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    Vertical clearance was very good.

    Vertical clearance was very good.
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    So I just stuck a wheel with a Big Apple into my...

    So I just stuck a wheel with a Big Apple into my NWT. Lateral clearance was tight but there was a few mm to both sides. It would not fit my wife's Pocket Crusoe.
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    The "engine" is far more important than the bike....

    The "engine" is far more important than the bike.

    In a nutshell, go to a good shop and find a bike that fits well. That will roughly be the fastest bike for you. The best upgrade will be a...
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    It's always hard for me to tell from photos but...

    It's always hard for me to tell from photos but ...

    Obviously, with fenders you will have less clearance. My guess from my own bike is that 2.0" tires (50 mm) with fenders will cause rubbing if...
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    Just to be clear since I can interpret your...

    Just to be clear since I can interpret your response a few ways, I understand those are the old specs. I'm writing that there are lots of folks with bigger tires on their NWTs. I've personally put...
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    Otherwise, a steel swift folder or dahon speed...

    Otherwise, a steel swift folder or dahon speed will both fit 2.0 tires ... from memory.
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    From what I observe, there are a bunch of folks...

    From what I observe, there are a bunch of folks using 2.0" tires with the NWT. Typically sans fenders -- but not all -- and they have to partially deflate the tires to get them past the brakes. A...
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    It certainly could. But when we were traveling,...

    It certainly could. But when we were traveling, there was always extra stuff to carry.
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    It's a great idea. I would make sure that it's...

    It's a great idea. I would make sure that it's easy to strap the carry-on to the top of the trailer too.

    Don't forget ... even though there is a size limit, what agents always check IME is the...
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    ... and if a bunch more people lived there there...

    ... and if a bunch more people lived there there would be lots and lots more folks cycling and walking. They don't because the prices are wacky -- perhaps other reasons too -- so they move out to...
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    Oh yeah ... since I hurt myself, getting a...

    Oh yeah ... since I hurt myself, getting a bakfiet -- or the trailer -- with two kids up the modest hills around here is laughable. I imagine if one was willing to pony up the bucks for an electric...
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    I've seen a handful around here. But they take...

    I've seen a handful around here. But they take up a ton of space. The front basket is very easy to load. Much better than a long tail, IMO.

    After testing a long tail for an extended period, I...
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    Not directed at me but the biggest change would...

    Not directed at me but the biggest change would be housing policy which makes it harder to create relatively dense -- not necessarily Manhattan but clearly more people would live in say San Francisco...
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    Burley Trailers are offset in the rear. The...

    Burley Trailers are offset in the rear. The offset makes sense if you want to lay the bike on nondrive side to protect the derailer.

    FWIW, pulling a two child trailer means you take up a...
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    Just go with the standard 50mm wide Big Apples. ...

    Just go with the standard 50mm wide Big Apples. 50 or 60 mm wide will make little difference.

    Tire Dimensions | Schwalbe North America
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    444812 I'm unfamiliar with WIKE trailers, but...

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    I'm unfamiliar with WIKE trailers, but this looks similar to what Burley offers. It looks like it will flip to me.

    I suspect that you can't go wrong with either one. At least not go...
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    Just a general comment on small wheel bikes...

    Just a general comment on small wheel bikes pulling the trailer ... most trailers are designed for 26" or 700c wheel bikes. Using a 16" or 20" wheel bike lowers the connecting axle and ends up...
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    Based on my own observations, family obligations,...

    Based on my own observations, family obligations, weather, and various aches/injuries prevent lots of folks from biking ~10 miles daily. The real outliers are the folks willing to bike commute...
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    I have no problems biking anywhere in DC. ...

    I have no problems biking anywhere in DC. Although I'm a relatively experienced cyclist.

    FWIW, what makes DC tricky are the limited crossings over the rivers and to a lesser extent Rock Creek...
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    I suspect that most people here already have...

    I suspect that most people here already have their ideas on what they need. But it wouldn't hurt.

    But getting back to the maps, the authors purposely omitted "bicycle routes", segregated...
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    I'm pretty familiar with Washington DC. My quick...

    I'm pretty familiar with Washington DC. My quick look sees neither Rock Creek Trail or Metro Branch Trail. Of course, it's just a bunch of squiggly lines with little reference. So feel free to...
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    Surely you believe that there are acceptable...

    Surely you believe that there are acceptable roads that neither have a bike lane nor marked sharrows. Moreover, the decision to omit completely segregated bike paths -- Washington DC and Seattle...
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    Unless you have an usual bike -- see crank...

    Unless you have an usual bike -- see crank forward bikes -- it's my experience that a person fitted well on a bike can't get both feet on the ground while sitting on the saddle. Perhaps one can get...
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    Assuming your wife has no physical problems, this...

    Assuming your wife has no physical problems, this is likely a fit issue. For most new cyclists, I would try raising the saddle up and/or back first. But do realize, that it typically takes a lot of...
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    Congratulations! I hope you two enjoy them for...

    Congratulations! I hope you two enjoy them for years.
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