Just grabbed a preloved Bike Friday - lightening up

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flashpacker
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by flashpacker

I am visiting the US and have managed to acquire an entry level, preloved Bike Friday for a great price. As a preloved bike direct from BF, it comes as is with no mods.

But what (inexpensive) mods should I make? The bike will not be here for 2 weeks and then I will have 2 additional weeks before I go home to New Zealand. It is much easier to get any extra parts in the US than at home. At minimum I will get getting some fast and light tires and spare tubes.

They are replacing the QRs with bolts to save weight and make it easier to lock. Here are the rest of the specs. I am 115lbs.

2a Main frame CHOOSE Bike size >S, M, or L - CHOOSE 15561 1 $0.00
Headset 1 1/4" BF Alloy Headset 1 $0.00 522
Stems BF Ahead style 4 - 100/105mm 28.6 or 25.4 bl 7273 a 1 $0.00
QRs,Clamps, Shims Seat Mast Collar, 1 1/4" (32mm) Si 155 lver (Alloy Kall 1 $0.00
QRs,Clamps, Shims Seat Mast Collar, 1 3/8" (34.9mm) 7573 (Alloy Kalloy) 1 $0.00
Bars Dimension Split 40cm Drop-Custom Stem or 4 bo 1 $ 9827 0.00
Bar Tape & Grips Black Cork Tape 949 1 $0.00
Brake Levers Tektro RL520 Silver/Black Linear pull E 13467 rgo Aero L 1 $0.00
Brakes Tektro "V" Brake, 839AL 2 $0.00 150
Derailleurs Front MicroSHIFT triple long arm FD-R438 12630 braze on 1 $0.00
Derailleurs Rear Shimano Altus M310 (34t max x 43 to 10656 oth total) = 1 $0.00
Shifters/Controls Microshift Bar-Con 8sp set index r 14376 ight only 1 $0.00
Cranks Alloy triple ring (165,170,175) 30/42/52x130/ 11844 74 C 1 $0.00
BB bearing 118.5mm BF Sealed 68xEnglish -oe 1 $0.00 8793
Cassette 11-28 8sp SRAM PG820 - td 1 $0.00 15446
Chains KMC Z-51 8sp (from 367) chain 1 $0.00 13336
Hub Front BF Select 32o 100mm FRONT Silver / Black 1 $ 12589 0.00
Hub Rear BF Select 32o 130mm rear-Silver 1 $0.00 12591
Rims Alloy touring rim for tires 20" / 406mm may be 14139 32 2 $0.00
Spokes Spokes DT 14 ga. Stainless w/ brass nip SPE 845 CI 64 $0.00
Tires Primo Comet 20 x 1.35" (406) 100psi Blackwall 962 t 2 $0.00
Tubes 20x1.125-1.5" SV (406x32-37) 2 $0.00 984
Pedals Standard Spec. - NONE SUPPLIED - add if you 689 1 $0.00
Seatpost Kalloy #243 Sil adjust post 28.6 x 350mm 1 $0 768 .00
Saddle y Std Spec. - NONE SUPPLIED - add if you need 747 1 $0.00
Bottle Cages Velocity Bottle Trap Black Cage 1 $0.00 15360
Bottles BF 21oz. water bottle white w/black lid - bl 114 ack log 1 $0.00
Cables Cable Housing set Black - Select upgrade 1 $0. 15565 00
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onefun
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by onefun

if you have time, fit a quill style stem from BF should save some weight. All other components are quite standard.

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