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Old 08-27-08, 07:29 PM   #1
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My Seasons tikit unveiled

After a month or so of waiting, I have just unboxed my new built-to-order (BTO) Seasons tikit. I sold my custom Swift folder with a Nexus IGH to another folder fanatic (hi John!) in order to make room for my new ride. I definitely enjoyed the Swift, but after moving out of the 'burbs and into the city, space for the "fleet" has definitely become a problem. So after some saving, lusting, and back-and-forth on the Brompton M6R and the tikit, I'm definitely satisfied with my choice.

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- Small hyper-fold frame (I'm 5'3")
- Nexus "red band" 8-sp IGH
- rear rack
- transit cover
- awesome gold-colored bell!
- Brooks b67s
- fenders

I'm looking forward to enjoying it thoroughly this Labor Day weekend!

++++++++

Christmas in August!



Even Buddy is curious



My first glimpse



Things are getting interesting now



Unfolding and folding was a snap!



Yes, that's a 1969 Raleigh Twenty in the background (acquiring that bike is a whole other story)


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Old 08-27-08, 09:37 PM   #2
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mmmmm.....delicious....

Congratulations!
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Congrats the IGH and the Tikit are a great combo - you'll love the bike...
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Congratulations! The color combo is nice. Do you have any more photos?

I look forward to hearing about how the bike works and does not work for you. I am very interested in a Tikit myself.
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Very nice, I like the color too. enjoy the weekend.
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Old 08-28-08, 12:47 AM   #6
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It looks so small next to the Raleigh Twenty!
Congrats! - I'm sure you'll have the best rides (on both of them)
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Old 08-28-08, 01:39 AM   #7
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Wishing you many kms/miles of happy and satisfying rides with the Seasons Tikit! Its a great bike that you will certainly enjoy! Mine is a green one too

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Congrats, it looks like a very nice ride, pls update after the long weekend.
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Old 08-28-08, 03:53 AM   #9
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that bike makes me droll
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Yes you're a very droll ape.
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Congrats on a nice acquisition.

Let us know how it rides.
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Wishing you many kms/miles of happy and satisfying rides with the Seasons Tikit! Its a great bike that you will certainly enjoy! Mine is a green one too
OldiesONfoldies -- great minds think alike!

Thanks to everyone for the kind words! I'm definitely looking forward to the weekend and will hopefully try to get some "pootle" pics to post here.
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Bike looks nice, but the dog looks better. I want one of those.
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I want the dog too.
that's the cutest, most solid looking chihuahua I've seen.
is it a chihuahua? I don't know much bout doggies.
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How large is the front chain ring?
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Old 08-28-08, 01:24 PM   #16
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Sweet.

If you are interested, a few people put together a friendly ride beginning at the Viers Mill Rec. Center 9/6. Looks like we are bringing at least one bike friday while our bud is bringing a tandem recumbent bike friday.

I know Makeinu isn't far away. Perhaps this can be a local folder ride!

Details of the ride.
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Congrats, I'm a Green Bike-Friday owner too (2005 Pocket-Rocket)




I'm very curious about the ticket, let us know how it works out.
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Wow, I am going to start saving. That is a great bike.
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Old 08-28-08, 03:25 PM   #19
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I want the dog too.
that's the cutest, most solid looking chihuahua I've seen.
is it a chihuahua? I don't know much bout doggies.
Thanks!

Yes, that's my 4.5-lb hellion, I mean, Chihuahua. If you want to see more cuteness, he's on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da4EZFlTFFs
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he doesn't look like a hellion,
he looks like a good boy. I see lots of dogs in my building
I like the non pampered small dogs where the owner lets him/her
off leash and not in a handbag.
your new Bike Friday looks nice too. it's good to see a handcrafted bike
made in the US and still reasonably priced.
I think the Swift used to be made domestically before the Xootr name was attached.
this was years ago when I was going to sell some stuff to get a Swift.
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I'm very curious about the ticket, let us know how it works out.
That looks like a Carradice Super C Saddlepack but how is it attached to the saddle? I have one which uses straps but you seem to have made a modification using a Klick Fix type of bracket. Do tell!
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Green Bike Fridays?

My Favorite color!!!
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That looks like a Carradice Super C Saddlepack but how is it attached to the a saddle? I have one which uses straps but you seem to have made a modification using a Klick Fix type of bracket. Do tell!

Good eyes!!

Yes it is a Klick Fix that I purchased through Jandd.com. I had to modify the seat clamp a bit as klick fix technically does not work on a Brooks saddle. I like to be able to pack/unpack my friday in 15 mins or less, so all of my accessories are quick release. The super-C is a good bag, but I had trouble with the straps pulling up an over the fender washer carradice used. I repaired this twice, the brainstormed how I could do better. This is what I came up with and it works good. The original buckes are still inplace as I plan to use them as external tie points for something like a jacket.

I don't wish to hijack this thread. Feel free to contact me off line if you would like more details or you could start a new thread raising this question.
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[QUOTE=bicycleflyer;7364696]Good eyes!!

Yes it is a Klick Fix that I purchased through Jandd.com. I had to modify the seat clamp a bit as klick fix technically does not work on a Brooks saddle. I like to be able to pack/unpack my friday in 15 mins or less, so all of my accessories are quick release. The super-C is a good bag, but I had trouble with the straps pulling up an over the fender washer carradice used. I repaired this twice, the brainstormed how I could do better. This is what I came up with and it works good. The original buckes are still inplace as I plan to use them as external tie points for something like a jacket.

Great idea which I copied today! I have loads of Klick Fix bits from various things I have tried so it was easy to modify the Super C to clip onto my saddle. Keep brainstorming!
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