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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Beautiful geometry - the advert for 'Cosmic Trail Bags' brought a wry smile to my face - Looking forward to seeing this progress.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:43 pm 
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Swallow have made a splash at bespoke Bristol:

http://road.cc/content/news/80724-theyr ... poked-2013


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:13 am 
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Bump for updates....., and getting Excited.

Any News Adrian....?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Exquisite timing Carl!

I picked it up today, pics below........

Massive thanks to Rob and Pete for the work they have done, well chuffed!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Wow, that looks pretty special 8)

It looks a little strange having been repainted but still having both sets of brake mounts on but considering it's history it would've been sacrilege to remove whichever set you don't end up using. Can't wait to see it progress. I must've read that magazine article dozens of times!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:39 pm 
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That looks very special indeed.

I have to confess I'd not spotted the double bosses in the original pictures. 8)

Fascinated to see how the build progresses.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Thanks guys - I have a good feeling about this one - it looks right.

As luck would have it another Swallow Griffon had been dropped off at the shop for a re-furb - a XT version, same tubes. It had different drop-outs and was pearly black.

Had a BikeFit done on my Ibis Spanky roadie while I was there (best £40 I've ever spent on bikes). Looks like I'll be after another road frame at some point - by the time they had finished It had more stem extension than a Raleigh shopper :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:02 pm 
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Coleman wrote:
Thanks guys - I have a good feeling about this one - it looks right.

As luck would have it another Swallow Griffon had been dropped off at the shop for a re-furb - a XT version, same tubes. It had different drop-outs and was pearly black.

Had a BikeFit done on my Ibis Spanky roadie while I was there (best £40 I've ever spent on bikes). Looks like I'll be after another road frame at some point - by the time they had finished It had more stem extension than a Raleigh shopper :lol:



Oh mate, NOW THATS proper.

SEXY AS FCUK............... 8)

email me ref the spanky, with measurements please.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:04 pm 
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Coolio 8) 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Is the bird related table cloth just a coincidence? :D


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