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Old 08-01-16, 08:28 PM   #1
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Taking the Train North and Riding Home

Amtrak's Vermonter started carry-on bike service and I'm thinking of taking the train north and riding back. Has anyone used any of the Amtrak carry-on bike services that are out there? In studying the picture, of a 26" wheel mt. bike with no fenders, I'm left wondering if my 650b rando bike with fenders will fit just as well.

The picture is here: https://www.amtrak.com/servlet/Satel...=1251636746245
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Should be fine. We have a similar arrangement on the Capitol Corridor trail although there's no requirement here to remove the front wheel. Works for both my 700c road bike and my 20" Bike Friday. The hook goes on the rear wheel and most rear fenders end well above ground level so wouldn't interfere.
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Should be fine. We have a similar arrangement on the Capitol Corridor trail although there's no requirement here to remove the front wheel. Works for both my 700c road bike and my 20" Bike Friday. The hook goes on the rear wheel and most rear fenders end well above ground level so wouldn't interfere.
Thanks. It's only $32 with the bike and a trip to Randolph, VT gives me a 144 mile ride home. I have to start riding at 6:22 p.m. but hey, it's rando riding right?
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How far down does the rear part of your front fender go? The train here lets us keep the front wheel on the bike, but if you have to remove it the front fender might end up hitting the wall. I'd probably make sure I had tools needed to remove it just in case there's a problem.
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How far down does the rear part of your front fender go? The train here lets us keep the front wheel on the bike, but if you have to remove it the front fender might end up hitting the wall. I'd probably make sure I had tools needed to remove it just in case there's a problem.
It's a pretty low rear SKS Longboard with a splash guard. See here (not my bike but similar to how mine's set up) http://i.imgur.com/0X7E4.jpg

Having a couple of wrenches on hand makes sense. Thanks.
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