Frame # locations

Posted: 2011-09-07 By: Rene Bennett Symptoms I can’t find/read my frame number. Causes We first stamp the frame number into the frame of your bike, then powder coat. Sometimes the powder fills in the numbers thus making it hard to read. As for finding the location of your frame number, We moved them a few […]

tikit – overlatch bolt

Posted: 2008-10-01 Symptoms My tikit doesn’t seem to stand up by itself when I fold it Causes Overlatch bolt needs to be screwed all the way in NOTE: As of 2008, the overlatch bolt has been eliminated, and this note no longer applies. The tikit WILL stand up if you ensure that the left crank […]

Upgrading original twin-cable tikit/stem

Posted: 2008-10-01 Symptoms I hear that original twin-cable tikits from 2007 should be updated to the new single cable mechanism. Causes The twin-cable mechanism has been discontinued. Additional Info Please call Bike Friday to arrange for your upgrade kit, which is now a replacement of the  entire stem. Some customers have been using their ’07 […]

Model T cannot be upgraded to a hyperfold

Posted: 2011-05-09 Symptoms Can my Model T tikit be upgraded to a Hyperfold? Causes I want it to fold even faster. Solutions No. The necessary frame guides are not part of the Model T design. Sell it and buy a new Hyperfold tikit. You can of course go the other way – downgrade your Hyperfold […]

Hyperfold cable squashing gear cable

Posted: 2008-10-01 Symptoms Bike not shifting correctly; something is stopping the rear end from dropping nicely into place when unfolding the bike. Causes Hyperfold cable crushing the gear cable under the bottom bracket. The rubber O-ring that attempts to solve this problem breaks. Solutions As at 1 October, 2008, it looks like we need to […]

Upgrading older two cable system to single cable hyperfold

Posted: 2014-12-05 Symptoms tikit stem upgrade

Chain jamming

Posted: 2008-09-01 Symptoms My chain occasionally gets jammed between the chainring protector and the chainring itself. Causes The chainring protector is too thin and not the right diameter. Solutions As at September 2008, the protector ring on the tikit needs to be a slightly bigger diameter and a slightly thicker material; it is deforming and […]

Stem latch upgrade

Posted: 2008-10-01 Symptoms My stem latch (the metal shell shaped piece the plastic covered stem bolt slots into when folded) is bent. Causes The metal is too thin. The plastic ones use to break. Solutions As of 1 October 2008, I have just ordered new stem latches from a thicker stainless steel. The plastic ones […]

My tikit won’t go in the case

Posted: 2011-05-09 Symptoms I  am  trying  to  help a friend pack her new Tikit2Ride in a BF Flite Case. She has studied the various videos and seems to be doing everything as  demonstrated, but her Tikit just won’t fit.  Here’s a picture of the bike in the case as far as it will go. The […]