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  1. Thread: Clipless pedals

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    Same here. I run SPD SL on my main fixed gear...

    Same here.

    I run SPD SL on my main fixed gear (Wabi) and my geared road bike. Most of my other bikes have MTB style pedals (Crank Brothers).

    I used on Crank Bros for years and then once I tried...
  2. Thread: swift folders

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    Thanks! I may well try that one.

    Thanks! I may well try that one.
  3. Thread: CX pedals?

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    I use Candys because I love the little platform,...

    I use Candys because I love the little platform, and the ease of entry/exit. I've had Candy 1s for years but recently bought a couple of Candy 2s and they seem more solid. I've heard plenty of...
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    My LBS carries Volagi and I know at least one...

    My LBS carries Volagi and I know at least one very satisfied customer who uses the Volagi as their primary bike.
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    Poll: I've used flat pedals, toeclips, SPD, Crank Bros...

    I've used flat pedals, toeclips, SPD, Crank Bros and SPD-SL. I still use 3 of those regularly, although my flat pedals these days have pins to make it harder to slip off them. I'm sure I would be...
  6. If you want the smallest fold, then a Brompton is...

    If you want the smallest fold, then a Brompton is the best option. Obviously the trade-off is ride quality, especially on less well paved surfaces with small wheels. Agree with others - go test ride...
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    Reminded me of the ridewithgps.com logo but then...

    Reminded me of the ridewithgps.com logo but then it looks like a lot of others too. I would also suggest making it more obviously a folding bike design.
  8. Thread: swift folders

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    I was thinking $100-300 depending on what I had...

    I was thinking $100-300 depending on what I had swapped out. But since the folding mechanism relies on the seatpost being thick and sturdy (and heavy, and somewhat uncompliant), and there's not...
  9. Thread: swift folders

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    Yeah, I think I will leave the fork for now. I...

    Yeah, I think I will leave the fork for now. I have a front fender/mudguard and V-brakes so quite a few things would have to change since most of these aftermarket forks are for fast road/tri bikes....
  10. Thread: swift folders

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    Thanks, yeah I'm running 406x 1.75 / 45mm. What...

    Thanks, yeah I'm running 406x 1.75 / 45mm. What brakes were you running with 406? Seems like you would need long reach I guess?

    Yeah I haven't removed the fork to weigh it but I think I read...
  11. Thread: swift folders

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    Thanks guys. I think I will try one of the...

    Thanks guys. I think I will try one of the generic carbon folding bike seatposts and yeah, lube the QR levers - I already get occasional post slipping issues with the stock post if I don't have the...
  12. Thread: swift folders

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    Upgrades

    Hi folks,

    I've had my Swift for about 2.5 years now with moderate usage (~3500km, about 10% of my riding) and am looking to upgrade some parts. I have the second(?) generation Swift which is a bit...
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    Thanks, but my Swift is already the least ridden...

    Thanks, but my Swift is already the least ridden bike in my stable. I could always sell my current iteration and replace it with the Ti Swift I suppose...
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    Just had to say, w-o-w that frame is nice....

    Just had to say, w-o-w that frame is nice. Definitely looks like a totally different bike to my black aluminium Swift. Love the double top tube. I would almost be tempted, especially with a front...
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    Huh, I'd never read that. Interesting, and it...

    Huh, I'd never read that. Interesting, and it makes sense.

    I ride between 30mm and 33mm tires, but mostly ride on wider ZTR/Iron Cross rims - I feel sometimes that even 32mms (which measure out to...
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    Love it.

    Love it.
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    Same (I think). I ride between high 60s and high...

    Same (I think). I ride between high 60s and high 70s for gear inches. I'm also 140lbs which helps.

    300W FTP is pretty impressive.
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    Agreed. I spin out around 30-35mph which is about...

    Agreed. I spin out around 30-35mph which is about 145-170 rpm on my FG.
  19. I did this with my first SS: took off the...

    I did this with my first SS: took off the shifters/FD/derailleur cables, adjusted rear derailleur to be used as a tensioner. No other changes necessary, even with vertical drops. I think I was using...
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    Well, nothing really requires it if you have two...

    Well, nothing really requires it if you have two sides on your hub and the right gearing:
    Hizoku Cycles ? Single Speed Freewheeled / Fixed Gear Bike History

    But personally I prefer gears if I'm...
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    There's definitely a difference/dead spot in my...

    There's definitely a difference/dead spot in my pedal stroke when I go to a freewheel bike after riding fixed for a while. It actually feels like I'm stopped or backpedaling around the 12/6 oclock...
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    Simplicity, beauty, efficiency, Sheldon, friends...

    Simplicity, beauty, efficiency, Sheldon, friends that also ride FG/SS.

    Also, short climbs (< 5 min) don't require gears.
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    I don't like classic curved drops either. ...

    I don't like classic curved drops either.



    ^ this

    Bullhorns would be my second preference.

    Depends a little on the fit though. If you wanna run a longer stem drops are better, shorter...
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    Black and orange, one of my favorite color...

    Black and orange, one of my favorite color schemes. Nice.
  25. I run 85 front 95 rear max for 23s. No pinch...

    I run 85 front 95 rear max for 23s. No pinch flats at those pressures.

    For 32s on a wider rim I'll run as low as 35-45. Did this a fair bit through the winter - comfy.
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