January 2000 Issue

Foldable Bikes

For quickie transportation, Dahonís inexpensive folders are a good option. Serious bikies will opt for Montague or Bike Friday.


Bicycles and airplanes go way back. When Orville and Wilbur sloughed their cycle shop to experiment with airfoils at Kitty Hawk, the bond was born. Bikes are still a cheap, readily transportable means to get from A to B.

But putting bicycles in airplanes has been a different story. Some owners have been stuffing $20 Raleighs into Cessnas and donít want to hear of anything else while others have spent thousands on jeweled little cycling machines with zero utility. The problem: If you could get a bike into an airplane easily, you didnít want to ride it very far when you got it out.

Thatís changed. Technology is giving us better bikes. Lightweight alloys, new designs and...

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