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Old 04-30-20, 06:07 AM
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Do not know why its rotated vertical the pics i saved were correct way?
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Old 04-30-20, 07:27 AM
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New trigger shifter fitted with Brooks plump grips to match the saddle although they look lighter i presume they darken up in time.
Where did you get your seatpost?
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Old 04-30-20, 12:58 PM
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I ordered it from the States but forget where maybe even xootr themselves it was quite a few years ago but it was only specific long travel cane creek post for this bike.
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Old 07-10-20, 05:10 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions for racking a swift?

I​​​'ve used a xootr crossrack before, but I'm in Spain without my rack and I think it'd be much hassle to source such a thing if it's even still available. I like to travel light and I really just need something to carry a sleeping bag and hammock, so it doesn't have to carry more than a few kilos.

Has anybody ever made anything that worked well? Thanks!
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Old 07-10-20, 05:35 PM
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Rack

Originally Posted by joey buzzard View Post
Does anyone have any suggestions for racking a swift?

I​​​'ve used a xootr crossrack before, but I'm in Spain without my rack and I think it'd be much hassle to source such a thing if it's even still available. I like to travel light and I really just need something to carry a sleeping bag and hammock, so it doesn't have to carry more than a few kilos.

Has anybody ever made anything that worked well? Thanks!
check out recent post 3907, a knockoff of the Crossrack that ships internationally. Have a great trip!
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Old 07-12-20, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by joey buzzard View Post
Does anyone have any suggestions for racking a swift?
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Has anybody ever made anything that worked well? Thanks!
Try a front rack. I used an Old Man Mountain front rack for a week-long business trip a few years ago. I was able to carry two front panniers of stuff, including a laptop. Worked well, wasn’t too much trouble to install with pipe clamps, and felt completely normal riding around.
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Old 07-13-20, 01:19 PM
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I have successfully installed a regular bike rack on my Swift in the past, but I have since removed it (just didn't use the bike that way anymore).

The basic rack will attach to the frame dropouts above the axle - there are holes there in standard size in the dropouts.

On the other end, I found the best solution was to use the bars that came with the rack, but instead of fitting them to a fixed point on the bike, I installed it on the shaft of the upper quick release. It worked fine. I think I trimmed up a couple of pieces of fuel hose to fit on each side, to keep it from moving.

It was sturdy and stable, and I carried panniers on it that way once, on a rough gravel track for several hours. No issues.

It will affect folded size, and does require disassembly for smallest fold. But if you just fold to get the bike into a car, you should still be ok.

Enjoy Spain!
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Old 07-13-20, 01:21 PM
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I should add that I have a 7 speed Alfine hub, so the may be more or less clearance behind the bolt holes in the dropouts - worst case scenario, pull the wheel and install cap head screws from behind. I had to do this on the drive side of another bike once when installing a rack. Often the bolts they include with the rack are too long, once-siz-fits-all approach.
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Old 09-27-20, 01:06 PM
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I thought I'd share what I've done with my old silver Xootr Swift over the summer.

I've been using it as my winter bike over the past five years, so it was looking a little tired. After getting it painted red, I added some new Gran Compe brake v-brake levers, Shimano BMX brakes, and the Sugino crank with an old school BMX chainring; I'd converted it to a single speed with a drop bar a few years back, so I re-used those parts.

More for looks than anything else, I got a titanium stem riser to replace the old steel one.

I might re-wrap the bars later, but I think it's just about done.
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Old 09-27-20, 07:05 PM
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Looks great. Nice color. Where did you get the titanium stem riser?
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Old 09-27-20, 11:30 PM
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Dekerf was able to make one to fit the steerer on my bike after he had a chance to measure it up.
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Old 10-08-20, 08:45 AM
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Originally Posted by michael432000 View Post
Awesome.

Attachment 339235

Apologise poor quality photo.
This never got used, not once. So I think It’s about time to move it on and was wondering what would be a sensible price to ask, anyone?

The bike was originally purchased second hand and I used the stock version for a short while in London but I found that traffic wouldn’t take me seriously. I think because of the small wheels it was assumed that I was a young reckless kid riding the middle of the lane rather than a mature and experienced ex-racer.

Since then, apart from the frame and fork, headset and crank arms, everything else is new and I think I still have all the receipts somewhere. When I say new I mean new, the handbuilt wheels, Hope hubs/Aeroheat rims built by Strada UK have not covered double figures. The Continental tyres are still brand new with the centreline bit in fresh new condition. The saddle, handlebar tape and brake hoods have zero signs of wear.
Condition is identical to the picture posted on this forum 7 years ago.

Thank you for looking.

Ps. I moved to a hilly area and have two beautiful Colnago C40’s which I love so see no future for the folder.

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Old 10-17-20, 08:31 AM
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This is a great folding bike I've never seen before
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Old 10-20-20, 09:59 PM
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It will be easier if you fold it often.
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