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Old 03-29-19, 09:47 AM
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Show us your Lovely Bike Friday! ! !

Thinking to buy one and make it into a touring bike. Please share your Bike Friday's pictures! ! !

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Old 03-29-19, 10:42 AM
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Pocket Llama discs, , R'off..



"Season" Tikit Sram I-9 IGH, (Sellers Images)


I have made a few changes since I got it (not shown)



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Old 03-29-19, 05:27 PM
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I might have the oldest one and have owned it since 1995 as a preowned bike. It is a Pocket Rocket and was told at the time it was the second one they made. It has been across the US twice with a group called PAC Tour. PAC is Pacific Atlantic Cycling and is run by Lon Haldeman and his wife Susan Notorangelo. Shimano 600 drive train. Roger
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Old 03-29-19, 06:57 PM
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Sweet lookin’ machines indeed!
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MY NWT touring machine has moved on to a new home, where hopefully it will be enjoyed for many many more long trips.


My BF pakiT suits my life now better than the NWT. Love this bike!
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Old 03-29-19, 08:44 PM
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Is that a potato rack on the Pakit?
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Old 03-29-19, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dahoneezz View Post
Is that a potato rack on the Pakit?
Haha. It's actually a rack I have (Axiom) but I was too lazy to get up and put it on the bike to take a picture so I shopped it in, to show how I roll. Mostly I ride without it, but will pop it on for small grocery runs. Big runs get the Burley Travoy.
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Old 03-30-19, 12:37 AM
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Ah sooo... I will google Axiom rack.

​​​​​​​Nice peachy color. The handlebar post looks very long. Does it flex when you climb hills? And what is that long bolt (?) sticking out of the handlebar post?
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Old 03-30-19, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by dahoneezz View Post
Ah sooo... I will google Axiom rack.

Nice peachy color. The handlebar post looks very long. Does it flex when you climb hills? And what is that long bolt (?) sticking out of the handlebar post?
The long pin coming out of the stem post is the pin that goes into the pakiT frame when you fold it. And both my seatmast and stem mast were upgraded to titanium - no flex but some nice bump absorption. But it is very rigid and the length is no issue. I could actually make it shorter by flipping the stem angle up and cutting it down another inch+ but I like having the flexibility of raising and lowering the fixed length (up for sightseeing rides and back pain, down for exercise and errands).

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In my Bike Friday collection, these are the three that get the most love.

1. Tikit. Purchased used. I swapped the flat bars and twist shifter to drop bars and brifters.

2. Air Glide. This one is really sweet on rough surfaces, with the titanium beam acting as a suspension seatpost, but in a different way, hard to describe.

3. Pocket Rocket Pro. Like the Tikit, purchased used (barely) and with flat bars. I swapped to drop bars and brifters.
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Here is mine :






Ultegra R8000
Ascent Cirrus Elite wheels.
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Chainring Size & Crankarm length

WOW! Guys, These Bikes look so good!!! Really make me want to buy one now...
Can anyone sharing some opinions about the size of the chainring/ Do you need triple or just double(52T / 39T) is enough for some hills climbing? And do you think you can feel the difference between 175mm crankarm and 170mm crankarm length? Thanks!

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I took my cranks from 170 to 165mm and there is a definite noticeable difference to me. As to gearing it all depends on how fit you are. Little wheels climb better imo so you may not need as many gears. Since none of it is proprietary, you can always make adjustments. Look at the gearing you actually use now, and caculate the gear inches then convert to 20" wheels. Can you get that spread in a double or do you currently actually use such a wide range that you can't comfortably achieve those gear inches in a double?
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On my Purple BF in the above pictures I run front chain rings of 46/57 as in the picture. When I first got the bike I used a 46/60. Rear is a 12/28 eight speed. 170 crank arms as that is more dependent on the length of your legs not the gearing. Roger

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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.

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BIKE FRIDAY PAKIT TEST RIDE PART2 by 1nterceptor, on Flickr

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Originally Posted by biaddiction View Post
WOW! Guys, These Bikes look so good!!! Really make me want to buy one now...
Can anyone sharing some opinions about the size of the chainring/ Do you need triple or just double(52T / 39T) is enough for some hills climbing? And do you think you can feel the difference between 175mm crankarm and 170mm crankarm length? Thanks!
I use the Ultrgra R8000 groupset with 52/34T and 11-30T.on my BF Pocket Rocket super pro.
Done 80km, 1.5km elevation up the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.
2nd guy up to the mid point rest stop for lunch and 3rd guy to reach the hotel at the 80km mark out for about 15 riders (all on road bikes).
So the gearing certainly works well.
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Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
I use the Ultrgra R8000 groupset with 52/34T and 11-30T.on my BF Pocket Rocket super pro.
Done 80km, 1.5km elevation up the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.
2nd guy up to the mid point rest stop for lunch and 3rd guy to reach the hotel at the 80km mark out for about 15 riders (all on road bikes).
So the gearing certainly works well.
WONDERFUL! This is a GREAT news. will start to shop for one! ! !
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Old 04-22-19, 06:49 AM
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Here is mine :






Ultegra R8000
Ascent Cirrus Elite wheels.
What model is that?
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Old 04-22-19, 11:50 PM
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What model is that?

This is a Pocket Rocket Super Pro
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Old 04-23-19, 10:25 AM
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This is a Pocket Rocket Super Pro
Where can I get this kind of carbon fiber rim from? It looks so good! ! !
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Old 04-23-19, 09:11 PM
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Where can I get this kind of carbon fiber rim from? It looks so good! ! !
Its sold by a young chap here under Ascent Bikes.
You can find a link to his page on FB.
https://www.facebook.com/ascentbikes/
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My NWT atop Mont Ventoux in France.
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