[Yak] Tikit or NWT?
threeohm at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 09:11:19 CDT 2009
My Tikit is a large with the seat mast and steerer nearly at their
minimum heights. My NWT is a ~58cm TT frame.
There is much more flexibility in the Tikit frame than in my NWT.
This is not to say the Tikit is a noodle or I have any issues with
it. I ride my Tikit more than any other bike and flex is not
something that bothers me. I pretty much ignore it. In fact perhaps
a better way to look at this issue is to say the Tikit frame is stiff
[for a folder] and the NWT is just even more stiff - it feels to me
like riding a full size triangulated frame.
I should point out that I am more likely to get out of the saddle and
stomp on the pedals than to bother shifting. So my "style" favours a
vikbanerjee at gmail.com
On 12-Apr-09, at 9:52 AM, alex wetmore wrote:
> Vik commented that his NWT felt stiffer. I'm curious what size frame
> he rides. Both the Tikit and NWT have a little play at the
> steerer/stem riser interface which makes the front end feel less stiff
> to me than a regular bike. It doesn't bother me, but it's there.
> I'm experimenting on my Tikit with using a steel stem riser instead of
> aluminum. This seems to stiffen things up a bit. I'm using a seat
> tube from an old touring bike (which is nice because the tube is
> pre-painted). The NWT already uses a steel riser.
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