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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 815,371
Posted By big boy phil

Good day All, It's been a while since I've been...

Good day All,
It's been a while since I've been on here, but I've got a question to ask the community. First off, this is not a for sale add or anything like that. But I do want to get an opinion...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-11, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,034
Posted By big boy phil

Xootr swift owner here!

I took a gamble with the swift after reading as much as I could about it. It was the best choice I have ever made. I am 6'4" and was worried about fit, but it has worked out great. In fact it is the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-11, 11:05 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 309,700
Posted By big boy phil

That is exactly the kind of report I wanted to...

That is exactly the kind of report I wanted to read. Being 6'4" but not as long/tall of an inseam, there may still be hope for me on this bike. Any chance of a picture with you riding the bike? Geez,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 309,700
Posted By big boy phil

Ah nuts. I didn't realize the 53cm actually...

Ah nuts. I didn't realize the 53cm actually translated to a comparable full size bike. Oh well, at least I still have my xootr swift to use with 20" wheels. Perhaps bikesdirect will make a l/xl frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 977
Views: 309,700
Posted By big boy phil

BikesDirect website says the large frame set is...

BikesDirect website says the large frame set is for a person up to 6' tall. Has anyone over 6' tried one of these? I'm 6'4" and currently ride a Xootr Swift. I love the small wheels, plus all the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 815,371
Posted By big boy phil

Here's a component question. What are the...

Here's a component question. What are the correct shifters to use if I want to convert my Swift to a flat bar road bike set up? I have Ultegra 9sp derailers ft & rr, a compact double crank set, and...
09-25-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,334
Posted By big boy phil

Any specific brands? I do most of my shopping...

Any specific brands? I do most of my shopping from Performance. Links?
09-25-10, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,334
Posted By big boy phil

Flat bars and caliper brakes?

I want to convert my drop bar road bike to 1x9 flat bar hybrid. I need to know if I can use bar top brake levers (like the ones on some cyclocross bikes) with a flat bar and my caliper brakes. I...
Forum: BMX
08-21-09, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 544
Posted By big boy phil

Save up to upgrade then paint? Or paint now?

So I'm picking up one of the few remaining Volume Sledgehammer's from my LBS. The only color they could get is the blue with white parts....
Forum: BMX
08-04-09, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,396
Posted By big boy phil

Thanks for the input. Is the issue of not being...

Thanks for the input. Is the issue of not being able to manual the big ripper common for everyone? Or just that the wheels flexed to much for you causing issues with keeping the wheel in the air?...
Forum: BMX
08-04-09, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,396
Posted By big boy phil

Thoughts on SE Racing Big Ripper for a big guy

I've always wanted a BMX bike but have never felt comfortable on one cause I'm 6'4". But I now see this big ripper and I totally want one. I know it's not a BMX in the traditional sense, but it looks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-09, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 312,788
Posted By big boy phil

Xootr Swift in Los Angeles area ...

Xootr Swift in Los Angeles area
http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/bik/1302765261.html
07-20-09, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By big boy phil

I don't see it on their website. I see the...

I don't see it on their website. I see the Fantom Cross Team which is Ti and has disc tabs. But the Fantom cross pro is still showing as aluminum and no disc tabs. Maybe their site will change for...
07-20-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By big boy phil

nice bike, but I prefer steel or some other...

nice bike, but I prefer steel or some other material other than aluminum. Thanks for the link though.
07-19-09, 07:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By big boy phil

Sorry to bring back an old thread, but I was...

Sorry to bring back an old thread, but I was wondering how the bike worked out for the op? If not the op, any thoughts on this bike? Are there any other choices for a disc only cross bike?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-18-08, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,496
Posted By big boy phil

Look at the xootr swift. I am 6'4" and purchased...

Look at the xootr swift. I am 6'4" and purchased mine when i was somewhere around 280. Actually i'm pretty much back to that weight right now due to lack of time on the bike. But aside from that,...
12-29-07, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By big boy phil

was your frame originally meant for 700c wheels...

was your frame originally meant for 700c wheels though?
I haven't even thought about ground clearance yet. I am initially thinking about if the brakes will work.
12-29-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By big boy phil

old touring frame w/ canti studs a good candidate for cx bike?

So I picked up a touring frame from a pawn shop a while back, but never ended up doing anything with it. Its relatively lightweight lugged steel and has canti studs, but was originally meant for 27"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-27-07, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 815,371
Posted By big boy phil

what size big apples can I fit on my swift? Does...

what size big apples can I fit on my swift? Does anyone have any pictures of a swift with the BA's mounted?
11-17-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 262
Posted By big boy phil

post baby workout rides??

Well, my wife and I are expecting our first child this month. I have already cut my weekly miles to maybe 30 or so, coming from100+ miles. Anyway, everyone tells me to ride as much as I can now,...
09-16-07, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By big boy phil

Hey Jim, Thanks. You always have all the high...

Hey Jim, Thanks. You always have all the high end bike links!!
I'll email arnold racing too. Thanks for the link Chucklehead.
I want to go vertical drop outs because with the horizontal drop...
09-12-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By big boy phil

Local frame builder or frame repair shop needed.

Does anyone know of a frame builder or frame repair shop in the general Los Angeles area? I want to put vertical drop outs on my steel frame that has semi horizontal drop outs. If the cost is right...
Forum: Commuting
09-06-07, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 963
Posted By big boy phil

How random that I come across a thread like this...

How random that I come across a thread like this today. On my ride to work this morning, my usual route was blocked off, but they left an alley open that runs along side the street. When I came out...
08-26-07, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By big boy phil

I took some pictures of the bike. They are from...

I took some pictures of the bike. They are from my camera phone, so I can't really post them up right now. But if someone wants to post them for me I can email them.
They are just of the frame...
08-23-07, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By big boy phil

ok. so my dad took some of the rattle can paint...

ok. so my dad took some of the rattle can paint off of some areas on the bike. He got the headbadge cleared of paint and it is a CILO with a little swiss flag on it. : - )
after a little research...
08-23-07, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By big boy phil

I will try and get some pics later today. It was...

I will try and get some pics later today. It was late when I got the bike, and was checking it out with a flashlight. The whole thing, including the tires is completely covered in rattle canned...
08-23-07, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By big boy phil

Found a very intersting bike. Need help with ID

First off, I have to appologize because I don't have any pics yet. But I'm rather excited about this find and would like to see if anyone can help I.d. It based on description (for the time being)...
08-03-07, 02:52 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 83,116
Posted By big boy phil

What kind and what size bottom bracket is...

What kind and what size bottom bracket is everyone using on their group buy frame? What cranks are you using with said bottom bracket?

I am going to be using a 107mm shimano BB with some...
07-16-07, 05:21 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 83,116
Posted By big boy phil

Nice looking bike. If you don't mind me asking,...

Nice looking bike. If you don't mind me asking, how tall are you? I also ordered a 62 cm. I'm 6'4". I rode my buddy seamus' 59cm bike up there and it fit good. So I was just wondering.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-07, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 815,371
Posted By big boy phil

slipping seatpost?

I believe I recall someone else having issues with the seatpost slipping. Well, I am having this problem now. So what are the solutions to stopping the seatpost from slipping? And I have tried to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-07, 02:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By big boy phil

Thanks for the replies. I guess it was just my...

Thanks for the replies.
I guess it was just my imagination telling me it was harder to get back up to speed. Either that, or I was going up an incline.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-07, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By big boy phil

Off pedal coasting and 20" wheels?

Is it just me, or do the smaller wheels not coast as well when you ar off power or pedalling with minimal effort. Also, does it take longer to get back up to speed after coasting?

After typing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-07, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By big boy phil

Well, I just got back from my Saturday group...

Well, I just got back from my Saturday group ride. We did approximately 50 miles with only one major climb of 1100'
I did this on my swift, and actually felt better than I have in previous weeks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-07, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By big boy phil

WOW!! What an overwhelming response. I really...

WOW!! What an overwhelming response. I really was not expecting this. Thank you all for the encouragement and valuable tips.

If anyone is interested, the website that has the info on the cool...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-07, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,165
Posted By big boy phil

First century...On a folder?? (swift)

Hey all you folder fanatics!!
I have signed up for the Cool Breeze Century taking place on 8/18 in Channel Islands, Ca.
This will be my first century ever attempted. My initial intentions were to...
05-24-07, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 382
Posted By big boy phil

90's Carbon Speciallized Epic Allez value?

How much is a carbon epic allez worth? I see one on craigslist in my size, and i'm tempted to pick it up, but don't know if its even worth it. The frame is lugged and has carbon tubes. Looks...
05-24-07, 10:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By big boy phil

downtube shifter converter guide things??

So I just finished converting my 88 schwinn circuit to full ultegra group. Pics hopefully to follow soon. Anyway, I picked up these downtube cable adjuster things so I can run my sti shifters, but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-07, 10:54 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,295
Posted By big boy phil

Jur - where did you get a 58t chain ring? Are...

Jur - where did you get a 58t chain ring? Are you using that ring with the stock cranks?
05-23-07, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By big boy phil

question about the bottom bracket shell

I am in the process of retrofitting my Schwinn Circuit with Ultegra components. My question is about the bottom bracket shell and routing the shifting cables. The bike that I am pulling the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-07, 12:14 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,295
Posted By big boy phil

jack - if you dont mind, could you list your...

jack - if you dont mind, could you list your bikes specs?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-07, 12:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By big boy phil

porn capital is indeed the san fernando valley,...

porn capital is indeed the san fernando valley, in sunny southern cali!!
i had front and rear lights and it was almost 9 pm, pretty dark.
i'm glad he stopped too. besides i had a handful of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-07, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,853
Posted By big boy phil

well, the ringing endorsement from James was...

well, the ringing endorsement from James was enough for me to order a set. I hope to give them a spin next week.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-07, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By big boy phil

well, I have settled with the driver and his...

well, I have settled with the driver and his company. I did sign a release indicating that I would not pursue the issue any further beyond the settlement. I still have to cash the check though. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-07, 09:04 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,295
Posted By big boy phil

I'm not familiar with BMX bikes, or their forks. ...

I'm not familiar with BMX bikes, or their forks. would you care to share some examples of a lighter fork. Although I don't see myself changing the fork in the near future, it is always nice to know.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-07, 03:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,295
Posted By big boy phil

Lots of good information in here. Gives me a lot...

Lots of good information in here. Gives me a lot to think about when toying around with the idea of dropping the bikes weight.
Here's my contribution. I was in a recumbent shop looking at 20"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-07, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By big boy phil

kb5gl - yeah, i did just get the bike. I think I...

kb5gl - yeah, i did just get the bike. I think I received it on 4/7.

There was only one vehicle involved. The van that made a right in front of me was the one I hit, and bounced off of. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-07, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,507
Posted By big boy phil

I just became a statistic!!

I've heard that cycling is one of the most dangerous sports, and my trip to the E.R. Added to that statistic.
So I just got my swift for my birthday at the beginning of this month and have been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-07, 03:52 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 29,295
Posted By big boy phil

Does anyone know what the stock handlebar and...

Does anyone know what the stock handlebar and stem weigh? I've got the stock 100mm stem.
I can possibly get a good deal on some easton products, and thought that some of their carbon fiber products...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-07, 03:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,853
Posted By big boy phil

Is there a kevlar belt in the tire? From your...

Is there a kevlar belt in the tire? From your description I don't think there is. I'm very interested to hear about the long term durability of these as well. They seem like a great, inexpensive...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-07, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,971
Views: 815,371
Posted By big boy phil

So I just got my silver swift!! This bike looks...

So I just got my silver swift!! This bike looks way better in person. Pictures really don't do it justice. I can't wait to ride it. I'd be riding now, but I don't have an allen wrench to tighten...
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