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    My new Xootr Swift...

    I recieved my silver Xootr Swift on Friday and did the normal unpack job. I took it for a test commute on Saturday (Lakeview to downtown Chicago then back up Lake Shore Drive) and I think it's lovely. Definitely a step up in handling from the other folders I have tried. My one issue is that the chain in 8th gear snags the frame. I'll see about correcting this, but meanwhile I make decent progress in 7th.

    Obligatory unpack photos are attached along with a couple of pics showing the chain snag on 8th. Next step: change the bars to something a little more flexible. I think some kind of butterfly bar is in order.

    My bike commute starts in real anger today so I'll post up further ride comments later.

    Jonathan
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    The chain also snagged something on my Swift, however, it was that the top of the derailleur cage hit against the dropout, thus the chain was forced to run a ragged path through the RD.
    In my case the only cure was to put the RD into 7th position, scribe a line along the bottom of the dropout onto the RD cage, then dremel away the excess metal.
    Chain runs cleanly now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwlunt View Post
    My one issue is that the chain in 8th gear snags the frame. I'll see about correcting this, but meanwhile I make decent progress in 7th.
    Any chance that due to misplacement of washers/spacers your wheel is offset to the freehub side?

    Speedo

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    Apparently the chain snag issue is known. A small number evidently have misplaced drop outs. Xootr have been brilliant so far and we are arranging a swap-out.

    Meanwhile, I am enjoying the bike hugely - and resisting the temptation to use 8th.

    More detailed review coming soon...

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