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The opinions expressed here are from Bike Friday owners who have chosen to share their views. Many are clearly thrilled with their bikes. Some offer us insight on possible improvements.
But everyone is sharing their experience. And we are grateful for the opportunity to learn.
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Posted by: Dennis and Jan Allerheiligen
Michael, we have been meaning to review our new bike and this gave us the little push that we needed. Our tube size is 20 x 1.125-1.5PV-406. The label shows 18 x 1 3/8. We have presta valves. We received our beautiful, blue Tandem Q in late November, 2002. It is a terrific 30th anniversary present to ourselves. It came neatly packed in the two carlton cases. After watching the video, we were able to put it together without too much difficulty and just a little assistance in gear/cable adjustment from someone more mechanically inclined than we are. After the cold weather turned into Spring in the midwest, we were able to ride a couple shorter routes. In April, we ventured down to the SWTR in April in Tulsa and had a great time. Everything worked great! In fact, the captain reports that the SRAM dual drive 3 x 9 hub system shifts better than our "big wheel" tandem, and he loves the STI set-up. We opted for the Cane Creek Thudbuster suspension and the stoker doesn't even notice any bumps! We debated, then opted for the 406 wheels with Schwalbe City Marathon tires and are very pleased with that decision. We have enjoyed the tandem so much, we've not attempted to transform the Q into a single yet. Will report when we do. We loved working with a smaller company with such customer-oriented service. A real rarity these days. This high level of genuine interest was apparent throughout the sales process and now also in the follow-ups to make sure everything is right. By the way, the current tandem we are comparing the Q with is one we have loved to ride for the past 6 years. We consider the above a testimony to a great bike. With the added capability to travel easily with us, we look forward to many trips to come.
Posted by: Don and Heather Halabisky
My wife and I recently completed a 3-week trip to Switzerland with our Project Q. The bike performed great amd we were always the center of attention when we stopped. We could easily dismantle the bike and hop a train to the top (i.e. Zermat) and then cycle downhill all the way to Lake Geneva.
Now that I'm home, I intend to also take the single on business trips. Instead of watching TV in the evenings, I'll be out seeing the countryside on single Project Q.
Posted by: Peter Herman
Posted by: Peter
OMG, what an amazing ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am hardcore bike commuter and weekend longer-distance road rider. The bike is so aptly named; it is smooth as silk!
But more than that, it so unbelievably fast! Bike Friday might want to consider calling it the Jack Rabbit Silk. The torque is unbelievable – I find myself at 18 mph in like 3 seconds!
No car has managed to beat me across an intersection after a red light yet. The 20” wheels clearly bring amazing start-up performance that a 26” or 700c wheel just can’t match. And it is really easy to maintain an average rolling speed of 18-19 mph (my average trip speed with stops is clearly a lower).
The Alfine 11 gear range is perfect (low 27", high 117"), and definitely wider than on my 26” wheel old bike with an Alfine 8. Bike Friday clearly got the chainwheel and rear cog ratio exactly right. I am not wanton for a lower or higher gear.
Additionally, the Gates belt drive is amazing. Silent, grease-free, the perfect compliment to a folding bike. I'll ride with a chain again. And then there is the agility of the bike. WOW, it is so incredibly responsive! And the steering is not the least bit squirrelly – even with no panniers on the front rack. And because of the small wheels, I can maneuver in and about cars so much more confidentially since the overall length of the bike is much shorter than a conventional rig and turning the front wheel takes up so much less space.
And then there was the big surprise of such a non-harsh ride over bumps and potholes. Perhaps it’s because I’ve been riding an aluminum frame for so long – Chromoly is so much more forgiving (yet the frame does not feel the least bit spongy).
If I had my eyes closed while riding, I’d assume that I was on a high-end, conventional-frame road bike. You guys nailed the geometry! But the fact that it is not conventionally framed is what I particularly love about the bike – the geometry is so damned innovative – especially the cantilevered chain(belt) stay. Wow, do I love that assembly.
The bike is a total looker!
Quick, order on before August 15th!