Linear Folding 2.0 LWB Recumbent
Folding Linear LWB at the Eiffel Tower in Paris
How would you get your recumbent to Paris?
Is your recumbent bike awkwardly large to transport or store? If you want to
carry your recumbent on an airline, hide it in your car trunk, carry it up
stairs to your apartment or just store it in a smaller space a folding bike
would be great. But a reliable quiet bike would be nice too.
What to do? The Iowa vintage folding Linears were not that reliable and
squeaked and creaked. The Linear long wheelbase bike pictured above in Paris
(and 99% of the Linears you see on eBay) are this type bike. Not only are
their frames known to fail occasionally, there are very few frame parts
available to repair them.
More information on these Iowa vintage bikes is here:
Iowa Linear Safety
As of 6/2013 we are working on new folding Linear Limo LR and Roadster
models. We plan to have them available for sale in the spring of 2014. The
Limo LR will only be available with USS but the Roadster will be available
with USS or OSS. I?m 6?2? and a new Folding a Linear Limo LR or Roadster
frame my size folds to less than 45? long. They will fold without tools to
go in many car trunks; this takes a minute or two. Putting one in an airline
travel case and padding it to avoid scratches will take a set of allen
wrenches and take several minutes longer.
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This is a picture of an Iowa made Linear Limo
packed for airline travel. Even the wheels and seat fit in the
case with the frame.
If your Linear is a 48? extra large you will need a
longer, thinner case and will have to pack your seat separately.
The Bicycle Man also maintains a
selection of parts and accessories for Linear recumbent bicycles.