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Old 01-11-09, 11:50 AM   #1826
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Hi Noteon

Great pics. The one in the snow makes me feel very guilty as my Swift has not been out for a spin for several weeks because of the weather. We had snow, but nothing like you have had. Well done!
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Thanks--but as much as I enjoy compliments, I really just love snow riding. It's hard to keep me out of it, though I wish I had a pair of Marathon Winters. By the time I can afford them this year, the snow will be over, but maybe next winter.
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Old 01-11-09, 06:14 PM   #1828
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It's Swift photo-fest...







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that's pure gatuitous nudity - a nude model captured in a number of poses against a variety of backgrounds.

With a gratifying ride afterwards.
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Old 01-11-09, 07:06 PM   #1830
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Thanks--but as much as I enjoy compliments, I really just love snow riding. It's hard to keep me out of it, though I wish I had a pair of Marathon Winters. By the time I can afford them this year, the snow will be over, but maybe next winter.

Make studded tyres or chains. Works great.
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Nice job! I don't have time for projects like that, but I admire anybody who can do it and have it actually work.

Next year.
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Old 01-11-09, 10:01 PM   #1832
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Wow, those are some nasty snowy streets you're riding through, Noteon. You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din! What is that commodious sack on the back? Is it quite heavy? I can't make out what you have up front - a rolled up something and a water bottle?

JS, your Swift is set up somewhat similar to my own, but yes, it's nude.
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What is that commodious sack on the back? Is it quite heavy? I can't make out what you have up front - a rolled up something and a water bottle?
One of these, one of these, and two of these, plus a water bottle and a this.
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Thanks. Nice setup. Expensive. though. Where were the middle and bottom photos taken?
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Both on the Hudson River Greenway. The middle one was in the 30s, I think. The bottom one was higher, maybe somewhere in the 90s.
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Old 01-12-09, 06:39 AM   #1836
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Great setup noteon.
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@james_swift: That's really cool. You just gave me my daily dose of awesome. Btw, I thought you had a black (non-xootr) swift?
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Old 01-12-09, 08:52 AM   #1838
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One of these, one of these, and two of these, plus a water bottle and a this.
Hi Noteon,
wow--those handlebar "mitts" are just what I need--my ride in this morning was 8 degrees F, and I just can't seem to keep my hands warm. Takes me an hour before I can start using a keyboard!!

Does it interfere with a handlebar mounted headlight?

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That light sure does look bright in your picture. It better be bright at over $400!

Many years ago when I was in the Century Road Club I used to live in Inwood, near Dyckman (200th) Street. They used to have 25 mile races in Central Park, so i used to have to ride downtown for the race, at a ridiculous hour of the morning. I went down Broadway.
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I was in a hurry and linked to the page for the headlight/taillight combo package. It was actually $269 (I think) for just the headlight.

I take Broadway when I'm running late for something, but the greenway is my main artery for getting around the island.

Billy, no, it doesn't interfere with anything. Here's another photo:
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I take Broadway when I'm running late for something, but the greenway is my main artery for getting around the island.

It certainly wouldn't be fun riding down B'Way c. 2009.
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Here is another Swift Down Under. The chap wrote me an email after googling Swift and found mine.

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~rbryett/swift.html
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What a cool bike--and it has silver fenders!

They do exist...
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In the spirit of bumping this thread. This was taken at the farmer's market today, with a temperature of 75°F. Ah, California living.
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Where do you get a clamp to attach the water bottle to the seat tube, as in Sqynt's picture?
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And I'd like to know what bottle cage the fellow Jur linked to is using, it's just what I've been looking for:

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Methods for Attaching Water Bottles ...

Some bottle cage links.
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And I'd like to know what bottle cage the fellow Jur linked to is using, it's just what I've been looking for:
That's a Cateye cage. They work very nice with cable ties since they have holes for them. These are usually cheap and they don't rubbish the bottles like alloy cages do.
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The bottle cage on my seat tube is attached with the Minoura pivoting mount. If you're not set on the location of the cage, I would recommend one of the seat or handlebar attachments over this one though. It was a bit tricky to mount, and it no longer allows you to use the seat post to keep the bike from unfolding.

IMHO, the most elegant place to mount a water bottle cage on the swift is horizontally above the main beam like the Bike Friday. I decided not to pursuit that route though since I more often carry a coffee cup than a water bottle (yes, that's coffee in the last picture).

An unforeseen benefit of using a cage in that location, is that the cage becomes a "hangar" for the seat and post combination when turned upside. This allows me to put the U-Lock though the frame and the cage to the object which I'm locking it to. It's a very small measure of security, but it's about as effective as a cable through the Brooks' rails. Either one is just as easily defeated, but it keeps the honest people honest.
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i emailed swift folders about purchasing a steel frame, and recieved a response that they only do the aluminum ones now, and actualy by them from xootr!
i would like to know if it is still possble to buy the steel frame someplace, maybe somebody on this forum has one for sale?
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