Anyone want to trade their Bike Friday for a Swift?
I think the Swift is a fine bike in it's own right, but having recently toured with both, I think the nod goes to Bike Friday for packing and travel. My girlfriend was on the Swift and she felt a little beat up by the aluminum frame (touring was on unpaved rail trail and canal tow path). It's probably more suited as an urban bike, and not loaded down with panniers for a week-long tour. Looking for a BF New World Tourist or Pocket Crusoe with approximately the same value, this Swift was upgraded with these options ($1041.00), built by Peter Reich, with the following :
Swift folder #06050195 in Xootr blue
Nexus 8 spd. rear hub
Shimano UN-73bottom bracket
Schwalbe Marathon tires
PM me if interested!