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KendallF 10-09-09 09:44 AM

Bike Friday pics -- need ideas!
 
I am buying a Pocket Rocket frameset, and I'd like to see some pictures and hear your pros and cons of various builds with the Bike Fridays. My initial thoughts are a mix of 9 speed Shimano components, Velocity Fusion rims with DA hubs, and whatever else falls out of my parts bin.

I travel quite a bit; I built a Ritchey Breakaway style bike last year that I take to Spain regularly but I'd like to have a folder for shorter trips. Can you buy the trailer/case for the BFs separately?

Thanks!

Foldable Two 10-09-09 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KendallF (Post 9827443)
Can you buy the trailer/case for the BFs separately?

Thanks!

Yes. See BF Parts Store:

http://store.bikefriday.com/index.php?cPath=51

...and

http://store.bikefriday.com/index.php?cPath=46

Lou

KendallF 10-09-09 01:22 PM

Cool! I didn't realize it's just a standard Samsonite suitcase; I see secondhand possibilities in my future...

I really like their trailer idea.

gregstandt 10-09-09 05:43 PM

Here's a link to my wife's Pocket Rocket Pro.
http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/558415-debby-s-new-pocket-rocket-pro-petite.html

bicycleflyer 10-09-09 08:18 PM

I have never bought a case from Bike Friday... I just buy a regular suitcase that has the dimensions I need.

My Pocket Rocket is set up with 8-speed/triple using barcons.

Not sure if it will help any...But here is my online photo album..there are a few pics of my PR.

http://s164.photobucket.com/albums/u11/bicycleflyer/

kb5ql 10-09-09 09:48 PM

I have a Full Rival setup 10speed with Shimano Capreo 9speed rear with a JTEK shiftmate adapter on a Pocket Rocket.

Works great. You can get the trailer kit (just the kit) as a refurb on ebay for less. I then drilled the holes myself in the Samsonite (I already had it when I used it with my Xootr Swift).

I have since upgraded with titanium seatpost and custom BF stem. It's a great ride.

http://www.zaftig.net/files/images/g...8_12.26.15.jpg

eflayer 10-09-09 10:42 PM

my Bike Friday Crusoe
 
My Crusoe is now famous due to being posted here:

http://www.ecovelo.info/category/bike-gallery/

Granted, not PR Pro but built with a great set of parts including Capreo cassette. I am loving this bike for day to day and have yet to travel with it.

KendallF 10-10-09 02:35 PM

Thank you all for the pictures and links! I'll try to post some pictures, both before and after, as I get the frame and start putting parts together.

tblendell 10-12-09 01:17 PM

love my pocket rocket, but i would recommend making sure you get a model where the seat tube folds down as opposed to having to take the whole thing off, and i think there is a limited advantage to investing in higher end shifters, probably due to the long cables and the inevitable "adjustments" made when folding and traveling. eg. i upgraded to the ultegra brifters but i think i should have just stayed with the Tiagra that came on the bike. the performance isn't really much better IMO.
i also like the capreo hub and being able to have a normal size crankset etc.


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