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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.

    Some details:

    - 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)

    Last edited by cosmodc; 08-27-08 at 09:47 PM.

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    Senior Member Silverexpress's Avatar
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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...
    safe riding - Vik
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Fledgling
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldiesONfoldies View Post
    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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    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.
    Flying an airplane is really very simple...Push the stick forward, the house gets big. Pull the stick back, the house gets small. Keep holding the stick back, the house gets big again.

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    Wow, I am going to start saving. That is a great bike.

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    Fledgling
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    Quote Originally Posted by TiberiusBTkirk View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bicycleflyer View Post
    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.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Braithwait View Post
    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.
    Flying an airplane is really very simple...Push the stick forward, the house gets big. Pull the stick back, the house gets small. Keep holding the stick back, the house gets big again.

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    Senior Member Paul Braithwait's Avatar
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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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