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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:52 pm 
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Specs have shifted slightly, but I think it's looking lovely :)

Frame: Large Singular Swift – Pigeon Blue - RAL 5014 (thanks Andy)

Fork: Singular rigid fork (Pigeon Blue - RAL 5014 to match)

Headset: Cane Creek
Stem: Ritchey Stem Classic Polished
Handlebar: bars Ritchey Classic mountain flat polished
Grips: Ritchey Handlebar Grip Mtn TGV 125mm Black/Blue

Brakes: Shimano XTR
Brake Pads: Shimano XTR
Brake Levers: Shimano XTR

Sprocket: On One Groove Armada
Chain: SLX M665
Cranks: White Industries ENO
Crank Bolts: White Industries
Chainring: White Industries ENO
Chainring bolts: White Industries
Bottom Bracket: Shimano UN-54
Pedals: M540 SPD

Hub Skewers: XTR
Rims: XTR 29er
Hubs: HXTR
Nipples: Red alloy
Spokes: XTR
Tyres: Maxxis Ikon 2.2"
Tubes: Tubeless

Saddle: Fizik Gobi XM black
Seatpost: seatpost Ritchey Seatpost Classic 350 x 27.2 Polished

Thanks :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:52 pm 
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Build pics from Sam + the finished bike


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Having owned a Swift for a bit my only suggestion is buy stuff that is as light as you feel safe to ride.

The frame and forks ride much lighter than their weight would suggest but quite easily they can get a bit "porky".

Have a search for AverageMarks's on here. That's SS and sub 24lbs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:12 pm 
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I always think the Swift has a nice retro look, for that reason I'd avoid black stuff and too racy a look. White industries eno cranks, pauls hubs, BB7's with pauls levers, thomson posts and stem in silver, maybe a surly torsion bar, brooks saddle, fat rims like the velocity P35.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:11 pm 
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bryan555 wrote:

Frame: Large Singular Swift (Powder Blue I think)

Fork: Singular rigid fork (powder blue to match)


Pigeon Blue - RAL 5014 :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:23 pm 
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do these get good reviews?

they look ok, and have been offered one........never had a go on one though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:01 pm 
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saltyman wrote:
do these get good reviews?

they look ok, and have been offered one........never had a go on one though.


I've ridden a few, having done a few races guest riding on the Singular team, and I think they are fantastic. I'd snap it up if I were you! Unless you can afford a Pegasus :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Yes. They are that good. Mines on here somewhere, they are heavy, but weirdly don't ride heavy. Anyone tried one with 470 forks on? fancy speeding the handling on mine up a bit as well as loseing some weight.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:16 pm 
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I can't comment on the ride qualities of the Swift (so should keep my mouth shut, I suppose..) but if it's anywhere near as nice as the Hummingbird (and I'm sure it is) then it'll be great.
The Hummingbird is a gem, in my opinion. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:23 am 
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kaiser wrote:
I always think the Swift has a nice retro look, for that reason I'd avoid black stuff and too racy a look. White industries eno cranks, pauls hubs, BB7's with pauls levers, thomson posts and stem in silver, maybe a surly torsion bar, brooks saddle, fat rims like the velocity P35.


Thanks, that sounds good. Not sure all those Pauls goodies are within budget :oops: But it's a good start...


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