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Old 10-09-09, 09:44 AM   #1
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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?

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Old 10-09-09, 10:36 AM   #2
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Can you buy the trailer/case for the BFs separately?

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Yes. See BF Parts Store:

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

...and

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

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Old 10-09-09, 01:22 PM   #3
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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.
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Here's a link to my wife's Pocket Rocket Pro.
Debby's new Pocket Rocket Pro Petite
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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/
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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.

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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.

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Old 10-10-09, 02:35 PM   #8
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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.
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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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