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Old 11-28-11, 08:41 PM   #326
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james_swift built his up as a single speed see page 3.
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Old 12-05-11, 05:05 PM   #327
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Thanks for the compliments guys. Sorry for the tardy reply, I don't check the forum very often.

Mr. Jim, the Nano "blem" I received had some scratches on the drive side seatstay. None had gone deeper than the base coat. The most noticable was a 5mm gouge (at the top/right of this image):


I usually don't bother trying to touch up vehicle finishes but I've heard black is easy to do. Maybe if I think of it someday I'll pick up a bottle of black enamel at the hobby shop.
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Old 12-07-11, 09:58 PM   #328
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Thanks for the info. I still haven't pulled the trigger.
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Old 12-20-11, 11:15 AM   #329
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Can anyone tell me the width of the front dropouts? I am thinking about buying a Nano and mounting a front hub motor. Robert
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Old 12-21-11, 06:36 AM   #330
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100 mm, standard road bike. Bill.
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Old 01-01-12, 07:21 PM   #331
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Just bought a near new orange 48cm Nano today off ebay and can't wait to ride it. Former owner sold it because he was too big for it. Price was right as I may wind up changing some things down the road.
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Thanks for the compliments guys. Sorry for the tardy reply, I don't check the forum very often.

Mr. Jim, the Nano "blem" I received had some scratches on the drive side seatstay. None had gone deeper than the base coat. The most noticable was a 5mm gouge (at the top/right of this image):


I usually don't bother trying to touch up vehicle finishes but I've heard black is easy to do. Maybe if I think of it someday I'll pick up a bottle of black enamel at the hobby shop.
Buy some nail polish at the drug store and you can fix up those blems easily. I did that to a Windsor Clockwork I bought from BikesIsland and you had to really look for the paint issues after that.
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I need an original Nano front brake for a project I'm working on. If anyone has one for sale please send me a PM. Bill.
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I just discovered these little bike-tinkerer wonders, and the 53s are out of stock at Bikesdirect. Any help locating a black 53 would be greatly appreciated.
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I had zero luck locating one and ended up buying something else
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Can anyone tell me the width of the front dropouts? I am thinking about buying a Nano and mounting a front hub motor. Robert
Will fit nicely in there and you can buy the wider width one than the 82mm wide ones I had to get for my Brompton/Moulton.



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I just discovered these little bike-tinkerer wonders, and the 53s are out of stock at Bikesdirect. Any help locating a black 53 would be greatly appreciated.
Two orange 53s left at bikeisland. If color isn't critical.

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Hey Ryan, I recognize you from the iBob. I found a pristine orange 53 on SF Bay Craigslist with Sugino 48-34 cranks and Kojaks. I just got it home. I was looking for a black one, but I'm digging the orange. Time to dig into the parts bin. I'm thinking some old Mavic derailers would be a nice touch..

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Hey Ryan, I recognize you from the iBob. I found a pristine orange 53 on SF Bay Craigslist with Sugino 48-34 cranks and Kojaks. I just got it home. I was looking for a black one, but I'm digging the orange. Time to dig into the parts bin. I'm thinking some old Mavic derailers would be a nice touch..

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Sounds like a score! I got a black one when they first came out but sold it. Now I have the bug again and an orange one coming my way. From past experience I'll need to change the stem/bars/levers/saddle but hopefully can otherwise avoid upgradeitis (not that there's anything wrong with that...).

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Sounds like a score! I got a black one when they first came out but sold it. Now I have the bug again and an orange one coming my way. From past experience I'll need to change the stem/bars/levers/saddle but hopefully can otherwise avoid upgradeitis (not that there's anything wrong with that...).

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Bar/stem/levers being changed as we speak, but with stuff I already have. My parts stash is why I decided to start with the Nano instead of the $1100 Soma Mini.
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Hi Joe - Hope you like the bike. Nice meeting you last night.
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LOVE it. I just got back from my first ride. Those tiny little Kojaks make it feel CRAZY fast. Fun bike!
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Here's my second one after I foolishly sold the first. But it's orange, so it's okay.

I like it a million times better with my trusty Brooks Pro and Grand Bois Maes bars.
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Old 02-05-12, 11:32 PM   #344
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I need to post some new photos of mine-- changed out the crank and bottom bracket for an Isis/octalink job. Also was at an LBS today, and they sold me their old shop stock odd size tires and rims for fifty cents apiece-- included some NOS 451 rims and 20x1 tires-- anyone converted their nano to 451? Aside fro the tubes, that is...
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Old 02-06-12, 07:50 PM   #345
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With the new cranks, 30$ at the local co-op, included the bottom bracket. Substantially lighter than the stock ones:





Better looking too.
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Say, what kind of Axiom rack is that? I looked but couldn't quite figure out the model. Thanks!

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Old 02-07-12, 07:11 AM   #347
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Say, what kind of Axiom rack is that? I looked but couldn't quite figure out the model. Thanks!

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Axiom Phoenix.

I don't think it's made any longer, judging by the axiom site. I got it on sale at Nashbar; there's a similar but not identical one there now.
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Has anyone else had squealy brakes? I took off the stock pads and installed Kool Stop Continentals. Sanded the pads down but the squeal is still awful. Any tips? I don't know if the rim surface has something to do with it.

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Old 02-29-12, 03:00 PM   #349
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There is a Nano for sale on Seattle CL with upgrades. http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/2877578701.html
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Mine! Saving for another Swift.

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