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Old 09-03-10, 06:24 AM   #1
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How do you transport your bike where it is not allowed/too little space?

I am just back from the trip in North-Western part of Russia. There we had to transport our bikes on suburban electric trains, where there is very little space for bicycles, the way local cyclists do it:



Bikes are hooked to the shelves with the saddles and handlebars leaning against the walls/windows. Turns out it is really stable.

This is how it works where it is really too tight, ferry boat (photo was taken from the local biking club site, velopiter.spb.ru)



Any more creative ways how to transport your bike?

PS. Not sure which (sub)forum fits for this thread, touring seems appropriate.

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Old 09-03-10, 07:37 AM   #2
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What I find interesting is the clothes they are wearing in the bottom picture. I see jeans, sweat tops, down jackets, back packs, etc. I didn't see one set of "cycling clothes" so it goes to show we don't really need them.

Also, look at the large number of the riders out for the club ride. It must be a couple of hundred as they go all the way back to the rear of the photo.

If possible, you might co-post over in Commuting as they might have some ideas also.

Pretty cool!
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What I find interesting is the clothes they are wearing in the bottom picture. I see jeans, sweat tops, down jackets, back packs, etc. I didn't see one set of "cycling clothes" so it goes to show we don't really need them.

Also, look at the large number of the riders out for the club ride. It must be a couple of hundred as they go all the way back to the rear of the photo.

If possible, you might co-post over in Commuting as they might have some ideas also.

Pretty cool!

You certainly meet there quite a bit of cyclists with "proper" gear, but more of those who don't care about it much. I guess the more you earn the more you need it. Good thing is that many of those people have helmets no matter what outfit they wear.
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A few years ago, I did a short tour of Belgium on a folding bike. I was able to fold it and stash it in the overheads without too much trouble.

I gotta say that pic does not really look like a "typical" weekend ride for that club, probably more like a one-day event. Take the ferry back from Staten Island at the end of Bike New York, and you'll see the same kind of stuff.
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