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Old 09-02-05, 12:58 PM
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james_swift
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I bought it from the Xootr site for $675 + $17 shipping.

I'm not sure if the replaceable derailleur hanger on the Swift is non-standard, as I've never actually owned a bike that had one. Aside from that, the only non-standard parts are the seat post and the stem post. The horizontal dropouts are also one reason why I got the bike, seeing that it would make for a good single-speed conversion one day.

The frame feels rigid with no flex whatsoever, regardless of how hard I crank out of the saddle, yet the ride is not as harsh as I expected. The welds are generous and have that "stacked-coins" look, which is presumeably indicative of a good, correct aluminium weld. I've been thrashing this bike around some nasty potholes in downtown San Francisco, and I haven't noticed anything in the bike frame that would have me concerned. As for a decade of trouble-free riding, I couldn't say just yet. Maybe after I've put some major miles on the bike I can give you a definite answer.
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