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    Decided to Buy a Tikit

    I want a bike for errands, to leave folded in my car and take on family vacations where time/effort to pack and unpack is at a minimum. I have a plethora of light/high quality parts here...I am shooting for 18 LBS. Tikit, here I come.

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    After you put on your high quality parts... show us the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by folderfan View Post
    am shooting for 18 LBS. Tikit, here I come.
    Holy cow! Rob English's original Speeding Tikit was 18 pounds. How are you going to do this? And, seriously, how much is this going to run?

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    Even Rob's was .2 pounds heavier. How will you beat 18.2? Are you receiving any federal economic recovery funding?

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    Rob's brakes and crankset aren't the lightest...SRAM brakes and FSA SLK cranks. I have Easton's new cranks on a bike which I will swap. Accroding to Madcow (spell?), the Easton's are ~115 grams lighter. I have a few sets of ZG brakes, as well as unused KCNC brakes here. The Sram brakes are ~60 grams heavier. His post is a Thomson with a lot of extension. I have a few posts lying around that are lighter, a Easton EC90, for one.

    Plus, I think he takes a large Tikit, mine will be a medium.

    I have some used grouppos, seats and pedals, so I really only need a stripped down Tikit with the upgraded wheels and ti mast.
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    Well ... one could drop a chain ring, the front derailer, and the associated cable/housing. I'm sure that you could find a lighter handlebar too. The difficult part would be his rear wheel.

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    Plus, I think he takes a large Tikit, mine will be a medium.
    Depending on your weight, the medium may be a bit overly flexible, particularly if you're going ultralight. What's your tubing approach to stiffen up the stem and post?
    Last edited by feijai; 02-23-09 at 04:05 PM.

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    I re-read Rob's info. His Speeding T is a medium. His seat height looks taller than mine. I am 5'6", no need to stiffen it up. Wheels and chainstays will be stiff enough.
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    This makes me wonder exactly how light you could make the tikit....I am 130 lbs (and losing)

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    Looking forward to your take! Any color scheme in particular?
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    red!

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    Copying me I see.



    Flag red *is* the best color. :-)

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    Keep us posted....
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    Red is good.
    Ordering today...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vik View Post
    Keep us posted....
    Vik, are the Scorchers still THE fast tires to buy?

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    I went with white.

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    Quote Originally Posted by folderfan View Post
    I went with white.
    Nooooooooooooo!

    Now you're copying Vik! :-) You can't win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by folderfan View Post
    I went with white.
    Because of the alliteration?

    "Bike Friday bears brunt of folderfan's fury, wonders why white won't work."
    "folderfan went with white."

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    It was an impulse decision...white bikes always look good.

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    I'm sure it'll be a wickit, tricked-out white tikit!

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    white is best

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    yellow is best
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    Green to express the zero emissions of the tikit....

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    My father buys tikits all the time. Like the little old lady from Pasadena, he just can't keep his foot of the accelerata.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feijai View Post
    Nooooooooooooo!

    Now you're copying Vik! :-) You can't win.


    Hahahaha....a white Tikit will look sweet...congrats.... I think I'd try a white one next myself. My new MTB above is white - although that was the only colour available at the time.
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