Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Woolgoolga NSW Australia
Bikes: Long Recumbent, Short recombent, racing bike, MTB, beach bike,Tandem,Fixy.2 twentys and a folding bike
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Arrived in a box
Put together … strange little hub brake on the back was a fiddle [and is a weak brake with no stopping power]
Front dice was no worries [is a great brake and will stand you on your head if put on to hard]
I didn’t like the brake handles [no adjustment] so found a pair of old ones in my junk.
First ride surprised me…. I liked it.
As I’d bought it to turn into a recumbent I was surprised that I now wanted to keep it as is. I have Dahon 8 and it rode a lot nicer then it.
Handling with the short bars was twitchy so I put a longer stem and “Old girly bars” on and now it rides well at any speed. If fact of my 8 going bikes this one inspires me most to jump out of the saddle and pump up hills.
On went a Brooks
I live on top of a hill so I took the 52t off the front and put on a 44t and while it peddles out at 30kph it brought the low end down to 30 gear inches
The rear suspension works well with little pogoing on hard climbing and is nice off road.
Off road she goes alright but slippery in sand with not much tread on the tyers [normal 20inch wheel probJ]
So Jur it isn’t in the same class as your swift but then again it only cost $50 and I’ve already had many $50 worth out of it.
It folds ok for what I use it for [chuck in the boot of the car]
I turned the Dahon into the recumbent and have kept this one as my folder
Keep on riding