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Old 06-30-19, 06:19 AM
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Some questions on the pivot bolt.

1. Is the diameter 10mm?
2. How long is the pivot bolt?
3. What are the thread specs?
4. Can someone post a photo of the pivot bolt?
5. When the bike is unfolded and in use, what type of load does the pivot bolt bear?

Thanks
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Old 07-08-19, 05:05 PM
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N + 1 Strikes Again.

Well, it sat on Craigslist for 19 days without a buyer... so I bought it
Pretty much stock, aluminum frame, 132.5 OLD.


Although it came with a Selle Royal SLR Gel Flow saddle.
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Old 07-11-19, 09:25 AM
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Xootr Swift Pivot Bolt



My metric Screw Chekír says the threads are M6 x 1.0
Originally Posted by anga View Post
Some questions on the pivot bolt.

1. Is the diameter 10mm?
2. How long is the pivot bolt?
3. What are the thread specs?
4. Can someone post a photo of the pivot bolt?
5. When the bike is unfolded and in use, what type of load does the pivot bolt bear?

Thanks






I used a 3/32Ē punch to drift out the bolt, as itís a tight fit (as it should be).

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Old 07-12-19, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Numerozero View Post
Well, it sat on Craigslist for 19 days without a buyer... so I bought it
Pretty much stock, aluminum frame, 132.5 OLD.


Although it came with a Selle Royal SLR Gel Flow saddle.
I just have to say that, although I've never ridden one, I think the Swift has more "pleasing" proportions than most 20" folders--probably because the top tube is straight and nearly level and sits relatively high off the ground--which is part of the reason that it doesn't fold down very small, I guess. I almost bought a used one for myself recently--same model with the rear derailleur--but made the mistake of letting the ad sit too long thinking the seller would lower the price. Oh well, Congratulations! I like that color, too.

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Old 07-14-19, 08:58 PM
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My Version of the Swift

Getting this Swift on the road has been a 6 mo odyssey but i'll spare you most of the gruesome details. The bike in the pics below began as a late version Xootr which is different, IMHO, from most folders in 3 important ways: (A) Peter got the geometry right. Unlike many poorly designed folders with insufficient trail the handling is neutral, confidence inspiring and yet still agile. (B) and it's affordable as a result of Peter's business decision and lack of "Prime Time" popularity. And, finally, (C) it's really heavy. The frame, fork, riser tube and seat tube is just a hair under 10 lbs!


When I got it (used) the complete bike weighted 25lbs. I managed to shed 4 of those lbs so it currently weights just under 21lbs. One of the way I did this was by having a CroMoly fork made for me that's lighter than the 2+ lb fork that came on the bike. And the curved riser / stem is also custom & ti. Seatpost is 31.8 rather than the stock 34mm (which saved almost 9 oz). This is a bike that i'm going to keep in my micro RV to use on trips so it seemed to be a perfect candidate to try out my 1st 1 x 11 drive train. And so far I love it! 11-42 cassette w/ a 52T chainring give me plenty of range for recreational riding. The tires are Tioga PowerBlock S-Spec OS-20 20X1.60 (451 x 41) which, so far, only measure 38mm and are only 260g! Highly recommended. Here's the pics:








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It's always nice when a project sees the road for the first time. Looks nice! Andy
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Old 07-14-19, 11:17 PM
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Wow, looks very nice indeed! Interesting color - anodizing or paint?
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Wow, looks very nice indeed! Interesting color - anodizing or paint?
Hi Jur!

Neither actually. It's powder coat and the color is "transparent copper" - shiny aluminum base coat with a translucent color coat that gives it an anodized effect.

And the riser / stem is from Titan (long story which i'll tell you by email)

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Very nice work....where did that fork come from and what kind of shim or seat post set up do you have?
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Nice bike, and a beautiful colour!
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Originally Posted by 12boy View Post
Very nice work....where did that fork come from and what kind of shim or seat post set up do you have?
The fork (i 1/8" threadless steerer) was built for me by Andy Stewart who can be found on the Framebuilding forum and who chimed in with post #3856 above. Highly recommended.

The stock 34mm Xootr / Swift seatpost weighs just under 1.5 lbs! (I think Mel Gibson used one in the main battle scene of Braveheart) I found this on eBay and two of these 31.8 to 34 adapters and saved over 1/2 lb. PM me for install details if you need to.
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