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    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...
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    Re-built my Swift around the replacement frame

    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/15159409175_13212c4c3a_o.jpgWheels by Man You All Focus, on Flickr
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    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....
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    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...
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    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:
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    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 in the 20 x 1.60 size. They're fast on the street, very resistant to punctures (so far), give a comfortable ride (65...
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    If you're in IT, you should be able to temporarily rig up a IP camera to monitor the bike rack.
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    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...
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    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.
  10. 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...
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    Schwalbe Kojak. I can't seem to get these damn...

    Schwalbe Kojak. I can't seem to get these damn things to puncture! :lol:
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    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/
    ...
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    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....
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    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...
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    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
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    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...
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    Choose "44-406" for the tire size: ...

    Choose "44-406" for the tire size:

    http://software.bareknucklebrigade.com/rabbit.applet.html
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    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...
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    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,...
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    You've just completed your initiation process....

    You've just completed your initiation process. Welcome to the wonderful world of Nano ownership. ;)
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    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.

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    If only...
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    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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