Swallow 853

ctc Posts: 232
edited April 2015 in Your road bikes
Hi All

Just picked up my Swallow 853 from Pete & Rob today. Only had time for a quick spin when I got back, but will get a longer one tomorrow for a full report. Even after a short ride I'm in love!

Built for my own, particular body shape - long legs of 35" and short torso (I'm 6') due to curvature of the spine (scoliosis).

Apologies for the rubbish photos, but when's it's sunny I'll get some better ones

Frame and fork - Swallow 853
Ritchey WCS Bars, stem and seatpost
Archetypes and Hope handbuilts (by me on the course at Swallow)
TRP Spyres
Ultegra CX chainset
Brooks Cambium carved
Ritchey Paradigm pedals
Vittoria Pave Tyres
PDW guards
KMC Light chain
Cinelli kaleido bar tape


  • A nice, classic-looking bike. The extended tubes on the head and seat tubes are interesting.