Friday, 30 March 2012

What is my favourite commuting folder?

My regular commute to work is about 2 km. one way.  If I go by car, with the traffic, it would take 20 minutes plus finding a parking place, by motorbike it takes 8 minutes, and by bicycle it only takes 10 minutes; so my preferred bike is a folding bike as I will not have to lock it outside but can bring it into the studio with me.  But which is the best folding bike for me?

Before I became a Bike Friday dealer, I had just bought a single-speed "British Racing Green" Brompton with Brooks saddle in London and brought it back to Malaysia on Air Asia for RM75, but AA has cancelled that route as, they said that it was unprofitable!  Well that is another post.
 Whenever I rode the B to work or back, that iconic bike for commuting brought out lovely "oohs" and "aahs" from admiring bystanders. However riding even 2 km. on that bike would give me low back pain attacks.

I read about the Bike Friday's superb performance and so I became a dealer for Bike Fridays.  When the bike Friday Tikit came, I had been using the Brompton for about two weeks after riding the Tikit for another two weeks I can compare both.

Brompton Pros:  tight, neat, compact fold; light 9 kg weight; Easy to adjust seat height for different riders.
Cons:  only one speed, ( 2, 3, and 6-speed models available); back pain causing frame geometry (titanium seat posts could make a difference but would costs extra £500. The ride was mushy and seemed like steering was wobbly.

Bike Friday Tikit Pros: Fastest fold, almost instant folding and unfolding, Great steering, handling was much more like a full-sized bike.  The welds and finishing on the bike was superb.  The bike seems to glide for a longtime, from high-pressure tires, low rolling resistance; quick, but smooth steering, comgortable rife, responsive brakes.
Cons:  only 8 speeds, could upgrade to 16 speeds or better belt drive.

Conclusion: I like the Brompton; but I love the Tikit

Doc Andy -- Bikes That Fly
Contact : 012-8903927 or office : 03-77335537

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

What is your favorite colors for Bike Friday?

Dear Friends,

We are ordering more  Bike Fridays and would appreciate your input on the most preferred colors for frame, decal and cables. Here are the planned models: 1. New World Tourist Select 2. Pocket Llama Select 3. Pocket Rocket Select 4. Future Tikit Select Please respond with the model, colors for frame, decals and cables as well as preferred sizing. Here are the 18 colors available for frame:
Here is the link :

 Thanks for your comments.

Doc Andy

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Riding with Bike Friday Family Tandem & Tikit

Putrajaya Bicycle Fun Ride  & Hot Air Balloon Event on March 17, 2012, Sunday

 6:20am : On the way via LDP to Putrajaya Precinct 2.

 7:00 am : All set to go after registration.

Trying out the Bike Friday Family Tandem with a potential customer who owns 8 mountain bikes ! They called it a "couple" bike !!

Hot air balloons in action with the cyclists after the 7km escorted ride at Precinct 2.

Awesome !

Andy holding up the folded 5 seconds Bike Friday red hot TIKIT with another bike enthusiast!

 The red hot TIKIT.

Our other foldie : the Brompton.

TIKIT show time demo "-)

One for the road before the Bike Fridays are folded & into the car boot they go!

Lunch back home @ Binjai's.

About Myfamily Cycles Services, Malaysia

 Fresh from our Europe tour, instead of packing in new clothes, souvenirs & chocolates, we lugged 2 boxes of foldable bike and trike home. That was in February 2012. Gleefully taking out from the box, Andy assembled the trike in the kitchen and did his first test drive in the public park at 12 midnight with Kaydee & Sachiko ( our two doggies). I rode the bike and boy! what an unforgettable "wheeee whoosh !"  That early day and days ahead, were the beginning of sleepness nights over these incredible 2  (or 3) wheel machines. 

Share good things in life. We can't stop talking. Friends and family test-drove the bikes.  Words cannot describe the bonds fostered. We were encouraged.
Devouring articles, write-ups, news, events, etc, every available time was spent going around looking for bicycle shops and meeting real bicycle people. They are intoxicated - for the love of bicycles. Tops for passion. The domino effect is unstoppable. In March,2012, was born.

TALK TO US about Bike Friday ! Available in Tandem, Commute, Touring, Mountain & Road models.  Visit us at our showroom for a guided tour. See, touch & ride the bicycles that fly !

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Bike Friday Tandem

Dear Customers, 

We are now taking orders for the Bike Friday Tandem.

This is a special folding bike catered for the adventurous couple or partners.

Test-rides are available on appointment, do drop us a line for the necessary arrangements.

For pricing info, please contact:

Bike Friday Tikit Preview

Hey folks!

The BF Tikit is now available as a pre-order item.

Check out the preview: Sam Cheong's preview of the Bike Friday Tikit 

We are now accepting orders for the Hyperfold Tikit. Please take note that these bikes are hand-built and we need to take some particulars in order to proceed with the order.

For orders, please contact Dr Andy - or call - 012 - 890 3927

Welcome to My Family Cycles Services

Dear valued customers,

Welcome to My Family Cycle Services. We offer Bike Friday folding bicycles to you direct from the USA and are the authorized distributor for the brand in Malaysia.

 For more information, contact us at: or call - 012 - 890 2937 (Dr Andy Ng).