I wasn't sure where to post this & thought I might as well put it here (where my relationship with the Swift began)...
I am no longer the proud owner of a Swift. I sold it today to a nice fellow that seems to have good plans for it. It's served me well, and I will miss it.
On the other hand, I now have some more dosh to spend tinkering with my ancient Brompton, and other such nonsense
The funny thing is, now that I've essentially traded a Swift for a Brompton, I feel like my bike is somehow a bit more -- ordinary. 'Round here, when I'm out on the Brompton, I get a lot of "Is that a Brompton?". When I was on on the Swift, I got a lot more of "What kind of bike is that ?", even from other people riding folding bikes.
Anyway, I look forward to keeping up with the monster thread and seeing what you all get up to with your Swifts!