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Forum: Folding Bikes 09-06-14, 08:16 PM
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Posted By james_swift
What I've noticed different about this current...

What I've noticed different about this current frame versus my 2006 frame:

1.) Seat tube sections at the clamp points are seriously reinforced (thicker).
2.) Welds where the chainstays and seat...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-06-14, 01:56 PM
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Views: 454,053
Posted By james_swift
Re-built my Swift around the replacement frame

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/15159409175_13212c4c3a_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/p6zWcH)Wheels (https://flic.kr/p/p6zWcH) by Man You All Focus (https://www.flickr.com/people/125572542@N06/), on...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-26-14, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,053
Posted By james_swift
Yup. I'm on my second set of bearings in my Soma...

Yup. I'm on my second set of bearings in my Soma fixed hub.

Yeah, I saw your thread yesterday on your "SwiftTi". Incredible! Absolute eye-candy. I can't imagine how awesome it would be as a fixTi....
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-25-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,492
Views: 454,053
Posted By james_swift
A broken fame...again.

Hey fellow Swift-aholics.

This is my somewhat bi-yearly check-in. As you may or may not know, I've owned 2 Swifts since 2006, the first a silver one which cracked at the seat tube, and then a blue...
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 10-11-12, 08:10 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,544
Posted By james_swift
You mean I had to reluctantly endure over a...

You mean I had to reluctantly endure over a decade of Phligget-n-Sherwin's incessant Lance-stroking for nothing? Gawdammit. :twitchy:
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-30-12, 04:33 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
I found a brand of tires that are a breeze to...

I found a brand of tires that are a breeze to install and remove: Tioga PowerBlock (http://www.tiogausa.com/bmx/powerblock.html) in the 20 x 1.60 size. They're fast on the street, very resistant to...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-27-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,203
Posted By james_swift
If you're in IT, you should be able to...

If you're in IT, you should be able to temporarily rig up a IP camera to monitor the bike rack.
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-30-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
When the self-torture included with these tires...

When the self-torture included with these tires has gotten old, I highly suggest the Schwalbe Kojaks. I've been commuting on these tires for months and am still waiting for a puncture, let alone a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 09-29-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
I put the Panaracer Flat-Away liner in my Minits...

I put the Panaracer Flat-Away liner in my Minits and haven't had a flat on my urban commutes since. I've still had to pick out bits of glass and sharp rock, but none of it got past to the tube.
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-27-11, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,390
Posted By james_swift
I'm going to sum up my opinion by saying: I'm...

I'm going to sum up my opinion by saying: I'm still waiting for my Kojak tires to cut/tear, let alone puncture. :thumb:

Also worth noting is these are the smoothest riding narrow, high-pressure...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-03-11, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By james_swift
Schwalbe Kojak. I can't seem to get these damn...

Schwalbe Kojak. I can't seem to get these damn things to puncture! :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-29-11, 10:44 PM
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Views: 454,053
Posted By james_swift
Almost any chain tug will work, so long as it is...

Almost any chain tug will work, so long as it is designed for 3/8" (10mm) axles. I've used both of these:

http://surlybikes.com/parts/tuggnut/
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-24-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By james_swift
I fussed with all sorts of chainring/cog/chain...

I fussed with all sorts of chainring/cog/chain link combinations on my Nano and found one gear combination that gives 1/2" max chain sag on a mildly stretched single-speed chain: 50x14 w/46 links....
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-23-11, 07:44 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
2 weeks of commuting on the Schwalbe Kojaks and...

2 weeks of commuting on the Schwalbe Kojaks and I'm very pleased to report that they've held-up admirably. Not a single nick, hole, or cut in the tire casing after rolling through broken glass, sharp...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-15-11, 11:44 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
Got my Schwalbe Kojaks mounted: ...

Got my Schwalbe Kojaks mounted:

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/suntoryjim/Mercier%20Nano/kjk2.jpg

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/suntoryjim/Mercier%20Nano/kjk1.jpg
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-07-11, 08:00 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
I hope the Minits Lite work out better for you...

I hope the Minits Lite work out better for you than my Minits Tough. I had to install the matching Panaracer FlatAway kevlar tire liner to keep the rear tire from continuously puncturing due to...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-28-11, 04:57 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
How is the overall durability? I commute in...

How is the overall durability? I commute in downtown SF and my Panaracers Minits Tough were breached by a 2mm piece of glass after less than one week of ownership.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-28-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
That's an excellent price. Even better that they...

That's an excellent price. Even better that they give free shipping on anything over $50. Seriously considering buying.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-27-11, 10:31 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
That bike deserves one more black-n-white...

That bike deserves one more black-n-white accessory:

http://www.utahtrikes.com/uploads/utrecenttrikepics/293/pic/kojak.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-22-11, 12:32 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
Choose "44-406" for the tire size: ...

Choose "44-406" for the tire size:

http://software.bareknucklebrigade.com/rabbit.applet.html
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-21-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/suntoryjim/...

http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p15/suntoryjim/Mercier%20Nano/IMG_20110620_205252.jpg

New upgrades:

-Found a magic gear of 47x13, allowing me to lose the derailleur-mounted chain tensioner...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-15-11, 09:52 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
The custom 406 fixed-gear wheel I had built for...

The custom 406 fixed-gear wheel I had built for my Swift by Wheelsmith cost $250, and that was with a $30 Surly track hub. The Eno hub retails anywhere from $160 to $180. So to answer your question,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-15-11, 09:49 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
You've just completed your initiation process....

You've just completed your initiation process. Welcome to the wonderful world of Nano ownership. ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-14-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
I think about it all the time, but every time I...

I think about it all the time, but every time I take out my fixed sub-19lb Xootr Swift for a ride, I begin to have serious doubts as to how fun a ~24lb fixed-gear Nano would be.

206323

If only...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-12-11, 05:56 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 107,362
Posted By james_swift
Noticed the same when I changed-out my brake...

Noticed the same when I changed-out my brake levers for Tektros.
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