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    Zen Master Miles2go's Avatar
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    I'll take two Bike Friday New World Tourists please

    ....and make that to go.

    Placed an order for two NWTs. It's all over but the waiting!

    Here's a basic run down of the two, one for me and the other for my wife.

    Seat Posts: American Classic
    Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105
    Crankset: Shimano 105
    Chainrings: 54/42/30
    Chain: SRAM PC59
    Front Hub: Shimano XT
    Rear Hub: Shimano XT
    Cassette: 11/12/14/16/18/21/24/28/32
    Rear Der: Shimano Deore
    Brakes: Avid Single Digit 7 V-brakes
    Wheels: 32 DT spoke 14g
    Rims: Sun CR-18
    Tires: Schwalbe Marathon
    Headset: Chris King
    Handle bar: Mine: Splitting Kalloy anatomic drop Hers: Splitting BF Touring H
    Levers: Mine: Dia-Compe 287V road Hers: Avid Speed Dial 7
    Shifters: Mine: Dura Ace BarCon bar end shifters Hers: SRAM Attack Grip Shift

    We'll buy the saddles and pedals on the side.

    We're buying these for loaded touring and I've geared them low. From 17.5" to about 92" and if that's too low at the top I'll just throw on a bigger ring later. Capreo couldn't go this low and we won't need gearing as high as it produces.

    I'm not set on a color yet and will let them know in a few days. There's over 14 of them and I'm done looking at the sample photos for a while! Delivery is said to be about a month out. In a couple of days I intend to disappear from this forum so I can forget about them until they arrive.


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    Senior Member Dave Hickey's Avatar
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    Congratulations...Bike Friday is real good at meeting their delivery commitment. Both of mine were delivered a day earlier than they said...It's worth the wait.....

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    Enjoy your new ride. My Pocket Gnu has been a blast since day one!

    >>I'm not set on a color yet>>

    I went for the Premium White with black decals...it won a split decision over British Racing Green.

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    got my NWT in orange....sweet! get compliments every day....highly visible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles2go
    Chainrings: 54/42/30
    Cassette: 11/12/14/16/18/21/24/28/32

    We're buying these for loaded touring and I've geared them low. From 17.5" to about 92" and if that's too low at the top I'll just throw on a bigger ring later. Capreo couldn't go this low and we won't need gearing as high as it produces.
    I like the gearing choice. I have the same cassette, and I just changed out my Pocket Rocket chainrings from 53/42/28 to 54/44/28. That gives me about 18" to 100" with the larger wheels of the PR. I didn't want to go bigger than the 54 so that I could fit it in the suitcase without pulling the crank.
    -- I speak for myself only, not LAB or any other organization of which I am a member.

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