The Pocket Companion offers you all the basic elements of a Bike Friday at our most affordable price point.
The Pocket Companion is designed with a chrome moly steel frame to give riders a comfortable, relaxed position without sacrificing handling.
As with all Bike Fridays, fit is key to ride performance. We measure a rider's body to find the best fit of our three basic frame sizes (52 cm, 56 cm, 60 cm) It comes in three sizes (52 cm, 56 cm, 60 cm) to fit individuals from about 4-foot-6 to 6-foot-4 (1.3m to 1.9m).
The Pocket Companion has a telescoping EasyPack seat mast to travel by car, plane or boat. When folded, it is compact and easy to store -- an excellent choice for your RV or boat when getting away. Or, just leave it in your trunk for a quick getaway.
The Pocket Companion has parts group for a 24-speed. W/sealed hubs, aluminum rims, touring hybrid tires, in your choice of our standard colors (Flag Red, Cream Soda Blue, Ink Black and Green Gear Green) to match your frame. Built to Order and sometimes available from stock. Check with us to see.
|2a Main frame:||CHOOSE Bike size >S, M, or L - CHOOSE|
|Bar Tape & Grips:||Mtb Grips Set 86 or 90mm|
|BB bearing:||113mm BF Sealed Cartridge Bearing 68xEnglish|
|Bottle Cages:||Velocity Bottle Trap Black Cage|
|Bottles:||BF 21oz. water bottle white w/black lid - black logo|
|Brake Levers:||Tektro "V" style Brake Levers , TS360A|
|Brakes:||Tektro "V" Brake|
|Cassette:||11-28 8sp SRAM PG820 - Blk 11,12,14,16,18,21,24,28|
|Chains:||KMC Z-51 8sp (from 367) chain|
|Cranks:||Alloy triple ring (165,170,175) 30/42/52x130/74 CHOOSE|
|Derailleurs Front:||MicroSHIFT triple long arm FD-R438 braze on|
|Derailleurs Rear:||SRAM X.3 ESP Long Cage (34t)|
|Headset, Threaded:||1 1/4" BF Alloy Headset|
|Hub Front:||BF Select 32o 100mm FRONT Silver / Black|
|Hub Rear:||BF Select 32o 130mm rear-Silver|
|Pedals:||None supplied std. Choose if you want us to supply|
|QRs,Clamps, Shims:||Seat Mast Collar, 1 1/4" (32mm) Silver (Alloy Kalloy)|
|QRs,Clamps, Shims:||60mm x 6 mm steel QR|
|QRs,Clamps, Shims:||50/55mm x 6 mm QR steel|
|QRs,Clamps, Shims:||Seat Mast Collar, 1 3/8" (34.9mm) (Alloy Kalloy)|
|Rims:||Alex X-101 Alum (406) 32o 20 x 1.5" Silver|
|Saddle:||y Std Spec. - NONE SUPPLIED - add if you need|
|Seatpost:||Kalloy #243 Sil adjust post 28.6 x 350mm|
|Shifters/Controls:||SRAM 3.0 Comp 8spd shifter set (3X8)|
|Spokes:||Spokes DT 14 ga. Stainless w/ brass nip SPECIFY LENGTH|
|Stems F:||BF Ahead std. (60,75,90,105,120mm) 15deg . CHOOSE|
|Tires:||Touring-Hybrid tread 20 x 1.75" (406) 40-65psi blk.|
|Tubes:||20x1.5 to 1.95" SV (406) (NOT for 1"-1.25 width tires)|
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I was recently in Eugene on a motorcycle trip. I've always wanted a Bike Friday. I walked to their location to see the bikes in person. Walter let me take one on a test ride on the bike path behind the shop. 10 miles later, I was hooked. I bought a Pocket Companion, with the provision that I could ride it while in Eugene and have them ship it home when I left. I don't yet have a great way to carry it on the motorcycle. I tore around the Eugene's excellent bike path system and averaged 20 miles a day. The day before I left, I dropped it at the shop. I drive a small car that my other bikes don't fit into, so I'm looking forward to taking this one on my adventures. I was amazed how fast and stable the little bike was. It was also nice that it fit nicely in my hostel room.Submitted by: Blake Cook September 6, 2009
I picked up my Pocket Companion at Coventry bike shop in Portland after discussing my needs with Sandy at BF. Four days later I was riding down the Oregon coast with two friends on their Surly LHT's. Had I known it would rain for the first three days of our tour I would have gotten the fenders, but I had no problems whatsoever with the bike. I had panniers front and rear and it handled the load well. I had to walk up some of the steeper climbs as I'm not a strong rider, but the bike felt stable and was fun on the fast descents.
I spent some time in Eugene and went to the BF factory where I was able to try out a few of the other bikes on the bike path behind the factory. At the end of the trip the mechanic at Coventry helped me pack the bike into my new TravelCase. There were no extra charges or unpleasant surprises when we checked in at NWA and the bike arrived back home in perfect shape. This experience has me thinking about where I want to go next with my bike. I feel like a whole new world has opened up for me.Submitted by: Joe Solem August 23, 2009
My new Companion feels like a new/old friend! I glide along the paths with a whopping big smile on my face, flying like a little girl in the wind. I can't wait to try it overseas someday. Move over Armstrong!Submitted by: A. Fukuda July 5, 2009
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