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    This is cool. I don't think I've ever even seen a Singular in the flesh until mine showed up in the mail. Looks like there are a bunch of them out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    Never mind the crappy cell shot, but here's a new Medium Swift I've built up as a demo.
    Wish I lived near you.
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    The new mediums have a shorter fork[470 ac] and hipped chain stays. Other wise, the same geo numbers.
    That's really interesting. New a2c means you can more easily run other fork (not that I would). What does "hipped" mean?

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    Heh... me too

    Quote Originally Posted by incool
    This is cool. I don't think I've ever even seen a Singular in the flesh until mine showed up in the mail. Looks like there are a bunch of them out there.
    I basically bought it by pics, geometry charts, and recommendations alone. I found a used one for a good price, and figured if I didn't like it I could flip it pretty easily.

    I'm very happy with it. It is nice a and smooth, handles well, looks very purdy. The finish is top notch (except for end user damage... and I chipped off a bit of the DT Singular Sticker).

    My only gripes about it are that I wish it had a removable derailleur hangar (cleaner SS look) and the under bottom bracket cable stop for the front derailleur was a bit further back and around so the derailleur cable didn't want to saw its way through the shell... not that it has. If I left it long enough unattended, it might. Also, I wish it was a bit lighter.Oh, and the Reba knob hits the down tube on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I basically bought it by pics, geometry charts, and recommendations alone. I found a used one for a good price, and figured if I didn't like it I could flip it pretty easily.

    I'm very happy with it. It is nice a and smooth, handles well, looks very purdy. The finish is top notch (except for end user damage... and I chipped off a bit of the DT Singular Sticker). Oh, also the Reba knob hits the down tube on mine.

    My only gripes about it are that I wish it had a removable derailleur hangar (cleaner SS look) and the under bottom bracket cable stop for the front derailleur was a bit further back and around so the derailleur cable didn't want to saw its way through the shell... not that it has. If I left it long enough unattended, it might. Also, I wish it was a bit lighter.
    A bit of plastic tubing where it exits can help keep the cable from scratching the shell
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    Yeah, gotta fix that

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    A bit of plastic tubing where it exits can help keep the cable from scratching the shell
    I had a short piece of shifter housing after the stop, but it creeps up and stops protecting the frame.... and throws the front derailleur out of whack.

    Not so much an issue for me. I'm actually going back to SS for this bike, as I got a cheapo Access29er frame to make into a dedicated geared hardtail.

    I gotta say...imonna miss the old girl all geared up. It rides as well geared as it does single... just much faster on the flats and downhills.

    I'll probalby end up buying another Swift frameset sometime in the future.
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    What does "hipped" mean?
    The chainstays have an s-bend to them to allow for better crank and tyre clearance.
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    Hello, here are some pics of my gryphon, from Spain.
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    Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by roxo
    Hello, here are some pics of my gryphon, from Spain.
    me likey.

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    Nice Gryphon and nice scenery too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I basically bought it by pics, geometry charts, and recommendations alone. I found a used one for a good price, and figured if I didn't like it I could flip it pretty easily.

    I'm very happy with it. It is nice a and smooth, handles well, looks very purdy. The finish is top notch (except for end user damage... and I chipped off a bit of the DT Singular Sticker).

    My only gripes about it are that I wish it had a removable derailleur hangar (cleaner SS look) and the under bottom bracket cable stop for the front derailleur was a bit further back and around so the derailleur cable didn't want to saw its way through the shell... not that it has. If I left it long enough unattended, it might. Also, I wish it was a bit lighter.Oh, and the Reba knob hits the down tube on mine.
    lotsa gripes for a used taiwanese frame, kinda sounds like you're complaining to the designer (who frequents these boards)......if you needed all those accommodations you'd need to go custom. for the price point these bikes hit a lotta checks......to me.....salsa, vassago, maybe a used niner would be in this range too. but i guess you could also talk about the breezer dropouts and the inability to pull an axle-mounted trailer, or the lack of braze-ons for racks. but yeah on the other side of a custom i like my gryphon, kinda an impulse buy, but pretty fun...especially after paying retail.....and for the price you could hammer the hell out of one and still own another frame or two for the price of a custom frame (justa local custom framebuilder rant).

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    Just put on some new WTB gear. Big smiles from me. Never thought I would be a white bits fashion boi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juan gear
    Just put on some new WTB gear. Big smiles from me. Never thought I would be a white bits fashion boi.
    Is that the new woodpecker proto type laying next to the Pegasus?
    What made you choose the Strykers? Seems kind of spendy for what you get.

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    And how are the Bronsons? Did they come in at or close to the advertised weight? Really interested in them because they seem to be a pretty good all around XC/Trail tire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by juan gear
    Just put on some new WTB gear. Big smiles from me. Never thought I would be a white bits fashion boi.
    Wow, that looks soooo nice. Would love to try that.

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    Hey, the Strykers are light, bling and sturdy. A friend had been riding the 26" versions and said they were as stiff as his Flows on hopes and he hadn't managed to wreck them.
    I took the bronsons out today in the wet and loved them. I could feel them ripping into the earth when leaned over. I had to stop early on and let some air out as they were not as compliant over rocks as I had hoped. They were much better at lower pressure. Definitely a confidence inspiring tyre.

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    Santa came early!! Thanks Marty!






    Question: 1st ebb, what is the best position for this thing? I have it set up now..BB in 12:30 postion..should it be more in 3:00 - 6:00?

    more pics soon..

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    Question: 1st ebb, what is the best position for this thing? I have it set up now..BB in 12:30 postion..should it be more in 3:00 - 6:00?

    Not sure it is that important, but I guess 1 or 2 o clock should be the best because if it slips, it would still add tension to the chain.

    Also, it is a higher position relative to the ground. You will have more clearance for the cranks but on the other hand will also have a slightly higher center of gravity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkendall
    Santa came early!! Thanks Marty!






    Question: 1st ebb, what is the best position for this thing? I have it set up now..BB in 12:30 postion..should it be more in 3:00 - 6:00?

    more pics soon..
    Nice! His and hers?
    I start with my ebb in the 6:00 o'clock position and move forward or back depending on gearing. I've had it full forward and back (3-9 o'clock) without any issues. When you're riding SS I don't think it matters that much.
    I've never had a slip or creak either.

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    my swift..

    i just finish build her up last night.it's mixing of new/old/used parts.swap phil EBB with bushnell EBB.
    thanks marty and hopefully you got back my "lost bird"

    liong from NJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    Nice! His and hers?
    I start with my ebb in the 6:00 o'clock position and move forward or back depending on gearing. I've had it full forward and back (3-9 o'clock) without any issues. When you're riding SS I don't think it matters that much.
    I've never had a slip or creak either.
    Oh no! SS and geard build..I tried to get her one, but she cant let go of her Spot.

    Thanks for the help on the BB

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    Wow! Liong, the bird will be coming, have no fear! Kendall, you'll have to be sure to get built shots up here too.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Rare bird?

    A rare geared snow Swift was spotted in Central Connecticut today:


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    Getting it out

    We are right bank smack in the middle of summer here and I am getting out and about to many great riding spots this year on my Pegasus. Next week is the first major summer race and I'm starting to fizz.
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    another swift
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    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

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    We had a very a-typical mid summer in Victoria Australia ride yesterday...

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    2011 Karate Monkey

    Liked my old KM so much I decided to get another.
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    What?

    Dude, I think you clicked on the wrong thread.

    Singular as in bikes designed, made, and sold by Singular cycles.

    Good looking KM though!

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    yeah, nice bike, though I'm pretty sure Sam didn't design that one :-).

    Sam...have you ridden the tapered headtube Pegasus in anger yet? Does it make much of a difference on this frame or is it more for compatibility reasons?

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    Oooops! You're right Steve - out of place again. Kinda single minded of me. Beautiful bikes - I'll take the ti lookin Pegasus one.

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    I love the way the Swift looks and would like to get one, but how do you do that? I was on the Prairie Peddler and couldn't find where to order one. Is he the only place that deals with the Singular brand. I'm on the east coast, Massachusetts to be exact. Any help would be great. Thanks

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    Here is a link to the Prairie Peddler's blog. Under "about the shop" on the right hand sidebar you'll find all sorts ways to contact Marty.
    You could call him @ 608.412.2786, or e.mail him @ theprairiepeddler@gmail.com

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    This link is also to the Singular Cycles "US" web store.
    http://www.singularcycles.com/US.html
    You should be able to choose a bike model, check the size availability in the drop-down, and order directly from that page using a major credit card. Marty also responds to PM's on the forum as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    Here is a link to the Prairie Peddler's blog. Under "about the shop" on the right hand sidebar you'll find all sorts ways to contact Marty.
    You could call him @ 608.412.2786, or e.mail him @ theprairiepeddler@gmail.com
    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N10S
    This link is also to the Singular Cycles "US" web store.
    http://www.singularcycles.com/US.html
    You should be able to choose a bike model, check the size availability in the drop-down, and order directly from that page using a major credit card. Marty also responds to PM's on the forum as well.
    And thanks for your help also.

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    Yep! Those all work, and I am around all the time. I have all sizes of the Swift in stock, ready to get shipped out!
    Just a regular guy.

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    Here's my Swift. Built up recently as a training/do everything bike. Great fun!
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    Sizing once again.

    This is the thread Ive been looking for.
    Simply wonderful bikes one after another.

    This might also be the right place to ask for help with the, ah so usual, sizing question.
    Im 6' 1.6" tall with ~36" inseam.
    Should I go for the L or XL size on the Swift.
    Im quessing L, but since it is just a quess, Id be happy to hear any suggestions.
    Local dealer does have a few frames in stoc, but cant provide a test ride. So please, let me hear some hints based on experience.

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    i am about 6' 4" and i went for the XL model, even though it has about the longest top tube measurement around [642mm], i still needed to install a 120mm stem to get it comfortable for me ...

    i probably could have ridden the L size, but am pleased i went with the bigger size ...

    there are many posts on here from guys around your size riding L size ...

    cheers,
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    couldn't find the latest photos, but here is my singular on the car at work to give you an idea ... more to come
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    Cheers hoogie.
    It seems that I'm pretty much right there between the two sizes. Guess they might both suite me.
    I've tried to spy on Swift owners measurements, but for some odd reason riders seem to rather send pictures and spefications of their bikes than themselves.

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    Ok, so only one of these could really be ridden off road, but I'm still going to post them up. The first is a Peregrine I built up for a guy in Madison. Main use is going to be as a commuter, but he also wanted something that could be used on trails.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/5394392441/" title="Gabe's Peregrine by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4114/5394392441_41900c6be2_b.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="Gabe's Peregrine" /></a>

    Sram Apex with bar end shifters is the parts package.

    i went fat front on my Swift. Haven't ridden it yet though...maybe this weekend?
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    This one is the looker though. Titanium road bike. Taper head tube, subtle taper to the chainstays. All business.
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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/5394393205/" title="Firebird by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/5394393205_f0efcb5c4d_b.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="Firebird" /></a>
    393065_e50559b452_b.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="Firebird" /></a>
    Just a regular guy.

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    My Large Gryphon in it's natural environment with other birds of prey
    Where's BAKERSFIELD?

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    This experiment lasted exactly one ride. My old wrists really can't take rigid anymore.

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/pNsPFkCrr1RkQj2H3OuPig?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh6.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TUZv-2CgohI/AAAAAAAAS5o/bJHcNE06A_o/s800/IMG_2405.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

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    Those WTB Strykers look suspiciously like rebadged American Classics.(?)

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    This experiment lasted exactly one ride. My old wrists really can't take rigid anymore.
    Try angling the h-bars at more of an angle - it will be far more comfortable.

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    Tried that

    Quote Originally Posted by Clink
    Try angling the h-bars at more of an angle - it will be far more comfortable.
    It was suggested early on that the plane of the bar ends should point to the rear axle. I started there, and it was terrible. As I moved closer to level, things got more comfy. Maybe the pic doesn't show it, but a slight downward tilt seems to work best for me.

    Thanks for the suggestion, tho.

    Also, I think my stem is a tad too long.

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    Got this to keep the Swift company
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    very nice! The Crows look pretty good on it. suit the bike well.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Nice Gryph Mono. Very keen for a Gryphon or a peregrine to be my next bike.

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