Bike Friday Speeding Tikit prototype no.2



History:
Well, the evolution continues - this is the lightest tikit so far, at just over 18lbs. Fairly standard frame, with the exception of the titanium seatmast, but a decent selection of components bring the
weight down. The biggest improvement was getting rid of the weighty Capreo hub - I did some machining work on an American Classic freehub to enable it to take a Capreo cassette (the 9, 10
and 11 sprockets require a special mounting), and then set the bike up as as 10spd. A subtle chainkeeper over the chainring means I can run a single ring without needing a guard. Next project
will be to take weight out of the frame....

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Specifications:

Frame: Bike Friday tikit prototype folding cro-mo
Fork: Bike Friday cro-mo
Headset:Dia-tech 1-1/8"
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
Saddle: Velo titanium
Stem: Custom butted curved
Handlebars: 42cm 3T Prima 199
Brake/Shift Levers: Campagnolo 10spd Ergopower and left brake lever
Front Brake: SRAM Rival
Rear Brake: SRAM Rival
Bottom Bracket: FSA MegaExo
Chainset: FSA SL-K with single 54T TA chainring
Pedals: Speedplay X-1
Chain: KMC X10 10spd
Front Derailleur: n/a
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force
Cassette: Shimano Capero/SRAM, modified, 9-21 10spd
Front Wheel: 74mm OLN sealed bearing hub, Sun MA-14 rim, 12 spoke
Rear Wheel: American Classic hub, modified for Capreo, Sun MA-14 rim, 18 spokes
Tyres: Primo racer 16 x 3/4"
Wheel skewers: Bolts in front hub, Control Tech rear

Weight: 18.2lbs


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