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Old 03-31-17, 01:24 PM   #3726
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Swift for sale in UK

Hi

For anyone looking for a black frame swift in the UK my old one is on sale for charity. The frame is about 3 years old but was only used for about one of them. Same goes for tyres. Rest of the parts are a little older

It is a great cause, but looking at it again I want it back!!!!

But if you are on the lookout then check it out:

shop.thebikeproject.co.uk/products/swift-folder-folding-bike


I am not sure rules on putting items on here for sale but hope this is ok as its not for personal gain
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Old 04-01-17, 04:54 PM   #3727
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And here's my bike, looking sharp on a sunny day in Chicago.

Upgrades so far:
SRAM 9 speed cassette
SRAM X-7 short cage rear derailleur
SRAM X-5 9-speed trigger shifter
SKS fenders
Profile Design 135mm 20 degree stem
WTB saddle
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Old 04-14-17, 11:52 AM   #3728
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Did you change out the SRAM grip shifters?

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I added some really nice bar ends to my stock Xootr Swift bars--and the fit is perfect. These are the best fitting bar ends with my hands I have ever ridden.---I have easily had 20 different bar ends since 1987. I like bar ends better than bullhorn bars because I have a wider hand position on the flats with bar ends. The bend in the bars irritates my hands when riding the flats.

Bike Bar Ends Ergonomic Climbing Bars Black Avenir Light Aluminum Barends New | eBay


You can move the stem up and down the steerer tube. Longer steerer tubes are available from xootr and you can go to an angle up stem.
Rick,
When you mounted the Avenir bar ends did you have to replace the SRAM twist shifters? I would appreciate if you could post a photo of your bars showing the new bar ends and what the shifters look like.
Thanks,
PCG
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Old 04-14-17, 01:00 PM   #3729
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Rick,
When you mounted the Avenir bar ends did you have to replace the SRAM twist shifters? I would appreciate if you could post a photo of your bars showing the new bar ends and what the shifters look like.
Thanks,
PCG
No I just moved everything in about 1". I was thinking I was still going to need a wider handlebar but after I put the bar ends on I was perfect. 90% of the time I am on my bar ends.

I can't take a picture as that bike is in my motorhome halfway across the country---I leave it and fly back and forth.

Rick
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Old 04-14-17, 05:29 PM   #3730
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No I just moved everything in about 1". I was thinking I was still going to need a wider handlebar but after I put the bar ends on I was perfect. 90% of the time I am on my bar ends.

I can't take a picture as that bike is in my motorhome halfway across the country---I leave it and fly back and forth.
Rick
Rick,
Thanks for the quick response. I'm happy to know that I'll only have to purchase the bar ends to increase my comfort and position on my Swift. Glad to know that there is sufficient room on the stock bars. I like the narrower bars for easy folding and loading/unloading the bike from my vehicle.
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