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disassembling a Shogun for a commuter train ride

Old 07-20-01, 07:23 PM
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disassembling a Shogun for a commuter train ride

I recently bought an old Shogun mountain bike at a fund-raiser. If I remove both quick-release wheels, lower the seat, and loosen/lower the handle bars, I could probably fit it into a large extra-thick canvas bag and carry it onto a local commuter train. If I could make this work, I'd have a much more reliable bike than a folding bike. It would be heavier than a folding bike, but that doesn't bother me. It would take longer to assemble than a folding bike, but I could probably get it down to a science. (Pop the wheels on, put the chain back on, attach the brakes, adjust the seat, tighten the handle bars, do a safety check, and then go.)

Has anyone else done this sort of thing before for their commuting? (I'm wondering if there are any special maintenance issues involved when one is assembling/disassembling a bike on a regular basis.)
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Old 07-20-01, 07:30 PM
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I've never tried it, which means you get to do it first. All I can say is, there are no rules (at least, mostly not) about what you can and can't do in your creative cycling ventures. I've never heard of this, but don't let anyone tell you you can't. If they do, it just means you can prove them wrong! That's my philosophy.
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