Bike Friday Speeding Tikit prototype

Hanz and I began working on the new BF tikit when I arrived at the company in the fall of 2006. By March we were making a string of prototypes, of
which this is one. The seat angle is a bit funky, and the fold a bit wide, but it rides just as a Bike Friday should - as good as your best bike. It is set up just
like my other road bikes, and honestly it is hard to know that you are on little 16" wheelS! And then I can fold it in under 2 seconds, no quick releases,
very easy. I rode it a lot in the spring to test it, including taking it with me to Arizona (I rode to the airport towing the suitcase/trailer - coming back it took
me twelve minutes from grabbing the case from the conveyor to riding out of the terminal, not too shoddy). Very handy to have a bike that you never have
to lock up - just fold it and roll it into whatever store or restaurant you are visiting.



Frame: Bike Friday tikit prototype folding cro-mo
Fork: Bike Friday cro-mo
Headset:Dia-tech 1-1/8"
Seatpost: unbranded aluminium
Saddle: Vetta
Stem: Forged Ahead, 130mm
Handlebars: 3TTT modified
Brake/Shift Levers: Shimano 105 STI, Shimano brake lever
Front Brake: Mini-V
Rear Brake: Mini-V
Bottom Bracket: Shimano 105
Chainset: Shimano 105 170mm, 54T with chainguard
Pedals: Shimano M540 SPD
Chain: SRAM 9spd
Front Derailleur: n/a
Rear Derailleur: Microshift
Cassette: Shimano Capero, modified, 9-21 9spd
Front Wheel: Custom hub, Velocity rim, 16H
Rear Wheel: Shimano Capreo hub, Velocity rim, 16H
Tyres: Primo Comet Kevlar 16x13/8"
Wheel skewers: Shimano/Custom
Bottle cage: Cateye
Computer: Ciclosport HAC4

Weight: 22lbs