[Yak] 20-speed custom Tikit
bwogilvie at gmail.com
Sun Aug 29 14:58:24 CDT 2010
Andy - thanks for your take. You can get your Tikit in a travel case
without removing the rear rack or taking the stem riser out? I find
that to get mine to fit I have to do both of those steps. I also have
a front rack that needs to be removed for packing. I use MKS
quick-release pedals so that step on either bike is really quick. The
one time I took the Tikit on a trip without racks or fenders, just a
saddlebag and a handlebar bag, it was a snap to pack and unpack
quickly, but I think the NWT would be just as quick if I didn't have
racks or fenders.
On Sun, Aug 29, 2010 at 11:20 AM, Andy Heath <cycling at axelrod.plus.com> wrote:
> Packing my tikit takes about 10 mins.
> Packing the NWT about 30 mins (used to be longer).
> Take front wheel out
> remove handlebars
> fold pedals
> fold it, turn a screw (i have an early model) and bung it all in.
> Extra steps with NWT:
> Take pedals off
> Take rack off
> (in the old days with the smaller case I had also to dismantle the rack -
> very fiddly and slow).
> Fiddle around more because a) the fit is tighter and b) I guess I worry more
> about the NWT - its a bigger part of my life.
> Don't remember about bottle cages - I think I have to take them off both -
> they are really quick to take on and off anyway.
> The difference is such that for a short trip of a couple of days or one
> where I have to pack/repack the bike several times and wasn't carrying much
> luggage I would definitely take the tikit but might not take a bike at all
> otherwise (who can afford the hours pack/unpack 8 or more times on a short
> trip (minimum is 4 times)).
Brian W. Ogilvie <bwogilvie at gmail.com>
Hadley, Massachusetts, USA
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