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    09 swobo's

    we just built up a bunch in the mikes bikes warehouse and we got 4 new commuter single speed models, overall im fairly impressed with how they look and ride.
    swobo folsom - nice stiff frame w/ a rear coaster brake, hug gusset attatching the TT to the DT, riser bars, basically an all out bike to commute and trash on downtown
    the others are the novak, dixon, and otis
    novak is a straight commuting bike with flat bars, 700c wheels and road caliper brakes
    both the otis and the dixon have bb7s (new ones and they are oh so good) or bb5s disc brakes
    theyre pretty wierd looking but are rather innovative (one has an internal 9 speed hub w/ a disc brake mount) definitly worth checking out and arent too badly priced
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    hi dervish,

    i just bought the swobo sanchez and love it so far; my first fixie!

    do you know if the "SWOBO" badges can be easily removed from the frame?

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    Aren't they riveted on?

    If so, you could just grind the heads off, if you didn't mind the rest of them rattling around the frame and the water getting in.

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    I totally love the looks of the Folsom, like an adult sized BMX bike. Now I know what I want for the holidays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    Oversized fixed gear BMX
    Yegads!

    oh wait.. it probably has a coaster brake.

    Look at that gusseting!

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    ya thats the folsom and it has a coaster. they are fun, barley back pedal and it shreds the rear tire lol. the one i rode screeched like mother when skidding though

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    definitly are fun bikes to screw around on in the city
    dj: 09 eastern night train 26
    fg: volume cutter 2nd gen w/ spicer track fork
    bmx: fit dak build

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    How much? That bike looks like so much fun!
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    my opinion is more correct than your opinion

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    $450

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    I love this bike.
    I'd make it a 3 speed with a coaster brake tho.

    ...and maybe a light suspension fork... maybe.

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    damn that thing looks like some serious business
    derailleur? I hardly know her
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    The swobos are fun to build, and they're even better to test ride! Their simple old school coloring is great as well, reminds me of vintage French styling.

    The folsom is probably the most fun. The Swobo rep talked my ear off about how it's the perfect bicycle to carry a case of beer in one hand and hold onto the handlebars with the other. That promo video online is great too and I love the bottle openers under all of the seats.

    The badges can be taken off with the slightest bit of ease. A buddy at work built up a 57cm frame and took all the badges off which makes it quite sleak looking.

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    i do love that, but i would rather have it fixed i think. i don't trust coasters. i haven't ridden one in a while though so maybe not, i just remember it having a really weak brake that didn't stop for ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i do love that, but i would rather have it fixed i think. i don't trust coasters. i haven't ridden one in a while though so maybe not, i just remember it having a really weak brake that didn't stop for ****.
    It should be ok. This is the kind of bike you bail off of.

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    Here's one with ape hangers.

    Awesome.

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    those bars are rad
    dj: 09 eastern night train 26
    fg: volume cutter 2nd gen w/ spicer track fork
    bmx: fit dak build

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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i don't trust coasters. i haven't ridden one in a while though so maybe not, i just remember it having a really weak brake that didn't stop for ****.
    Yeah,the coaster on my Otis isn't that great. Had a scary slide once in the rain on it;fortunately there's a disc on the front. Works awsome as a polo bike though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    reminds me of vintage French styling.
    what the ****.

    Also I fail to see what advantages this has over a normal cruiser other than being hideous and lacking fenders/rack and coming with slightly better pedals.

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    looks fun and tough but damn those are some ugly dropouts and fork ends

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    Eh,you don't notice them so much on my black Otis.

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    I saw one today at the LBS and it looks like Swobo added disk brake tabs and rack eyelets. I think I like the clean look of mine better. I'm OK with just the coaster brake.

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    They call the Sanchez a track bike, hah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZiP0082 View Post
    Looks cool. I rode one at Mikes Bikes. I like it but I seriously wonder about the ability of a
    coaster brake to stop a big gorilla adult fast enough. Coaster brakes are primarily
    used on kids bikes. Momentum = mass x velocity. So put an adult into the equation
    and you gots a problem stopping. Someone I talked to at a shop said she slid through
    a stop with a coaster brake--just sayin.

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    Any clue if they are planning on making a 29er version of the above bike?

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