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    Swobo Del Norte

    Just got a Swobo Del Norte. WOW! This thing is awesome. I sold my steel geared bike to buy a Specialized Langster as my first SS. I ended up somehow getting the Swobo and I think I made the right choice. I swapped out the awesome looking track bars for risers, but kept the tracks just in case... I am not going fixie just yet because this is my first single speed (and because I recently had a low speed but very painful crash on my old specialized).

    After about 20 miles of fun, I would HIGHLY recommend this bike. The price was also 100 bucks lower than the langster, and its steel which is awesome!

    BTW, I am not affiliated with Swobo though it may sound like I am, just noticed a lack of feedback about them.

    RJ

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    Good for you....I've seen the Del Norte in person and I really like the looks....... Please keep us updated with a "long term" test....
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    A friend of mine who works at a LBS said the Swobo is his favorite out of the box SS.

    are you looking to sell your old bars?
    Last edited by KonaMan22; 05-29-2008 at 06:29 AM.

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    The cool part is, it looks like something that people put together themselves, not a mass produced bike.


    Well, they come with that cool chrome wrap, I wanted to have the bike as original as possible in case I ever needed to sell it. In fact the bike shop offered me the option of free riser bars, grips & brakes if I gave them the original bars, brakes, and wrap. I opted to pay an extra $61 to keep the stuff so keep that in mind when making the offer, it is Bars, Awesome chrome tape and brake levers all obviously brand new, PM me if you want em.

    RJ

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    Not diggin' the chrome tape but the bike looks cool. I had never heard of this company before, they have some cool bikes like the folsom too. Thanks, now you got me wanting a new toy!

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    So where's the photo???

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    SWOBO is a cool outfit. Check out the website

    http://www.swobo.com/
    David Leroy Loving, III
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyIII
    SWOBO is a cool outfit. Check out the website

    http://www.swobo.com/


    yeah, I dig the $30 fixed t-shirt

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    Quote Originally Posted by FatTireFred
    yeah, I dig the $30 fixed t-shirt

    I dig Skye Yeager....She is hot... That's reason enough for me to like Swobo
    Dave Hickey/ Fort Worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    I dig Skye Yeager....She is hot... That's reason enough for me to like Swobo

    Sky is the shiz, she came to the shop last week and hung out with all of us shop nerds.

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    Skye Yeager is designing some really cool stuff over there. I like the clothes, too. I got some merlo wool socks that are great.
    David Leroy Loving, III
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    I looove that chrome bar tape but I wanted risers so those are in storage. Pic to follow but check out their site they have some pretty good pics.

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    "How to Avoid the Bummer Life" is a must read, too - at swobo
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