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    I was once looking for a suspension fork myself,...

    I was once looking for a suspension fork myself, and discovered the fork on a Moulton TSR is exactly the same crown-axle length as the stock swift fork.

    The fork on a pacific reach may fit too.
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    One simple way to achieve this is to get a front...

    One simple way to achieve this is to get a front wheel with a pantour suspension hub. I used to have a Dahon speed pro that had these as standard and it worked really well for me. You need to find a...
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    If anyone in UK is after a capreo hub for a wheel...

    If anyone in UK is after a capreo hub for a wheel build - I got a 24H Capreo rear hub I no longer need. Used for one year, but the cassette I think is virtually new. After buying it I took up track...
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    Apologies for the late reply to this (I'm not a...

    Apologies for the late reply to this (I'm not a regular reader of this thread) but this is really important. I think this is potentially very dangerous. My steerer tube extension snapped off a few...
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    Another update on the seatpost slipping issue -...

    Another update on the seatpost slipping issue - bumped into a friend last night who also has a swift. He has solved his seatpost slipping problem by getting his seatpost knurled. This makes the...
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    Yes this is a common problem - but can be...

    Yes this is a common problem - but can be overcome. Firstly you need a snug fitting post to minimise the work the clamp needs to do. There are small differences in thickness between seatposts of the...
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    Forgot to mention... - ibeam post/saddle combo...

    Forgot to mention...
    - ibeam post/saddle combo will save a little weight
    - but make sure you get the hammock-style saddle if comfort is a issue. The lightest i-beam saddles are rock hard
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    I have the same problem. I have changed to an...

    I have the same problem. I have changed to an i-beam seatpost. This still has a setback but not quite as much but the i-beam interface allows the saddle to be pushed further forward than traditional...
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    I couldn't go. When I booked it was a 7:30 race...

    I couldn't go. When I booked it was a 7:30 race only, but then they added in heats earlier in the day and I couldn't make it. In any case with the snow, yesterday was a day to spend with the kids.....
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    Here's a couple of photos of the bracket. On the...

    Here's a couple of photos of the bracket. On the photo from the rear you can just see the alu block that sits between the front and back plates. It's a bit extreme - hopeful by now there's a decent...
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    I've got those wheels. I love them but cannot...

    I've got those wheels. I love them but cannot recommend them. Mine front rim has just gone after just 7 months of daily commuting (4 miles a day) plus a handful of 2-hour rides. The braking surface...
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    I used a problem solver brake nut to provide...

    I used a problem solver brake nut to provide somewhere to screw in a thick alu plate so that it cleared the fork. I have a couple of aluminum plates that attach either end of the brake mount on the...
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    I think if you choose the right gears you should...

    I think if you choose the right gears you should rarely be in the 9T - just an overdrive when you're powering downhill. If you're in it that much then maybe you need a bigger front ring. In fact you...
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    Peter organised all the shipping - I can't...

    Peter organised all the shipping - I can't remember what the custom charges were but he tried to minimise them by putting something like 'samples' on the description. I've only had parts from him...
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    Not that I know of - but having a heavily...

    Not that I know of - but having a heavily customised one myself I would recommend getting it from the US. I got my bits direct from Peter and the shipping is painless. If you want to put a...
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    The swift's top tube is only 1.5 cm longer than...

    The swift's top tube is only 1.5 cm longer than your ideal. Could the extra stretch be because the saddle is further back on the swift due to the 72-degree angle (where most road bikes are...
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    ;About my seatpost height mod - here's a...

    ;About my seatpost height mod - here's a challenge for the group To make the mod even better, when the seat post hits the stopper there would be something to alighn the seatpost so that the saddle is...
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    I'm 6' and the saddle tip to handlebar/stem clamp...

    I'm 6' and the saddle tip to handlebar/stem clamp is 53cm with drop bars. Different drop bars have different forward reaches so to measure reach, and also compare drop bar positions to handlebar...
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    Markings help but it's still a faff to set it at...

    Markings help but it's still a faff to set it at just the right height. Much better to do this mod I've done: stick a piece of tubing down the lower part of the seattube (so it rests on the BB shell...
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    You can have a long seatpost, riser bar to get...

    You can have a long seatpost, riser bar to get the height, but long stems affect the handling. The main dimension you are stuck with on the swift is the effective top tube, so you need to know how...
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    Travel adjusters are a gear for your cable - they...

    Travel adjusters are a gear for your cable - they make the cable at the caliper end move twice as far as the cable at the lever end. There's an inner wheel and an outer wheel - the lever end is...
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    I can relate to this frustration - I've ran...

    I can relate to this frustration - I've ran 406's, 451s and 520s, all on drop-bars. I've raced the swift on 451 and 406 and overall the 406's were faster.

    V-brakes are ace but a well-set up pair...
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    Just want to check that when you are trying to...

    Just want to check that when you are trying to match your road bike saddle position on your swift, you are doing this using a plumbline and not by the position of the saddle in relation to the...
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    I think the standard seatpost is already a...

    I think the standard seatpost is already a layback one - but seatposts that fit Dahon folders also fit the swift so if there's a Dahon that doesn't use the I-beam saddles then that might work. Swift...
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    Hi Jonathan, No, I didn't use any special size...

    Hi Jonathan,

    No, I didn't use any special size adjuster to fit the airnimal forks. The swift steerer may be old-school but the headtube is standard, so I replaced the headset with the...
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