Vik’s Tikit Picks

17 11 2010

Sharon on a roll...

I get asked a lot about Tikit purchases so here is what I’d buy for a few different Bike Friday Tikit purchases:

Tikit on a Budget

  • stock black 8 speed derailleur Tikit
  • Schwalbe Marathons [replace when worn out with Greenspeed Scorcher TR tires]
  • fenders
  • rear standard rack
  • Ergon Grips
  • hyperfold [fast fold option] if the budget is big enough if not impulse fold saving $200
  • black colour because that’s what colour stock Tikits come in!
  • buy in Dec/Jan to take advantage of any slow season deals from Bike Friday

Stylie Simple Commuter Tikit

  • fixed gear One Way Tikit
  • Greenspeed Scorcher TR tires
  • fenders
  • rear standard rack
  • showercap
  • Ergon Grips
  • Brooks B17
  • heavy rider upgrade
  • hyperfold [fast fold option]
  • MKS metal QR pedals with half toe clips
  • pull rear v-brake
  • wasabi green colour is no longer available my bad!
  • Of the available colours I’d go for Racing Green or Princess Pink if I’m feeling sassy.

All Weather Commuter Tikit

  • IGH Season Tikit w/ Alfine 11
  • Greenspeed Scorcher TR tires
  • fenders
  • front 2 sided pannier rack
  • folding touring rack
  • showercap
  • Ergon Grips
  • Brook B17
  • heavy rider upgrade
  • hyperfold [fast fold option]
  • if $$ is no object add Gates carbon belt drive
  • white colour