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    Quote Originally Posted by inlikeflynt1956 View Post
    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!
    Here's the latest additions to my Gryphon:
    Middleburn 170mm RS8 X
    Phil outboard BB (a worthy mate to the Phil EBB)
    Freshly made 33t Homebrewed Components ring- Thanks Daniel at HBC
    I'll post up more pics when I get them installed.
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    Nice, very Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inlikeflynt1956 View Post
    Here's the latest additions to my Gryphon:
    I'll post up more pics when I get them installed.
    I want to borrow that!

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    Gryphon

    After a few thousand miles and many smiles the Gryphon keeps on goin'. A few changes have happened since it was first built- XT cranks, Brooks saddle, longer stem and a Hope Pro 2 rear SS hub. Absolutely no problems with the EBB!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33340873@N02/6238132749/" title="Singular Gryphon by sshelby73, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6053/6238132749_6709740a23_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Singular Gryphon"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33340873@N02/6238658992/" title="Singular Gryphon by sshelby73, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6232/6238658992_0a47c20a14_z.jpg" width="640" height="480" alt="Singular Gryphon"></a>
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    first shot in the wild

    of my Swift.

    BB-7
    Hope Pro 2 set up 1 by 6 with a SRAM PG990 and some old Suntour friction thumbie
    Blunts
    Thompson etc

    and Alivio cranks (waiting for the Australian Middleburn to get back to me to correct this situation).

    The shot was minutes before an hour of hail. I can't say the ride was great but I love my Swift.
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    Nice pictures!!!

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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.
    how are those bars?

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    My Gryphon

    Here is my Gryphon with the BB, HBC ring and Middleburn RS8-X installed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdollars View Post
    how are those bars?
    The bars are great.

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    Anyone running their Swift with drop bars? Pondering making mine into a cross bike for cross season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by inlikeflynt1956 View Post
    Here is my Gryphon with the BB, HBC ring and Middleburn RS8-X installed.
    That is sweet.

    I talked to Martin yesterday, and the new flock of Gryphons is on order and ETA is mid-November. I've got an XL coming my way SOON!!!

    It should be fun - Nuvinci N360, Salsa Gordos, Jones loop H-bar. Pics coming as soon as I get the frame. =)

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    Here's a couple of (admittedly not great) shots of my Peregrine, which I've had since 2008.
    This one is set up on 3 x 9 to give me some range - I don't have big hills, but my little hills are very steep.




    He was joined by my (single-speed) Gryphon earlier this year ...


    ... and they are both about to be joined by another Singular stable-mate when the next shipment arrives - that one will also be 3x9 (or 10).
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    My Gryphon, now in fixed gear and with an inverted Mary. Very funny!
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    Winter setup: Magicshine and mudguards.

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    My new wintergirl!
    M gryphon ,alfine on flows,bp7 mtb +cane creek drop V:s , Cascadia Fenders + rest from the scratch box

    Fenders are Ok on roads , but banging on trails.
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    My Peregrine


    Early Morning Ride by paulfulford, on Flickr

    Now lost some weight and have got normal drops on the Peregrine

    And my Swift


    Singular Swift by paulfulford, on Flickr

    EDIT having problems pasting images today. Will try later from a proper computer

    EDIT Hopefullt that's worked
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikardo View Post
    My new wintergirl!
    I like it. What's it weigh?

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    weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wish I Were Riding View Post
    I like it. What's it weigh?
    was 13.2kg before pedals and cascadia fenders.

    bb+cranks (from 1993 kona lava dome and selle turbo (from 70:ies) do ad some weight , but this is my no wheenie bike.

    The cascadia fenders did not work with ice spiker 2.25 , they were banging like crazy.
    They seem to be too Flimsy and light.

    The Salsa Minimalist rack seems to work well with the Gryphon

    Today we had 7.5hours riding in pouring rain in not too hot +1Celsius. I was smiling whole day.
    Wery lively and nice frame!
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    Moar singulars!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paakku View Post

    Winter setup: Magicshine and mudguards.
    This looks awesome

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    Shades of blue.
    Damn cold at the moment, -25°C while taking these photos.




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    Great photo! But how did you get it there? Cherry picker?
    If you need me I'll be at the bar

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    His foot prints are most likely right behind the rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chase1963 View Post
    His foot prints are most likely right behind the rear wheel.
    Pretty much everywhere around the place except on these photoframes.

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    Love the snow pics.

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    a beauty

    Nice bike + pics.
    What frame saver did you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikardo View Post
    ...What frame saver did you use?
    I didn´t.
    Should I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikardo View Post

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    My new wintergirl!
    M gryphon ,alfine on flows,bp7 mtb +cane creek drop V:s , Cascadia Fenders + rest from the scratch box

    Fenders are Ok on roads , but banging on trails.
    So, is it safe to assume that the Gryphons have rack/fender mounts now?
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    fender mounts

    Quote Originally Posted by silent713 View Post
    So, is it safe to assume that the Gryphons have rack/fender mounts now?
    NO!
    there is no fender or rack mounts in the front fork.
    There are rack mounts on the rear.

    I took some fidling to mount the fenders to the front. I used disc mount bolt in the brake side
    and quick release axle on the other side.
    The cascadia fenders are very flimsy and they did not work well with the ice spikers and i had to remove them .
    Mabye with smaller tyres and gravel roads.???
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    That's a shame. The lack of braze ons is the only real reason that I haven't picked one of these up. Otherwise, it's the perfect bike in my eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silent713 View Post
    That's a shame. The lack of braze ons is the only real reason that I haven't picked one of these up. Otherwise, it's the perfect bike in my eyes.
    Well, I have the Peregrine which is a fat tyred 700c drop bar bike that has rack and mudguard braze ons. Do I need another one in the range? The Gryphon is really designed as a mountain bike, which in my mind does not need mudguards except perhaps Crudcatchers or similar.
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    So we have to have a 2nd bike to have something versatile?

    I've said it before, but I think most steel riders don't care about a few extra grams of weight, and the extra versatility is a bonus. I'd love to see eyelets on the Swift and Gryphon. Not Fargo level, but normal rack and fender attachment points. It would really add to their usefulness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    Well, I have the Peregrine which is a fat tyred 700c drop bar bike that has rack and mudguard braze ons. Do I need another one in the range? The Gryphon is really designed as a mountain bike, which in my mind does not need mudguards except perhaps Crudcatchers or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WtPooh View Post
    I didn´t.
    Should I?
    I was asking this , not because i am enthusiastic on frame savers , but to politely remined you that you should.
    Mine started to have rusty water stains on every frame hole after i was riding few days in severe rain , but i think all steel frames are prone to rust and should therefore be protected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikardo View Post
    I was asking this , not because i am enthusiastic on frame savers , but to politely remined you that you should.
    Mine started to have rusty water stains on every frame hole after i was riding few days in severe rain , but i think all steel frames are prone to rust and should therefore be protected.
    Ok. Guess I´ll have to consider using one also. Any good suggestions?
    So far I´ve not found any signs of rust on the farme. Bike has been ridden on both heavy rain and through the same swamps that it is standing on the pictures. I also have a steel road bike project going on at the moment, so perhaps It´s worth buying a bottle of frame saver and use it on both these frames.

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    very nice bike

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    Well, no, but...

    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    So we have to have a 2nd bike to have something versatile?

    I've said it before, but I think most steel riders don't care about a few extra grams of weight, and the extra versatility is a bonus. I'd love to see eyelets on the Swift and Gryphon. Not Fargo level, but normal rack and fender attachment points. It would really add to their usefulness.
    Should most folks put up with a less clean looking frame when they have no intention of putting racks on it?

    ... especially when you can get these:





    Granted, not as good as real tabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seat_boy View Post
    So we have to have a 2nd bike to have something versatile?

    I've said it before, but I think most steel riders don't care about a few extra grams of weight, and the extra versatility is a bonus. I'd love to see eyelets on the Swift and Gryphon. Not Fargo level, but normal rack and fender attachment points. It would really add to their usefulness.
    The Gryphon now has rack mounts. It's not the sort of frame which lends itself to mudguards. If you are doing riding which requires full length mudguards (i.e. road) there are two other frames in the range which may suit your needs better. If you really desperately must have full length guards, it's not difficult to attach them using p-clamps as suggested above.
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    I didn't intend to use the Waltworks fork on the Swift, but it's too nice to be on a geared bike, and the Swift's ebb works too well to not be utilized. Since I mostly ride SS, it only makes sense. Waltworks is slightly lighter and flexes more (in a good way) like the old 485mm Swift forks.





    The Eno cranks just because they are pretty.


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    Nice build...

    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    I didn't intend to use the Waltworks fork on the Swift, but it's too nice to be on a geared bike, and the Swift's ebb works too well to not be utilized. Since I mostly ride SS, it only makes sense. Waltworks is slightly lighter and flexes more (in a good way) like the old 485mm Swift forks.





    The Eno cranks just because they are pretty.

    love the frame, fork, flat bar combo. Looks very fast and very clean. The fork blades look slim, must make for a compliant ride. What is the A-C length of the Walt fork?. Also are those Ardent's 2.4 F and 2.25 R?. If so how do you like them?. Do you race on them?. Riding a sweet steel ss 29er on NE single track, doesn't get much better than that .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    The Gryphon now has rack mounts. It's not the sort of frame which lends itself to mudguards. If you are doing riding which requires full length mudguards (i.e. road) there are two other frames in the range which may suit your needs better. If you really desperately must have full length guards, it's not difficult to attach them using p-clamps as suggested above.
    I don't think it is ridiculous to ask for eyelets for fenders on any bike. Personally, I'd like to have a nice steel 29er that I can use for commuting as well as singletrack forays. I could use p clamps, but they look like **** and will wear the paint away over time. Not that I'm saying you should have eyelets, but I am saying that I (representing a small portion of the cycling market) would love to have the Swift/Gryphon with eyelets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikardo View Post
    I was asking this , not because i am enthusiastic on frame savers , but to politely remined you that you should.
    Mine started to have rusty water stains on every frame hole after i was riding few days in severe rain , but i think all steel frames are prone to rust and should therefore be protected.
    From their website:

    "Frameset includes the fully prepped*

    * Unlike many manufacturers, all our framesets come fully prepped and ready to build including:

    - J.P Weigle Framesaver treatment to prevent rust and guarantee a long life for your new frame.
    "

    Maybe yours got missed somehow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edouble View Post
    What is the A-C length of the Walt fork?.
    I had him make it 470mm w/ 43 mm of rake.

    Quote Originally Posted by edouble View Post
    Also are those Ardent's 2.4 F and 2.25 R?. If so how do you like them?. Do you race on them?.
    Yes. 2.4 up front, 2.25 rear. I raced the 2.4 a couple of times after I broke my hand. At the time I had a hard time dialing in the pressure and switched back to something smaller. I have since found the sweet spot and might use it for gnarly or foul conditions. Otherwise I'll use an Ignitor or Ikon.

    Quote Originally Posted by edouble View Post
    Riding a sweet steel ss 29er on NE single track, doesn't get much better than that .
    No, it sure doesn't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2 View Post
    I didn't intend to use the Waltworks fork on the Swift, but it's too nice to be on a geared bike, and the Swift's ebb works too well to not be utilized. Since I mostly ride SS, it only makes sense. Waltworks is slightly lighter and flexes more (in a good way) like the old 485mm Swift forks.





    The Eno cranks just because they are pretty.

    I spy some shiny new White Industries Cranks too!

    Maybe it is the camera angle but your Swift looks slacker than in other pics I've seen, yet the fork is actually shorter than the original 485mm swift fork correct? Is there more offset to your WaltWorks fork Charlie??

    Nice lookin bicycle!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    Maybe it is the camera angle but your Swift looks slacker than in other pics I've seen, yet the fork is actually shorter than the original 485mm swift fork correct? Is there more offset to your WaltWorks fork Charlie??

    Nice lookin bicycle!!!
    From what charlie said above it is the same length as the fork his frame is designed for, but has a little less (2mm) rake. If it looks any different I guess it could be down to the disparate tyre sizes, or camera angle ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG View Post
    I spy some shiny new White Industries Cranks too!

    Maybe it is the camera angle but your Swift looks slacker than in other pics I've seen, yet the fork is actually shorter than the original 485mm swift fork correct? Is there more offset to your WaltWorks fork Charlie??

    Nice lookin bicycle!!!
    I think it's the camera angle.

    New Swifts come with a 470mm a/c 45mm offset fork, so the Waltworks is the same length with 2mm less offset.

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    We had a bit of snow here on the weekend and I got out on my new Buzzard prototype, a lot of fun it was too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    We had a bit of snow here on the weekend and I got out on my new Buzzard prototype, a lot of fun it was too!
    You should post some of those pictures of the Buzzard playing in the snow in Italy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth View Post
    I don't think it is ridiculous to ask for eyelets for fenders on any bike. Personally, I'd like to have a nice steel 29er that I can use for commuting as well as singletrack forays. I could use p clamps, but they look like **** and will wear the paint away over time. Not that I'm saying you should have eyelets, but I am saying that I (representing a small portion of the cycling market) would love to have the Swift/Gryphon with eyelets.
    Well, if it's that important to you it's always possible to have some added! Overall, there's been little call for mudguard eyelets on the Gryphon or Swift and for good reason IMO.
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    old 1x9 vs. new singlespeed setup..
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    Paul's Fixed Disc hubs on Velocity Blunt wheels. WTB dirt drops. Perfection on the single track and gravel.

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    My winter season commuter.

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    I just updated my Singular Swift with a Lefty!

    I had Mendon Cyclesmith install a PBR damper. SPV sucks for bob control.

    I can't wait to get it on the trail!

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    Man, that 'bum bag' is ugly. At least I can get away without the Camelbak with it.

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    Sorry for my English. Do not write in English and use the google translator.

    Also I apologize for not posting a picture of a bicycle Singular.

    But seeing so many singular together, I hope the owners of a bicycle can help me with your advice.

    So I too can be a future owner of a bike and put a picture here soon.

    My question is I have a height of 177cm. I do not know what frame size to buy.

    Singular I think the brand makes large sizes, but I have not clear

    What size and buy for a swift gryphon?

    I'm torn between these two models.

    If this post bothers here. Notify me delete it

    Thank you very much in advance for your hospitality

    regards

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    Swift

    I love the fat front on that! Just curious, any chance a fat front setup would work on a Gryphon? Or is the shorter axle to crown a deal breaker?

    Either way, love my Gryphon, rides like a dream!

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    With the right fork, yes you could definitely use a fat front on a Gryphon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    With the right fork, yes you could definitely use a fat front on a Gryphon.
    But would the stock gryphon fork work? I am always up for a new project, but the cost of a fat front wheel and tire+new fork might be a deal breaker.

    Just wondering if anyone has tried it or not? May have to track down someone with a fatbike! Just what I need, another project!

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    Sam, that painted enabler had me fooled there for a bit. Thought you crammed a Nate into the stock fork. Knock out job on it!

    1cog, I bet a 100mm spaced Pugsly fork would work. If I recall, they're a tad shorter than the Enabler is, putting it closer to the 445 of the Gryphon. For sihts and giggles, I should put my Enabler into a Gryphon and take some measurements. Project for the week!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    Sam, that painted enabler had me fooled there for a bit. Thought you crammed a Nate into the stock fork. Knock out job on it!

    1cog, I bet a 100mm spaced Pugsly fork would work. If I recall, they're a tad shorter than the Enabler is, putting it closer to the 445 of the Gryphon. For sihts and giggles, I should put my Enabler into a Gryphon and take some measurements. Project for the week!
    White Brothers shorter snowpack is 450mm a-c...so that would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~ View Post
    Sam, that painted enabler had me fooled there for a bit. Thought you crammed a Nate into the stock fork. Knock out job on it!

    1cog, I bet a 100mm spaced Pugsly fork would work. If I recall, they're a tad shorter than the Enabler is, putting it closer to the 445 of the Gryphon. For sihts and giggles, I should put my Enabler into a Gryphon and take some measurements. Project for the week!
    I have one of those 100mm spaced pugsley forks, the AC is 447 and the offset is 43mm I believe. Currently not in service either if anyone is interested in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcaixon View Post
    Sorry for my English. Do not write in English and use the google translator.

    Also I apologize for not posting a picture of a bicycle Singular.

    But seeing so many singular together, I hope the owners of a bicycle can help me with your advice.

    So I too can be a future owner of a bike and put a picture here soon.

    My question is I have a height of 177cm. I do not know what frame size to buy.

    Singular I think the brand makes large sizes, but I have not clear

    What size and buy for a swift gryphon?

    I'm torn between these two models.

    If this post bothers here. Notify me delete it

    Thank you very much in advance for your hospitality

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    Hi bigcaixon, I'm about 3 cm shorter than you and a medium Swift is a good fit for me
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    New Swift

    My new Large Swift on a ride in the local foothills.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33340873@N02/6956537569/" title="Singular Swift by sshelby73, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7189/6956537569_b89dda8502.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Singular Swift"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33340873@N02/6956539137/" title="Singular Swift by sshelby73, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7052/6956539137_10af950e2e.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Singular Swift"></a>

    Anyone loose a doll and stroller?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/33340873@N02/6810436532/" title="Anyone loose their doll? by sshelby73, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7200/6810436532_24e9e919fa.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Anyone loose their doll?"></a>
    Where's BAKERSFIELD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcaixon View Post
    My question is I have a height of 177cm. I do not know what frame size to buy.
    Quote Originally Posted by drofluf View Post
    Hi bigcaixon, I'm about 3 cm shorter than you and a medium Swift is a good fit for me
    And I'm 2cm taller @ 179cm, also on a medium Swift. It would appear the medium is the way to go.
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    Thanks for the reply drofluf.

    Some reviews but to choose the size for Gryphon.

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    New Singular Swift

    In OZ
    Frame: Singular Swift
    Frame Size & Color: XL, sky blue
    Fork: White Brothers Loop, 100mm with 15QR
    Brakes: Formula The Ones
    Cranks: Shimano XT 180mm
    Pedals: Time carbons
    Stem: Syntace 110mm
    Handlebar: 3T carbon flat and wide
    Seatpost: Moots Ti
    Saddle: SDG Ti
    Bottom Bracket: Chris King
    Chainring: 32 and 34
    Cassette: 19 and 17 tooth
    Headset: Chris King
    Grips: Ergon
    Front Tire: Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.25 tubeless
    Front Rim: Stan's Flow
    Front Hub: Chris King, 15QR
    Rear Tire: Schwalbe Racing Ralph, 2.35
    Rear Rim: Stan's Flow
    Rear Hub: Industry Nine Enduro
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    Lovely looking build JohnD - always great to see Singulars in my homeland! VERY nice looking UTE as well, what is that, an HJ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    Lovely looking build JohnD - always great to see Singulars in my homeland! VERY nice looking UTE as well, what is that, an HJ?
    Its a Chev El Camino...rare in Aust...common as muck in the US...possibly non existant in the UK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    Lovely looking build JohnD - always great to see Singulars in my homeland! VERY nice looking UTE as well, what is that, an HJ?
    Thank you Sam, they are beautiful, simplistic and efficient frames. Larry looks after me here in OZ.
    My next frame will be a Peregrine or a Kite, with Jones bars and and SS. Out of interest - any plans for a FS XC 29er frame or is that a whole other story/ can of worms / not Singular?
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    Ah - a Chevy? Looks a lot like an old Kingswood (though maybe I've been away too long...)

    No plans for an FS frame in any form at present. Not completely against it - just got other priorities at the moment!
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    Here's my Swift - I've had it almost two years and am very happy with it.


    I wrote a fairly in depth review here:

    Singular Swift 29er and Suntour Epicon RLD 29er fork reviews « Singletrack Forum
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    I can't wait till I have something to post in This Thread!
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    Ya so im a noob.
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    Singular photos: Post here!

    Singular photos: Post here!

    Not a Singular model I've ever seen!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    just got other priorities at the moment!
    Hmm ... do I need to make some space in my bike shed ?


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    New to the forum =)

    My Peregrine... I love this bike.
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    Last edited by ogami; 04-04-2012 at 08:11 AM.

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    ... A Peregrine is my dream bike. I have been coveting one since I saw my first picture of one years ago.

    Maybe one day I can swing it. Some amazing looking bikes here!
    Moving the soul with two wheels.
    I have a slight cycling addiction.

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    Very Nice builds, always wanted to have a singular 29er.

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    My Gryphon

    Posted in a couple of other spots on these boards, but here's my Gryphon. First, in commuter mode:



    Now, in offroad mode, plus some updates (saddle, grips, flipped the bars, put the bashguard back on)



    I've been loving it in both variations. I built the rear wheel around the Nuvinci hub - awesome!
    Last edited by canyoneagle; 04-12-2012 at 04:32 PM.

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    It's the bronze age.

    Not enough of this colour, apologies for the gears, carbon post and Rebas to the purists. I use it as a bothy hunter.



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    that is a nice colour too ... is that one of the early swifts?

    incidently, what is the colour of the 'blue' swift called??? i always thought it was 'sonic blue' but i have seen it called a few other names ...

    mind you, i have heard it called 'baby blue' or 'smurf blue' too ...
    "old enough to know better. too old to care."

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoogie View Post
    incidently, what is the colour of the 'blue' swift called??? i always thought it was 'sonic blue' but i have seen it called a few other names ...

    mind you, i have heard it called 'baby blue' or 'smurf blue' too ...
    The official designation for the RAL 5014 colour code is 'Pigeon Blue'
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    Swift in action
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    Quote Originally Posted by ne_dan View Post
    Swift in action
    That rock looks familiar


    Sorry for the threadjack. ne_dan how do you like the Swift for local trails? It is on my short list of frames to buy after I sell my Leviathan.

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    Here is my Gryphon at Potato Creek in Indiana

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogami View Post
    New to the forum =)

    My Peregrine... I love this bike.
    That is one tasteful ride I want to take behind the middle school and get pregnant.

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    Angus - you need a headbadge! Drop me an email with your address and I'll get one over to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singular View Post
    Angus - you need a headbadge! Drop me an email with your address and I'll get one over to you.

    Sam
    Now that's what I call customer service! Thanks Sam for great service and providing an awesome product!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ogami View Post
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    My Peregrine... I love this bike.
    really nice

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    parts for the Swift build.
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    all finished.... updated with the lefty.
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    Really nice bike

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    OMG - Drop dead gorgeous
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    With almost 2 months past since I disasembled my Swift to sell it (actually sold last week), it makes me feel butterflies in my stomach when I see this newer Swifts. Honestly, my Swift was by far the best frameset I ever had the pleasure to ride with. My next frame will sure have an hard time.

    If only Sam had a more "adventure" version of the Swift, I would get one in an eye blink. It would just need the same rack mounts of the Gryphon, and maybe some braze ons on the fork for anything cages or bottles. A sweet british racing green (like the Hummingbird) wouldn't hurt either...

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    you sold your swift?? i am pleased i am not your firstborn then
    "old enough to know better. too old to care."

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    Yes I did

    Nothing wrong with the frame, it was really excellent for what it was.

    But I'm now in need of a geared bike, preferably with rack mounts, and I don't have the funds to build another bike, so the Swift had to go.
    This new Swifts with gear cable guides, shorter forks and zinc coating are really sweet (and the price is right too), but they still lack the rack mounts (I'm not yet sold on those bikepacking bags, at least to daily use) and those cool anything cages fork braze ons.
    I'm on the verge to order an Ogre frameset, which has everything I need. The only problem is that I know the quality will be nowhere near the Singular, and the price is almost the same

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