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    ^ do you have the woodchipper yet?

    I ask, because I'm one of its not-fans. Midge/Junebug or Gary Sweep OS (my personal fave) both work much better for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    ^ do you have the woodchipper yet?

    I ask, because I'm one of its not-fans. Midge/Junebug or Gary Sweep OS (my personal fave) both work much better for me.
    It's on order, I've heard nothing but good things about the setup. The bars you mentioned look pretty much the same...what's the difference???

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    Guitar Ted has written a ton of stuff about offroad drops over the years:

    Guitar Ted Productions: Off Road Drop Bar Comparison
    Guitar Ted Productions: Off Road Drop Bars 101: Why Radius Matters

    I used my woodchipper for about a year, and it was ok. But I spent that time constantly tweaking it, trying to get it to be better than okay (to the point that I've tracked my million slightly different setups in photos). Right now it's in the parts bin, although every few months I'll pull it out and give it another try, only to decide nope.

    In comparison, my other two dirtdrops have been set-it-and-forget it - basically super comfy right from the start.

    I only mention it, because on the fargo thread there are occasionally people who say they "never got along with dropbars" on their fargo. And I often think that might be because the woodchipper is just a really odd bar. It can certainly work, but the other two dirtdrops I've got just feel a lot more natural and intuitive.

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    THX for the input!!! This will be my first dirtdrop and I'm looking for forward to the numerous hand positions it'll provide. The price is right on the bars you mentioned so if it doesn't work out I now know there are other options.

    BTW, some kewl pics you have there...

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    Yeah, not to say that the woodchipper is unusable, because some people obviously like it. But I had it on my gryphon for 6 months, and only fell in love with that bike once I switched to a different drop.

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    So this is accidentally very similar to a photo I posted last year.

    But oh well. It's still lots of fun.

    Singular photos: Post here!-ctic5tcusaewvxp.jpg

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    Love this Bike, put over 1100KM's on it since Sept...
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    Quote Originally Posted by newfangled View Post
    So this is accidentally very similar to a photo I posted last year.

    But oh well. It's still lots of fun.

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    What fenders are you using?

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    2 posts in this thread in one day? Crazy!

    x3speed, I made my own front&back fenders from plastic folders that we had at work. They're a direct ripoff of muckynutz, but this way I get to cut the holes where they need to be to fit the frame/fork better.

    I don't imagine there are too many people who are wondering this, but I've been running a Chronicle on 35mm rims (p35/blunt35) in the back of my gryphon for a few weeks now with no problems:

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    I'd run the chronicle upfront all summer, and it's not my favorite tire. But my rear studded tire died, so I figured I would give it a shot.

    The tire has a pretty bad wobble that I just can't get rid of, so it ranges from plenty of clearance, to fairly-tight. In mud-season it might be a problem, but that's not an issue for me right now.

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    Thx! I'm also running blunt 35s. I just switched to a Jones bar from my wood chipper

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    Winter setup:
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    Singular photos: Post here!-img_3370.jpg
    Haven't posted my new to me Singular. This is my second Gryphon. Love this bike. Way too much fun!
    Where's BAKERSFIELD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRUMP73 View Post
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    Haven't posted my new to me Singular. This is my second Gryphon. Love this bike. Way too much fun!
    What handlebars are those?

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    The bars are Ragley Luxy.
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    Thx!

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    Gryphon mid-fat

    Singular Gryphon
    Custom powdercoat/paint
    650B velocity P-35, WTB trailblazer 2.8 tires
    SP dynamo hub (switch behind fork crown switches power either to the Plug, or the light.)
    E3 pro headlight
    The Plug USB charger
    Shimano Alfine-8
    Versa Brifters
    Jagwire gold cables
    Woodchippers, 46cm
    Bontrager Elite stem
    Selle Anatomica Titanico saddle/Thompson post
    X9 crankset/Raceface 32t direct mount ring/gold KMC chain
    BB7 road brakes
    PDW owl cage
    Rouge Panda top-tube bag with a frame bag pending
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    That's pretty cool.

    And I had no idea there were alfine-compatible brifters out there...you learn something new everyday.

    Any bb height issues? Every so often I rotate my eccentric down to the bottom (which would probably be close to 27.5x2.8) but I never leave it there long, because it always feels too low. No idea if it actually is too low, but it's a psychological thing for me.

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    Blunt 35s with schwalbe big ones. Switch to Jones setup.

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