Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-02-10, 05:45 PM   #1
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Friday I'm in Love

They're here

Thanks for all the help in this forum. You guys are great!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0922..JPG (98.7 KB, 185 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0928..jpg (64.3 KB, 191 views)

Last edited by lucille; 05-02-10 at 05:50 PM.
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 05:59 PM   #2
vmaniqui
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bay Area, SF California
Bikes: Citizen Tokyo, A-Bike, Dahon Boardwalk D6, Dahon Boardwalk D7, Dahon Curve D3, Dahon Mu XL, BF Tikit2, Dahon Speed TR, Dahon Curve SL.
Posts: 1,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
who would not. congrats ! a black and a red BFs. so i assumed yours is the red one. that's a nice one. you'll have fun with that bike.
vmaniqui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 06:01 PM   #3
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks! Actually, mine is black. The old "coin flip" method... ;-)
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 07:13 PM   #4
coolio
Senior Member
 
coolio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Bikes:
Posts: 177
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucille View Post
Thanks! Actually, mine is black. The old "coin flip" method... ;-)
That explains why the red one is in the background. Don't wanna give it too much screen time, lol.

Congrats!
coolio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 09:08 PM   #5
Foldable Two
Senior Member
 
Foldable Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20 & a 1964 Schwinn Tiger
Posts: 1,319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
COOL! Figured yours had to arrive anytime now.

Any ride reports yet???

Lou
Foldable Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 09:28 PM   #6
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
We just did a little ride around the parking lot. I must say, the drops feel weird. I hope I can get used to it, the breaks and gears seem really far away to reach and I hit my leg with bar end shifters getting off the bike.
I still need to adjust my seat and pedals (both brand new, so it's normal), and will try to move the handlebars up a little. We won't have a chance to take it for more of a ride till next weekend, but hopefully I will work out the kinks.

The bikes are gorgeous though, that's the important thing, right?
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 09:43 PM   #7
Dynocoaster
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Pacific Northwest
Bikes: Too many....................
Posts: 3,075
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats.
Dynocoaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 10:19 PM   #8
edwong3
Senior Member
 
edwong3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Bikes: 2007 Qile Duo 20" Multi-Purpose Folding Bike
Posts: 744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucille View Post
They're here

Thanks for all the help in this forum. You guys are great!
Congrats on the new bikes! So do you already have an adventure or an epic ride planned out yet?
edwong3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 10:30 PM   #9
vmaniqui
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Bay Area, SF California
Bikes: Citizen Tokyo, A-Bike, Dahon Boardwalk D6, Dahon Boardwalk D7, Dahon Curve D3, Dahon Mu XL, BF Tikit2, Dahon Speed TR, Dahon Curve SL.
Posts: 1,504
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucille View Post
The bikes are gorgeous though, that's the important thing, right?
you're absolutely right about this one. had my tikit2 also (although mine is used) just recently and love it. i was like - how did i miss this one out when i was starting to venture into folding bike. but seriously all i wanted at that time was a cheap commute bike. never had imagined that by joining this forum i could get the much talked about 'FOLDERITIS'. now i am hooked - the $100 bike that i wanted had grown and grown into an expensive hobby. i have to blame everyone here - jur, sesamecruch,lalato,vik, brucemetras, thor, trekjapan and all of you guys.....seriously my name is vic and i am a FOLDERITIC.......
vmaniqui is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-10, 10:52 PM   #10
Foldable Two
Senior Member
 
Foldable Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20 & a 1964 Schwinn Tiger
Posts: 1,319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just looked at your pics a bit closer - you have folding handle bars on both!!! Read my recent post about making sure all the metal shavings are out of them and greasing the sliding parts.

Looks like you could rotate the drops 'up' a bit to make it less of a stretch. If it's still to far, changing the stems (horizontal piece between the folding stem and the handle bars themselves). I did it on my NWT after injuring my shoulder several years ago. It only takes the a shorter one and a Hex Wrench (recommend the Nashbar set for home use. http://www.nashbar.com/bikes/Product...:referralID=NA

Have fun!!!

Lou
Foldable Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 02:06 AM   #11
snafu21
Senior Member
 
snafu21's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: The Mangroves, UK
Bikes: None.
Posts: 1,896
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There's no Cure! Have fun. ( Lift the drops up. )
snafu21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 03:39 AM   #12
IronMac
Dead Men Assume...
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Singapore
Bikes: Bike Friday NWT
Posts: 851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats, the bikes look great! The drops do look a bit low in front but mine are set way up.

Wish I could figure out how to attach photos (from my computer) in my posts. Grrr....
IronMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 03:44 AM   #13
Bike'n'write
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Good evening to you all,

Now that this post has become more congratulatory than anything else (of which I give you congratulations on as well), I thought I could steer this conversation to assist me.

I have been a road cyclist for the last three years, and have been considering getting a Bike Friday World traveler. I have been doing a lot of reading about them, and think that they might be the right fit for me.

Here are my questions:

Would anyone recommend getting this bike for touring long distances?

Are they dramatically slower than a typical road bike?

Can they handle the weight of panniers?

Thanks guys
Bike'n'write is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 07:15 AM   #14
kamtsa
Senior Member
 
kamtsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucille View Post
We just did a little ride around the parking lot. I must say, the drops feel weird. I hope I can get used to it, the breaks and gears seem really far away to reach and I hit my leg with bar end shifters getting off the bike.
If the bike is not a good fit, I would discuss it with the BF people. They have for example those those temporary adjustable stems that you can get on loan to try different handlebar positions.

Kam
kamtsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 04:07 PM   #15
jur
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,811
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
I have been looking at your drop bars... it seems to me they would be far more comfortable if the top part leading to the levers was at least horizontal or even slightly upwards. Downwards like in your pic they can't be of much help.
jur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 07:42 PM   #16
Foldable Two
Senior Member
 
Foldable Two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Vancouver, Washington and Ocean Shores, Washington, USA
Bikes: 2 - 2007 Custom Bike Fridays, 2 - 2009 Bike Friday Pocket 8's, Gravity 29'er SS, 2 - 8-spd Windsor City Bikes, 1973 Raleigh 20 & a 1964 Schwinn Tiger
Posts: 1,319
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is our daughter's NWT and her "drops" set-up.

The "hoods" are in the higher position Jur and I have mentioned.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bike friday 001 (.jpg (75.8 KB, 75 views)
Foldable Two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 08:19 PM   #17
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snafu21 View Post
There's no Cure!
heh heh..... Glad somebody got it... ;-)
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 08:20 PM   #18
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by IronMac View Post
Congrats, the bikes look great! The drops do look a bit low in front but mine are set way up.

Wish I could figure out how to attach photos (from my computer) in my posts. Grrr....
Go to advanced and click on the picture icon. There should be an option to upload from computer, but I admit it's not very intuitive.
I don't really know how to reply with quotes in one post, so doing it separately, sorry about that.
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 08:22 PM   #19
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bike'n'write View Post
Good evening to you all,

Now that this post has become more congratulatory than anything else (of which I give you congratulations on as well), I thought I could steer this conversation to assist me.

I have been a road cyclist for the last three years, and have been considering getting a Bike Friday World traveler. I have been doing a lot of reading about them, and think that they might be the right fit for me.

Here are my questions:

Would anyone recommend getting this bike for touring long distances?

Are they dramatically slower than a typical road bike?

Can they handle the weight of panniers?

Thanks guys
This is exactly what this thread was meant to be. I was ordered to show off pics when our bikes arrive.
To answer your questions, "yes" to all. There some very helpful threads in this forum you could read, have a look around.
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 08:23 PM   #20
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
If the bike is not a good fit, I would discuss it with the BF people. They have for example those those temporary adjustable stems that you can get on loan to try different handlebar positions.

Kam
Thanks. Yes, I don't think it will be problem getting the assistance from BF. I want to try to adjust things myself first and those bars are way too low, as everybody is saying.
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 08:23 PM   #21
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jur View Post
I have been looking at your drop bars... it seems to me they would be far more comfortable if the top part leading to the levers was at least horizontal or even slightly upwards. Downwards like in your pic they can't be of much help.
I will try that, thank you!
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 08:24 PM   #22
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foldable Two View Post
This is our daughter's NWT and her "drops" set-up.

The "hoods" are in the higher position Jur and I have mentioned.
It's a beauty! Yes, her bars look much better.
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 08:26 PM   #23
lucille
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
lucille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Canada
Bikes:
Posts: 1,720
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foldable Two View Post
Just looked at your pics a bit closer - you have folding handle bars on both!!! Read my recent post about making sure all the metal shavings are out of them and greasing the sliding parts.

Lou
Yes we both got the stems, so the bikes fold better. Will follow your advice, thank you for pointing it out.
lucille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-10, 09:35 PM   #24
kamtsa
Senior Member
 
kamtsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by lucille View Post
I don't really know how to reply with quotes in one post, so doing it separately, sorry about that.
Try the [""]+ icon on the right just below this message. Select all the messages you want to reply and then reply with quotes.

Kam
kamtsa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-10, 04:54 AM   #25
IronMac
Dead Men Assume...
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Singapore
Bikes: Bike Friday NWT
Posts: 851
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Lucille, let's give this a shot:
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Frontshot..jpg (93.4 KB, 68 views)
IronMac is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:11 AM.