[Yak] Re: Tornto BF owners - Yak Digest, Vol 33, Issue 5
jlawrence99 at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 12:36:44 CST 2007
So Urbane Cyclist can handle BFs now! Wonderful!
Urbane is my LBS in downtown Toronto and I find them helpful, friendly and
supportive. I have one of their Urbanite Touring bikes.
I haven't taken my NWT to them yet, because I haven't had a problem since I
received it last summer, (except for a bit of adjustment needed on the front
derailleur when it firsta arrived), but it's great to know they have some
knowledge of BFs if I need them.
I once spotted another BF on the Toronto waterfront trail, and I have met
others who own them on Toronto Bicycle Network rides. Perhaps there are more
than I can guess in our city, but they're all in their suitcases just
waiting to travel.
I tend to ride my Urbanite around town and use the NWT when travelling, but
I am quite sure that the NWT would be fine as my "only" bike. Though with
Toronto winter conditions and salt on the road, I'd probably still ride my
old MTB bike for those slushy months.
BTW, I'm planning to ride the Land's End - John O'Groats route in UK this
July (a supported tour!) so any advice would be appreciated on preparing the
NWT for a two-week tour like this.
> Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2007 22:14:48 -0500
> From: Vic Gedris <vic at gedris.org>
> Subject: Re: [Yak] tikit
> To: Yak <yak at bikefriday.com>
> Message-ID: <20070305031448.GA16910 at gedris.org>
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> On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 10:34:56AM -0500, BudFRogS wrote:
> > I was at the Toronto Bike show yesterday and Urbane Cyclist had a Tikit
> > there!! It looks quite nice. They wouldn't let me take it on the
> > track" (an oval of carpet in the corner) to try it. But said when the
> > weather gets better it will be test-ridable at their store.
> > It looks really cool. Although, the sales guy was having a little bit
> > trouble folding and unfolding it. (nothing too bad, but my guess is he
> > got it)
> Yeah, I saw it there today too. Neat! I believe they just got the bike
> in time for the show. Folds fast, and probably even faster with more
> I'm very excited to now have a local BF dealer. Too bad we didn't have
> one when we bought ours!
> I'll defintely ask Urbane for a test ride sometime.
> We should do a folding bike ride in Toronto sometime. :)
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