Upgrade from 11/28 to 11/32 cassette
I think I read that one Xootr Swift owner replaced his stock cassette with the SRAM 11/32.
I'd like to do the same. Anybody here with suggestions on what I need? (Do I need a new chain? Or can I purchase extra links? Stock chain is a KMC-Z72, and I assume that it will be too short for the additional reach needed on the 32t cog.) I'm new to bike mods, and would appreciate your ideas/experiences. Thanks, flyhi46c.
Help -- Swift Folder envy!
Howdy all -- and special greetings to my fellow SF Bay Areans --
Can you help me get into contact with Peter Reich and/or Jan VanderTuin? I've sent e-mail to Peter & left a phone message also, but so far no reply! I'm eager as can be to buy a Swift (undecided whether steel or aluminum frame) & customize it so I can climb fairly steep hills in the area around UC Berkeley. (Supposedly it's around 700' elevation gain from the bottom to the top, within about 2 miles...) I also want to be able to haul moderate-sized loads of groceries in this super-light new trailer that I have (it's called the "City" trailer -- you can see a lot of info about it at http://www.carryfreedom.com ). I'm grateful that y'all are here, as I'm actually not a very seasoned cyclist and would LOVE to talk on the phone with locals who can to help me with this... esp. e.g. james_swift, BruceMetras, bigbenaugust, yangmusa --