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Currently riding a borrowed SWD 216 bike. I don't much about it, all I know is that it's probably the only one in Asia (I'm just assuming).

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The frame is heavy, it's a chromoly! At the moment we put on a 66 fork, the frame plows on the rough and probably would be better with a dual up front.

I would also love to know the head angle on the thing. Is the SWD brand still in business, do they still make frames? Has anyone ridden one?
 

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I saw a van full of SWD bikes up at N* on the 4th of July and talked to a rider. I believe he said they were made in San Francico, California.
 

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Yes, still chromoly. They are being made by Bicycle Fabrications. They are welded by Hank Matheson. I have one of his 24" DJ bikes and it is sick!
 

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Yes, still chromoly. They are being made by Bicycle Fabrications. They are welded by Hank Matheson. I have one of his 24" DJ bikes and it is sick!
I know a guy here who has one...bought it in BC. Custom geo, and i think one of few 1.5hts. Nto sure if that's now standard tho?
 

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Hi,
I've got one here in small/medium in scotland on ebay if you want it...?
65 degree ht, 17'' seat tube, 22.5'' tt, etc.
let me know?
 

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So, talked to a guy, Nug, at N* a few weeks back as he was on a green frame that was most def. a SWD copy. It had "IDEAL" on the downtube. I asked about it and he said it was a buddy of his that was building the frames now and using his(the new builder) name that he used back in the day when he made skateboard stuff.

Anyone know if this is correct? Or is there another company out there still pumping out SWD frames with the SWD logo's?
 
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