Help Identifying Specs of this Bike Friday Pocket Tourist on CL
My girlfriend is really interested in this BF Pocket Tourist thats currently FS on Craigslist:
Folding Bike by Bike Friday-REDUCED
He claims "This is a used 8 speed Bike Friday "Pocket Tourist" that needs nothing, works great. "
I'm trying to figure out the specs, so any help would be appreciated: (and I apologize for my ignorance up front, just getting back into bikes and am new to Folders/ Bike Fridays!)
Any idea on the year? Looks older to me.
1) Looks like a telescopic front stem?
2) 8-speed meaning only 1 front crank but 8 on the rear cassette?
--So for touring, we'd have to swap out the drivetrain...?
Any other issues you can see? I think $700 is a bit high, and want to offer more like $500-600. Thoughts?
It's a lower end model. It's a left fold so it's not ancient. It may not have a front derailer mount ... I can't tell from the photos. You should expect low end components on this entry-level model. I'd expect that the mast doesn't adjust vertically but that the quill stem does.
It looks like this bike ...
Bike Friday - Custom folding and travel bicycles hand-crafted in Oregon
... which is $800 new and does not have a front derailer mount.
Bike Friday sells a 16 speed model -- front derailer -- for another $100.
IDK if the Front derailleur mount is there , but you can certainly replace the rear hub with a Dual drive 8 by 3 , the 3 internal to the hub,
and that would just be another back wheel
I'm guessing easy pack stem and seat mast , which comes out , with that QR lever .. for packing.
to quickly knock down. stem is a common Quill type.
motivated seller is a phrase for someone willing to haggle , Firm would suggest not.
and want to offer more like $500-600. Thoughts?
bring the offer in Cash with you and see if its good enough..
Cash is king on this bike.
Last edited by fietsbob; 04-17-14 at
Okay, great, all this is good to know. Its clear that it would take a few hundred dollars to get this somewhere near Touring spec (and that doesn't even include a hard shell case).
I'm thinking this isn't worth much more than $550.