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Custom Bike Friday Tikit with 20" (406) wheels, Avid BB7 Disc brakes. Size Medium (should fit most riders in the 5'7 - 6' range, depending on seatpost and stem)
Like the idea of a quick folding bike like the Tikit, but want disc brakes and larger 20" wheels? Than this is the bike for you!
I built this bike while at Bike Friday as a prototype for a new hinge mechanism I was developing (ultimately, it was adopted as the standard mechanism), but decided to also add provisions for larger wheels and disc brakes. This is not an easy thing to do, so Bike Friday typically will not perform this level of customization for their bikes.
Some nice features that many might not notice are the fillet brazed bowed chainstay bridge, the extra large fork securing binders, and the overall fine quality welding. Having worked on the Tikit production line for several years (I no longer work there however), I can tell you that this is one of the finest and most uniquely fabricated frames (as far as welding and brazing are concerned) that has come off of the Tikit line.
Frame: Bike Friday Tikit custom
Wheels: Velocity Fusion rims, laced to Shimano SLX hubs
Brakes: Avid BB7, Avid SD levers
Drivetrain: Shimano SLX rear derailleur and shifter (1x9), with Sram PG970 DH cassette
Crankset: FSA Gossamer Compact (50T)
Seatpost/Saddle: Kalloy Uno seatpost, WTB Devo saddle (virtually unused)
Bar: Azonic CF-1 riser bar
The bike rides very smooth, and folds quickly. Note: The bike must be in the lowest gear in order to fold easily.
Because this bike was built as a prototype it is not serialized, other than with a "P3" stamp I added. It was built partially on Bike Friday equipment, and partially with my own personal equipment. As such this is a rare, very cool one-off.
*I will charge actual shipping cost to buyer*