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    Debby's new Pocket Rocket Pro Petite

    Last year we bought a pair of Pocket Llamas for touring and just general riding around and we really fell in love with them. So this year my wife Debby thought she'd like to have a faster bike for event rides so she ordered a Pocket Rocket Pro Petite. Being of small stature she really likes the fit of the Bike Fridays. Plus I think she's got Folderitis.
    Here's the specs:
    Headset-Chris King
    Wheels-Tiagra front hub with Alex DA22 24 spoke rim and Schwalbe Durano tires
    Capreo rear hub 9-26 with the same
    RD-Shimano Tiagra
    FD-Shimano Tiagra
    Crankset-Shimano 105 50-40-30
    Shifters-Dura-Ace bar end
    Bars-Salsa Poco
    Brakes-Tiagra with Crane Creek levers
    Saddle- Selle Italia Ldy
    Seatpost-Thudbuster ST
    21 lbs.

    I added some Tektro interruptors.

    So far it's working good and can be seen with it's rider at the STP ride next weekend. Going really fast!
    (Although as you all know, she'll have to pedal twice as fast to keep up with the 700s!)



    Relax, it's a bike ride.

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    10 speed rear cassette? How precise is the shifting on that? (with the petite bike model)

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    What a dream bike!
    Why buy 10 cheap bikes when one nice one will last longer!

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    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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    Outstanding looking bike. Now you've got me looking closer at the Bike Friday line.

    John

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    First time I seen a Thudbuster (even an ST) on a Pocket Rocket or Pocket Rocket Pro.

    Should help the shock from those road tires.

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    It's a 9 speed and shifting is precise. I don't think Capreo (which gives you the 9t cog) is available in 10.

    She loves the Thudbuster and wants one for her Llama now.
    Relax, it's a bike ride.

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    Get a Butt Buddy from www.sidetrak.com, they are located in Seattle http://www.sidetrak.com/Catalog/components.html

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    'she'll have to pedal twice as fast to keep up with the 700s!'

    Is that because her bike has four brake levers? Surely, three is enough?
    - every mile of road has two miles of ditch -

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Get a Butt Buddy from www.sidetrak.com, they are located in Seattle http://www.sidetrak.com/Catalog/components.html
    The Thudbuster provides much more "travel" than the Butt Buddy, which is unnoticeable because its 'arc of operation' keeps your butt a constant distance from the pedals. It also has elastomers selectable by rider weight, which is needed for someone light enough to qualify for a "petite" Friday.

    We have Thudbuster LTs on our three folders. Both I and the wife love them.

    Lou

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    It is beautiful. Does it fold? It looks like the gear inch goes from 23 to 111, good for any situation.

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    Yes it folds, although even if it didn't she would still prefer it because of the fit for a small person. At 111 inches she finds herself spun out on some descents and is thinking of changing to a 52 or 54 big ring.
    Relax, it's a bike ride.

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    nice ..... very very nice
    who has recognized the slanted waterbottle cage ?... what a nifty and usefull mod.
    very little I would add or change to a bike I would ride ( besides maybe click pedals )

    congrats nice bike indeed

    thor

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    I added a small bracket to tip the cage so the rear bottle can be used when the rear bag is attached.
    Relax, it's a bike ride.

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