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Old 10-25-12, 09:29 AM
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True. What's the fork?
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Sold for $800. Dayum, a lot of work went into that bike. I wonder if it was stolen.
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I bought it.
I have been thinning the herd, BUT I realized that I never owned a Swift.
I also just bought a Pacific Reach IF.... (STOP ME before if I buy again.... :-)

cedar_lake: I will give you an update on the fork when I get the bike.
tds101: Congratulations. I am in NYC also. You can come for a look if you are interested.

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Originally Posted by porschetoyz
I bought it.
I have been thinning the herd, BUT I realized that I never owned a Swift.
I also just bought a Pacific Reach IF.... (STOP ME before if I buy again.... :-)

cedar_lake: I will give you an update on the fork when I get the bike.
tds101: Congratulations. I am in NYC also. You can come for a look if you are interested.
Great!!! I'll PM you when the weather gets better,...we can work out a meeting. And if you ever do decide to sell,...
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Old 11-13-12, 12:38 PM
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Xootr Swift for sale in UK. Unfortunately the set up doesn’t fit with my requirements.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xootr-Swif...item4d06d33507
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Old 11-13-12, 06:45 PM
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Has anyone carried their folded Swift on their back while riding another bike?

Sounds stupid I know.

I think I'd occasionally like to be able to do this but I think I'd need a fairly custom-built bag. I've seen pictures of guys in MTB endurance races with their frame and wheels tied onto their packs, but they're not riding a bike obviously.
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Old 11-14-12, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by idc
Has anyone carried their folded Swift on their back while riding another bike?
I think it would be too big for that.

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Old 11-14-12, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by michael432000
Xootr Swift for sale in UK. Unfortunately the set up doesn’t fit with my requirements.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Xootr-Swif...item4d06d33507
Easily changed. The black ones are rarer in the UK being initially supplied with a sing gear.

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Old 11-18-12, 07:12 AM
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But not inexpensive and I have little free time available. If it had drop bars I would snap it up (buy it).

Still considering making an offer for one of those for sale on ebay (UK) for £649 but noticed that he has some positive feedback for the sale of a Swift yet when I search his completed listings a sale does not appear and that is putting me off.

Question: is there a simple alternative to the Swift riser tube?
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I'm going to jump on the Swift band wagon here after thinking about it for the past 2 years. I have ordered the frame and a set of wheels that should be in next week. I figure that I have enough parts in the bin to build it out as a 2x8 drop bar fast commuter that I can get on the subway. And this will be different than my Brompton.
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Old 11-23-12, 03:42 PM
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I’ve just got back from Brighton having bought Gino’s Swift.

I had no problems carrying it on London Underground (Northern Line and Central Line) in rush hour. I didn’t even bother folding it. I put it in a black plastic bag (minus handlebars, pedals and saddle, which I didn’t want), and carried the front wheel separately.

As soon as I saw the frame I loved it. Both parties were happy with a price of £330, there was no haggling and that leaves me with a £400 head start on a new one.

On the downside both the steering riser tube and seatpost have been cut down too short for me so I will need to find new ones, which is a slight pain. Also there was only one v-brake as it was originally purchased as a single speed.

It does have a descent pair of Schwalbe Big Apple tyres, which I can use for winter commuting.

I will be putting on new drop bars.

As soon as I get it going I’ll let you know how I feel about the ride compared to my racing bike. Will take me a while to get the steering riser sorted out though. Looks as though it could be easily made if you know about material strengths.
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Originally Posted by michael432000
But not inexpensive and I have little free time available. If it had drop bars I would snap it up (buy it).

Still considering making an offer for one of those for sale on ebay (UK) for £649 but noticed that he has some positive feedback for the sale of a Swift yet when I search his completed listings a sale does not appear and that is putting me off.

Question: is there a simple alternative to the Swift riser tube?
I purchased mine off him

I think I might be the only one so far. He is genuine as I spoke on the phone after the purchase and met with him to pick it up. I can't say too much but try an offer

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Originally Posted by jerrysimon
I purchased mine off him

I think I might be the only one so far. He is genuine as I spoke on the phone after the purchase and met with him to pick it up. I can't say too much but try an offer

Regards

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Thank you Jerry

I bought a second hand one in very good condition for £330, which I am very happy with (see above post).

Otherwise I would have made an offer for one of those £645 ones.

Who knows, maybe I’ll get another one for best because this one is going to be doing some serious work.

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I need a bit of 6061 T6 alloy tube to make a steering riser.
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Old 11-27-12, 09:28 AM
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Ah I should have read through the posts more carefully.

Enjoy.

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Old 11-28-12, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by michael432000
Thank you Jerry

I bought a second hand one in very good condition for £330, which I am very happy with (see above post).

Otherwise I would have made an offer for one of those £645 ones.

Who knows, maybe Iíll get another one for best because this one is going to be doing some serious work.

*

I need a bit of 6061 T6 alloy tube to make a steering riser.
Ah, 6082 T6 in the UK, cheap and readily available.
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Hi rickybails or anyone.

I am still looking for a seatpost.

The Dahon I-beam seatpost has a setback saddle connector that, as you (rickybails) have noted in a previous thread, makes it difficult to get the saddle far forward enough with the laid back Swift geometry.

Can you mount an I-beam saddle right on the rear end of the rail?

The only other post I have found so far is a GUB inline post from Hong Kong on ebay.

Thank you for reading.
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Old 11-28-12, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by michael432000
Hi rickybails or anyone.

I am still looking for a seatpost.

The Dahon I-beam seatpost has a setback saddle connector that, as you (rickybails) have noted in a previous thread, makes it difficult to get the saddle far forward enough with the laid back Swift geometry.

Can you mount an I-beam saddle right on the rear end of the rail?

The only other post I have found so far is a GUB inline post from Hong Kong on ebay.

Thank you for reading.
Are you looking for a post with or without setback? The Xootr dealers offer the original. I have a carbon pazzazz with zero setback. Got it from speedmatrix depot in Singapore. They don't seem to have any on teir website right now though. May be of benefit to ask them.
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Hi Jur

I generally ride with a high cadence and like the front of my knee to be at least inline with the pedal axle when in it’s furthest forward position. Visually comparing the Swift to my road bike it looks as if that is going to be difficult to achieve, so I don’t really want any setback of the saddle on its post.

However, I need to get it on the road soon because winter is well and truly here and commuting on my road bike out and back into London is becoming not so enjoyable, especially as I refuse to put mudguards on it. For this reason I will probably settle for the Dahon KORE I-beam post despite it having a setback unless someone knows where I can get an alternative here in the UK. Dahon Spares UK sells the KORE but not the SDG.

Don’t think I fancy carbon considering the importance of the post on the Swift unless I could make a sleeve like you have. I do have a bit of the original post so maybe a future project. I am still a very lean 10 stone weight so that helps too.

I’m copying your idea for the steering riser, the stock one is horrible and I would need to get it from the US.

I have access to an EDM (Electrical Discharge Machining) machine so will be able to accurately cut two small slots with stress relief holes with minimum stress applied to the tube. I will make a spare and yet another to give it some harsh bench testing.

Looks as though this will be my first bicycle with a stem that is not parallel to the frame top tube, it looks so much better that way but not really practical here.

Read most of your forum posts by the way and find your enthusiasm for the Swift inspiring. I looked at all the other possibilities but just knew it had to be a Swift.

Keep posting!
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The carbon post I am using now is no longer the one I had originally. I now have a very sturdy one with the correct diameter of 34mm.

However, you are right, I should not be recommending that anyway.

The steering riser I use right now is from Bagetta recumbents:

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jur, nice work. the bike looks amazing. i love it. the bacchetta stem is brilliant and i love bullhorns.
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Heh heh Bagetta, that must be a bread-shaped riser...
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Porschetoyz give me a holler would love to compare notes on our modified Swifts, I also have an R 20, modded and a fascination with all things Porsche (on jack stands in my backyard!)

Jur - which carbon seat post you find that is 34mm?
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Here is my contribution to the Xootr Swift family. I made this for commuting. 1x10 drive train with lots of KCNC parts.
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Handlebar, stem, seatpost, crankset are KCNC
Seat - Fizik Aliante
Pedals - Wellgo quick release
Wheels - Superlight Capreo wheelset
Cassette - Superlight Capreo Alloy 9-28 cassette
Tires - Schwalbe Kojak
Shifter - XT 10 speed
Rear Derailuer - Low profile XT 10 speed
Brakes - XTR V brakes front and rear

19.5lb
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Almost forgot, brake levers are also KCNC and the grips are Ergon. Next step is to replace the fork with a carbon recumbent and replace the steer tube with a lighter carbon version.
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