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Old 10-06-21, 05:09 PM
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Btw, has anyone converted their Swift to an e-bike?

I'm thinking of converting mine.

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Old 10-09-21, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
I run BAs 2.0 on mine with Surly Monkey nuts V2 to space drop out on rear.
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I have Tioga PowerBlock 1.9s on mine, and to get the rear tire to fit, not only did I have to slide the wheel all the way back in the dropouts, but I also had to put in a longer bottom bracket spindle to prevent the chain from rubbing on the tire in the lowest gear.
Iím probably going to try a Tioga as a rear since I already threw my spare 2.00 Big Apple on the front. Looks like the front could almost fit a 2.15. Did not like the feel of the Maxxis Hookworm that the bike came with. I also realized the front rim was completely ground down and bulged out on one side, so I put on a cheap bolt-on alloy wheel for now!

I wish there was a cushy 406 ďballoonď tire significantly lighter than the BA. Iíve found some interesting leads on other threads but in 2021 many of them are out of date or discontinued.
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Old 10-09-21, 02:34 PM
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Originally Posted by scrambeagle View Post
I wish there was a cushy 406 ďballoonď tire significantly lighter than the BA. Iíve found some interesting leads on other threads but in 2021 many of them are out of date or discontinued.
I think Primo Comets may come in large widths. I need the protection that BAs offer, so for me they are good compromise.
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Old 11-04-21, 01:51 PM
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I was wondering if anyone has had luck finding a replacement derailleur hanger, given that Xootr no longer sells them and Peter Reich retired. Mine is somewhat bent (enough to interfere with the granny gear) and Iím a little worried about bending it back. Should the hanger be taken off for this operation?
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Old 11-04-21, 03:06 PM
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To do it right you should have a deraileur alighnment tool and it is kind of expensive, about $80 or so. Try a bike shop.There are also videos online that show work arounds if you do not have access to the right tool. I think in all cases its done on the bike.
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Old 11-05-21, 04:04 PM
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Did you contact Xootr or just check on their website? On my last trip to the states I was thinking of picking up an extra hangar just in case. Contacted Xootr and they said they had plenty in stock and would restock when they ran out. This was pre-pandemic, so about 2 years ago.

BTW. I also bent my hangar slightly. Took it to a local shop, they removed it and bent it back to normal in a vise.

No problems since.

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Old 11-05-21, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
I run BAs 2.0 on mine with Surly Monkey nuts V2 to space drop out on rear.
Schwinnsta,
Was thinking of getting the Surly Monkey nuts for my Xootr. Did you have to make any modifications to them to fit the Xootr dropouts or were they a perfect fit? Also if you could, is it possible to post a picture of your Xootr with the Monkey Nuts installed?

I am thinking of getting a set over the winter to run wider tires come spring.

Thanks,
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Old 11-05-21, 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Tall_Xootr View Post
Schwinnsta,
Was thinking of getting the Surly Monkey nuts for my Xootr. Did you have to make any modifications to them to fit the Xootr dropouts or were they a perfect fit? Also if you could, is it possible to post a picture of your Xootr with the Monkey Nuts installed?
As best as I remember they fit in but due to the extra thickness of the Swifts dropouts I had had to get slightly longer screws then they came packaged with. Not that on the right dropout, I installed the screw from the inside out versus the left, to avoid an interference with the cogs. I could have trimmed the screws but I was anxious to try them out and never opted to trim the screws.

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Iíve emailed Xootr to ask about replacement hangers. Thanks to everyone with help and suggestions in this thread!

Schwinnsta, is the rear fender much of a pain when it comes to repairing flats? Iím guessing itís not that bad since you run Big Apples, but Iíve certainly had occasional flats with them in New York on my R20
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Schwinnsta, is the rear fender much of a pain when it comes to repairing flats? Iím guessing itís not that bad since you run Big Apples, but Iíve certainly had occasional flats with them in New York on my R20
I don't have to remove the fender to take off the rear wheel. There is enough room to slide it back and drop it out. I did make the rear fender a 2-piece to make the bike easier to pack into a suitcase.
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Old 11-06-21, 08:16 AM
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Schwinnsta,

Thanks for the photos.
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