Swift Folder Single Speed Conversion
I converted my green Swift Folder folding bike to a single speed with a freewheel. More than one bike in my collection was too much for me, let alone more than one folding bike! I converted it for someone that would have wanted the option of having it as a fixed gear or freewheel (It has recently been sold). You could easily do this by flipping the wheel. Don’t get me wrong, this was a fantastic bike, it’s just that the Bike Friday tikit had a few more advantages over the Swift Folder, for my needs.
Regarding my experiences with the Swift Folder, I have to say it is the fastest folder that I have ever ridden. The goofy looking photo of me with the Turkey helmet is from my ride at the Cranksgiving Charity race. It was a “loose cannons on the run” kind of race with grocery stops to pick up food for the Camilus House. I came in at 21st place out of 110 and a lot of people had road bikes and fixies, so that was not too bad for being on a folding bike!