Pocket Llama

Another photo of my new Bike Friday Pocket Llama. This is the bike I shall be taking with me to South Korea.

2008-08-24 Bike Friday 02.JPG by you.

Bicycle                     Pocket Llama 406 2.4 Pocket Llama Plus 27.  + Heavy rider upgrade – 253#
Color:                      Flag Red (std)
Mud Guards:            BF Fender Set, skinny tire NWT, Ll, FT, CRU

Part                        Description

Frm/Mast                 Folding -Mast Upgrade NWT/ PR & PL std –
Headsets                  1/4″ Chris King GripNut Silver (Sealed bearings – highly recommended)
Stems                       BF 25.4 Ahead for Adj Riser(size w/ bike)
Bars, Single/front     Bike Friday Touring H bars 50cm
Lever, Brake             Avid SpeedDial 7 mica / black
Brakes                      Shimano M421 “V” brakes Fr or R
Shifters, Alt              Shimano Dura Ace 9 x 2/3sp Bar Cons
Derailleurs Fr.          Shimano 105/10s BrzTriple
Derailleurs R.           Shimano Tiagra Triple GS (28t)
Cranks                     Shimano 105 /10s Triple 170mm Silver
Chainring, Outer      as comes on crank (see base crank profile)
Chainring, Middle    as comes on crank (see base crank profile)
Chainring, Inner      as comes on crank (see base crank profile)
BB bearing, F           Shimano 105 10s (5600)
Chains                     Sram PC951 9 Speed Chain
Cassette, Alt.           9-26 9sp Shimano Capreo std cassette (21″ low & 103″ high)
Rim, Alt                   Sun CR-18 (406) 36o silv 20×1.5″
Spokes                    DT 14 ga. Stainless w/ brass nip /     72
Hub, Alt.                 Shimano Capreo 36/24o rear FH 9sp
Hub, Alt.                 Shimano XT 36/24o (M760) qr Silver
Tires                       Schwalbe Marathon K 20 x 1.5″ (406) 30-100psi
Inner Tubes            20×1.125-1.5″ PV (406) (label 18×1 3/8)
Pedals                     Shimano M324 Dual Function SPD (Pair)
Seatposts                Uno 28.6 x 350 SP Silver
Computers             Cat Eye Micro Wireless
Computers             Cat Eye Low Mount for bar height over 37 inches
Mirrors                   Mirrycle Mirror – Mountain
Rack, Front             BF Low Mount Front Cro-Moly tube packable
Rack, Rear              BF Folding Rear Rack Cro-Moly tube – Black
Bottle Cages           Cateye Flexible
Bottles                   Bike Friday Water Bottle
Travelcases            BF BLACK Flite case $160 + BF packing syst
Bags                       BF TravelBag, Standard 34″x 29″x 9″ (BlackHeavy rider upgrade – 253#)

My new Bike Friday has arrived

On Friday, my Pocket Llama from Bike Friday arrived.

Once I get some better photos I will post them up on the blog.

I went to Cycle Science, the bike Friday dealer in Melbourne to collect the bike on Saturday.
I folded the bike and put it in the back seat of the car, but I forgot to put a blanket between the two parts of the folded frame … result: the Bike Friday logo is slightly scratched and there the top layer of the paint on that side (left) is scratched 🙁
All this before I even go for a big ride.

Today, Sunday I rode into the city.
Verdict: I love it, I expected to feel all the bumps with the small 20″ wheels on the bike, but nothing, it was OK.

My Bike Friday is on the way

Not long ago I said I wanted a new bike, well it’s nearly here now

Tracking number 979485808207
Ship date Aug 18, 2008
Estimated delivery Aug 25, 2008 by 6:00 PM
Reference 109712B109180,1
Service type INTL Economy
Master tracking number 979485808170
Pieces 4 of 8
Status In transit
Date/Time Activity Location Details
Aug 20, 2008  9:10 PM In transit  ALEXANDRIA AU
 7:39 PM Clearance in progress ALEXANDRIA AU
 7:39 PM In transit ALEXANDRIA AU Package available for clearance
 7:31 PM Clearance delay ALEXANDRIA AU
 4:00 PM At dest sort facility MASCOT AU
Aug 19, 2008  10:08 AM In transit HONOLULU, HI
 3:14 AM Departed FedEx location LOS ANGELES, CA
Aug 18, 2008  11:51 PM Departed FedEx location OAKLAND, CA
 11:18 PM Arrived at FedEx location OAKLAND, CA
 5:47 PM Left FedEx origin facility SPRINGFIELD, OR
 4:45 PM Picked up SPRINGFIELD, OR
 12:00 AM Package data transmitted to FedEx

I have your bike order with Fed-Ex tracking #’s below. http://www.fedex.com/us/tracking/

Order I.D. #  109722     tracking #  979485808207