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Old 05-01-19, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Pine Cone View Post
My used New World Tourist with Dual-Drive 3-speed hub and 7-speed cassette and BF H-bars.

I asked Bike Friday about the specs of the bike and found it was built for someone with similar body dimensions. It fits me well and has a great ride quality.

Currently my favorite folder since its quick fold does not require removing the front wheel like my Ti Swift.
@Pine Cone, what brand is the rack on your BF? Thanks
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Old 05-01-19, 10:50 PM
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Pocket Rocket with a triple chainring. Beast is fairly quick and fast.
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Old 05-02-19, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
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@Pine Cone, what brand is the rack on your BF? Thanks
It is a Tern Cargo rack. I got it from the Tern website. Well made and very adjustable. It did require some minor bending during the assembly process to make it fit together.

https://www.ternbicycles.com/us/gear/471/cargo-rack
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Old 05-03-19, 11:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Pine Cone View Post
It is a Tern Cargo rack. I got it from the Tern website. Well made and very adjustable.
Thanks! I think I'll go for it. While it does not fold like the BF rack, there is no real need for the rack to fold for packing, since it may be combined with a wheel and other stuff in the process.
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Old 05-09-19, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
Here is mine :






Ultegra R8000
Ascent Cirrus Elite wheels.
Any idea on the weight?
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Old 05-09-19, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 2_i View Post
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@Pine Cone, what brand is the rack on your BF? Thanks
That's a really nice color.
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Old 05-11-19, 10:06 PM
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Any idea on the weight?
Its around 8.5kg
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Old 05-16-19, 02:45 PM
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Old 05-17-19, 05:01 PM
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A folding recumbent, great stuff. And a final drive linking the two chains - two of my bikes have this. Allows for long gearing, so you can have a small crank. Ideal for recumbents with outboard cranks, and for getting speed from a bike with a small drive wheel.

Doesn't the front chain sag about everywhere when it's folded though? Would be nice to see it in folded form.
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Old 05-17-19, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeyMK View Post
A folding recumbent, great stuff. And a final drive linking the two chains - two of my bikes have this. Allows for long gearing, so you can have a small crank. Ideal for recumbents with outboard cranks, and for getting speed from a bike with a small drive wheel.

Doesn't the front chain sag about everywhere when it's folded though? Would be nice to see it in folded form.
The mid-drive is a 16/19 and steps up the 44 tooth chain ring to an effective 52. The bike has a SRAM Dual Drive so it has a 3 speed hub in addition to the derailleur. It also has a disc brake up front (TRP Spyre) and rim brakes in the rear and the front tube is a Schrader valve while the rear is a Presta.

There is a hook and catch on the frame to keep the top chain from going completely crazy but it does flop around and get me greasy. I need to move to waxing it instead but I haven't gotten around to it. I learned this past weekend that the bottom bracket is a friction fit eccentric (similar to a tandem) and I can tighten up the top chainline by adjusting it, which should prevent the chain slap on the front fork that's taken off the paint.

For a fold, here's what it looks like quick folded from when I bought it last October. It's not particularly small when folded like this but it will hold itself when leaned into a corner. Like all Bike Fridays it does pack down to fit into a suitcase but that involves removing the chains, pedals, wheels, and seat plus completely resetting the handlebars so it's something that takes an hour and you only do when putting it in its suitcase.

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Old 05-25-19, 12:32 PM
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My New World Tourist is actually up for sale, as is a SatRDay. I need to thin the stable. They are really great bikes.
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Old 06-04-19, 08:49 PM
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Help

Hello..am new here..
I just purchased an old Tikit...I am having trouble with the seat clamp...not sure how to explain, when trying to fold up seat, Iím not strong enough to get seat out of the clamp...I always need to find help..is there anything I can do to make this easier?
all the videos show a swift knock to back of seat and up it goes lol...
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Old 06-05-19, 06:32 AM
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Call Bike Friday at their 800 number and ask them to walk you through your problem. They are very good at helping with their bikes. I am not sure from your description what exactly is wrong. Roger
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Old 06-05-19, 07:38 AM
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With the Tikit, there are two models - a hyperfold model where you push the saddle / seat tube forward to release, and a non-hyperfold with a knob. Sounds like you have the hyperfold model.

Take a look at this video and see if the hyperfold cable tension being discussed applies to your situation:

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Old 06-05-19, 12:02 PM
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It goes forward

I bought a Used season Tikit hyperfold.. so eager to fold ,I had to add a strap. toe strap , to keep it from starting the fold
when I did not want it to do that .. (like put in the repair stand, or carry up stairs)

to bring the seat up you need tools, (like regular bikes) . it stays the same height when folded , forward ,
Then pulled back when you want to go again .. they use a regular bike seat post .. you may change it if you wish..
unlike other folding bikes rhat telescope down and so have to be re adjusted every time you unfold it ..


If you want the QR height adjustment you can buy another band clamp for the frame with a Lever..







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Old 06-24-19, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rhenning View Post
Call Bike Friday at their 800 number and ask them to walk you through your problem. They are very good at helping with their bikes. I am not sure from your description what exactly is wrong. Roger
YUP! They are really good in custom service! ! !
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Old 01-02-20, 08:31 AM
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I picked up a Bike Friday Silk off Craigslist:

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Originally Posted by planetoid117 View Post
Diamond llama.

Hi planetoid117,

I'm compiling parts for a new diamond llama.

May i ask if this front fork is from the tandem(heavy rider option)?
How is the folding with the rohloff tensioner?

Thanks.
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Old 02-02-20, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Jomarino View Post
Hi planetoid117,

I'm compiling parts for a new diamond llama.

May i ask if this front fork is from the tandem(heavy rider option)?
How is the folding with the rohloff tensioner?

Thanks.
it is the heavy rider fork. The folding can be a bit stiff but itís fine. There is a trick to not letting the chain fall off which I have half mastered because I donít fold it too often.


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Old 02-02-20, 02:08 PM
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My NWT, almost 20 years old and still going strong


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Pocket Companion

Just got this today!
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Just got this today!
Is the seat stay bolted on? Would this allow the easy fitting of a belt drive? I don't know much about these things on folders, never having seen one.
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Bike Fridays can have a belt drive but they are special build with a different frame. The bike in the picture has a chain drive so it will not work with a belt. Most Bike Friday's are custom builds so if you buy a used one it was built for for someone else. Doesn't mean the would be wrong for you but something to be aware of. If you go to their web site they have good explanations on their custom building process. Roger
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Old 01-30-21, 07:47 PM
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At one point I had three Bike Fridays in the garage, but I recently sold the Pocket Llama:



My favorite is my Crusoe, itís one of the fastest feeing bikes Iíve ever had.

I bought this PL recently, thinking I could roll my Crusoe and Xootr Swift into one bike, but I like each of those better for their roles.

This is a bit small for me, but I donít ride it much. Even so, itís a lot more fun to ride than the Trek T900 tandem it replaced.
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Old 02-03-21, 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Geepig View Post
Is the seat stay bolted on? Would this allow the easy fitting of a belt drive? I don't know much about these things on folders, never having seen one.
BF's w/ belt drives usually has a removable section
by the chain stay where the belt can slide in/out.
I test rode a pakiT w/ belt drive and Alfine internal hub.
So smooth and quiet:
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