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Posted by: Paul Weaver
Posted by: PD Weaver
After 15 years away from biking, at our 45th college reunion in 2009 my former roomate, a very experienced bike tourer and early adopter of the New World Tourist, urged me back to the saddle with visions of European adventures together.
After I suffered thru the logistical nightmare of schlepping my full-size Specialized Tri Cross to and from Germany last summer, he sent me off to Eugene and Bike Friday.
I love everything about the bike, the business, and the staff. There is almost no place left where you can get this kind of personal attention coupled with technical expertise.
I have a perfectly fitted, tricked out custom New World Tourist that has already made three flying trips: at 38 pounds with case ( I skip the packing materials provided and use clothes), I have room left for gear and no bag fees.
Mine is geared to climb with weight, and boy does it do that, but also cruises just fine. On really bumpy or high speed roads, one does occasionally pine for the 27" wheel ride, but the overall performance makes up for it.
In tight medieval cities and jumping on and off for photo opportunities, you really come to love the handiness. It may look like a toy -- mine is screaming yellow for visibility -- but is a serious, big time touring machine. The intimate experience of biking on it in new places is the best travel experience of my life. My Bike Friday draws a wonderstruck and admiring crowd wherever I take it.
Posted by: David Barker
Posted by: David
After much persuasion by a friend I first rode a BF in 1993, and immediately thought this it the best bike ever, and I was already a seasoned cyclist.
My New World Tourist is 13 years old. I've bought (and sold) other bikes over the years, but it's still my favourite, no other bike can do all it does, and do it so well. Touring, shopping, group rides etc.
I'm always happy when I ride it. Over the years it has had many new parts as the old ones have worn out, and also a total factory respray (from yellow to multicoloured).
I bought a Carbon Express tikit a few years ago -- really a thing of beauty. I loved to look at it, but I rode the New World Tourist 90% of the time. I also love that over here in the UK it is so unusual and unknown -- I've seen five others in 13 years.
Every time you launch a new bike I want it. Present wish list -- Nuvinci NWT, Carbon infinity tikit -- Though I reckon I'd still come back to my trusty NWT, however many I owned.
I just wish the factory wasn't 6000 miles away -- but maybe that's a good thing ;) David Ps I once sold my NWT on Ebay (long story, don't ask), and six months later it came back to me by chance!
Posted by: Steven Brown
Posted by: Steven Brown
We ordered two NWTs for our tour in Cuba for August 1. When we originally ordered them from the sales rep at BF we were not sure if the 3.5 weeks lead time would be sufficient to get our bikes delivered, but were assured they would be.
These are not custom fit bikes and would be shipped very quickly. Our Bike Fridays arrived on time. Packed beautifully.
After much anticipation we assembled my wife's NWT and enjoyed the detail the folks at Bike Friday provided. They even painstakingly labeled the plastic containers so we could have a good chance of folding it all back together.
Little screws were present for future accessories we started dreaming of. Now it was my bike's turn for assembly and sadly it turned out that the handlebars were not appropriate for a medium size frame bicycle.
They didn't fit together very well at all and measured substantially shorter than my wife's small frame NWT. Imagine how your wrists would feel when riding a bicycle where your hands almost touch one another. The handlebar length is more suited to a child's bike, I think.
I immediately called in as we are on tight deadlines for our upcoming vacation and needed to rectify or find another bike fast ... and spoke with a friendly gentleman named Tim in the service department who recommended sending a new handlebar bar over but that it would take a week to arrive.
In the meantime he recommended to cut out some of the grip material and reposition the shifters. I appreciate the time he took to help and did follow his instructions but the bike is still not ready to use: when I use the bike it forces my wrists to an unergonomic retracted angle that aches after a few minutes.
I was so excited to get my Bike Friday, dreaming of all the new upgrades and miles we'd add on... but at this point regret buying this bicycle. Shipment was on time as promised but I sincerely wish that the bike would have been checked out for rideability prior to shipping.