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    Black Sheep Photo Thread - Bring the flock together.

    After a few Mooto-X, a Jones spaceframe, and an Indy Fab, I have ended up with my second Black Sheep. With my upcoming travels, the S&S couplers will be much appreciated.

    Let's see some other Black Sheep. I know that they are out there.

    JAH

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    Prelim photo. Just picked it up 36 hrs ago. Maiden voyage tonight.



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    Quote Originally Posted by xJAHx
    After a few Mooto-X, a Jones spaceframe, and an Indy Fab, I have ended up with my second Black Sheep. With my upcoming travels, the S&S couplers will be much appreciated.

    Let's see some other Black Sheep. I know that they are out there.

    JAH

    What kind of rims are those?

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    Velocity VXC laced to Phil Wood hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Prelim photo. Just picked it up 36 hrs ago. Maiden voyage tonight.

    very nice end result douchebag!

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    I'll play. I've posted pictures before, but I figure they belong here as well. Singlespeed mode and 8 speed Alfine:
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Prelim photo. Just picked it up 36 hrs ago. Maiden voyage tonight.



    That-A boy Squeaky I was hoping you was in on this thread....... How's she ride? CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Prelim photo. Just picked it up 36 hrs ago. Maiden voyage tonight.



    Nice Jones!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Nice Jones!!!


    Are non-swoopy Sheep allowed here?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Nice Jones!!!

    I prefer MoneSSheep

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    Here's my contribution. Originally owned by Mikesee, then by me, now by The Gambler who lives up the road from me.
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    Noice Squeaker!!!

    Does James throw in some extra Jones stickers with that thing???
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    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    Noice Squeaker!!!

    Does James doesn't throw in some extra Jones stickers with that thing???
    I opted for the custom Jen Green custom MoneSSheep badge

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I opted for the custom Jen Green custom MoneSSheep badge
    ignore them...they are all just jealous that what you have is actually an original, nor did you need a hammerschmidt to make it something special either. you must however include this pic


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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    ignore them...they are all just jealous that what you have is actually an original, nor did you need a hammerschmidt to make it something special either. you must however include this pic
    The water jetted blade is a nice touch


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    WOW those are awesome.
    How do they ride?
    Is there a web link?
    Pedal Dammit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    The water jetted blade is a nice touch
    i agree, plus, a Mones has no such nice touch, though if your posing requires looking like everybody else while riding around town, the Mones is a better choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    i agree, plus, a Mones has no such nice touch, though if your posing requires looking like everybody else while riding around town, the Mones is a better choice
    You think Jones invented the blade as well?

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    Interesting side chatter about the Jones/Mones/MoneSSheep. Is JJ on to something with his geometry? I owned a Woldhound with the same numbers, so obviously Fred endorsed that.

    Is JJ on to something with the truss fork and sweeping tubes? Some would argue that the sweeping tubes are just for show, and frankly, I am now preferring the evolving renditions by James. Each one continues to be custom.

    If we believe the hype, then of course other custom makers, and eventually the mass produced will follow this trend either in geometry and/or tube shaping.

    I must say that for the type of riding that I use this Sheep for, I prefer it over my old Jones. I was looking for a race-paced SS that was forgiving enough for extended use. In my old age (29), I am enjoying the compliance of the non-truss fork. Would I take it off of 4+ foot drops like JJ does with truss forks? Hell no. I just found a form that fits my function better.

    Interestingly, my Jones was the exact same build; the only thing that has changed is the frameset:


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    Squeak, let us know how you like the handlebar.

    Mine did not work for me, but that's my own opinion. They're just garage filler now.

    The bike looks awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Squeak, let us know how you like the handlebar.

    Mine did not work for me, but that's my own opinion. They're just garage filler now.

    The bike looks awesome.
    I liked it when I demo'd it. Will let you know when I have more trail time. He's going to make me a one piece bar/stem when I have the reach/sweep/height where I want it. The current setup is a temp.

    Did you discuss it with James? I bet he'd reshape it for you. He's very accommodating about such things.

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    here goes.....

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    blacksheep

    in the sun....
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    I liked it when I demo'd it. Will let you know when I have more trail time. He's going to make me a one piece bar/stem when I have the reach/sweep/height where I want it. The current setup is a temp.

    Did you discuss it with James? I bet he'd reshape it for you. He's very accommodating about such things.
    I did not discuss it with James. I did what I usually do: I sulked around for a bit then bought something else.

    Now I'm hoping someone just out-of-the-blue asks to buy it from me.

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    Here is my other sheep in original form. I have yet to build the frameset up, but I am running through ideas.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny
    I'll play. I've posted pictures before, but I figure they belong here as well. Singlespeed mode and 8 speed Alfine:

    This one's my favorite

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanem
    This one's my favorite
    Not to sound like a jerk but that bike is actually my LEAST favorite Blacksheep..I think 1strong1's BlackSheep with the purple bits is to just die for...17lbs to boot......That thing is drop dead sexy............IMO....................CF.

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    Hey xJAHx,
    Here is a old pic of your new bike.


    I've posted my new one before but here is another one.

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    I really like the lines on your new ride, Pat.

    I have had your old bike on the trails twice now, and it is exactly what I wanted compared to my old Jones in regard to increased front end compliance and overall feel.

    I love the gusset that James added!

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    Do you want to sell the bar since its in the garage?

    Want to sell the bar?

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    Pat,
    I dig that 2nd pix. Looks Crosieresque...no?

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    there are times I do miss the comfort of unicrown fork esp. on the rough down hills however the faith gives me a bit more control.
    Nat,
    Give the handle bars a few rides. I was ready to get rid of mine after the first few rides and went so far as to buy a new set and ride them for about a week before I had to give MM bars another shot. Now I would not ride anything else In fact I'm waiting for James to finish my new bar stem combo. If nothing else call James I'll bet he would work something out with you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Pat,
    I dig that 2nd pix. Looks Crosieresque...no?
    Exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by volkstech
    there are times I do miss the comfort of unicrown fork esp. on the rough down hills however the faith gives me a bit more control.
    Nat,
    Give the handle bars a few rides. I was ready to get rid of mine after the first few rides and went so far as to buy a new set and ride them for about a week before I had to give MM bars another shot. Now I would not ride anything else In fact I'm waiting for James to finish my new bar stem combo. If nothing else call James I'll bet he would work something out with you.
    Pat
    Thanks, but I'm long past the bars. I gave them enough time to know they aren't for me. The hand/brake positions did not suit me, that's all. Rather than have James re-bend them I'd just as soon get them into the hands of someone who wants them as-is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volkstech
    there are times I do miss the comfort of unicrown fork esp. on the rough down hills however the faith gives me a bit more control.
    Nat,
    Give the handle bars a few rides. I was ready to get rid of mine after the first few rides and went so far as to buy a new set and ride them for about a week before I had to give MM bars another shot. Now I would not ride anything else In fact I'm waiting for James to finish my new bar stem combo. If nothing else call James I'll bet he would work something out with you.
    Pat
    1st ride tonight....I don't know about the unicrown, but I was missing the Reba on my Eriksen. I'm hoping the learning curve is gentle


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    Ha, Squeaky. You will get used to the truss fork and riding rigid in general. For our ever rocky east coast trails, the truss was bone jarring and reminded me of my first MTB with an alloy fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xJAHx
    Ha, Squeaky. You will get used to the truss fork and riding rigid in general. For our ever rocky east coast trails, the truss was bone jarring and reminded me of my first MTB with an alloy fork.
    I hope you're right.
    The Rocky Mtns aren't exactly smooth though.....

    I have a much better appreciation now for why Volkstech shakes out his hands at the end of one of our long descents.

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    Here's a couple. Love the way James bikes ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mello211
    in the sun....
    Man, I do like this bike. Not too fancy and not too simple. Just right, especially as a 1x9!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    1st ride tonight....I don't know about the unicrown, but I was missing the Reba on my Eriksen. I'm hoping the learning curve is gentle

    Pretty bike. I hope it is vertically compliant and laterally stiff.

    I really like the lines of the frame itself.
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    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Pretty bike. I hope it is vertically compliant and laterally stiff.

    I really like the lines of the frame itself.
    thanks...i helped him pick out a proper design

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    thanks...i helped him pick out a proper design
    Awesome. The lines look almost Lenzish.
    Quote Originally Posted by buddhak
    And I thought I had a bike obsession. You are at once tragic and awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Awesome. The lines look almost Lenzish.
    you should see the adorable drapes we picked out

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    you should see the adorable drapes we picked out
    Curious he didn't have them out for the pics?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enel
    Awesome. The lines look almost Lenzish.
    Hey now, that was uncalled for.
    ''It seems like a bit of a trend, everyone trying to make things longer over the last couple of years" Sam Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny
    I'll play. I've posted pictures before, but I figure they belong here as well. Singlespeed mode and 8 speed Alfine:
    I get lightheaded and dizzy every time I see this rig...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    im sold if james can fit in a rear shock just like his ST highlight bike on dat curves....for now think i'll stick to my jones n coming soon rip9..

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