It's been a long time coming and I was going to wait until I had tested out the rack, but I was too excited so here it is!...
This is my 4yr old first generation Tikit with:
- new powder coat
- new chain
- new cassette
- new cables and housing
- new tires
- new one piece stem/riser
- new custom CETMA PR rack
Bike Friday did everything for me other than the front rack. I could have done all the maintenance, but I figured for $$$ it was better to leave it to the experts who could then reassemble and tune the complete bike...
My Tikit didn't need a repaint. It had zero rust even after a lot of rain riding and 3 Calgary winters, but I was over the basic black finish and I'm too old to ride a bike I don't love...
I haven't put the CETMA rack to use yet, but it looks great and will see action in short order. Thanks to Lane at CETMA for taking on the project despite the challenges on dealing with a folding bike... And thanks to Alex W for the Tikit PR rack idea.