome Kremlin. They don't make them any more,but they pop up on eBay from time to time. Pretty sure there are other bags and packs that would carry one. For the Metro,you'd either need something with really small wheels,or something that had to be taken apart.
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first of all, i'd like to THANK you all for your input. unfortunately, those micro wheel bikes would probably tire her out fast...most of them had one gear, tiny wheel. not a good combo for a 10 year old. plus it looked like most of them were for people taller than she is. she just barely moved to a 20" wheel bike. one of you mentioned a lengthened utility bike, that's a little much and i was trying to "make do" with what i have. guess i'll just continue using the trail-gator with my mtb until she has more stamina.
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Old 10-27-13, 03:09 AM   #14
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Just to add some detail to the thread.
I have tried a carry mein the bag rack on my mezzo and it worked fine with a bungee around the seatpost. The other way that worked was to wear the handled bag like a rucksack. Abit unconfortable however.
Many posters here will speak of how quick and surprising good the carryme is to ride.
Just need to pump up tyres every week.
I used to use speedskate rollerblades a lot for commuting. I am an expert, it would not be quick afe for everyone!!
Its still surprising how much space even these take up in bags.
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How about a Bickerton strapped to a pannier rack? Cheap, fairly light and compact.
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...oy-folders-%29
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Here you go.

http://www.firetoys.co.uk/qu-ax-mini-bike-red.html
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