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marqueemoon 11-21-07 07:32 PM

test rode a Tikit today
 
Overall this is a very cool bike. The handling is quite good considering, and the shifting and braking are rock solid. My only complaint is the front end is a bit flexy, which is probably unavoidable due to the design.

I can see why people are a little weirded out by the cable system but there really aren't any funky parts to it.

Lalato 11-27-07 06:15 AM

I wish there was a place near me that had these. Thanks for the report.

--sam

vik 11-27-07 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marqueemoon (Post 5674865)
Overall this is a very cool bike. The handling is quite good considering, and the shifting and braking are rock solid. My only complaint is the front end is a bit flexy, which is probably unavoidable due to the design.

I can see why people are a little weirded out by the cable system but there really aren't any funky parts to it.

Any way to quantify the front end flex a bit more?....:eek:

marqueemoon 12-03-07 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vik (Post 5701330)
Any way to quantify the front end flex a bit more?....:eek:

It's most apparent when climbing (pushing, pulling on the bars). There's a bit of "give" to the bars. Not an alarming amount, but you definitely feel it. Realistically it has no effect on handling (the small wheels are very easy to point where you want them to go). If you've ever ridden a bike with a loose threaded headset it feels a little like that.

I'll also mention that the model I rode had the dual brake-type cables. I think they are going with thicker aircraft-type cable now.

vik 12-03-07 08:15 AM

Thanks for the clarification.


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