Author Topic: Just the tikit?  (Read 966 times)

Just the tikit?
« on: 03 May, 2024, 06:09:12 pm »
I am eying up a second hand bike Friday tikit (which I would likely convert to fixed).
The idea is it works as an folder, but mostly for the quick fold and roll option, if I need to roll in to a shop or up the elevator to my office (new work doesn't have secure cycle storage).
Any thoughts or advice?
simplicity, truth, equality, peace

Re: Just the tikit?
« Reply #1 on: 08 May, 2024, 08:04:12 pm »
Make sure any BikeFriday tikit you consider has all three of the "dangerous to ride until repaired" recalls completed:  1) The Hyperfold cable was changed from two thin cables to one thick cable.  2) The "Aardvark" was improved to a loop handle to keep the seatpillar from cracking and breaking.  The recall added a sheet metal brace that blocks the earlier cantilever-style handle.  3) The 'handlepost snaps off' recall.  BikeFriday sent out supposedly upgraded handleposts.  They have a red dot on the interior of the hinge.

Re: Just the tikit?
« Reply #2 on: 08 May, 2024, 08:16:42 pm »
Thanks, I knew about the stem but didn't know how much of a deathtrap it was.
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Re: Just the tikit?
« Reply #3 on: 09 May, 2024, 04:45:18 am »
Well, like BikeFriday said, "Only a couple of riders got hurt."

Re: Just the tikit?
« Reply #4 on: 09 May, 2024, 11:42:02 pm »
I it possible to tell point 2) from this picture?
https://www.cyclechat.net/attachments/img_20231029_130116-jpg.711689
I contacted BF who very quickly got back to me to say about the red dot on the stem - but nothing about what to do if it's absent
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