(Save $900) Rare Vintage 1993 Sport 14, 54cm, #94

by Bike Friday
Published: September 19, 2019 (2 months ago)
Bike Friday Factory

Vintage Collectible Sport 14  built 1993

Frame number 94
Size 54cm / Md
Year Built 1993

This ride-able collector’s classic was built within the first year of Bike Friday’s history. This was the bike design featured in our first big advertisement in Bicycling Magazine titled “No Joke and About Time”. The original Bike Friday “Sport 14” frame design later developed into the New World Tourist model, now the most popular in Bike Friday’s history. Founders Alan and Hanz Scholz started the Bike Friday design using classic road bike geometry (73 degree head and seat tube angles with longer chainstays) for excellent bike handling characteristics. Then they figured out how to fit it into a suitcase.

This bike includes many vintage features. The frame has dual brake mount braze-ons so it can be set up for 406mm or 451mm wheel sizes. Currently the bike has 406mm wheels. The rims themselves were hand-drilled in-house to work with the high-quality hubs we chose. This bike has the keyhole style folding seat mast with ovalized tubing, a scalloped seat clamp, and hinges built with a multi-part construction (we changed to another design in 1994). The chain stays are asymmetrical and the main frame down tube is offset in order to give clearance for wide chain rings when the bike is folded. Fun Fact: we often got calls from customers concerned that their bike was “crooked”. The main frame is the original diamond style – we changed to a mono tube main frame around 1995 that was inspired by an employee’s personal bike experiment.

Special Features:
Adjustable stem
Adjustable cantilever brakes for 451 or 406 wheels
Suntour XCE groupset
Stronglight chain-rings
Hand drilled rims – as we had to make our own to fit the nice hubs on the market then
Special rear rack with quick release connection to seat-mast – we only made a few of these

Equivalent New Price: $1,600  (there are so many special vintage aspects of this bike including the ability to take both wheel sizes, that we don’t offer these days. This one is special and rare!)

Vintage Collectible Price*: $700

*Sold as is, this frame no longer includes frame warranty
*Bike Friday Co-founder Alan Scholz will sign the frame before it ships to you
*Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Letter of Provenance signed by Alan and Hanna