Bike Friday Tikit in UK
I called by one of the largest folding bike dealers in the UK today, Avon Valley Cyclery (www.foldingbikes.co.uk
). This is an unusual shop based at the rear of Bath's historic railway station inside of the arch. Such a cool shop and helpful professional staff!
A few photos from my visit:
A mezzo folded in front of some Birdy's. Nice bike but similar footprint to the Birdy, not a Brompton beater in that respect.
For the Moulton enthusiasts. Not cheap at £1250 if I remember rightly but a lovely bike.
The one I came to see:
I test rode this today and it folds very neatly and quickly as many people on this forum have pointed out. The amazing thing is it unfolds into a bike with a big feel and very fast ride, especially the one in the photo with combination of SRAM hub and derailleur for 24 speed. Gear change was so smooth. Could easily tour as well as commute on this bike. I was very impressed. This beauty was over £1200 because of the gearing option. a base 8 speed is £870. Perhaps next year when my Brompton's istalments are paid off on the cycle scheme with my employer! Finally I can confirm it wheels beautifully on the free wheel in my opinion for carting around. Te fold and unfold is superfast too. I was very impressed overall. Bike Friday have introduced one of the most innovative folders in years with this beauty. I also love the range of frame sizes available and the big choice of colours.
The photos never did it justice it looks great in reality. In the case of this frame all the small Bike Friday font spoils this one a little, otherwise its a looker.
Last edited by mulleady; 08-04-08 at 05:21 PM.