Category Archives: Bike Friday tikit

Day 25. #30daysofbiking

That’s one reason I call this website 16incheswestofpeoria. Another reason? Calling it bluebobthebellbottomedbananaboy would have been confusing. Today’s ride: On the Rock Island Greenway, just south of Bicycle Safety Town. And back to the shop.

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Word on the street: Al Cappello, Portapedal Bike, Tempe, Arizona

“When I get a phone call here, it’s somebody saying, hey, I love the bike, I want to order one for my wife. In architecture it’s hey, one of you guys made a mistake in the dimensions, and it’s a $25,000 mistake. Who’s going to pay for it?” Continue reading

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Installing quick-release pedals: MKS Lambda–Ezy Superior

MKS is right: you can’t install the adapter with a regular pedal wrench; I used a 15mm cone wrench to do the job. Continue reading

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Tikit talk. From hair stylist to wine purveyor and business booster in Defiance, Missouri

When we got back to the car, she said, “Let’s go back to that business that had the wine in Defiance.” Turns out the Grapevine Wine Bistro & Visitor’s Center has wine and more–right there at 2886 South Highway 94, easily accessible from both trail and road. Continue reading

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Paws on the Tour de Edelstein

Monday morning. My fan gallery has arrived. He gets to the ride early to get a good view of the corner. Sure, it’s not a manhole cover in the rain during the Moline Criterium, but loose pea gravel tends to … Continue reading

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In white, it must be rideable: Bike Friday tikit

Bike Friday’s recall on the tikit stem, what I call a folding riser, temporarily sidelined the entire 2007 to 2012 tikit production run. But with a warranty riser in place (which includes the portion of the frame in white, above), … Continue reading

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Bike Friday tikit stem solution announced

Green Gear (aka Bike Friday) will move to a new stem design on its Bike Friday tikit. Tikit riders were recently told not to ride their bicycles because of the possibility of the stem breaking (five breaks at last report). … Continue reading

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