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    The first commute on BF Tikit

    Today was the first time I used the new Bike Friday Tikit to get to work (12.5 mi).
    I wasn't sure how it would handle some of the very rough pavement on Queens Quay and
    the transitions from MUP to road and back, and streetcar tracks. My now-departed 20" folder would deliver sharp kicks through the handlebars and the seat. The big Surly LHT would also transmit the bumps nicely, though not as dramatically. I was very pleased the Tikit was the least dramatic, absorbing the bumps the best. Pehaps it's the flex in the frame, especially the long stem and the seat post (well, the seat post does have Thudbuster, but that wouldn't affect the feel through the handlebars). I'm still on high alert for deeper potholes and try not to attack bigger bumps with too much gusto, but the comfortable ride is great.
    The Tikit has 1.35" Marathon Plus inflated to 80 psi (max about 90). The Surly has 1.5" Marathon Racer inflated to about 80 psi, as well. The 20" Dahon was using 1.75" Marathon Plus inflated to about 75 psi.

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    ouate de phoque dramiscram's Avatar
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    Pics? (can't believe that we still have to ask for pics!!!)
    Originally Posted by Leebo
    Headwind is like a hill without a soul. Just gear down and suffer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrickards View Post
    Headwinds are hills dipped in evil!
    Tabarnac de vent!!!

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    Did Bike Friday ever get the Tikit stem recall straight?

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    My set up, Bars are higher, so my arms are bent, that is my front suspension.

    If bars are lower, and your arms, may , tend to be more rigid braces ..


    Got a Multimodal option? with the Bus/Train taking most of the miles, 2/12?
    That is where a Folding bike has real advantages .
    Last edited by fietsbob; 11-06-12 at 10:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdlamb View Post
    Did Bike Friday ever get the Tikit stem recall straight?
    They claim they have a redesigned part that prevents the stem snapping off and potentially killing the rider. They claim they've manufacturing these and putting them on new production tikits. After new production is satisfied, they're shipping the new parts out to owners.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

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