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Old 12-14-15, 09:41 AM   #401
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Hi Chris,

PM sent.
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Old 12-22-15, 01:54 AM   #402
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thanks barry!
travel safely. i look forward to meeting you + your cool swift-evolution in the new year.

(sorry i can't pm this back.)

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Old 12-23-15, 01:04 PM   #403
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There are no group buys planned at this stage - no further interest has been voiced. The above buyer contacted them directly and concluded the deal.
Very interested in your ti swift frame, how should I get one? Should I wait for a group buy? or should I contact the manufacturer direct?
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Old 12-23-15, 02:15 PM   #404
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Anybody interested in the Ti Swift frame, can contact Anita direct at titanproduct-at-163-dot-com.

I will be glad to assist in various questions and so on.
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hi jur,
thanks for anita's explicit contact specs.

considering that a discount seemed to accompany the first group buy—and that we might have sufficient interest for a second group buy ... i imagine organizing another such venture mightn't be your own/personal highest priority if no longer one of the group buyers yourself. anyone else care to head this up? if not i'll volunteer. perhaps the question of what minimum (five was first group buy right?) qualifies for what discount(s) ... is for anita to answer. any other interest at this time besides c8c9 and me?

merry xmas to all!

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Anybody interested in the Ti Swift frame, can contact Anita direct at titanproduct-at-163-dot-com.

I will be glad to assist in various questions and so on.
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Old 12-25-15, 04:01 PM   #406
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I don't know how much discount there was for the group buy, I will need to read back all the old mail; my initial idea was that postage would be way lower per frame. That didn't work out when most frames were posted to individual addresses.

I would be happy to assist in another group buy. I have a friend who is also interested.
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Old 12-29-15, 05:17 PM   #407
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good man jur! many thanks for your generosity in assist-offering.

wasn't it ~20% discount for the volume purchase? or was the wish father to that thought? any case i'll see what interest i can stir up amongst friends here; and as fueled by my highly-anticipated viewing of porschetoyz' belt-drive version here in nyc soon after the turning of new year's leaf.

hny to all!
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I might be interested in another TI Swift group buy, depending on the price? I once owned a steel version of the Swift folder. Great bike. In an unusual move, I sold it. Okay, bad move.
Now, I would like to buy another but after stumbling on this thread, I think a TI Swift would be the way to go.
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Old 01-03-16, 06:47 PM   #409
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Andrew Maddison of Spanner blog did a write-up of the Ti Swift, see here:

Spanner Bikes | Jurien?s titanium folding small wheeler from Titan

Excellent write-up, he worked through the whole thread and collected the salient stuff for the blog.
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Hi All,
I'm still building up my ti Swift. It's been a slow process mostly due various interruptions (work, life, holidays, etc). I got the wheels built yesterday and am ready to finish up the build. I see in some of the pictures some of you used a stem setup with a separate lower clamp and then the clamp on the stem itself.

I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could post a close-up picture of this setup with the stem removed. My frame also came with the 2nd clamp, and I haven't installed a star-nut in the steerer yet. I was just going to assemble it with the steerer un-cut, and the stem sliding over the full-length steerer. However, I'm now thinking about the weight savings and the compactness of a much shorter steerer. However, I'd like to see how you set up the compression cap assembly and how long people left the steerer above the headset and lower clamp. I searched the thread and all the pictures show these assemblies with the stems installed, but I'd like to see what it looks like with the stem removed.

Thanks,
I'll post pictures and a build report when I'm finished with it.

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Andrew Maddison of Spanner blog did a write-up of the Ti Swift, see here:

Spanner Bikes | Jurien?s titanium folding small wheeler from Titan

Excellent write-up, he worked through the whole thread and collected the salient stuff for the blog.
Sorry for the late reply to this post, but I loved Andrew's write-up, and the photos from your son are great too.

Really an excellent outcome and a beautiful bike. Especially given some of the complications you had and the somewhat tricky design. If I was pursuing another small-wheeled bike purchase now I would seriously consider this frame. My Swift has only 2700 kms on it and I no longer need to commute to an office so I can't justify it! Even so, I really love the idea of a belt drive fixed gear front-disc brake Ti Swift build...
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Old 02-22-16, 08:23 PM   #412
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I'm going to start another group buy, so let me know your interest here please.
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Old 02-24-16, 11:51 AM   #413
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Hi Jur
I maybe be interesting but I would like to have a frame that could I use for touriung(I would like to buy a Bike Friday P L frame but they don t sell frames)Must have droup for rohloff,opcion for disc brakes, rear rack and lowrack and accomodate wide tires 20x2,00.
From where the frame will be shipp?
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Finally Finished!

OK . . .here it is finally.
I finished it back in January/February, but had to wait for a decent day for riding it and taking pictures (then also I'm slow
to deal with pictures).


I built this up using parts I mostly had at home in parts bins . . . from building, unbuilding, upgrading various bikes I've had over the years, plus some parts from Recycle a Bicycle in New York City (like the Shimano RSX brifters & LX rear derailleur I bought from them at a fundraising event last year). The rack is friendly for 20" wheels and was a lucky find at Recycle a Bicycle.

I've already made some changes:
-Only 1 bottle cage on at the moment; 3 is for touring, and I don't need them on full time.
-I switched the handlebar/shift/brake lever setup to bullhorn's with bar-ends like Jurien's. I wanted to take this bike on Amtrak to the National Bike Summit last week. The bike doesn't fold down small enough to meet Amtrak's folding bike-friendly policy. So I disassembled it (I used threaded cable spitters to make re-assembly easier), but the drop-bar with brifters would not fit into the suitcase. I had the handlebar/brake lever/ bar-end setup assembled, but due to different housing lengths for that, I pretty much had to re-cable it the night before I left. I'll get more practice, but it takes me about 30 minutes for unpack/assembly and dis-assembly/packup. It was great to be able to ride it around DC to the National Bike Summit and where I was staying. I got quite a few compliments on it.

I'll post photo's of the revised version when I get around to it.

I may order a 2nd fork from Titan Product and try a folding stem to see if that gets it within Amtrak's folding bike specs.

A big thanks to Jurien who connected me with Anita at Titan Product. Anita was great to deal with.
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OK . . .here it is finally.
I finished it back in January/February, but had to wait for a decent day for riding it and taking pictures (then also I'm slow
to deal with pictures).


I built this up using parts I mostly had at home in parts bins . . . from building, unbuilding, upgrading various bikes I've had over the years, plus some parts from Recycle a Bicycle in New York City (like the Shimano RSX brifters & LX rear derailleur I bought from them at a fundraising event last year). The rack is friendly for 20" wheels and was a lucky find at Recycle a Bicycle.

I've already made some changes:
-Only 1 bottle cage on at the moment; 3 is for touring, and I don't need them on full time.
-I switched the handlebar/shift/brake lever setup to bullhorn's with bar-ends like Jurien's. I wanted to take this bike on Amtrak to the National Bike Summit last week. The bike doesn't fold down small enough to meet Amtrak's folding bike-friendly policy. So I disassembled it (I used threaded cable spitters to make re-assembly easier), but the drop-bar with brifters would not fit into the suitcase. I had the handlebar/brake lever/ bar-end setup assembled, but due to different housing lengths for that, I pretty much had to re-cable it the night before I left. I'll get more practice, but it takes me about 30 minutes for unpack/assembly and dis-assembly/packup. It was great to be able to ride it around DC to the National Bike Summit and where I was staying. I got quite a few compliments on it.

I'll post photo's of the revised version when I get around to it.

I may order a 2nd fork from Titan Product and try a folding stem to see if that gets it within Amtrak's folding bike specs.

A big thanks to Jurien who connected me with Anita at Titan Product. Anita was great to deal with.
Wow, somehow I had completely missed this one! I kept wondering how Rich's Ti Swift was going, then kinda forgot... Great build!

Mine is still my favourite bike by a mile, but due to the wettest July in 30 years, it hasn't seen much service as I don't want to ride it in the wet, no mudguards, drivetrain wear etc. I have wet weather bikes for that. I haven't changed a thing since I built it up, hard to improve on perfection Ah hang on, I did change a tube.
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2016 group buy

I only discovered this thread an hour ago.

I am interested in joining the next group buy for the improved Ti swift frame.

If I missed the boat, put me on the next list that begins to assemble. :-)
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Old 10-04-16, 07:22 AM   #417
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hi jur & others...
been awhile but it looks like i've sold my merlin, paving way for swift ti... or so i'd hoped. distressed to see "sorry this product is no longer available" at this link. anyone know what's up? possible to contact anita and find out? if we organize a big enough group buy could we make it happen, etc.? i for one am ready. hope not too late...

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Old 10-04-16, 01:27 PM   #418
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It's been a while since I wrote to Anita, so not sure what the status is, but read back a bit I think, their email is there. Pm me your email, then I'll send you the drawings so you have a starting point.
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hey jur,
okay but... i need ten posts to pm! sooo
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this oughta do it. btw i did look back and find anita's email as you relayed it. however i also used all three of the email addresses on titan's contact page. one bounced (hotmail) so i'm presuming my message to the other three (counting yours) are in titan hands. will share what, if anything i hear back from them.
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I did another big ride on my Ti Swift this past weekend, the Audax Alpine CLassic ACE250 (E for Extreme, 250km, 4,500m climbing). While not the longest in distance or time, certainly the hardest.
https://alpineclassic.com.au/2017/

* Took a total of about 14h40m
* 12h30 riding time
https://www.strava.com/activities/847714900

* I was slowish, not so well trained up as I should have been. I saw some tough-as-old-boots old men riding away from me, as well as some younger women.

* Not so the Ti Swift. It is fast. I have often noticed in the past month while doing other training rides for this event, that my Ti Swift tends to roll just as fast or faster than roadies, I either had to often feather the brakes or simply go wide and roll past.

* I didn't see any other type of bike beside roadies. No other small-wheelers. No MTBs. Due to this I carried a foldable spare tyre besides other emergency stuff. I don't think many others carried a spare tyre.

* I decided to be bold and wore normal shorts and seamless boxers - no cycling knicks, not even underneath. I have not used any of my knicks for a long time. After 14h40m of riding I was quite OK. I often stood up off the saddle to ensure blood flow. The necessity for this was normally indicated by some soreness. But other than that the Brooks Swift worked its magic by being more or less "absent."

Here I am cresting Australia's highest (but not necessarily hardest) climb, just after sunrise, having departed at 4am:


Not sure why it looks like I have a white beard. I have a modest growth, white alright, but not an Antarctic bush.
Mt. Hotham | The Climbing Cyclist
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It seems to be a low res shot so detail is blurred a little.
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250km in a day?

That's crazy. Well done. You are Bali-ready, that's for sure.
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