This week’s Reader’s Rig comes from longtime community member Dave Nice in Colorado, who shares his unique fixed gear Bike Friday All-Packa folding bike. Learn more about Dave and his bikepacking-ready mini velo here…

Words and photos by Dave Nice

Hi, I’m Dave Nice in Cascade, Colorado. Some folks know me as “Fixie Dave.” I have been a bicycle mechanic off and on for 25 years, and I’m currently fixing up a cabin with my partner. I’ve raced the Tour Divide, the Colorado Trail, and numerous 24-hour races over the years. I have never driven a car, and I pedal nearly everywhere.

  • Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Bike Friday All-Packa
Bike Friday All-Packa

I was incredibly impressed with the Velo Orange Neutrino, and I rode that a bunch. My friend Christopher had taken a job at Bike Friday a few years ago, and we discussed a few times what possibly could be the ultimate mini velo. Fast-forward to the release of the All-Packa and Joe Cruz’s excellent review, and I knew I had to get one.

  • Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Bike Friday All-Packa

I chatted with Willie Hatfiled from Bike Friday about having one built with track ends, and a few months later, Bike Friday All-Packa #15 was delivered to me! Looking ahead, I will be getting a new fork and offset rear triangle to allow for 2.8 tires for it soon.

Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Frame/Fork: Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Rims: Velocity Cliffhangers 406 size (20” BMX)
  • Hubs: Paul Components (100mm front, 135mm rear)
  • Tires: Kenda Booster Pro 20 x 2.4″, tubeless
  • Handlebars: Bike Friday Packalope
  • Headset: Wolf Tooth Components
  • Crankset: Ritchey square taper, 170mm
  • Pedals: Tectonic
  • Cassette: Problem Solvers 17T
  • Brakes: Avid Ultimate lever paired to Paul Components Klamper
  • Saddle: Brooks C17
  • Seatpost: Thomson
  • Stem: Specialized
  • Front bags: Ortlieb
  • Frame bags: Take a Trip
  • Rear bags: Jpaks
  • Accessory bags: Jpaks
  • Other accessories: Some aluminum cut and bent into a front rack attached to the steerer tube
  • Bike Friday All-Packa
  • Bike Friday All-Packa
Bike Friday All-Packa

You can find more from Dave on Instagram.

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