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Old 05-08-24, 09:08 AM
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I'm selling my Swift! I'll make special deal for list members. PM me.

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Swift Folder folding bike bicycle light fast stiff Xooter, packable travel bike | eBay
You can get a new one with a 10-speed gear set (with a huge gear range) chromoly frame, and hydraulic disc brakes for around the same price once you factor in shipping and sales tax
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Steel or aluminum, disk/v-brakes, the choice is yours!
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No packing materials do you can see better.


The case is 30” x 20” x 12”.

The Origami Swift packs neatly into a suitcase
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Seems a lot of work to dismount and remount the bike to put it in this suitcase, how long does it take to do it?
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Originally Posted by Jipe
Seems a lot of work to dismount and remount the bike to put it in this suitcase, how long does it take to do it?
it is a similar process to the way BIKE Friday fits a bike into a suitcase. My first attempt took about 30 minutes but you can probably get it done in 20 to 25 or 15 to 20 if you leave off the rack and fenders.
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Originally Posted by Pinigis
it is a similar process to the way BIKE Friday fits a bike into a suitcase. My first attempt took about 30 minutes but you can probably get it done in 20 to 25 or 15 to 20 if you leave off the rack and fenders.
I did it like you did yours, but I modified the rear fender so the part between the stays, stays on. You have to cut the fender and I don't have a rack, yet, any way.
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Origami Swift on its way!

We just ordered a bike from Pingis. Should take about 10 days to make its way down here to southern Mexico. I’ll be doing an unboxing and first impressions video for anybody interested.
we’re planning a multi month Asia tour with my family of 4, and will be testing the Swift for that purpose, and may end up ordering one for each!
Anybody done any extended touring or bike packing on a Swift?
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Originally Posted by ChiapasFixed
We just ordered a bike from Pingis. Should take about 10 days to make its way down here to southern Mexico. I’ll be doing an unboxing and first impressions video for anybody interested.
we’re planning a multi month Asia tour with my family of 4, and will be testing the Swift for that purpose, and may end up ordering one for each!
Anybody done any extended touring or bike packing on a Swift?
I've done several tours in Asia (Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea), but not on a Swift. In fact, I just came back from South Korea where I rolled into the airport and within 15 seconds the bike was folded and ready to fly. I don't know why one would choose a Swift with its awkward, large, non-free-stading so-called "fold" for travel when a simple, competent bifold will do. Sorry.


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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
I've done several tours in Asia (Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea), but not on a Swift. In fact, I just came back from South Korea where I rolled into the airport and within 15 seconds the bike was folded and ready to fly. I don't know why one would choose a Swift with its awkward, large, non-free-stading so-called "fold" for travel when a simple, competent bifold will do. Sorry.


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are you saying that your bike does not fit into a suitcase? Do you travel with it just in a soft carry bag?
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Originally Posted by Pinigis
are you saying that your bike does not fit into a suitcase? ...
Why did you jump to that silly conclusion? Who said anything about the bike not fitting into a suitcase? If a Swift with its unique "fold" fits, why wouldn't a bifold?

Are you saying that the Or!gami Bull, Lotus, etc. do not fit into a suitcase?

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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
I've done several tours in Asia (Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea), but not on a Swift. In fact, I just came back from South Korea where I rolled into the airport and within 15 seconds the bike was folded and ready to fly. I don't know why one would choose a Swift with its awkward, large, non-free-stading so-called "fold" for travel when a simple, competent bifold will do. Sorry.


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Nice bike! What model is that? you make a fair point, and if the top consideration was folding/packing size/time maybe the Swift wouldn’t be the best choice. It does offer other advantages though! Like a very solid and fast ride, the ability to carry full size panniers (I have to carry gear for 3!), bigger tire choices, and just versatility in general with very easy component swaps possible. The new swift does stay upright on the big rack in the folded position - oh, and disc brakes!
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Originally Posted by ChiapasFixed
Nice bike! What model is that? you make a fair point, and if the top consideration was folding/packing size/time maybe the Swift wouldn’t be the best choice. It does offer other advantages though! Like a very solid and fast ride, the ability to carry full size panniers (I have to carry gear for 3!), bigger tire choices, and just versatility in general with very easy component swaps possible. The new swift does stay upright on the big rack in the folded position - oh, and disc brakes!
A 20" (406) wheel bi-fold will give you all of that, plus a quicker, more compact, free-standing fold.

The bike pictured earlier is an FnHon Gust 16".
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Originally Posted by Ron Damon
A 20" (406) wheel bi-fold will give you all of that, plus a quicker, more compact, free-standing fold.

The bike pictured earlier is an FnHon Gust 16".
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How do you know this? Have you ever owned or ridden a Swift?
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Origami Swift unboxing and first impressions video

Here is my initial review of the new Swift!
full disclosure: On my request, Paul did give me a generous 15% discount when I told him of our plans to test and review the new Swift as a candidate for extended touring in the near future. This video is the first of possibly several long term reviews of this and other folders:

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That's really cool. I'm looking forward to seeing more about it.
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