Singular photos: Post here!- Mtbr.com
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 200 of 523
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: stevereeneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    662

    Singular photos: Post here!

    There was talk of someone starting a Singular pic thread ... so I figured I'd jump in and make it happen...

    This morning at the trailhead I ran into Dave (SlowerthenSnot I believe) and his fixed Singular Gryphon... so here's an unusual site: 2 Singular's at a Colorado trailhead (Shinglemill Trail @Buffalo Creek).
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-singularswift-griffinsmall.jpg  

    Last edited by stevereeneo; 08-22-2010 at 05:09 PM.
    "You know how they make aluminum bike frames? They take steel and suck out all the soul..."

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: stevereeneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    662

    Steve's Swift

    Here is my Swift... I LOVE the way this bike rides!!!!!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-fullswift-small.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-swift-full-close-small.jpg  

    "You know how they make aluminum bike frames? They take steel and suck out all the soul..."

  3. #3
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    I broke my thumb so I had to add a suspension fork to mine.


    But I love that rigid fork! Looking forward to being able to use it again (but honestly I'm kind of digging the squishy fork right now).

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation: stevereeneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    But I love that rigid fork! Looking forward to being able to use it again (but honestly I'm kind of digging the squishy fork right now).
    Yeah, I can't even imagine changing back ... that Fox is a dream!

    Nice Jersey... you get that from Sam or does Marty have 'em? PM me.

    S
    "You know how they make aluminum bike frames? They take steel and suck out all the soul..."

  5. #5
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    As if I haven't worn my pics out enough yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by stevereeneo
    Here is my Swift... I LOVE the way this bike rides!!!!!!!
    ... sure, I'll post them... cause I'm an attention whore.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/j8nQqEof_NzeZx24oAuPsg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TGn7-LzkbsI/AAAAAAAAREk/tE7AnmFHVt0/s800/IMG_1005.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/K09MMFUY_xQxgRPi4rzsfA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TGn7-SnQbOI/AAAAAAAAREs/cXUXZ-1fwMY/s800/IMG_1006.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/l-YlCLR0vBK9Vj_57TLjKg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TGn780d2ANI/AAAAAAAAREM/WU8guUvI7OA/s800/IMG_1002.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/VRWKnL4Gxy8AgaHWsprpcw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TGnB6xYSkeI/AAAAAAAARDQ/FX0Yzoi-5vM/s800/IMG_0978.JPG" /></a>

    Maiden voyage is tomorrow.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hoogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    278
    my swift ...

    "old enough to know better. too old to care."

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    176


    I now have a hankering for a Swift with a Lefty... Or should I wait for the new Kite cross bike?

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    51
    great pics guys,

    ive been running mine with drop bars and love it,i can ride nearly everything the same as my other bikes but i keep geeting back ache so want to try some salsa moto bars and maybe some sus forks,

    just want to hear if anyone else has made the change and how it felt,
    what length stem,what forks 100/80mm
    and any reviews on flat bars.


  9. #9
    weekend warrior
    Reputation: Lenz43's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    273

    Wintery pic

    I've posted this before on another thread, my Swift SS after some winter fun



    And this is the same frame in a previous life:


    Enjoy!!
    Common sense was never common

  10. #10
    jrm
    jrm is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jrm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,274

    The Kites

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Nation


    I now have a hankering for a Swift with a Lefty... Or should I wait for the new Kite cross bike?
    are real nice. i wonder when theyll be avail

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ratty2k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    577
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4083012387/" title="DSCF1809 by rathbonepeter, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2518/4083012387_52ef2780aa_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF1809" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4200967690/" title="DSCF1855 by rathbonepeter, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4200967690_e8a4019133_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="DSCF1855" /></a>

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4200910494/" title="DSCF1868 by rathbonepeter, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4044/4200910494_09812870c1_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="DSCF1868" /></a>

    Now fitted with the flat Jones copy bars. Should use it more, but am always on the Reign...

  12. #12
    Big wheels keep on rollin
    Reputation: senor_mikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    355

    dark swift is nice

    I like the dark color on that bike. I just got a Gryphon, planning on going dark with it too.

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jaredbadams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    132

    Singular photos: Post here!

    I've been interested in buying a Singular for a long time due to the geometry and generous head-tube length, but can't now seem to find the company's US site. Can someone help a brother out and forward the link?

    Also, is there any reason to be scared of the eccentric? Does it creak? Any other weak links? Are the tubes prepped with frame saver?

    Thanks!

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,667
    Quote Originally Posted by jaredbadams
    I've been interested in buying a Singular for a long time due to the geometry and generous head-tube length, but can't now seem to find the company's US site. Can someone help a brother out and forward the link?

    Also, is there any reason to be scared of the eccentric? Does it creak? Any other weak links? Are the tubes prepped with frame saver?

    Thanks!
    Marty is the US dealer. No US site.
    http://theprairiepeddler.blogspot.com/
    No issues with the eccentric. Like any EBB they enjoy it when you use a torque wrench to adjust. You must prep your own frame.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: stevereeneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by lock71
    great pics guys,

    ive been running mine with drop bars and love it,i can ride nearly everything the same as my other bikes but i keep geeting back ache so want to try some salsa moto bars and maybe some sus forks,

    just want to hear if anyone else has made the change and how it felt,
    what length stem,what forks 100/80mm
    and any reviews on flat bars.
    I'm running flat bars (w/ Ergon's w/ bar ends) and a 100mm 6* stem - just switched from a Monkey-lite lo-rise which had a flipped 6* stem, and it seems pretty darn comfy... I may take a small spacer out just to drop it a few mm.

    As for fork - I've got a Fox F29 at 100mm and the bike is a dream! I rode rigid on a few bikes - and even this one for a bit - but I'm 45 years old and I can do more with the Fox and ride much longer ...

    Good luck!
    S
    "You know how they make aluminum bike frames? They take steel and suck out all the soul..."

  16. #16
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    Quote Originally Posted by Schmucker
    Marty is the US dealer. No US site.
    http://theprairiepeddler.blogspot.com/
    No issues with the eccentric. Like any EBB they enjoy it when you use a torque wrench to adjust. You must prep your own frame.
    They come faced, chased and treated with Framesaver, or at least they did when I got mine.

  17. #17
    Harmonius Wrench
    Reputation: Guitar Ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,254
    Love this bike! Bought the frame and fork and have had zero issues with the EBB or any other aspect of this frame and fork.

    Shown as I had it set up for the Gravel World Championships in Lincoln, Nebraska Saturday.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-gravelworlds-033.jpg  

    Riden' an Smilin'
    Guitar Ted

    Blog
    RidingGravel.com

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jaredbadams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    132

    Singular photos: Post here!

    Thanks! The link to the US dealer (Prairie Peddler) on the UK site is busted.

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,667
    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    They come faced, chased and treated with Framesaver, or at least they did when I got mine.
    Oh yeah... that's right, mine was framesavered. They even say that they are on their site.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    15
    Here's my Swift in its second incarnation as a singlespeeder, its about to undergo another rebuild with an Alfine set up in mind.


  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pedalhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    299
    Excellent thread! Mine's still a work in progress. Hopefully I'll be able to build her up in the next week or so. mmmmm...


  22. #22
    slower than you
    Reputation: ratspike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    98

    A Gryphon build you don't see often...

    Tried Midges, then tried Woodchippers. Liked it at first but grew to really hate drops, but that wasn't the Gryphon's fault. For giggles I put some wide Salsa flat bars on and instantly fell in love with this bike. It's faster than I am for sure. And the EBB? It just works. Never slips, never creaks, doesn't need any voodoo like my Biocentrics.

    I've seen it mentioned before that Singular forks are fantastic and it's true - I don't know what magic fairy dust they sprinkle on these things but whatever it is, it's good stuff.

    Dog is my copilot

  23. #23
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    Cool! I like some of the set ups here. I've been happy with mine, but then I 'should' be, right?

    The first batch are shots customers have sent over. Mine soon.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-sing2.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-utah.jpg  

    Attached Images Attached Images
    Just a regular guy.

  24. #24
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    and some of my personal stash.
    The Gryphon. Set now with Woochippers, and I like them better. Still not totally sure about the drop bar thing though...at least for racing.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4121684263/" title="DSC_0514 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/4121684263_fe05002a4a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="DSC_0514" /></a>

    The Kite. Really like it, and its become my main road bike. Production versions should be available by December or so. Not in time for the season, unfortunately. I'll need to have a fund raising sale to get them in though. I now have some FSA bars, and matching pink housing on it, but other wise, the same.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3989665267/" title="Carbon fork. by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2506/3989665267_a3a540c371_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="Carbon fork." /></a>

    Couple versions of the Peregrine. First set up was a flat bar, old school mtb style. Worked and rode well like this. Kinda like an old Bridgestone MB-1.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4410499034/" title="Singular Peregrine by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2766/4410499034_deac24a7c6_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="Singular Peregrine" /></a>
    Then went to SS and woodchippers. AWESOME gravel grinder like this.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4500848844/" title="SIngular Peregrine by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4500848844_a9c4828ccf_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="SIngular Peregrine" /></a>
    And the next set up is an Alfine with a Jtek bar end shifter for winter abuse, touring simplicity. No shots of this yet as its not complete.

    a Large Swift I have set up as a demo bike.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4566463262/" title="Large Swift Demo bike by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4030/4566463262_d499209188_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="Large Swift Demo bike" /></a>
    Yep, those are Stouts on the bike. They fit just fine thank you very much.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4566470788/" title="Large Swift Demo bike by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/4566470788_964875df80_b.jpg" width="1024" height="685" alt="Large Swift Demo bike" /></a>
    Moar later, I guess. Time to go to work!
    Just a regular guy.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    91
    Here is mine. Lovely ride.

    Last week:


    Last winter:

  26. #26
    Ovaries on the Outside
    Reputation: umarth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,400
    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    The Kite.
    Is it designed as a racer or an all around bike? Not much on the Singular website for those wanting details...

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    19
    This is my large Swift. It celebrates its three years day next month.
    I have used it more than any of my other bikes since I got it. It makes me smile every time I get it out.
    Even on the way to work in the rain.

    As it was brand new and freshly built:


    And as it was one year later:


    In fact it is still the same today. No major rebuilds, no experimenting, no nothing, except a new bottom bracket. The color is truer to life in the bottom picture. The bike is absolutely wonderful. And I am thinking very hard about a Pegasus to replace my third Fisher frame that gave up it's life recently.

    LarsB
    Oslo
    Norway

  28. #28
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717
    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.

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,601
    Quote Originally Posted by ratspike
    For giggles I put some wide Salsa flat bars on and instantly fell in love with this bike. It's faster than I am for sure. And the EBB? It just works. Never slips, never creaks, doesn't need any voodoo like my Biocentrics.

    I've seen it mentioned before that Singular forks are fantastic and it's true - I don't know what magic fairy dust they sprinkle on these things but whatever it is, it's good stuff.
    @ratspike, that is rare. But the best part is how much you like it. I think it looks sweet.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    3
    Hi, I am new to these boards, but I am thinking about buying a singular gryphon. Do you guys know if there is toe overlap with the medium frame? I am debating between the gryphon and the rawland drakkar.

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    14
    One more for the list...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-swift.jpg  

    Last edited by wookieejuice; 08-25-2010 at 01:37 PM.

  32. #32
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    No sam0ah, there's no toe over lap on the Gryphon. There is a brushing of toe overlap on the Drakkar, but only if you use really big tires like the WTB Wierwolf though. Normal 2.1" tires work fine though.
    Just a regular guy.

  33. #33
    mtbr member
    Reputation: cubeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    154
    Quote Originally Posted by ratspike
    Tried Midges, then tried Woodchippers. Liked it at first but grew to really hate drops, but that wasn't the Gryphon's fault. For giggles I put some wide Salsa flat bars on and instantly fell in love with this bike. It's faster than I am for sure. And the EBB? It just works. Never slips, never creaks, doesn't need any voodoo like my Biocentrics.

    I've seen it mentioned before that Singular forks are fantastic and it's true - I don't know what magic fairy dust they sprinkle on these things but whatever it is, it's good stuff.

    That looks good!

    I have a Gryphon myself with Woodchipper bars.
    Had my first longer multi day ride this weekend, sort of bikepacking and linking mountainbike tracks together.
    Still not sure about the dropbar thing though.
    The drops seem to far below the saddle though I have the top of the bars level with the saddle.
    Seems like I rode with my hands on top of the bars quite much.

    But I have a Salsa Pro Moto 17 deg flatbar in my shed so I might try that out after some more experimenting with drops.
    Might jus be an idea to try out!
    Last edited by cubeman; 08-24-2010 at 07:18 AM.

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6
    1x9 deore xt, reba team maxle, hope pro11/ dtswiss wheels new nobby nic 29ers, thomson, surley 1x1 flatbar, charge saddle

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    111
    My contribution. Running it 1x9 here but run it 1x1 on a somewhat regular basis. (thanks for the pic Martini)

    <img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4853580220_d24f899c12_b.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="w24-32"

  36. #36
    jrm
    jrm is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jrm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,274

    Man

    the Kite is a slick looking design. Im looking forward to seeing how the geometry pans out..

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Wow - wonderful to see all these builds on one thread! Glad everyone is liking them so much. Just to answer a couple of questions.

    There is a US page on the Singular website - https://www.singularcycles.com/US.html. The link in the 'Dealers' section points to Marty's old page which seems to be dead so I will fix it to point back at the page above.

    The Kite project has unfortunately been pushed back due to delays with the current production run of more Swifts and Peregrines. In the end I felt it was more important to try and keep as consistent stock as possible of existing models than go introducing new stuff. There are also other considerations as to whether to give it discs now they've been legalised for UCI 'cross racing, or maybe a disc and canti version.... If you've got any thoughts please just drop me a mail.

    Toe overlap is always a hard one to be 100% certain on given the variety of factors which influence it - tyre size, foot size, shoe type, cleat position, crank length, ebb position... I can say that the Gryphon (indeed all my frames) is designed to try and minimise the chance of overlap. That said, if you are on a medium with size 12 Carnacs, 185mm cranks, the ebb well forward and 2.4" tyres it may well hit.

    Anyhow, as this is a photo thread here are some of my own. Recently been feeling a lot of love for the Gryphon again!



    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    91
    With regard to toe overlap: I'm a US size 13 shoe with cleats fairly well back running the EBB at 4 o'clock with a 2.4 racing ralph. Not even a chance of toe overlap!

    Hope that helps.

    And a big YES to kite disc mounts. I think having them adds a lot and shouldn't cause any problems. Not having them will lose you more.

  39. #39
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Quote Originally Posted by shackleton
    And a big YES to kite disc mounts. I think having them adds a lot and shouldn't cause any problems. Not having them will lose you more.
    It'd be a matter of one or the other, definitely not both. Possibly two variants of the same frame. I do like the seat stays and the canti studs on the canti braked version though. Would also need to re-think the dropouts if we went disc...

    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    176
    Discs on the Kite? Yes please, I'll be able to swap the wheels and brakes from my Gryphon And half-link EBB please, no sliding, swinging or slotted dropouts.

  41. #41
    Ovaries on the Outside
    Reputation: umarth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    4,400
    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    It'd be a matter of one or the other, definitely not both. Possibly two variants of the same frame. I do like the seat stays and the canti studs on the canti braked version though. Would also need to re-think the dropouts if we went disc...
    Canti studs are perfect for the Kite. Discs obviously stop better, but part of the fun is the narrow tires and cantilevers in the wet and mud.

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    252
    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    Wow - wonderful to see all these builds on one thread! Glad everyone is liking them so much. Just to answer a couple of questions.
    How about bringing back just a small batch of geared only Swifts ? Pretty please ?
    No need to paint them in red like they used to be, blue is just fine.
    Last edited by Ojos Azules; 08-26-2010 at 10:27 PM.

  43. #43
    jrm
    jrm is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jrm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,274

    Could allways go the

    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    It'd be a matter of one or the other, definitely not both. Possibly two variants of the same frame. I do like the seat stays and the canti studs on the canti braked version though. Would also need to re-think the dropouts if we went disc...

    disc mount/ removable canti studs route with a seatstay post mount. Sure would be sweet.

    I for one vow for full v brakes on all my CX builds. Discs on the CX bike just felt like way to much brake.

  44. #44
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    I love disc brakes. I really do. On Mountain bikes. On CX bikes, I'm as traditional as they come. Canti only IMO. Skinny tires + mud = marginal traction. Throwing in the power of disc brakes into that equation leads to a serious lack of control. The tires simply can't keep up with the discs. IME, cross is meant to be a bit sketchy. You're riding bikes that are ideally suited for road use, in conditions and places better suited for mountain bikes. The Kite is meant to a cross race bike, right Sam? My thoughts are to keep it purposeful, clear as to its intents. It'll be interesting to see if any pros end up using Discs this coming year. I just don't think they're worth the effort of design. If you're using canti's, the unused disc mounts are unsightly[as are brake posts if you're running discs].
    Just a regular guy.

  45. #45
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    1

    my pegasus

    Here's my 9.2kg pegasus size large
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-cimg2781.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-cimg2774.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-cimg2760.jpg  


  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    78

    My Swifty

    Here's my Swift... got it this spring and have been tuning it over the summer. Hums right along now!! Changes since the first pic... Salsa Pro-Moto carbon bar, Truvativ Stylo stem...

    Currently a 1x9 but soon to be a 1x1 and hopefully an Eriksen Ti seatpost too! This bike is a blast to ride.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-photo3.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-photo.jpg  


  47. #47
    hispanic mechanic
    Reputation: sslos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,525
    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    I love disc brakes. I really do. On Mountain bikes. On CX bikes, I'm as traditional as they come. Canti only IMO. Skinny tires + mud = marginal traction. Throwing in the power of disc brakes into that equation leads to a serious lack of control. The tires simply can't keep up with the discs. IME, cross is meant to be a bit sketchy. You're riding bikes that are ideally suited for road use, in conditions and places better suited for mountain bikes. The Kite is meant to a cross race bike, right Sam? My thoughts are to keep it purposeful, clear as to its intents. It'll be interesting to see if any pros end up using Discs this coming year. I just don't think they're worth the effort of design. If you're using canti's, the unused disc mounts are unsightly[as are brake posts if you're running discs].
    Couldn't agree more. Racing 'cross in all conditions, I'd say that even in optimal conditions the tires are the limiting factor in braking, much less in the muck.

    I've been wanting a Singular for quite a while now, may end up waiting for the Kite, pretty sweet looking!

    Los
    Whiskey is my yoga.

    dongerparty.com

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,601
    Quote Originally Posted by gugugu
    Here's my 9.2kg pegasus size large
    That's sooo nice! I would love a bike like that...

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    179
    Absolutely love this bike!


  50. #50
    Harmonius Wrench
    Reputation: Guitar Ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,254

    Blue Gryphon?

    Sam, I noticed the Gryphon on your site and posted here is blue. Is this color going to become available to the masses?

    Just curious. I like it in blue.
    Riden' an Smilin'
    Guitar Ted

    Blog
    RidingGravel.com

  51. #51
    mtbr member
    Reputation: stevereeneo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    662
    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted
    Sam, I noticed the Gryphon on your site and posted here is blue. Is this color going to become available to the masses?

    Just curious. I like it in blue.
    I thought those were drop bar Swifts...
    S
    "You know how they make aluminum bike frames? They take steel and suck out all the soul..."

  52. #52
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    If it makes anybody feel better...

    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    Wow - wonderful to see all these builds on one thread! Glad everyone is liking them so much. Just to answer a couple of questions.

    There is a US page on the Singular website - https://www.singularcycles.com/US.html. The link in the 'Dealers' section points to Marty's old page which seems to be dead so I will fix it to point back at the page above.

    The Kite project has unfortunately been pushed back due to delays with the current production run of more Swifts and Peregrines. In the end I felt it was more important to try and keep as consistent stock as possible of existing models than go introducing new stuff. There are also other considerations as to whether to give it discs now they've been legalised for UCI 'cross racing, or maybe a disc and canti version.... If you've got any thoughts please just drop me a mail.

    Toe overlap is always a hard one to be 100% certain on given the variety of factors which influence it - tyre size, foot size, shoe type, cleat position, crank length, ebb position... I can say that the Gryphon (indeed all my frames) is designed to try and minimise the chance of overlap. That said, if you are on a medium with size 12 Carnacs, 185mm cranks, the ebb well forward and 2.4" tyres it may well hit.

    Anyhow, as this is a photo thread here are some of my own. Recently been feeling a lot of love for the Gryphon again!

    *pix*
    ... I'm 5'10" with freakishly long arms, 33" pant inseam, 11.5 US shoes (47 Sidi Doms) and ride a Large Swift with 180mm XTR cranks and a 2.3" WTB Exiwolf up front. I got no toe overlap. There is an inch and a half of clearance or so, and that is plenty.

    No toe overlap here.

    BTW, the bike rides great, even with a 38mm offset Reba set to 80mm. I may give 100mm a go to see what happens. The thing is like seriously buttery smooth over rocky stuff, yet not a noodlely or flexy (unlike some other major brand 29er steel bikes I've tried).

    Pix from the maiden voyage on Sunday at China Camp State Park:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/AXEIsMtXgRsj-ANe-aGrJQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/THK0yyN96UI/AAAAAAAARHE/tWRr1fPxRzY/s800/IMG_1118.JPG" /></a>

    ...and a short vid shot by my bud Sparky.

    <object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/iLWGIGovLkY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="https://www.youtube.com/v/iLWGIGovLkY?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

    My only real complaint is that the downtube decal started chipping off already from my U-Lock when it was on my car bike rack. My U-Lock is coated with rubbery stuff too. The decal came off awfully easily.

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    GT, the blue Gryphon is my personal bike, not intending to do it for production.

    Sorry, no immediate plans to return the geared specific Swift, though you are welcome to have a geared specific Pegasus and I've done a few like that.

    Strange to hear of decal chipping off, hasn't been reported to me as a problem before. Though if driving along with bike on a rack with a u-lock through it it doesn't really surprise me. If you need a replacement decal let me know, I have some vinyl ones which can just be applied over the top if you prefer.

    Completely divided opinion on whether to do a disc brake version of the Kite - I should have suspected as much... Marty & Los, I kinda agree with you in terms of braking power, but I think in truly mucky conditions discs have an advantage simply because cantis are prone to collecting mud. I did a race last season which was outrageously muddy on my Peregrine in cross mode. I went past a number of folks who'd stopped just to clear out mud so their wheels could turn again. Anyhow, I'm still a little in two minds though as discs would pretty much require a complete re-design of the frame I think we'll stick with cantis, possibly with a view to doing a disc version in 2011.

    Last edited by Singular; 08-27-2010 at 02:46 AM.
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    176
    Thinking about it Sam, I think cantis might be better. They just look right on a crosser. Plus I want a Paul Neo Retro/Touring combo.

  55. #55
    Harmonius Wrench
    Reputation: Guitar Ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,254
    Thanks for the reply, Sam.

    I am enjoying the heck outta my Gryphon, and I do like the color. I was just curious about the blue one.

    Ride On!
    Riden' an Smilin'
    Guitar Ted

    Blog
    RidingGravel.com

  56. #56
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2
    Here are a few pics of my Pegasus.

    One of the first production runs:

    --


    On tour in Wales:

    --


    Absolutely brilliant bike to ride. So happy with in all sorts of situations

  57. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pedalhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    299
    Oh that looks very nice indeed! Mine's finally taking shape, though a couple of bits have been delayed until next week unfortunately :-(

  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    117
    Here's mine in its current build, just got a amazing deal on a set of clearance 09 F29 forks. Thinking I might have to put some gear back on it now.



    Last edited by Razzer; 09-04-2010 at 01:02 PM.

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pedalhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    299
    Finished my Pegasus build today...











    Weight comes in a bit below 23.5lbs. First proper ride tomorrow, but I can already tell it's faaasst!

  60. #60
    Did I catch a niner+?
    Reputation: Mr Pink57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,955
    ^^ Sweet mother!

    Don't ride it, it might get dirty!

    I gotta say though I think it would be even nicer if it were SS.
    Mr. Krabs: Is it true, Squidward? Is it hilarious?

  61. #61
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Oh my!!

    *buncha sweet pix*

    Weight comes in a bit below 23.5lbs. First proper ride tomorrow, but I can already tell it's faaasst!


    That is one sweet bike!

    Excuse me... I have to go... take care of something.
    Last edited by pimpbot; 09-04-2010 at 11:33 PM.

  62. #62
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    I'll get some more pics of my Gryphon in the next week or so... about 1500 miles covered on dirt and pavement and a real flogging in park city today.... I adore this bike!!
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  63. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    34
    Quote Originally Posted by lock71
    great pics guys,

    ive been running mine with drop bars and love it,i can ride nearly everything the same as my other bikes but i keep geeting back ache so want to try some salsa moto bars and maybe some sus forks,

    just want to hear if anyone else has made the change and how it felt,
    what length stem,what forks 100/80mm
    and any reviews on flat bars.

    Who's drop bars are those? Any thoughts on them? I'm in the market for some.

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pedalhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    299
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
    ^^ Sweet mother!

    Don't ride it, it might get dirty!

    I gotta say though I think it would be even nicer if it were SS.
    yeah I agree, singlespeeds always look nicer, but my knees won't have any of it! Off to get her dirty now....

  65. #65
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    An update to the Peregrine here in the shop. Put an Alfine set up on it with a JTek shifter. Works quite well, and the bike is only up two pounds to 26.5. Not too shabby, eh?

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4954417140/" title="per-6 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4115/4954417140_1dc0fa92d7_b.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="per-6" /></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4953790131/" title="grvl-27 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4953790131_6acfcd4c9f_b.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="grvl-27" /></a>
    Just a regular guy.

  66. #66
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777

    Muti mode Gryphon

    had a month off and took my Gryphon on about 1200 miles of road and 400 in the dirt.....

    couldn't have been happier with the 2 sets of tires and 2 cogs and a arro bar

    was a great trip with a killer bike
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-mt-road.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-offroad.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-roadmode.jpg  

    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  67. #67
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bravellir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    199
    My Singular build.



    After some experimenting I ended up using mostly the continental cyclocross tires. I switch to a pair of firecross only when the trail justifies a bigger balloon tire.



    Just to try the maximum tire with I could fit, I had a kenda 1.95 on the back, which actually touched the stay as I pedaled and a kenda 2.1 on the front. Fun













  68. #68
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    niiiice! I'm liking the Alfine on mine. Seems like a good match for the Peregrine.
    Just a regular guy.

  69. #69
    jrm
    jrm is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jrm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,274

    i find it

    a lot easier to feather the front brake keeping it from sliding in muck using v brakes.

    Really looking forward to more info on the kite.

  70. #70
    M_S
    M_S is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,409
    Curious with regards to the Kite on pricing, ETA, and whether it will come with the matching fork shown on the Singular site.
    - Simon

  71. #71
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Nice!



    That looks like a de-anodized and polished Sette Edge/Ritchey Pro/Forte Team stem. I did the same thing to my stem. I love shiny silver parts.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/K09MMFUY_xQxgRPi4rzsfA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TGn7-SnQbOI/AAAAAAAAREs/cXUXZ-1fwMY/s800/IMG_1006.JPG" /></a>

  72. #72
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bravellir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    199
    Thats a Velo Orange Stem. The idea was to make the bike as red and shiny as possible

    The alfine and Jtek work great with the Peregrine. Does anyone know if Jtek will be releasing a shifter for the new 11 sp alfine?

  73. #73
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Quote Originally Posted by M_S
    Curious with regards to the Kite on pricing, ETA, and whether it will come with the matching fork shown on the Singular site.
    Pricing will be similar to other frames in the range. I plan to offer a steel or carbon fork option. Getting the correct colour match for the carbon fork is tricky as I really want to continue to use a powder coat for the frame, and obviously you can't powder coat carbon. However I'll be testing some things with the painters and hope to get it right. Availability however has been pushed back to 2011. It wasn't going to happen in time for this cross season, and I figured there's not much point releasing a 'cross frame in January, so I want to make sure it's perfect for autumn next year.

    In the mean time I'll be working on bringing the Osprey (classic lugged steel road frame) out in time for spring '11. Oops, sorry for the OT road talk. This should be a nice one though!
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  74. #74
    M_S
    M_S is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,409
    Thanks for the forthrightness. I don't have the cash for it this fall anyways, so 2011 is probably as good as anything. It will be at the top of my list wen I look for a new frame.

    Sorry for the hijack. Great pictures!
    - Simon

  75. #75
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Wow....

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I just noticed the twine holding the bar tape on, and the wood bar plug. Very retro. Nice detail!! Well done!

  76. #76
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    oooh, finally a good one of the Pegasus I had on the Nevi stand out at Eurobike.



    Pic thanks to singlestoph, full build list here. 16lbs of fun :-)

    Currently have an excess M Pegasus with ebb and cable guides available, if anyone's keen drop me a line. Otherwise the next run will be happening in mid-October for late November delivery.
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  77. #77
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    19
    Change the M to L and I'm on it at once!

    LarsB

  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    43

    Hummingbird on the wing.

    Just pretend you can't see the little wheel at the back.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-4079502068_c05b4540df_b.jpg  


  79. #79
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    2,501
    Quote Originally Posted by Singular
    Getting the correct colour match for the carbon fork is tricky as I really want to continue to use a powder coat for the frame, and obviously you can't powder coat carbon
    accepting suggestions? what about a clearcoat "tint" over carbon weave?
    if for example, the frame is a metallic blue, a blue clear over the carbon will make the fork play with the frame.
    kind of the same way brushed ti and polished ti play off each other
    If steel is real then aluminium is supercallafragiliniun!

  80. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mako06's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    1
    One Swift in South of France (Cannes) :





    Homebrewed components for chain ring and cog (29 * 18) with RS7 Middelburn, and full half-link chain. Special thanks to Simon from Singular and Jelle from Singlepseed.nl.

    Mako from South of France

  81. #81
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Purdy!

    Quote Originally Posted by mako06
    One Swift in South of France (Cannes) :

    *buncha pix*

    I like the red against the blue frame. Very nice!

  82. #82
    mtbr member
    Reputation: crankspd's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    71

    2nd rig

    SOrry for spoiling your post, my bad.
    Last edited by crankspd; 09-14-2010 at 03:13 PM.

  83. #83
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Nice Specialized...

    Quote Originally Posted by crankspd
    [IMG="https://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb460/bobphmac/IMG00137-20100719-1652.jpg"]https://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb460/bobphmac/IMG00137-20100719-1652.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG="https://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb460/bobphmac/Sp29er-4.jpg"]https://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb460/bobphmac/Sp29er-4.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG="https://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb460/bobphmac/Spec29er-5.jpg"]https://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb460/bobphmac/Spec29er-5.jpg[/IMG]

    This is my 2nd 29er. Only those who have ridden 3" inches higher know the joy of going over obstacles, down drops and through the sand in style.

    Notice the cool replaceable derailleur hanger that lets you go SS or geared.

    I'm also really spoiled with the Kind Shock dropping seatpost.
    <img src=https://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb460/bobphmac/IMG00137-20100719-1652.jpg/>

    .... Singlespeed... but not Singular.

    S'oaky..... Nice bike... go ride it lots.
    Last edited by pimpbot; 09-14-2010 at 12:34 AM.

  84. #84
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Quote Originally Posted by crankspd

    This is my 2nd 29er. Only those who have ridden 3" inches higher know the joy of going over obstacles, down drops and through the sand in style.

    Notice the cool replaceable derailleur hanger that lets you go SS or geared.

    I'm also really spoiled with the Kind Shock dropping seat post.

    The thicker quick release gives you peace of mind.
    I have to say that is the worst looking Singular I've ever seen ;-)
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  85. #85
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I like the red against the blue frame. Very nice!
    Yes, options, decisions. Red, black, silver? Can't really decide about red kings, silver kings or the silver Hgi is the right hub for the frame. So please help and keep in mind, if it fits it will change frame material soon. So here's another poor mans Pegasus from germany.








  86. #86
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bravellir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    199
    silver kings

  87. #87
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    a sample of the bikes I had at Gnome Fest for demo rides. At one point, all the bikes were out. It was awesome! Next stop for the rolling Singular Demo fleet is the Brown County Breakdown near Bloomington IN. on Oct. 8/9.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4986419145/" title="GF7-5 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4129/4986419145_db601bf43a_o.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="GF7-5" /></a>
    Just a regular guy.

  88. #88
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    11
    Martini~ You should have taken a Singular group picture at Gnome Fest. I think there was a pretty good showing.

  89. #89
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    Your right! There was indeed a good showing.
    Just a regular guy.

  90. #90
    c_klein87
    Guest
    Sam are Singular going to be at the london cycleshow? interested in the Pegasus

  91. #91
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    OMG, dude....

    Quote Originally Posted by Lhafty
    Yes, options, decisions. Red, black, silver? Can't really decide about red kings, silver kings or the silver Hgi is the right hub for the frame. So please help and keep in mind, if it fits it will change frame material soon. So here's another poor mans Pegasus from germany.







    That silver KILLS! Do that!

    Oh man... you make me wanna go home and EZ-Off and polish my Titec H-Bar back to silver.
    Last edited by pimpbot; 09-14-2010 at 02:11 PM.

  92. #92
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Quote Originally Posted by c_klein87
    Sam are Singular going to be at the london cycleshow? interested in the Pegasus
    I don't have a stand this year but there will be a Pegasus on the USE/Exposure stand. I will be there on the trade day.
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  93. #93
    30-ton War Machine
    Reputation: edgerat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    793
    are the steel Singular's pretty rigid laterally? I am riding a VooDoo right now and it flexes a heap. How about the paint quality on Singular's? Do they hold up pretty well?
    Looking to capitalize on Marty's sale right now and I need an answer

  94. #94
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat
    are the steel Singular's pretty rigid laterally? I am riding a VooDoo right now and it flexes a heap. How about the paint quality on Singular's? Do they hold up pretty well?
    Looking to capitalize on Marty's sale right now and I need an answer
    paint/finish has held up well with the 2 k of miles i've put on my gryphon... seems to have a great feel.... flexy but not to much... a great steel ride.... i'm about 200lbs
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  95. #95
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    I've not gotten any undue flex out of mine. Gryphon, Peregrine, Swift, they're all nice solid rides laterally.
    Just a regular guy.

  96. #96
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Only two rides on mine...

    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat
    are the steel Singular's pretty rigid laterally? I am riding a VooDoo right now and it flexes a heap. How about the paint quality on Singular's? Do they hold up pretty well?
    Looking to capitalize on Marty's sale right now and I need an answer
    ... but I have not noticed any lateral flex, or axial flex (unlike some other 29er steel bikes I have ridden) but the ride is nice and buttery. Then again, all I have to realistically compare it to is my MC29er... the only other steel mountain bike I have owned in the last 20 years.

  97. #97
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    11

    Stiffer then Mary

    Compared to my Haro Mary the Singular Swift is quite a bit stiffer. I set up both the Mary and the Swift with the same 1x9 drivetrain. The Mary would drop the chain or phatom shift when peddeling hard out of corners or going from unweighted to weighted. I couldn't ride that bike with out a chain guide. Not an issue with the Swift. Now I wish I had a rear hub that engaged faster. I think everyone that rides with me would also agree that I am faster on my Swift then I was on Mary.

  98. #98
    JJN
    JJN is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    59
    Another Swift (this is the former Single Speed version)

    Yes, it is versatile

    Geared 3 x 9 (I bought it this way and rode a few months of local trails and one longer enduro event this way)



    Fully rigid Single Speed



    I also had it as a suspended single speed - very good. Just couldn't find a pic now (will post later if I found one).

    This summer I rode a lot of AM 26" FS again and got a bit spoiled (too comfortable), and now I wanted to try this set-up with the Singular. Fully rigid, fixed gear, alt bars and 45mm Panaracer Firecross tires. This is going to be my winter commuter and/or "monster cross" type bike! Lovin' it already. Not sure if I am ever going to hit the technical trails with the direct drive though..heh. But it flies on the gravel roads and smooth trails.


  99. #99
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717
    Update:

    100mm Reba works great for me! I had it set to 80mm and stretched it out. No real loss in nimbleness. I tried this on my Monocog29er and it was not happy. Front end got all floppy in the turns. It tracked weird. No such issues here.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/2sbn8w_UamFoaTd5kwIcyg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TKjsNZgCAyI/AAAAAAAASGs/ljlzJGuajpU/s800/IMG_1763.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    I just scored another set of 180mm XTRs with a 5 arm compact spider. Once I sell a few more parts from the bin, I'm going to put together a gear and brake set I can just slap on and have a sweet geared hardtial as needed. Winter is coming up soon, and I don't really wanna take out the RacerX29er in the slop.

    Has anybody tried using a front derailleur on this frame? There is a cable stop on the bottom of the BB shell, but it seems to be tucked too far under to keep the cable from sawing into the shell. It's also awfully hard to find a derailleur clamp shim for 30.0mm, but I can figure something out.

  100. #100
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hoogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    278
    since my last post quite early in this thread, i have been getting in a few rides on my swift ...

    what i found with mine is that i seemed to be sitting too far back and the front end was very light and it would understeer in anything loose especially at speed ... lining it up with my el mariachi i see the seat tube is a bit more relaxed in comparison, so i moved the seat forward about 1cm [no setback seatpost] and replaced the test 110mm stem with a 120mm one, and dropped it by 5mm ... stem is inverted and with the wide flat bars it rides really nice now, much more stable ...

    currently it is setup with small block 8 tyres, 1x9 [32x36-12] and it seems to go much faster than the other two 29ers i have ... even the guys i go out biking with are grumbling now ...

    new photos coming soon ...
    "old enough to know better. too old to care."

  101. #101
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Has anybody tried using a front derailleur on this frame? There is a cable stop on the bottom of the BB shell, but it seems to be tucked too far under to keep the cable from sawing into the shell. It's also awfully hard to find a derailleur clamp shim for 30.0mm, but I can figure something out.
    Yes, a number of riders out there using front derailleurs. You can use a short length of plastic sleeve (or even better gore lined cables) to protect the bb shell from the cable. I could have put the stop further around but then it would just be a magnet for gunk being forced straight down the housing.
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  102. #102
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777

    little race start photo

    4 laps, 52 miles, 6:20 later...

    Great times on my gryphon yesterday!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-racestart.jpg  

    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  103. #103
    Harmonius Wrench
    Reputation: Guitar Ted's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    8,254
    Hey Fixie Dave! That's pretty trick, what with the Woodchipper sticking up in the air. You could spot that Singular a mile away versus all the flat bar bikes laying in that line up.

    Mine has been seeing lots of gravel road duty of late, recon duty for the next Trans Iowa event. Great bike! This thing has a lot of cush compared to a Fargo and handles really well.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-xr1final-004.jpg  

    Riden' an Smilin'
    Guitar Ted

    Blog
    RidingGravel.com

  104. #104
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    116
    here is MurphyKate and her cherished ultra-lite mini-gryphon proto.


  105. #105
    Mtn Biker Machinist
    Reputation: 1 cog frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,092

    Love my Gryphon

    I am curious where the swift and Gryphon headbadges came from? I have seem some bikes with them, but mine didn't come with one. Is that a special order item? Where can score one?

    Right now my Gryphon is built up with a Salsa 17 deg flat bar. I have been trying to dial the fit with the Woodchippers, but can't seem to get the cockpit short enough. Med frame with 90mm 15 deg stem and it still feels too stretched out. I may have to try the 60mm 10 deg stem I have, but I am afraid the steering would be too twitchy! Only one way to find out I guess.

    Overall, the Singulars are great bikes, well thought out, nice features, and great riding! Nice work Sam, and keep it up! Props to Marty for carrying them in the states!

    frog

  106. #106
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Nater's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,856
    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog
    I am curious where the swift and Gryphon headbadges came from?

    IIRC the headbadges are an option. Not sure how much more, but $65 comes to mind.

    I'm getting anxious to post photos of my Singular...I just need to find some time to go over and visit ~martini~ on the West Coast (of Wisconsin) and pick up my frame and fork. I'm buying the Gryphon that's second from the right in martini's photo above. Mine will look a little bit different though...2x9 with a mix of Campy and Shimano stuff. Pics to follow.

  107. #107
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Quote Originally Posted by 1 cog frog
    I am curious where the swift and Gryphon headbadges came from? I have seem some bikes with them, but mine didn't come with one. Is that a special order item? Where can score one?
    All Singulars come with a solid pewter headbadge as standard. I was selling silver ones separately for a while but very few people bought them as the pewter ones look virtually identical from any more than a foot away. If for some reason you missed out (there was a period when Marty had frames but I hadn't got headbadges to him) just drop me a line with your address and I'll get one over to you.

    Thanks for all the nice comments on the bikes and keep the pics coming!

    Sam
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  108. #108
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    Shoot me an email with your address and I"ll get one out to you. I"ve got three left here in the shop!, and Sam's right, they do come with the frame, but the Gryphons and the badges arrived in different weeks.
    Just a regular guy.

  109. #109
    Mtn Biker Machinist
    Reputation: 1 cog frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,092

    Great customer service!

    Thanks guys, can't wait to get the headbadge on!

    Here is the most recent pic of my Gryphon. No action shots, cuz my camera is dead!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-100_4155.jpg  


  110. #110
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    151

    Swift in travel mode

    Very good thread!

    A picture of my swift in travel mode.

    geared:
    Singular photos: Post here!-singular-small.jpg

    single speed:
    Singular photos: Post here!-img_2113long-small.jpg


    Question : Does anyone has any problems with noise coming out of their EBB area or is it just my ears that are super sensitive to creaking noises? If so, how did you get rid of the noise?

  111. #111
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack
    Very good thread!


    Question : Does anyone has any problems with noise coming out of their EBB area or is it just my ears that are super sensitive to creaking noises? If so, how did you get rid of the noise?

    good synthetic grease has done the trick for me on ebb's I like buying it at the auto parts store vs the bike shop as its quite cheap there
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  112. #112
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    151
    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    good synthetic grease has done the trick for me on ebb's I like buying it at the auto parts store vs the bike shop as its quite cheap there
    Ok, I'll give that a go.
    By the way, hope to cross you on the divide in june! If all goes as intended, I'm going to race (or make that ride) N-S. Got 'permission' from the girlfriend to go for it.

    You're taking the Singular?

  113. #113
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack
    Ok, I'll give that a go.
    By the way, hope to cross you on the divide in june! If all goes as intended, I'm going to race (or make that ride) N-S. Got 'permission' from the girlfriend to go for it.

    You're taking the Singular?
    I'm Having eric bar of groundup make me a Ti copy of the gryphon with track ends... 3 bottle mounts and rack mounts ect... that well be the divide rig
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  114. #114
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    Ya know...a thought is to have Sam/Nevi do the same for me! Ti Gryphon, but keep the half link ebb - I've just never had an issue with them before. Why change what works for me? Funds will have to appear for this project though. maybe next year.
    Just a regular guy.

  115. #115
    It's carbon dontcha know.
    Reputation: 6thElement's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    I was just trying to decide if a Peregrine would work on the TD over the Fargo I'd been contemplating...

    I want something dirt capable that I can road tour on too.

  116. #116
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    I was just trying to decide if a Peregrine would work on the TD over the Fargo I'd been contemplating...

    I want something dirt capable that I can road tour on too.
    2.1 tire min is a reconmendo from this cat for divide riding weather touring or TT'ing... peregirne is sure a sweet looking rig and marty has a few med blems as well...might be a wee to bent over depending on how the geo fits yah. I imagine a nano would fit and its just about as perfect of a divide tire as you can find

    such lovely bikes Sam!
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  117. #117
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    43
    My pegasus.. oh how I love her so.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-img_1073.jpg  

    Last edited by juan gear; 10-13-2010 at 07:45 PM.

  118. #118
    It's carbon dontcha know.
    Reputation: 6thElement's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    Yeah, the tyre clearance is what has me concerned with the mud which is generally out there along the route in places. I appreciate the input from someone who's tried and is trying again.

    I'm aware the most common steed is a HT MTB though.

  119. #119
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pedalhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    299
    FWIW, I can vouch for the Pegasus as a seriously fast and comfortable long distance bike. Just waiting for the custom frame bag now...


  120. #120
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    nano's fit really quite well on the Peregrine. And it would indeed make a great TD bike, if you're willing to deal with a more road like position for the duration.

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5061843799/" title="ylrvr-9 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4147/5061843799_967ed86bed_o.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="ylrvr-9" /></a>

    Toe over lap does become an issue on small's with such a big tire, but only on singletrack type stuff. I ride mine on single track and toe overlap hasn't been an issue yet [large size]. That being said it IS more of a gravel/dirt road bike than mtb.
    Just a regular guy.

  121. #121
    It's carbon dontcha know.
    Reputation: 6thElement's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    4,222
    I love that lefty Pegasus pedalhead, particularly as I know you want to use it the same way as I'm looking to build for. I'd love a Peregrine, but the tyre clearance just isn't there for running 2.1 and getting a slightly out of true wheel a couple of hundred miles from a LBS.

  122. #122
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack
    Question : Does anyone has any problems with noise coming out of their EBB area or is it just my ears that are super sensitive to creaking noises? If so, how did you get rid of the noise?
    Like any metal on metal contact, creaks can happen. The interface between the ebb insert and the shell can get dry and dirty, which causes creaks. It's very simple to remove a crankarm, back the set screws off, and slide the whole assembly out. Clean it, grease everything (a good sticky marine type grease as Dave said is ideal), put it back together torque the set screws to 5-6Nm. That's not very tight, overtightening the set screws can deform the shell and will cause creaks by concentrating the stress more directly in a specific area as well as displacing grease more quickly.

    Then again, it could just be your name ;-)
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  123. #123
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213

    Kite

    First race on the Kite will be Sunday.

  124. #124
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    78
    I just got back from a trip to see my folks in Western PA. Rode my dad's medium Lynskey Pro29 while I was there. Obviously, there are significant differences between the Lynskey and my Swift but i'm wondering about frame size. I'm 6'1, 175lbs. My Swift build is:

    Large Swift
    Fox F29 RLC OEM (52offset)
    Cane Creek S3+5 Headset
    Truvativ Stylo Race 100mm stem
    Salsa ProMoto bars

    I find that I have difficulty climbing on the Swift or making it up tighter switchbacks. No issues on the Lynskey. Maybe it's the slightly shorter chainstays on the Lynskey?

    I'm wondering if I should pony up and get a Medium Swift. Might also try ditching the S3+5 headset for a CaneCreek 110 that I have to pull back the front wheel a bit since the OEM FOX is already pushed out.

    What size are you other 6'1" folks riding?

  125. #125
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    49
    Quote Originally Posted by annoying crack
    Very good thread!

    A picture of my swift in travel mode.



    single speed:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2113long+small.jpg 
Views:	3041 
Size:	150.6 KB 
ID:	573835


    Question : Does anyone has any problems with noise coming out of their EBB area or is it just my ears that are super sensitive to creaking noises? If so, how did you get rid of the noise?
    What size frame is that - I'm buying one but haven't had the chance to ride yet - the angles look RIGHT!

  126. #126
    Mtn Biker Machinist
    Reputation: 1 cog frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,092

    Gryphon w/o drop bars

    Got the headbadge from Marty, looks awesome!

    Here's the latest iteration of my Gryphon. Tried so hard to love the woodchippers, but just couldn't get them set up to feel right. Always felt too stretched out. Next option may be a 60mm stem!

    Anyway threw on the On One Mary bar, and suprisingly, feels really good. I love this frame, and actually really like the way it rides in either configuration. Great rigid singlespeed 29er.

    frog
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-dsc00158.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-dsc00159.jpg  


  127. #127
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    2
    Try the Mary's the other way up too, if you fancy a semi-drop. That's how I have mine on my Pegasus, and I've yet to find anything as comfortable.

    Ian

  128. #128
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    78
    Pic from this past weekend of the Swift out in the woods...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-photo.jpg  


  129. #129
    Glorified Hybrid Owner
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    1,091
    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    An update to the Peregrine here in the shop. Put an Alfine set up on it with a JTek shifter. Works quite well, and the bike is only up two pounds to 26.5. Not too shabby, eh?

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4953790131/" title="grvl-27 by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4953790131_6acfcd4c9f_b.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="grvl-27" /></a>
    Looks great.

    If I can ever unload my Haro Werks SS I'll get one.

  130. #130
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    15
    Had a bit of a tinker with mine recently, fitting On One VChromoly Marys, Brooks grips and a honey Brooks Ti Swift saddle.




  131. #131
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717
    Trying something new:

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Jbum4f4xYlSoB2oh_Gxzlw?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TOy2L2qThDI/AAAAAAAASgM/3X0o2Om6dKY/s800/IMG_2215.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/z8GKbUBkmFskGje3mvJY7w?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TOy2MeEnQMI/AAAAAAAASgU/c7IfdKfna2w/s800/IMG_2216.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/63D_aUNkvC19bNBqafkH-A?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TOy2NLBjLHI/AAAAAAAASgk/YhwZiIBLFdI/s800/IMG_2218.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    I bolted this stuff on a couple weeks ago. Dang... stuff is so crazy around the house, I haven't been out for a ride since mid-October. I've been staring at this for weeks, but can't get out and ride it.

    In the meantime, I sold a bunch of parts on craigslist, and bought an Access29er frame. I'm going to make that my gearie hardtail. I'll probably get one ride out of this thing before making the switch back to SS.

    Pardon my messy garage.

  132. #132
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    43

    As close to a typical mtb as I can get

    Note White Brothers forks with fox damping!

    1x9 running a wipperman chain for additional niceness.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-img_1241.jpg  


  133. #133
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Gravity Dropper, OG style!!

    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Trying something new:

    *pix*
    Yeah, I'm rolling like that, baby!

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/vkAcjXwtCQ4jNYrYx5bhGg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TO3vqLZ3qfI/AAAAAAAASiU/e_33itfH3bE/s800/IMG_2230.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

  134. #134
    conjoinicorned
    Reputation: ferday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,525
    finally i got a pic that wasn't in the garage

    love this bike.

    what would rainbow unicorn do?

  135. #135
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    986
    Well...after trying the ultra lightweight route with an Air9 rigid build I realized just how nice a steel framed bike really was. The next thing you know I am headed down this path...

    Based on the limited single track rides I can say this bike really feels cushy and handles obstacles with no problems. Feels a lot like the Fargo did, but maybe a touch quicker in the corners. So far no crank strike issues as of yet either. Nicely built frame with a great finish as well. Not really feeling the SS love on this ride though, and need to find a 9spd barcon so I can get it it set-up for 1x9 to provide a little more versatility. Stem is not the final either but in the hunt using parts bin items to get me riding sooner than later.

  136. #136
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    199
    Not only fantastic looking bikes they also have a very nice web site

  137. #137
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    3
    Any excuse.........

    This is the first production Singular Swift


  138. #138
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    986
    That Swift has wings! Really a nice action shot of you flying your bike!!

  139. #139
    Did I catch a niner+?
    Reputation: Mr Pink57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    2,955
    Quote Originally Posted by N10S
    I noticed on your drops you keep your hands on the "flat" of the lower part. I am currently setting up a set of Garys on a Fisti. Do you find this more comfortable? I find jamming my hands into the drops not as agile. This looks more like how my Mary bars would feel.

    I also wanted to ask what size frame that is and what length stem do you have?
    Mr. Krabs: Is it true, Squidward? Is it hilarious?

  140. #140
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    986
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57
    I noticed on your drops you keep your hands on the "flat" of the lower part. I am currently setting up a set of Garys on a Fisti. Do you find this more comfortable? I find jamming my hands into the drops not as agile. This looks more like how my Mary bars would feel.

    I also wanted to ask what size frame that is and what length stem do you have?
    I run the drops with a slight downward angle and spend my riding time deep into the flat section and into the hooks. The ends of my bars are always almost level with my saddle as I really like the feeling of the drop bars sitting high, which puts me into a command position when riding through technical sections. I know when its right when my hands fall naturally into that area at the lower part of the hook and front part of the flat drop. I really hate riding road (even gravel roads) so all of my drop bar bikes get a lot of trail time, and all have been set-up pretty much like this. I definitely feel this does provide a great deal of power and agility from this position, but again its important to note that I am not hunkered over into the drops, but instead navigating from a more upright position using the drops.

    These original Gary bars are really shallow in the drop like the midge bars I usually like to use. Lots more flare on the Gary and minimal top section. I do spend a little time on top with whats available, and interestingly I can actually use the brake hoods better on the Gary than I could the Midge. I guess the angle of the bars works well with my ergos or something and I can hook my thumbs over the hoods and rest my fingers on the outer edge of the hood and bars for rest, sprinting, and second climbing position. These pics may give you a better idea of the amount of angle of the bar ( sort of matches the drop of the top tube) and the amount of flare of the original Gary bars which is really close to a moustache bar in my opinion.




    Frame is a medium and the stem is a Race Face Evolve 110mm reach with 6 degrees of rise. I have considered trying the Mary bar option as 1cogfrog has had luck with, but am unsure as I have tried the Groovy Luv Handles in the past and really felt totally awkward and out of control through the technical sections. I see that pic of basonjillet flying his swift with Mary-like bars and I think hmm...maybe worth a try?

  141. #141
    jrm
    jrm is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jrm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    11,274

    Note White Brothers forks with fox damping!

    Quote Originally Posted by juan gear
    Note White Brothers forks with fox damping!

    1x9 running a wipperman chain for additional niceness.
    thats interesting..

  142. #142
    I have no titles (yet)
    Reputation: Bocky Balboa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    4
    I guess Sam approved the build so here she is:




    Love it ! Next ride will be singlespeed and hope to find some cheap BB7s to run it with a dropbar.

  143. #143
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    Quote Originally Posted by Bocky Balboa
    I guess Sam approved the build so here she is:




    Love it ! Next ride will be singlespeed and hope to find some cheap BB7s to run it with a dropbar.

    Really classy looker!
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  144. #144
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    986
    Mid 50 degree temps today so I got the Gryphon out for a run into the State Park down the road from me. Unfortunately no single track, but a nice crystal clear creek crossing, a few killer hills, and a firing range at the back where you can dodge live rounds!



  145. #145
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717
    ... now with the only silver Titec H-Bar on the planet (as far as I know).

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/_Bplg00ZIr6G3yT-SOw2wg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TPdDMQ-BBFI/AAAAAAAASkY/gL8bP8O0qZ4/s800/IMG_2244.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

  146. #146
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777

    playing around with surly open bars

    But man a lovely ride in SW utah today!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-ih-singular.jpg  

    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  147. #147
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    neet!

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    But man a lovely ride in SW utah today!

    Let us know how those work out.

  148. #148
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Let us know how those work out.
    so far so good.... have the stem much lower then with the woodchipper, not quite as much sweep back as the chipper

    it being steel, seems to take a bit of the edge off and being able to use ergons and an hydro brake are nice!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-chip.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-chip2.jpg  

    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  149. #149
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    986
    Those open bars look like they are pretty wide too. Thats the only thing about running the Mary's upside down, they are definitely on the narrow side otherwise they feel pretty good. On top of the benefit of being able to run hydro brakes, I have to say that one major motivator for me was being able to use the 970 XTR trigger shifter for a 1x9 set-up again. I don't have any major issues with bar end shifters, but the 970's work a lot better for me personally.

  150. #150
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    Never mind the crappy cell shot, but here's a new Medium Swift I've built up as a demo.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5254796241/" title="M Swift demo by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5042/5254796241_f7b8d22e8e_o.jpg" width="720" height="480" alt="M Swift demo" /></a>
    The new mediums have a shorter fork[470 ac] and hipped chain stays. Other wise, the same geo numbers.
    Just a regular guy.

  151. #151
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    3
    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.

  152. #152
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,601
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by ~martini~
    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?

  153. #153
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    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.
    Last edited by pimpbot; 12-13-2010 at 12:34 PM.

  154. #154
    Really I am that slow
    Reputation: SlowerThenSnot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    3,777
    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
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

  155. #155
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    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.
    Last edited by pimpbot; 12-13-2010 at 12:58 PM.

  156. #156
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    What does "hipped" mean?
    The chainstays have an s-bend to them to allow for better crank and tyre clearance.
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  157. #157
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    3
    Hello, here are some pics of my gryphon, from Spain.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-rdsc02011.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-rdsc02021.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-rdsc02037.jpg  


  158. #158
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    Nice!

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

  159. #159
    mtbr member
    Reputation: MMcG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    9,592
    Nice Gryphon and nice scenery too!

  160. #160
    Ariolimax columbianus
    Reputation: nativeson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    1,513
    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).

  161. #161
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    43
    Just put on some new WTB gear. Big smiles from me. Never thought I would be a white bits fashion boi.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-img_2023.jpg  


  162. #162
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    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.

  163. #163
    Short-Change-Hero
    Reputation: gregnash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    6,412
    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!

  164. #164
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,601
    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.

  165. #165
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    43
    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.

  166. #166
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    111
    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..

  167. #167
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bravellir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    199
    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.

  168. #168
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    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.

  169. #169
    mtbr member
    Reputation: liong71er's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    46

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-dscn3038.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-dscn3034.jpg  

    i'm a full time bikeacholic also an workaholic and part time alcoholic.

  170. #170
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    111
    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

  171. #171
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    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.

  172. #172
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213

    Rare bird?

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


  173. #173
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    43

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-craigyburn-forest.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-wharfdale-rocks.jpg  


  174. #174
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    5
    another swift
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-dscn9963-modified-.jpg  


  175. #175
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    492
    Yes - I do own Singular Cycles

  176. #176
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    63
    We had a very a-typical mid summer in Victoria Australia ride yesterday...

  177. #177
    Kenatay
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    68

    2011 Karate Monkey

    Liked my old KM so much I decided to get another.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-p1160029.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-p1160030.jpg  


  178. #178
    Mtn Biker Machinist
    Reputation: 1 cog frog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    1,092

    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!

    frog

  179. #179
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Pedalhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    299
    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?

  180. #180
    Kenatay
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    68
    Oooops! You're right Steve - out of place again. Kinda single minded of me. Beautiful bikes - I'll take the ti lookin Pegasus one.

  181. #181
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ThreeD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    645
    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

  182. #182
    CB2
    CB2 is offline
    Jam Econo
    Reputation: CB2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    4,213
    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 @ [email protected]

  183. #183
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    986
    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.

  184. #184
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ThreeD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    645
    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 @ [email protected]
    Thanks for your help.

  185. #185
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ThreeD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    645
    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.

  186. #186
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    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.

  187. #187
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    381
    Here's my Swift. Built up recently as a training/do everything bike. Great fun!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-dirrrty.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-muddyswift.jpg  


  188. #188
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    37

    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.

  189. #189
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hoogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    278
    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,
    hoogie
    "old enough to know better. too old to care."

  190. #190
    mtbr member
    Reputation: hoogie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    278
    couldn't find the latest photos, but here is my singular on the car at work to give you an idea ... more to come
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-singular_on_car.jpg  

    "old enough to know better. too old to care."

  191. #191
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    37
    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.

  192. #192
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    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="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5394392441/" title="Gabe's Peregrine by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://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?
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5394988482/" title="fat front Swift by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5056/5394988482_86de9d697b_o.jpg" width="602" height="900" alt="fat front Swift" /></a>

    This one is the looker though. Titanium road bike. Taper head tube, subtle taper to the chainstays. All business.
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5394393065/" title="Firebird by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5100/5394393065_9cc8a8feb6_o.jpg" width="900" height="602" alt="Firebird" /></a>
    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5394393205/" title="Firebird by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="https://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.

  193. #193
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    84
    My Large Gryphon in it's natural environment with other birds of prey
    Where's BAKERSFIELD?

  194. #194
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717
    This experiment lasted exactly one ride. My old wrists really can't take rigid anymore.

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

  195. #195
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Flat Ark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    1,645
    Those WTB Strykers look suspiciously like rebadged American Classics.(?)

  196. #196
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    986
    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.

  197. #197
    ballbuster
    Reputation: pimpbot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    12,717

    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.

  198. #198
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    381
    Got this to keep the Swift company
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Singular photos: Post here!-gryphon1.jpg  

    Singular photos: Post here!-gryphon2.jpg  


  199. #199
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,023
    very nice! The Crows look pretty good on it. suit the bike well.
    Just a regular guy.

  200. #200
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    43
    Nice Gryph Mono. Very keen for a Gryphon or a peregrine to be my next bike.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 3

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.