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    Witty McWitterson
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    'nother B compatible bike.

    I just took delivery of the Singular order[Singulars are available in the US now!]. The bulk of the order is Swift's[the 29er], but I do have a very limited number of Hummingbird 69ers. Out of curiosity, I test fitted a 650b wheel in the bike. The first one I tried was a neo 2.3 mounted to a CR18 rim. No go. Not even close.

    So I tried a Quasi 2.0 on the same wheel. Slips right in and fits like a charm! Granted, its no mud machine. Far from it actually, but it still fits, and one will be built up for my wife and used as a demo as well.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3725098849/" title="Rear stay clearance. by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2483/3725098849_da9439289b.jpg" width="500" height="334" alt="Rear stay clearance." /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3725897872/" title="Other stay. by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2636/3725897872_0286cbfb8c.jpg" width="500" height="334" alt="Other stay." /></a>

    I think in the end, it'll be best to run this bike with a 100mm fork on it. the rigid is designed for a 29" wheel. Putting a B on it, will liven the bike up quite a bit. Good, if that's what you're after, I guess....
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    Another idea would be building this up as a 26 in back and 650b in front - what's your thoughts on that Marty?

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    Witty McWitterson
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    Easily doable, though again, I'd do it w/a suspension fork to keep geometry somewhat in line. Unless you're after a nervous bike. We mocked this up with every mix of wheel size we could. It could end up being quite the versatile bike. Not quite 1x1 territory, but close.
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    Yeah I was thinking a 100mm suspension fork if it were set up the way I described above.

    It is meant to be used rigid as a 69er right?

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    Yea, that's how its designed.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3651165986/" title="singular! by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3651165986_af2cfd94c4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="singular!" /></a>
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    Looks good!

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    I'm glad to see it fits and I'm interested to give it a try myself, enough so to have just ordered some rims and tyres. On paper it will definitely make things a bit excessively quick if using the rigid forkand 650b's, but a 100-120mm fork should be just about bang on. Will report back as to how it goes.
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    Got spokes for Lisa's wheel's in today. I'll have 'em built tomorrow and bike built soon there after. Will just have to find a fork. Anyone know of an F100 for cheap somewhere's?
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