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    Folded dimensions of Swift Foldable

    What are the dimensions of the Swift folder after the first fold, in inches or centimeters?
    That is when the seat post is pulled up and the bike folded in half, and then the seat post is pushed all the way down. I don't want to know the measurements when the wheels, pedals, and handlebars are removed. I would like the dimensions with the simple first fold.
    PCG

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    The dimensions are "big"

    It's listed on the site, I forget where. Practically speaking:
    • fits pretty easily in the trunk of a car
    • fits into a 31" suitcase, if you disassemble it
    • not really a great fold for commuting via train

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    "BIG" is pretty precise!!!
    I was looking for something a little more accurate.
    But thanks for your reply.
    PCG

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacciagalupe View Post
    The dimensions are "big"

    It's listed on the site, I forget where. Practically speaking:
    • fits pretty easily in the trunk of a car
    • fits into a 31" suitcase, if you disassemble it
    • not really a great fold for commuting via train
    Working on the train really depends on the type of train and what the storage area is like. It isn't a good under the seat or in overhead bin bike. It is good if you are standing next to the bike or can lean it up at the end of the car.

    Here is one folded and on a train:
    http://flickr.com/photos/targetsalad...7602421002733/

    I agree that it isn't that small of a folder. However it is a simple design that results in a stiff bike that handles well. If you are going to be flying often I think you are better off with a Bike Friday.

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    I received an email from Steve at Swift Bikes and he gave me the overall dimensions of the Swift for four different folds. From the simple quick fold, to the take it apart maximum smallness folding.
    Thanks Steve.
    PCG

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    Swift compared to Brompton and Dahon:


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    Why are the folders (besides the Swift) on the bike train? Shouldn't they go on your lap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pismocycleguy View Post
    I received an email from Steve at Swift Bikes and he gave me the overall dimensions of the Swift for four different folds. From the simple quick fold, to the take it apart maximum smallness folding.
    Thanks Steve.
    PCG
    Why not share this information?

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    Quote Originally Posted by donlab View Post
    Why are the folders (besides the Swift) on the bike train? Shouldn't they go on your lap?
    You're kidding,right?
    Ever put the latter two on your lap before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spambait11 View Post
    You're kidding,right?
    Ever put the latter two on your lap before?
    Yeah, I'm kidding. But I'm wondering why they have to fold it if they will just park it in the rack.

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