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Singualr Swift Build - It's arrived!
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Author:  bryan555 [ 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 :)

Author:  bryan555 [ Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:52 pm ]
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Build pics from Sam + the finished bike

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Author:  letmetalktomark [ Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:02 pm ]
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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.

Author:  kaiser [ 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.

Author:  Andy R [ 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:

Author:  saltyman [ 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.

Author:  bryan555 [ 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

Author:  Average Mark [ 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.

Author:  Andy R [ 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)

Author:  bryan555 [ 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...

Author:  ferrit [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:18 am ]
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Average Mark wrote:
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.


I ran Exotic Carbon jobbies on mine for a while but went back to the original steelies as they suited the frame and vice vesa.

Here it is with the carbon forks
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They were OK but not really an improvement over the orignals.

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And here it is prior to moving it on :cry:

Author:  Andy R [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:51 am ]
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bryan555 wrote:
kaiser wrote:
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...


Or Middleburn RS7 cranks / Uno chainring and Hope Pro2 hubs (trials/SS rear)?
If you want to go for the silver look, Magura Marta SL's would be a good choice, if you can find any.

Author:  letmetalktomark [ Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:15 am ]
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Mine was predominantly a silver build:

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Author:  bryan555 [ Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:29 pm ]
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Updated as I've made some decisions.

Trying to get my head round all this modern stuff!

Any ideas, experience or suggestions welcome :)

Stupidly excited about getting a new bike :shock: :D :D :D :D

Author:  bryan555 [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:10 pm ]
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Updated bump

Author:  kaiser [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:00 pm ]
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Sounds good :) like the look of the ritchey classic stuff, should go well. The only thing I'd change is the SLX brakes, to modern hi techy a look IMO.

Author:  bryan555 [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:26 pm ]
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kaiser wrote:
Sounds good :) like the look of the ritchey classic stuff, should go well. The only thing I'd change is the SLX brakes, to modern hi techy a look IMO.


I know what you mean but I don't have any other ideas in that price range :(
I actually wanted Hope Tech M4s but I don't have the cash :oops:
Do you have any suggestions?

Author:  kaiser [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:31 pm ]
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Still think the BB7's could be a good choice, opens the lever options up a bit. These look good too and I'm sure I red a good review recently.

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/32205/Cla ... n=pid32205

Author:  bryan555 [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:52 pm ]
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Those Clarkes brakes look great! Marmite reviews though.

Author:  bryan555 [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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kaiser wrote:
Still think the BB7's could be a good choice, opens the lever options up a bit. These look good too and I'm sure I red a good review recently.

http://www.rutlandcycling.com/32205/Cla ... n=pid32205


Sam has suggested M975 xtr and has offered a really good deal. Can't really say no :D

Author:  kaiser [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:44 pm ]
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Sometimes you got to suck it and see :) FWIW I rate shimano brakes over hopes any day of the week, maybe not looks wise (though XTR comes damn close).

Author:  bryan555 [ Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:06 pm ]
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Last time I had xtr brakes was 1994 on my Marin team issue. Loved them, and I think the M975 will suit the swift. Can't wait to get hold of it and ride it now :D

Author:  Average Mark [ Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:25 pm ]
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Check out the Formula sale thats on. the oro's are v nice brakes, especially at the price they are selling them for!

Author:  bryan555 [ Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:57 pm ]
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Sam just emailed to say this should be ready next week! :D 8) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D 8) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D 8) :D :D :D 8) 8) :D

Author:  bryan555 [ Thu Apr 21, 2011 2:54 pm ]
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Almost ready! I should have it in my clutches by Wednesday. Stupidle excited about riding it :D :D :D :D :D :oops: :D :D

Author:  Average Mark [ Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:42 pm ]
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looks nice, kinda the polar opposite to mine!.

Author:  bryan555 [ Sun May 08, 2011 10:50 pm ]
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Updated with pics of finished bike. It rides beautifully, but I am yet to give it some real stick off road. :D

Author:  kaiser [ Mon May 09, 2011 3:50 pm ]
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Classic 8)

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