Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-19-07, 04:57 AM   #1
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Swift Gallery

I do not own a swift as of yet, but I would like to post pics of it here when I get one. Does anyone else think it would be a cool idea to start a swift gallery thread? I figured there might be enough swift owners to start a thread like this. The other "swift folder" thread, although very informative, is a long thread with some nice swift pictures. There is so much dialog in the other swift thread that it is difficult to scan through and find all the pictures. I thought if there was a dedicated swift gallery thread that it would be a good resource of swift photos for people researching the bike. It would also make for good bike porn in general. Any objections?

If you swift owners are into this idea, then start posting your swift photos here!

I will post pics once I get a swift(hopefully by this april).
Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-07, 10:31 AM   #2
james_swift
All ur bike r belong Enki
 
james_swift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Fransicko
Bikes:
Posts: 816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donkey Hodie
I do not own a swift as of yet, but I would like to post pics of it here when I get one. Does anyone else think it would be a cool idea to start a swift gallery thread? I figured there might be enough swift owners to start a thread like this. The other "swift folder" thread, although very informative, is a long thread with some nice swift pictures. There is so much dialog in the other swift thread that it is difficult to scan through and find all the pictures. I thought if there was a dedicated swift gallery thread that it would be a good resource of swift photos for people researching the bike. It would also make for good bike porn in general. Any objections?

If you swift owners are into this idea, then start posting your swift photos here!

I will post pics once I get a swift(hopefully by this april).
I'm up for this. I agree that there's a lot of pics in the original Swift folder thread that are lost amidst all the good wholesome content.

Last edited by james_swift; 01-19-07 at 11:42 AM.
james_swift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-07, 11:12 AM   #3
james_swift
All ur bike r belong Enki
 
james_swift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Fransicko
Bikes:
Posts: 816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I present the many incarnations of my Swift folder (aka Swift with multiple personality disorder):















james_swift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-07, 12:10 AM   #4
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice!
Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-07, 10:59 PM   #5
kb5ql
SWS: Small Wheel Syndrome
 
kb5ql's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Palo Alto
Bikes: Bike Friday Pocket Rocket/PedalForce RS2/Specialized Rock Hopper Xtracycle/Periscope Hammerhead
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cross-posted, but at least it's here now:

kb5ql is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-07, 07:09 PM   #6
james_swift
All ur bike r belong Enki
 
james_swift's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: San Fransicko
Bikes:
Posts: 816
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
In a continued effort to populate the Swift gallery, I took the liberty of posting a couple of my favorite bikes from the Swift thread:


Owner: there_


Owner: commander_taco
james_swift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-07, 12:14 PM   #7
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good idea! where are all the swifts?
Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:22 AM   #8
zepi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)



















Last edited by zepi; 02-28-07 at 05:29 AM.
zepi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:52 AM   #9
Fear&Trembling
Senior Member
 
Fear&Trembling's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London
Bikes:
Posts: 637
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very nice, Zepi.

I like the retro flourishes (particularly the Campag hubs) and the way they are integrated with the bling Nokon cabling/Avid SL lever.

I am surprised you can live with a 28mm Conti Contact Sport on the rear - it provided too harsh a ride for me on a non-suspended folder (good puncture resistance though).

Why don't you get rid of the barely legible Swift decal?
Fear&Trembling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 10:36 AM   #10
zepi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fear&Trembling
Very nice, Zepi.

I like the retro flourishes (particularly the Campag hubs) and the way they are integrated with the bling Nokon cabling/Avid SL lever.

I am surprised you can live with a 28mm Conti Contact Sport on the rear - it provided too harsh a ride for me on a non-suspended folder (good puncture resistance though).

Why don't you get rid of the barely legible Swift decal?
Hey.
I like super harsh rides and my contis are always pumped to 9 bar. It feels incredibly fast forward on the road. The Continental Sport Contacts are totally my cup of tea. And they are bulletproof, as you say.
The Ideale Saddle does a good job and eats most of the bumps. All together it is a very sporty ride...

And, yes, the decal... My steel frame is really ancient and has a lot of patina. The wornout decal kind of fits with it, so I left it on. That makes it a " wi i rolder " ..
As soon as my medium-quality headset and BB start to make trouble, I will take the chance and give the frame a new glossy white powdercoat. That will be the end of " wi i rolder " ...
zepi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 11:47 AM   #11
Polaris43
Senior Member
 
Polaris43's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes:
Posts: 165
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The more I see these, in all their variations, the more I really like them.

Are there any photos of a folded Swift? I don't recall seeing one. I know that they aren't the smallest of folders but it would be great to see a couple of pics for comparison.
Polaris43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 01:35 PM   #12
big boy phil
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Porn capital of the world
Bikes: Schwinn Le Tour and Specialized Rockhopper comp
Posts: 183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
picture request?

I have a request for a picture. If I knew how to do it I would, but since I don't know how...
In the swift thread there was a group of photos that had the latest/prototype steel swift. Can someone grab those and put them up here? It would make it a lot more accesible instead of searching through the many pages of the swift thread.

And to all those that have posted pics of their swift, awesome,simply awesome. The versitility of this bike is incedible.
big boy phil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 02:21 PM   #13
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awesome. I thought this thread died. I love the classic look of Zepi's Swift. I will be posting pic of my new Swift when I get it(hopefully in less than a month now!).
Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 02:25 PM   #14
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by big boy phil
I have a request for a picture. If I knew how to do it I would, but since I don't know how...
In the swift thread there was a group of photos that had the latest/prototype steel swift. Can someone grab those and put them up here? It would make it a lot more accesible instead of searching through the many pages of the swift thread.

And to all those that have posted pics of their swift, awesome,simply awesome. The versitility of this bike is incedible.
Here are two of them...



Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 02:27 PM   #15
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is a shot of a Swift that I found on google images. I really like this photo a lot.

Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 02:31 PM   #16
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here is a Swift with a different paint job. I like it. I was thinking about maybe doing something similar but in orange or green instead of yellow.

Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 05:53 PM   #17
zepi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I found those images on my harddrive... I do not remember where I have them from.
I think it is some kind of conversion for legal track-racing, which requires a minimum diameter of the wheels...
This is a beautiful bike!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg swiftfolderPFGrs.JPG (51.5 KB, 87 views)
File Type: jpg swiftfolderPFGfv.JPG (58.3 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg swiftfolderPFGrv.JPG (55.2 KB, 51 views)
File Type: jpg swiftfolderPFGsr.JPG (55.6 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg swiftfolderPFGfc.JPG (42.4 KB, 42 views)
File Type: jpg swiftfolderPFGdo.JPG (59.0 KB, 32 views)
zepi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 06:31 PM   #18
big boy phil
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Porn capital of the world
Bikes: Schwinn Le Tour and Specialized Rockhopper comp
Posts: 183
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Donkey Hodie
Here are two of them...

That's the one I'm looking for. I wish there was more info on this bike. The 451 wheels and the caliper brakes....that's how I want my swift built. Any idea who this guy is?
big boy phil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-07, 06:32 PM   #19
LittlePixel
Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc
 
LittlePixel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: London UK
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh Twenty Hotrod Fixie; 1984 Peugeot Premier Fixie, 2007 Merc Lightweight folder
Posts: 1,994
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
This fella, Guy Dickinson has posted a fair few of his steel swift on flickr if people want to have a look:
Swift Set on flickr
LittlePixel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-07, 04:55 AM   #20
zepi
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 89
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by big boy phil
That's the one I'm looking for. I wish there was more info on this bike. The 451 wheels and the caliper brakes....that's how I want my swift built. Any idea who this guy is?
I think these wheels are slightly larger than 20x451. With 451ers you can't directly put a classic race-bike caliper break on.

Here are some words on that from peter reich (I assume it is okay to post it here as this topic seems to be FAQ):

"I have a used Diacompe long-reach dual-pivot caliper
brake that will work with 451s on the steel frames. [...] New Shimano or Tektro 68mm calipers (RAB has these in stock) will work on the front. The 68mm ones just reach, so 65 will be too short and make contact with your tires. Assuming you'll be using traditional drop bars and levers and don't want V-brakes, another option is to use cantilever brakes with 406 rims. "
and
"[...] Tektro has recently introduced a nice long-reach (53-73mm) dual-pivot brake, which I'll be using when a customer requests 451 rims.
The reason I don't lower the rear brake bridge is that it precludes the use of fenders with fat-tired
406 wheels. It's always a juggling act to make one frame accomodate the many options between commuter
and recreational racer, but, thanks to Tektro, I'll be keeping the bridges high on the new frames[...]"

But anyway, I suppose the technical descussion of the swift is better located here. Sorry for spoiling the gallery with my long posting.

Last edited by zepi; 03-03-07 at 04:19 AM.
zepi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-07, 11:45 AM   #21
Bacciagalupe
Professional Fuss-Budget
 
Bacciagalupe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,438
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
OK, here's a few snaps for y'all. Mods include SPD pedals, Marathon Slicks, Ergon grips, Nashbar bar-ends, Minoura water bottle holder, SSM SKN saddle.


The traditional side view



The rip-off wide-angle perspective view:



Bars



Close-up of the bars
Bacciagalupe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-03-07, 09:07 PM   #22
Donkey Hodie
I like chrome.
Thread Starter
 
Donkey Hodie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Northeast
Bikes: 1983 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Mongoose ATB
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Nice. How are the Ergon grips? I was considering maybe purchasing a pair for my soon to be Swift.
Donkey Hodie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-07, 08:57 PM   #23
kb5ql
SWS: Small Wheel Syndrome
 
kb5ql's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Palo Alto
Bikes: Bike Friday Pocket Rocket/PedalForce RS2/Specialized Rock Hopper Xtracycle/Periscope Hammerhead
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Here are some pics of the updated swift folder after the following upgrades:

1. BB-6500 Ultegra Bottom Bracket
2. Shimano 105 Octalink Crankset 53/39
3. Tacx saddle mount bottle cage thingee









Inside the Audi A3

Last edited by kb5ql; 03-04-07 at 09:28 PM.
kb5ql is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-07, 09:11 PM   #24
jur
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 6,963
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 90 Post(s)
Is that the original seatpost?
jur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-07, 09:21 PM   #25
kb5ql
SWS: Small Wheel Syndrome
 
kb5ql's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Palo Alto
Bikes: Bike Friday Pocket Rocket/PedalForce RS2/Specialized Rock Hopper Xtracycle/Periscope Hammerhead
Posts: 728
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I used the seatpost from my Dahon Speed P8. The stock one from Xootr was too short. Don't tell James_swift

swift folders
kb5ql is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:08 PM.