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    Huh, interesting. I have the same bike and it's...

    Huh, interesting. I have the same bike and it's also the first time I've had thru axles (excepting my MTB, which I don't ride as much).

    I was curious about this too because every time I remove the...
  2. I have one in 17t but only did a few miles on it...

    I have one in 17t but only did a few miles on it before I went to fixed. My others are all WI freewheels, it didn't seem as smooth as those, but low miles = tough to really tell.
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    On hilly rides with lots of descending I prefer...

    On hilly rides with lots of descending I prefer having both brakes on a fixed gear. Obviously your legs are still spinning but they don't have to apply any forward or backward pressure really.
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    The only issues (other than if the dropouts...

    The only issues (other than if the dropouts aren't long enough for all the options) might be the tire clearance for the 22/34 and the rear brake position might need fiddling which would be pretty...
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    I run a 28mm Clement Strada LGG on my FG these...

    I run a 28mm Clement Strada LGG on my FG these days. I also got rid of most of my Gatorskins - just hate their feel and grip in the wet.

    The idea of high PSI <25mm tires being faster in street...
  6. 46/17 sounds about right to me although it...

    46/17 sounds about right to me although it depends a little on the tire size. If you're running 29ers with studs maybe 44/17 would be better.



    Gear inches don't account for crank length.
  7. 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...
  8. Thread: swift folders

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    Thanks! I may well try that one.

    Thanks! I may well try that one.
  9. 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...
  12. 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.
  14. 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...
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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....
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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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  25. 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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