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  1. #1
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    New (folding) bike

    We bought a Xootr Swift - google it, or look at the site for Spa
    Cycles Harrogate where we bought it from - during our recent trip back to UK

    I'm very pleased with it. Not the smallest when folded, but it rides superbly.

    I took it out for the customary weekend morning 50 km route after I'd
    assembled it, and it ran very nicely. Then, in search of direct
    comparison, did the same straight after on my best road bike (lots of
    carbon fibre, light wheels, Shimano Ultegra
    , 4 times the price of the Xootr) and was only 8 minutes faster.
    (It was hotter by then, and I had already done 50 kms, but even so I
    thought that was pretty impressive for a folder)

    So, we'll probably buy its twin too so Seana and I will have a
    matching pair for future overseas cycling adventures. In that spirit,
    we're planning a Calais to Mediterranean trip for early summer 2010

    Bikes, eh

    Pictures will follow when I can figure out how.

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    I need more cowbell. Digital Gee's Avatar
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    This one?

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    2012 Masi Evoluzione
    2009 Specialized Globe Vienna 2

    Proud member of the original Club Tombay

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    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
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    Nice looking folder. Definitely a step or two up from mine.
    "Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen." Louis L'Amour

    There are two types of road bikers: bikers who are faster than me, and me. Bruce Cameron - Denver Post

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    Yup, that one Mr DG - Thanks
    Mr TB -I'm sure yours is great too

    I'll spend a few minutes trying to upload pictures - bear with me

    Did that work?
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