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    fun little vid

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19767414" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/19767414">Singular Ride On</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/davidatkinson">David Atkinson</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    My first real ride with the Peregrine.

    Lots of power lines and make your trail...
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    Hmmm... tunnel... Yeah, ride through.
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    Two flats in two hours. Still a great ride.
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    dammit. Beat me to it Dave. Love the video.

    Don, the bike looks great out of snow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    dammit. Beat me to it Dave. Love the video.

    Don, the bike looks great out of snow!
    slow afternoon at the shop
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    I put the Reba back on. I also switched out the Large Ergon grips for small ones. Muuuuch bettah.

    I had a killer ride today. 19 miles of boringass China Camp, but had a good time.

    There was one hiker, tho... she insisted on walking right down the middle of the trail, intentionally blocking the whole trail. I said hello, quietly rode behind her at walking pace, after about 30 feet or so, I backpedaled a bit to make a bit of noise with my Hope Pro2 SS hub, called out again... nothing. She totally had a bug up her butt about cyclists. Finally, the trail slightly widened, it was safe to pass, I said 'passing left' and went around her. Total dagger eyes my way. Screw her. I told her that I hope the rest of her life goes better.

    There is something like 500 miles of singletrack in Marin, all is off limits to bikes except the 12 miles at China camp, 10 miles at Tamarancho, and maybe another 5 on Mt. Tam. If she hates sharing the trail with bikes, there are lots of other trails she can hike.

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    Oh, and I found a ever so slightly used Schwalbe Little Albert at ReCyclery today for $14. Looks like the previous owner rode it for one ride, and decided he didn't like it, and donated it. Looks like a good go-fast rear tire for Sea Otter. The Maxxis Igniter I have in back is kinda wanting to wash out in the turns.
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    Torch has been passed

    Chris is on my Old Gryphon.... Waiting on my ti version with a few tweaks he's currently running it fixed as well
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    Well, my first ride on the Gryphon was great. 4 days and 550km of MTB trails, gravel roads and back country roads. It was unsupported, so had to take all our own gear (hence the backpack). Fantastic fun!
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    Where was this? looks like a grand time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Where was this? looks like a grand time!
    Babylon trail east of leeds UT, if you were asking me M
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    Singular photos: Post here!-img_0346.jpg

    Finally put my Gryphon together and went for a short tuning ride around the block. Stem and post are temporary, form my parts bin and cross, respectively but other than that it feels "done" - just waiting for some slightly warmer weather!

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    very nice Gryphon!

    Like the looks esp. with the silver Salsa rims. How's the room with those 2.4 Conti's?

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    Lots of room

    Quote Originally Posted by senor_mikey
    Like the looks esp. with the silver Salsa rims. How's the room with those 2.4 Conti's?
    There's plenty space both front and rear - more than I had with 2.2s in my old 26" HT

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    Anyone set up a Singular 69er? It seems like I saw one in the SS forum..

    I just cannot help but drool over these bikes. I just love the way Singular bikes look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jnthomps08
    Anyone set up a Singular 69er? It seems like I saw one in the SS forum..

    I just cannot help but drool over these bikes. I just love the way Singular bikes look!

    http://www.singularcycles.com/hummingbird.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot

    Well, look at that! Sorry I didnt read close enough.. That is actually really tempting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larryscustomcycles
    Pretty!
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    Wife's Humingbird:
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/4920015057/" title="Singular Hummingbird by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4920015057_ab055ed59f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="Singular Hummingbird" /></a>

    front rear wheel actually match in color now though.
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    premiere rode my swift yesterday, possibly the most fun I have had on a bike ever, using 2,4 ardents tubeless, really cushy and still fast rolling. Waiting for spring now..

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    must the season for new rides - I hope " premier" had fun! I know I did

    FAST AND NIMBLE !

    I have another 29er, this one feels much more playful - may be it's the lighter build but it feels a much better trail weapon.
    Have some Rebas to transfer over but the fork did a great job - Will be transferring over some rampage 2.35 to the front first for a softer ride and see how it goes, and then maybe a nobby nice will be a permanent set up.

    Rides very much like my 26 Rock Mountain Blizzard - that is a big rap !

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    Singular Gryphon, medium size, Drivetrain 2x9


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    Wow! I had to go back 6 pages to find this thread.

    Anyhoo...
    I put a Niner fork on my Swift.
    I really like what it has done to the handling. Makes it feel very "moto"



    I got a new bell too!

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    Man im so excited been following this thread forever and have just got off the ph from the NZ importer and have ordered a Swift.Will get some pics up soon as.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coasting
    Man im so excited been following this thread forever and have just got off the ph from the NZ importer and have ordered a Swift.Will get some pics up soon as.
    nice!

    heading up to rotovegas again in a couple of weeks, intend bringing the swift up again for 2 weeks of whun in whaka ...

    i did see a swift frame hanging in bikevegas when i was there last time, and one of the guys in the new bikestore on fenton st has brought his out from the uk ...
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    After finding a few limitations with the singlespeed setup, I'm trying 1x10 again (last time was on a XC race bike, so this is a little different). Using a Sram force STI in place of the S900 lever, and a short cage X9 rear mech. So far so good
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    First race of 2011: King of Burlingame

    The race season kicked off to a grandly mediocre beginning, which is about what I was expecting, but it's a fun way to start things off.
    More importantly than doing good, I looked good!






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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    The race season kicked off to a grandly mediocre beginning, which is about what I was expecting, but it's a fun way to start things off.
    More importantly than doing good, I looked good!





    I have got sock envy Charlie Hope the racing went well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan gear
    I have got sock envy Charlie Hope the racing went well.
    You want some socks? Both Sam and I have some!
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    Charlie what is that old dude doing behind you!?
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    You want some socks? Both Sam and I have some!
    I'm outta socks Marty - talking to sockguy now about the next load. If you could please send a pair down to Dayle that'd be great. I'll send you his address.
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    Are they on your site?

    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    You want some socks? Both Sam and I have some!
    I'll go look.

    *edit*

    Okay, they aren't. I'll ring you tomorrow.

    Is Singular going to be represented at Sea Otter this year? Look forward to meeting your folks, if so.

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    Shoot me an email with your address and I "ll leave one. J" I had three left here in the store, and the right of Sam, which come with the frame, but came taps and badges in different weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    I'm outta socks Marty - talking to sockguy now about the next load. If you could please send a pair down to Dayle that'd be great. I'll send you his address.
    Man you guys are cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    The race season kicked off to a grandly mediocre beginning, which is about what I was expecting, but it's a fun way to start things off.
    More importantly than doing good, I looked good!






    Hey...that race looks familiar! That Niner fork looks sweet on your swift. Nice chatting with you after the race

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    If this bike had lady parts, my marriage would be in trouble.
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    Love riding my Swift, just works great on my trails. Need to get some new pics soon.

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    After a hard long run at Sea Otter Classic, 2011...

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/8uEoC2QRFmenEA9Zj0BfYg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/Ta0gTntBEyI/AAAAAAAATbk/bh_5ShTslkQ/s800/IMG_0221.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    The bike was flawless.... well, except for some bleeding issues with my rear brake. After pumping it up just before the first descent, it was fine.

    Comfy as heck for the whole race... well, as comfy as lugging a singlespeed up 3600 feet of climbing can be.
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    That IS hot.
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    a new seatpost and the rig is even faster...!!! drops and technical descents are a PITA keeping up with the fullies but its fast afterwards!!
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    Ok it's a road bike, but it is also 700C and a singular. MK's new firebird. this bike is pure killler.



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    Jeez Tim - do you think we can have a smaller pic?

    Katze - that's still probably the nicest Gryphon build I've seen - love it!
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    uhh, yeah. i dunno what happened with the size. lemme work on that !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    Katze - that's still probably the nicest Gryphon build I've seen - love it!
    THAT deserves a pair of socks doesn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k@tze
    a new seatpost and the rig is even faster...!!! drops and technical descents are a PITA keeping up with the fulllies but its fast afterwards!!
    I run the same rims on my Gryphon, love the width you get. I have 2.4" MKs on though.
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    O.K. Singular fans, I just purchased a new Gyphon frame and need some input/suggestions on the build. I am stuck on Thomson stem & post, Chris King headset and since I have a SS 29er and a 3 X 9 geared MCR, I am looking at putting this one together as a 1 X 9 or 10. Everything I have is rigid so not interested in front shock. My tentative plans are Shimano bar ends matched up to a rapid rise XT rear der. Handlebars - Salsa 46cm X 31.8 Woodchippers. Looking at the Cane Creek brake levers intended for V-brake applications. Wheels and rubber will be on the lighter and narrower side as I plan on using this bike for less rugged and some commutting to work. Any input on shifters - Sram grip shift? Or bars - On-One Midge? Combo drivetrain with rapid rise and bar ends? It will take some time with budget but will post pic when complete. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff smith
    O.K. Singular fans, I just purchased a new Gyphon frame and need some input/suggestions on the build. I am stuck on Thomson stem & post, Chris King headset and since I have a SS 29er and a 3 X 9 geared MCR, I am looking at putting this one together as a 1 X 9 or 10. Everything I have is rigid so not interested in front shock. My tentative plans are Shimano bar ends matched up to a rapid rise XT rear der. Handlebars - Salsa 46cm X 31.8 Woodchippers. Looking at the Cane Creek brake levers intended for V-brake applications. Wheels and rubber will be on the lighter and narrower side as I plan on using this bike for less rugged and some commutting to work. Any input on shifters - Sram grip shift? Or bars - On-One Midge? Combo drivetrain with rapid rise and bar ends? It will take some time with budget but will post pic when complete. Thanks.
    Look my singular photos
    I have drivetrain SLX 2x9 with the bar-end shifters.
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    Cell phone pic on a buffed out trail in Bend yesterday.

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    One day, I'd like to get out to Bend.
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    Thanks Paakku, pretty bike - are the brake levers on your bike the CC for V-brakes and do you get a good pull for the disc brakes? Someone told me that the road specific BB7s were only necessary on this frame if using STI brake/shifters. So, no plans on putting STI brake/shifters and looking at standard mtn. BB7s. Convinced me on the Salsa bars - I dig the width of the tops and shape of drops as opposed to other options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff smith
    Thanks Paakku, pretty bike - are the brake levers on your bike the CC for V-brakes and do you get a good pull for the disc brakes? Someone told me that the road specific BB7s were only necessary on this frame if using STI brake/shifters. So, no plans on putting STI brake/shifters and looking at standard mtn. BB7s. Convinced me on the Salsa bars - I dig the width of the tops and shape of drops as opposed to other options.
    Thanks,
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    The levers are Cane Creek Drop V levers and the brakes are Avid MTB BB7. The brakes work perfectly - who needs hydraulic.
    Only problem is to reach the bar end shifters during trail riding. Salsa Woodchipper is dreadfully wide, although I cut off about 3/4 inch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    One day, I'd like to get out to Bend.
    I'll be riding in the South Kettle in June. Wish your shop was a bit closer, I am going to be borrowing or renting a bike.

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    lemme try this again . . . . .



    i know it's not 29, but it IS 700C. here is MK's Singular Firebird. it's a racebike. in my view, it's the The most bad ass racebike being made today. hammer it, jam it in the back of a corolla wagon stacked with bikes still wet, pull it out at the next race and hammer it again. the way it should be. they just don't make em like this no mo. it floats like a fencer, and hits like an f-16. crazy precise, light, stiff front end transitioning to a super-smooth rear-end. it screams no-nonsense, and wants to kill.

    muhammed ali described it perfectly, lo those many years ago - " it'll murder a stone, hospitalize a brick - this bike so bad, it makes medicine sick."

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    soo, I take it MK likes the firebird, eh?
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySTi
    I'll be riding in the South Kettle in June. Wish your shop was a bit closer, I am going to be borrowing or renting a bike.
    Let me know the date you're coming out, and I may be able to arrange a ride on something familiar! Haven't been to kettles this year yet, and I've been itching to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Let me know the date you're coming out, and I may be able to arrange a ride on something familiar! Haven't been to kettles this year yet, and I've been itching to go.
    Wow, I will Marty! Heading back to visit family in northern IL. Haven't been been to the Kettle in years. I'll be out there June 12-18.

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    Sorry about the crappy mobile phone pic.

    Just got a new frame after 12 months without following an accident in the shed that broke the old one.

    First ride out this weekend and loved it.

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    CT State Championship

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    TJ just made me look goofy (or maybe I do that all by myself?)


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    Charlie, Why did you take off the Niner fork?

    From my ride today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndySTi View Post
    Charlie, Why did you take off the Niner fork?

    From my ride today.
    Because I like the Swift's Reynolds 520 fork better. That little bit of flex really makes for a great ride. Worth more than loosing a pound.

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    I rode my Titus RacerX29er today on a ride that I normally take my Swift on. Made me miss my swift bad. I still have it, it just has no brakes as I rebuild and re-hose my Hope Mono Minis. I haven't been on it since Sea Otter.

    My RX29er is a huge collection of techno whiz-bang... XTR 3x9 drivetrain, Lefty fork, suspension, big tires... kinda takes a lot of the sport out of riding.

    Dang, I have to put the Swift back together and take it out. It just has the love that other bikes seems to be missing.

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    My Swift, I like it alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    Because I like the Swift's Reynolds 520 fork better. That little bit of flex really makes for a great ride. Worth more than loosing a pound.
    That's nice to hear. Great looking bikes. I don't even like blue, and these frames look so nice and classic it make me want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot View Post
    kinda takes a lot of the sport out of riding.
    Right! no regrets at all that i sold my fully. Even glad they send me a black Manitou Tower which i send back immediately The steel fork & 2.4 Ralph rides perfect.

    Took it to the mountains for a week

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    Nice one!

    Here's me on my Swift a couple of weeks back at a local 6 hour race. The relatively retro look of the Swift meant I felt obliged to wear a relatively retro Klein skinsuit

    For a rigid bike it was actually quite comfortable to ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocky Balboa View Post
    Right! no regrets at all that i sold my fully. Even glad they send me a black Manitou Tower which i send back immediately The steel fork & 2.4 Ralph rides perfect.

    Took it to the mountains for a week
    I sold my fully in Feb 2010 and have been rigid/SS ever since. It is liberating...........
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    I tried rigid...

    Quote Originally Posted by monolith View Post
    Nice one!

    Here's me on my Swift a couple of weeks back at a local 6 hour race. The relatively retro look of the Swift meant I felt obliged to wear a relatively retro Klein skinsuit

    For a rigid bike it was actually quite comfortable to ride
    My wrists couldn't take it. Maybe I need a bigger front tire. I love the direct control over the bike, and the crazy efficient pedaling. Maybe I just need to get used to it.

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    ^either that's a small person or a massive dog, have to keep an eye out on that track for dog eggs!

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    Heh....

    Quote Originally Posted by nzhumpy View Post
    ^either that's a small person or a massive dog, have to keep an eye out on that track for dog eggs!
    I had a dog that big when I was growing up. My family had a Giant Schnauzer. That beast was like 120 pounds and crazy smart. She figured out how to open door knobs from either way.

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    Singular Swift SS

    Just picked this up tonight. I've still got to cut the steerer tube down. Phil Wood hubs front and rear with Salsa Gordo Rims. First swept back handlebar Ragley Carnegie, right hand is always going numb, hopefully this will help. I also got a HBC rear cog, nice workmanship. Going to get a black saddle when I find the right one. I have on order a Cane Creek Thudbuster Seatpost. Can't wait to get this on the trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeD View Post
    Just picked this up tonight. I've still got to cut the steerer tube down. Phil Wood hubs front and rear with Salsa Gordo Rims. First swept back handlebar Ragley Carnegie, right hand is always going numb, hopefully this will help. I also got a HBC rear cog, nice workmanship. Going to get a black saddle when I find the right one. I have on order a Cane Creek Thudbuster Seatpost. Can't wait to get this on the trails.
    Nice. You'll want to play with the angle of those bars to find what works best for you. Mine are pointed slightly down. Love the Carnegie's bar.
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    I think I got it right this time (Karate Monkey Pg 4). One ride so far and still tuning in fit and gearing but thinkin I'm gonna dig this bike for years to come.
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    Here's my addition


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    Quote Originally Posted by bravellir View Post
    My Singular build.

    Now where could I find a bottle like that ?

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    Not enough 26ers !

    Here's my Hummingbird
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonhi View Post
    Now where could I find a bottle like that ?


    I got mine from Velo Orange. I just checked their site and I think they do not sell this exact model anymore, but the one they got now looks fine also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bravellir View Post
    I got mine from Velo Orange. I just checked their site and I think they do not sell this exact model anymore, but the one they got now looks fine also.
    That's great thanks :-)

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    I just changed my Swift back to a 1x9... not sure I like it that way, but I can at least keep up with the fast kids now.


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    On my way to the 2600 meter high "Ochsenlenke" in the Italian Alps


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    Oh man those Swifts are pleasing to look at. Fast and controlled.

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    Not the first time this has appeared in this thread, but first time posted by me.
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    Quick question for you guys: any word on when the Kites will be available? I'm looking at picking up an almost do it all bike and am hung between the Kite and the Gryphon. I like the cross'ness of the Kite, but... Just wondering when they'll be available.
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    Coming in November according to Singulars facebook page...

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    I think Sam mentioned November, check out the singular facebook page for more details

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    Thanks!
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    Well, it is nearly a year since my last build and I was getting a bit itchy so I fancied something that was almost the polar opposite to my Lynskey.

    I had been looking at Singular Cycles for some time as the thought of a single speed had been on my mind ever since a guy said to me that the only three bikes I would ever need would be a light hard tail MTB, a single speed and a road bike (heaven forbid, more on that later). I very nearly settled on getting a Swift and the just as I was about to place my order and decided on a Gryphon, I liked the old school look to it, fancied a rigid as my mid week 20miler is mostly flat hard packed and I thought the dropped bar just looked quirky.

    Fast forward a month or two and once I had gotten all the bits together spent an evening bolting it all together. I tried to keep it light and I don;t hunk it is much heavier than my Lynskey so when it gets to the scales I don;t think it will be much above 21lbs, which isn't bad for a steel framed bike.

    Anyway, here is the list of bits n pieces and a few pics to boot, it rides super sweet, my poor Lynskey now lives it a bag marked "Special Occasions" and this one it getting a regular hammering, intact it was built a couple of months ago and I have struggled to get it clean enough for pics since as I am always taking it for a spin.

    Framea and Fork: Singular Gryphon (XL)
    Bars: Salsa Woodchipper, shot basted and anodised silver
    Bar Tape: Brooks Leather Honey
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 100mm, 10 degree rise
    Headset: Chris King, Hope Headset Spacers and Velo Orange Brass Bell.

    Brake Lever assy: Cane Creek SCR-5 Tan hoods
    Calipers: Avid BB7 Cable pull road
    Discs: Avid, 185mm Front 160mm Rear
    Pads: Avid

    Hoses: Clarks, silver outer

    Seat: Brooks Swift Titanium
    Seat Post: Thomson Masterpiece
    Seat Post Clamp: Thomson

    Cranks: White Industries ENO
    Chainring(s): White Industried 34
    Chain: KMC X9 SL Gold
    Cog: Chris King 16T
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Eggbeater 11
    Bottom Bracket: Phil Square Taper, Titanium spindle, Magnesium cups

    Wheels:
    Rim: Stans Arch, stripped from black to a custom powder coat to match the frame, set up tubeless
    Spokes: DT Swiss Revolution, green DT Swiss Ano nipples.
    Hub: Chris King SInglespeed Rear, ISO Front
    Tire: Bontrager 2.0 Team Issue 1.9" wide.

    Pics.















    Big thanks to Sam Alison at Singular Cycles, top guy to deal with and very reassuring to be able to speak to the guy that designed your bike :-)

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful build. Your out of the way details (shot blasted Woodchippers, powdered Stans rims) and your selection of parts (Brooks honey saddle & tape, W.I. eno crankset, Chris King hubs & hs, Thomson connects, etc.) is beyond classic. The ultimate in goodies. Best lookin Gryphon on site.

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    My Singular Gryphon lives in So. Cal

    Just built this up.
    Setup includes:
    Self laced Stans Arch hoops with WI eno hubs, Salsa skewer
    and black DT Swiss Competition spokes setup as tubeless
    WTB nano 2.1's
    SKF isis BB
    1:1 gearing with:
    Middleburn RS7 arms 175mm
    Middleburn UNO 32 and a WI 16t FW
    Thomson seatpost
    WTB Laser V saddle
    Time ATAC's
    BB7's
    Tektro RL520's
    King HS
    100mm WCS 4-Axis Stem
    Ragley Luxy

    Waiting on some parts to come from across the pond:
    Replacement headbadge from Sam @ Singular
    Upgraded drivetrain:
    RS8 X crankset from CRC to be mated with a Phil outboard BB
    34t UNO chainring
    I'll post up with more pics when I get them.

    This is the most fun to ride bike in my stable.
    Culture shock to most folks I encounter on the trail
    here in So Cal- "Old guy riding SS with road bars".
    Poor bastards don't know what they're missing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by inlikeflynt1956 View Post
    Just built this up.
    That looks super nice. Wish I had the same thing.

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    built up from a $50 trade........got about $450 total into it now.........
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    What the?

    Think you clicked on the wrong thread man!

    Good looking bike though, and the price was right!

    frog

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    Singular. . . Doh!

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    One more question about these bikes: Someone (I think Sam) mentioned that neither the Kite nor the Gryphon come with fender mounts, but I read somewhere else (here on MTBR) that next year's Gryphons will come with them. Anyone know if that's true?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silent713 View Post
    One more question about these bikes: Someone (I think Sam) mentioned that neither the Kite nor the Gryphon come with fender mounts, but I read somewhere else (here on MTBR) that next year's Gryphons will come with them. Anyone know if that's true?
    I believe you are right at least about the Gryphon. I think it was posted by Sam himself on the Singular website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inlikeflynt1956 View Post
    I believe you are right at least about the Gryphon. I think it was posted by Sam himself on the Singular website.
    If that's the case, I'm sold! I really like the Gryphon so much more than a Fargo, and all it was lacking (in my eyes) was the ability to run fenders.
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    no Swift in sight...

    I wish I was posting a pic of my Singular Swift here. I ordered a Large sized Swift from PP and got a Medium instead. Now after over a month, several emails plus a phone call with a promise that a Large is on the way, still, no Swift in sight...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojiboy View Post
    I wish I was posting a pic of my Singular Swift here. I ordered a Large sized Swift from PP and got a Medium instead. Now after over a month, several emails plus a phone call with a promise that a Large is on the way, still, no Swift in sight...
    What's PP? That sucks man.

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    Really does... PP's The Prairie Peddler. They're Singular's US distributor..

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    That would be me. I had a slip up and sent the wrong frame halfway round the world. Got his news just as I was running out of Eccentrics. I've been digging into my own bikes even and using 'used' ones with customers approval! Finally got them all in, and bojiboys frame is indeed on its way to the Phillipines.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Thanks. Hopefully, my next post will be photos of my Swift...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bojiboy View Post
    Thanks. Hopefully, my next post will be photos of my Swift...
    And my Gryphon not too far behind

    Here's my selfish call for a few others to give Martin a call and get their Gryphon deposit in his hands so he can get the order in place. C'mon! You know you want one!

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