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Old 07-07-14, 07:26 AM   #3351
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Does anyone have any suggestions for a nice front suspension fork? I'm in NYC and the potholes in my area are killing me. I don't want a thudbuster seat post, yet, but a new front fork would be killer!

suntour swing looks promising.






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Wow, that looks nice. Are there any others that are known to fit?
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Old 07-08-14, 01:14 AM   #3353
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Wow, that looks nice. Are there any others that are known to fit?
I was once looking for a suspension fork myself, and discovered the fork on a Moulton TSR is exactly the same crown-axle length as the stock swift fork.

The fork on a pacific reach may fit too.
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Old 07-28-14, 03:38 AM   #3355
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Well after months of reading everything mini velo and folders, bidding on moultons and losing, trying terns and bromptons, took the plunge and ordered a nice new xootr swift from ebay today in the UK, finally I have a decent 20 inch wheel bike I can customise and get fit on, hope its as good as everybody says!
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I think you'll enjoy it,... It's a surprisingly full sized ride in a small package.
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Old 07-30-14, 12:38 PM   #3357
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Well my new bike came tonight, was impressed until I started to remove the packaging it came in and found 2 large chips on the top frame rail, spoilt the surprise somewhat but bikes built, instructions are not very clear and neither are the photos, tyres need pumped up, headset very notchy so that will need slackened off and checked/greased, all the clamps need greasing up but I haven't got the stuff advertised so I will try n get some sort of white grease tomorrow from the LBS, bars are narrow so unsure what to do with them just yet but I will probably fit wider bars with bar ends etc, not a good start so I hope its not an omen for the future, a dark cloud usually follows me everywhere and I have crap luck usually!
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My Xootr Swift came with a small scratch on the top tube. I used some of the (excessively dry) touch up paint they supplied me with to cover it up. Not a huge issue, but there nonetheless. And the handlebars, those were the first thing to go - I hated "em.
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My Xootr Swift came with a small scratch on the top tube. I used some of the (excessively dry) touch up paint they supplied me with to cover it up. Not a huge issue, but there nonetheless. And the handlebars, those were the first thing to go - I hated "em.

I never got any touch up paint? I have messaged the vendor to see if I can be compensated in some way, at the very least a touch up paint to do the job myself, no doubt it will be painted or powdercoated in the future unless I hate it and it becomes a money pit!
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I never got any touch up paint? I have messaged the vendor to see if I can be compensated in some way, at the very least a touch up paint to do the job myself, no doubt it will be painted or powdercoated in the future unless I hate it and it becomes a money pit!
I'm either selling my Xootr, or swapping out the wheelset back to stock for a SS setup again. I find I'm much better at riding a single geared bike than geared. Funny really, since I wanted this setup so badly. I'll just change out my classifieds ad to sell the wheels instead! But NO FIXED GEAR/FIXIE!

PS: the Xootr looks so frigging sweet in silver!
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Vendor messaged me back and is sending me a set of mudguards/fenders for free for my inconvenience and says he will be getting some stock of touch up paint soon and to ring them soon for a pot, cant ask for more than that I suppose, the fenders are worth £40 here in the UK!
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Excellent apology IMO, sounds like a fantastic seller!
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Old 07-31-14, 07:14 AM   #3363
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Good Morning

I was in some "Meeting Folding" here in Brazil and I saw many different folding bikes ... put some photos ...






Folding Bike Porto Seguro


Folding Bike Graziella


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Folding Bike Brompton


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Old 07-31-14, 10:48 AM   #3364
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What's the bike on the far right of the group shot, front?

Appears to be the same bike as the former Origami Fox.

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Old 07-31-14, 01:09 PM   #3365
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Why are these in the Swift thread?
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Old 07-31-14, 05:55 PM   #3366
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New Rido saddle fitted tonight!
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What's the bike on the far right of the group shot, front?

Appears to be the same bike as the former Origami Fox.

Hi ..


I believe you are referring to folding bike

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Old 08-01-14, 08:10 AM   #3368
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I believe you are referring to folding bike

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Please create a separate thread for these pictures. They're nice, but they DON'T BELONG IN THE XOOTR SWIFT THREAD!
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Old 08-01-14, 09:32 AM   #3369
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Question for those with the xootrs, I see some have fitted kinetix rims as fitted to the Dahon folders high end models, I have found a place in the Uk that do Dahon spares and sell the kinetix rims in silver or red as on the x20 model, will these be a straight forward fit on the xootr? there specifically for 8/9 speed cassettes and there obviously 20 inch rims, will I need anything else to make them fit? or will they be a straight swap? Dahon 20" Wheelset (1 Pair of Wheels) - Items - www.foldingbike.biz
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Question for those with the xootrs, I see some have fitted kinetix rims as fitted to the Dahon folders high end models, I have found a place in the Uk that do Dahon spares and sell the kinetix rims in silver or red as on the x20 model, will these be a straight forward fit on the xootr? there specifically for 8/9 speed cassettes and there obviously 20 inch rims, will I need anything else to make them fit? or will they be a straight swap? Dahon 20" Wheelset (1 Pair of Wheels) - Items - www.foldingbike.biz
Rears go on straight away using a couple of thin spacers.. Dahon = 130mm .. Xootr closer to 135.. fronts will need special spacers to fit the 74mm Dahon to 100mm .. I made mine out of TI, but there are some available around the net.. once you have it done though, you can get your Xootr pretty light with a few weight weenie parts .. mine was under 19lbs as a 9speed and I didn't try very hard ..
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Yup I just read about the front being smaller than standard, that's a bit of a hassle as I just want some nice bling 20 inch wheels for my new xootr but don't want to pay silly money for carbon clincher wheels etc, we cant get any decent affordable rims in the UK at all apart from the kinetix I found!
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Maybe you can get a set of Velocity Spartacus paired spoke wheels .. I have them on my Moulton .. not as light as Rolfs, or the Kinetix Pro, but way lighter than stock ..
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Its just finding them in the UK, it would cost me a fortune to get anything from another country!
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We don't make the Spartacus any longer, but you might try our A23 wheelset. In the UK, Brick Lane Bikes handles is our main distributor. The A23 is a lighter rim than the Spartacus, with a more conventional lacing pattern, available in 20H+. The rim is also wider which makes a laterally stiffer rim as well as improves ride quality as it spreads out the tire's contact patch a bit more.
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We don't make the Spartacus any longer, but you might try our A23 wheelset. In the UK, Brick Lane Bikes handles is our main distributor. The A23 is a lighter rim than the Spartacus, with a more conventional lacing pattern, available in 20H+. The rim is also wider which makes a laterally stiffer rim as well as improves ride quality as it spreads out the tire's contact patch a bit more.
i recently purchased a pair of uriels laced to a capreo hub. wow. i love this wheelset.

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