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Question for former Bike Friday owners...

Old 03-15-23, 01:23 AM
Tony Marley
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Still own Bike Friday bikes, not a former owner. The Llama with rear rack and panniers is excellent for light touring.
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Old 04-13-23, 09:27 PM
john m flores 
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Well this happened...

After looking online for New World Tourists, this Pocket Rocket showed up on Craigslist just 20 minutes away. Got a good deal and a beer and good bike talk too. This will be a proof of concept bike - to convince myself and my girlfriend that we can live with 20" wheels.

The bars are a little wide and the reach a little long, but it already impresses me with its ride quality. On the inaugural ride on indifferent road surfaces of NJ, it feels like a good 700c steel bike. Acceleration is instantaneous and handling is quick; still working on riding no hands. I do miss bracing my knees on the top tube on descents.

I'll take care of the bars, which will help me familiarize myself with the peculiarities of the Bike Friday design. And then we'll probably take it on some short semi-loaded trips and see how it does.

The fastest color.

The goofiest headtube badge!

Came with mini pump

Shimano 105 drivetrain. Shift cables exir directly out from the brifters, so I am guessing this is a laye 90s/early 2000s bike

Elegant engineering

2x. Gearing seams adequate unloaded. May need a lower gear for loaded touring.

Looks like the handlebar splits for packing.
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