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Old 05-15-17, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Thasiet View Post
Titanium can crack when it's welded incompetently (i.e, by an "artisan"). Aluminum weathers fatigue better than people fear; just look at all the B-52s and KC-135s still flying 60 years after their manufacture. Not saying one is better or worse. Here's MY wishlist for a Swift Folder (and why I don't own one):

1) threadless headset so I can remove the fork for efficient packing
You don't need a threadless headset for that. This little Rinko headset tool will help https://www.compasscycle.com/shop/co...-headset-tool/

and Velo Orange has a Rinko headset with cartridge bearings that's made for easy removal and reinstallation
http://store.velo-orange.com/media/c...ed_out_2_2.jpg
Grand Cru Rinko Headset-JIS
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