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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:38 pm 
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Afternoon All,

Thought it about time to take some pics of my new (to me) Singular Swift.

Up until August I had been experimenting .... 29er wheels in 26'' frames, 69ers, road bike wheels in mountain bike frames etc

Really like the idea of the 29'' wheel but fancied a cross bike as well as a fat tyred beast oh and something I could sling slicks on for road work.

So whist not to everyone's taste I present my Swift Arm Knife:

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Currently running 1x9 with a 36t ring up front and a 11-32 :? cassette out back. Seems to give me a good enough range for what I need.

Have really fallen for the 32mm WTB tyres - cut through everything and are pretty grippy too.

The wheels let the bike down a bit as they are fairly heavy but with 17mm rims they allow for a 25mm tyre to be fitted for road duties and also upto a 2.2 tyre.

Bike has only been up and running a few weeks and apart from the need to change the seat post I think I am nearly there.

Thoughts?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:10 pm 
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that is peach! The head badge is awesome


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:56 pm 
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I'm diggin this! Nice, very nice!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Nice work mate!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:03 pm 
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That has a lot of lovely bits, but I'm just not diggin on the front wheel to top of the fork gap.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:38 am 
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Pickle wrote:
That has a lot of lovely bits, but I'm just not diggin on the front wheel to top of the fork gap.


Its cavernous isn't it :shock:

That is my only critisism that I have of the design - the look of the fork.

It is too tall and too thin. :(

Looking for a Niner carbon fork in black at that should help the aesthetics :wink:

Like this one....

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:40 am 
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Would look much better :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:27 am 
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Pickle wrote:
Would look much better :wink:


But at £300+ pounds :oops: may have to wait a while :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:50 am 
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Ahh, yes :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:11 pm 
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There is a newish black set of Niner forks on STW going for £290 at the mo, still bloody expensive but a bit less than new.

I wouldnt rush off to change the forks though, I fitted exotics to my Swift to save a bit of weight but have ended up putting the steelies back on as they suit the slender frame.

I think the scrawney tyres may be making the gap at the top of the forks look even bigger than normal

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