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    gor a different upright bar after trying out a bunch of them.


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    civia aldrich 50 degree sweep. close runners up were the on-one mary - riser mountain bike bars. soma sparrow. surly open bar.

    i was surprised that i didn't like the nitto north road bars, too much sweep (almost straight back). nor did i like any bars with much more sweep than 60 degrees. or less than 40 or so

    i've been using civia loring or dupont handlebars for 9 months now.

    i'm too lazy to take a photo, i'll do it next time i have some significant other change

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    i finally paid for the klickfix caddy to replace my longer seatpost adapater (per people's advice a while back), almost have identical baggage mounts to paul now (:, i think it is much nicer, less centrifical force then extended mount i had before, almost like frame/headtube mounted. plus it handles 4 more lbs of weight. photo worthy, will edit this post soon with photo.

    i'm kind of craving a rear rack, but i don't see how i can carry 3 bags(instead of 2 bags, one a backpack) and the folded bike in hand all at the same time, onto an amtrak, or subway train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nish2575 View Post
    i finally paid for the klickfix caddy to replace my longer seatpost adapater (per people's advice a while back), almost have identical baggage mounts to paul now (:, i think it is much nicer, less centrifical force then extended mount i had before, almost like frame/headtube mounted. plus it handles 4 more lbs of weight. photo worthy, will edit this post soon with photo.

    i'm kind of craving a rear rack, but i don't see how i can carry 3 bags(instead of 2 bags, one a backpack) and the folded bike in hand all at the same time, onto an amtrak, or subway train.
    I put a bontager rear rack on my xootr with some p-clips I don't feel it is very stable. I don't like climbing out of the saddle with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Braithwait View Post
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    I currently have a Topeak Defender on my Swift. I think it has been re-designed since I bought mine. It is the only one I could find that would clamp arount the Swift's 34mm seat post and it does a good job as well as looking quite sporty. You do have to remove it to fold the bike (if you use the seat post to hold it all together) but it is not a big job.
    Further to the above, I've just fitted a pair of Dahon 20" mudguards to my Swift. They went on very easily with no modifications needed and look very good. I haven't had the chance to use them yet and will submit a photo when I get the chance.

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    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!

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    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 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!

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    And I'm the happy recipient.

    Thank you very much Ben

    Really looking forward to building it up and getting out there on it.

    Just need a pair of V-brake bosses for the frame, or I'll have to go fixed and I'm not quite ready for that!

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    after five different mechanics and three bike shops, I finally found someone who could fix the shifting on my 9-speed Capreo setup. took some filing down of the jockey-wheel cage and a nut attached to the b-screw (the Xootr guys admitted the derailleur hanger is a bit stubby and easy to miss with a b-screw).

    only problem now is that the chain skips sometimes on the small cog, probably due to wear. I may go pick up another Capreo cassette and see if that fixes the problem.

    also thinking of a Brooks B17 Imperial instead of the foamy wonder that comes with the Swift...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post

    also thinking of a Brooks B17 Imperial instead of the foamy wonder that comes with the Swift...
    I've never understood their choice of using that saddle... I wonder how many Swift owners keep theirs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bendembroski View Post
    I've never understood their choice of using that saddle... I wonder how many Swift owners keep theirs.
    truth be told I have no beef with the stock saddle. I don't get chafing with or without bike shorts, which is a nice feature as sometimes I have to ride places during the day at work and don't want to do the changeroo. it looks a bit dorky/puffy but maybe I should not fix it if it ain't broke
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtalinm View Post
    truth be told I have no beef with the stock saddle. I don't get chafing with or without bike shorts, which is a nice feature as sometimes I have to ride places during the day at work and don't want to do the changeroo. it looks a bit dorky/puffy but maybe I should not fix it if it ain't broke
    Just goes to show that with saddles there really is no right or wrong answer. That same saddle was a torture device for me after a couple of miles.

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    I post to provide information on some minor sizing issues I had with Swift folders.

    I bought two stock folders from xootr, a large for me and a medium for my wife. I am 6'1", and my wife is 5'9" and we ordered the bikes based on the sizing recommendations on the website.

    We both felt a little cramped riding the bikes. They just seemed too small, so I gave my bike to my wife (the large), and I ordered the taller riser and longest stem from xootr. I now ride what was my wife's bike with these new parts.

    I also put some bar ends on the bikes. After these changes, the bikes are a pleasure to ride. We really enjoy them.

    Steve from xootr was great to work with. He promptly sent me the new riser and stem.

    If someone out there is planning on buying one of these bikes from the website, I would definitely err on the side of buying a size larger than the recommendations. Otherwise, the whole process was very smooth, and I am pleased with the new folding bikes.

    That's all.

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    I bet this is somewhere in the 111 pages, but what exactly are the differences between the various Xootr sizes--are the frames the same size and the only differences are with the riser/stem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willy Gee View Post
    I post to provide information on some minor sizing issues I had with Swift folders.

    I bought two stock folders from xootr, a large for me and a medium for my wife. I am 6'1", and my wife is 5'9" and we ordered the bikes based on the sizing recommendations on the website.

    We both felt a little cramped riding the bikes. They just seemed too small, so I gave my bike to my wife (the large), and I ordered the taller riser and longest stem from xootr. I now ride what was my wife's bike with these new parts.

    I also put some bar ends on the bikes. After these changes, the bikes are a pleasure to ride. We really enjoy them.

    Steve from xootr was great to work with. He promptly sent me the new riser and stem.

    If someone out there is planning on buying one of these bikes from the website, I would definitely err on the side of buying a size larger than the recommendations. Otherwise, the whole process was very smooth, and I am pleased with the new folding bikes.

    That's all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcnute View Post
    I bet this is somewhere in the 111 pages, but what exactly are the differences between the various Xootr sizes--are the frames the same size and the only differences are with the riser/stem?
    Riser, stem and seatpost.

    http://www.xootr.com/swift-folding-bike-sizing.html

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    Ergon grips and shifter??

    I'm loving my Xootr! I ride it all the time.

    I'm thinking about putting some Ergon grips on the bike (see here: http://www.ergon-bike.com/). I really like them—their look and how they feel—but I was wondering: how do the grips interact with the shifter? How does that work?

    Here's a Xootr with Ergon shifters: http://www.xootr.com/gallery_swift-f...Customizations

    Thanks in advance.

    So far, the only modification I've made to my bike is adding Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellslake View Post
    I'm loving my Xootr! I ride it all the time.

    I'm thinking about putting some Ergon grips on the bike (see here: http://www.ergon-bike.com/). I really like them—their look and how they feel—but I was wondering: how do the grips interact with the shifter? How does that work?

    Here's a Xootr with Ergon shifters: http://www.xootr.com/gallery_swift-f...Customizations

    Thanks in advance.

    So far, the only modification I've made to my bike is adding Schwalbe Marathon Racer tires.
    there are several sizes of Ergons. they make one set where the right-hand shifter is short, so it fits next to the grip shifter. I can't remember the model number but they are available all over. I had them on my Swift before I switched to drop bars, and they were fabulous
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    Here's a component question. What are the correct shifters to use if I want to convert my Swift to a flat bar road bike set up? I have Ultegra 9sp derailers ft & rr, a compact double crank set, and I need to get the front derailer mount from Xootr. I have brifters too, but don't want to do a drop bar, so what are my options for trigger shifters? In my searches, I have come up with shimano Sl-R440's and thats about it. Will these R440's work with my 9sp set up? I assume the rear drop outs will accomodate the 9spd cog set, is that a bad assumption?
    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big boy phil View Post
    Here's a component question. What are the correct shifters to use if I want to convert my Swift to a flat bar road bike set up? I have Ultegra 9sp derailers ft & rr, a compact double crank set, and I need to get the front derailer mount from Xootr. I have brifters too, but don't want to do a drop bar, so what are my options for trigger shifters? In my searches, I have come up with shimano Sl-R440's and thats about it. Will these R440's work with my 9sp set up? I assume the rear drop outs will accomodate the 9spd cog set, is that a bad assumption?
    Any help will be appreciated.
    I got a set of sun race friction thumb shifters for under $20 currently. There great! For the cost it worth trying them. Before that, i was using xt trigger shifters/ ultergra medium cage. I personally had trouble with the 9 sp index shifters keeping all the gears working.
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    You can use any Shimano flat bar shifters such as XT with the derailers, I do that as they are compatible. I am not sure what the current 'dropout" width in the rear is, but I use 130mm road hubs with my 135mm Swift. I use a 1.5mm spcer wasger each side and just torque the rest. Bascally you can do anything you want. Just the compact crank set may be a bit low geared.
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    Hi every one! iv been working my way through this massive thread for a little while now
    I have only got to page 16 and am now the proud owner of a brand new single speed black swift!
    I just wanted to say a big thanks for every ones opinions, advice and tips.
    to anyone in the u.k trying to find a u.k supplier, I got in touch with a guy that sells xootr scooters and he managed to get me mine really quick with no hassle and was very helpfull (I don't no if Im aloud to put down his web site on here?)

    As its going to take me weeks to get through this 111 page! Thread, so I don't no if it's been discussed about but has anyone tried using a sturmey archer s2c Hub on there swift or on any bike.
    I was thinking of getting rid of all cables and any other clutter to make a really clean uncluttered swift with the s2c gears and back pedal brake. Any thoughts?

    Thanks in advance

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    Yep you will have no problems with that setup. You might want to use tug-nuts to prevent the axle slipping forwards on the right side.
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    Welcome! Nice to know there is a fellow Swifter here in the UK. There is no problem about putting web site links on the forum (good wholesome ones only) and it will be useful to know who imports the Swift into the UK these days. Enjoy your riding - and reading!

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    There are a few Swifters here in the UK & I'm sure they would welcome a link for a dealer that might be willing to order in parts and bikes.

    Welcome to the fold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginojames View Post
    to anyone in the u.k trying to find a u.k supplier, I got in touch with a guy that sells xootr scooters and he managed to get me mine really quick with no hassle and was very helpfull (I don't no if Im aloud to put down his web site on here?)
    Hello (from another UK-based swifter) - please do tell us about the supplier (is it scoot UK?). Just this morning I got an email from a friend asking "what folding bike should I get" as his Kansi has just been recalled (the frames are failing). He's buying through cyclescheme so needs to buy through a proper dealer - therefore I can't recommend the Swift to him as I don't know of any dealers any more. Someone one my train just got themselves a swift off ebay in fantastic condition.

    s2c sounds like a great idea - I'd do that myself if I was just commuting on it and not training. There's a lot to be said for simplification and getting rid of cables.

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    Brilliant! I think i will get a s2c ordered up and give it a go

    its www.scootuk.com that I got it from, Andy from scootuk was really helpful

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