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    Titus Eleven SS

    Here's my Titus Eleven Single Speed set up for trail riding with some sturdy wheels.


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    Number One

    Titus Rockstar, welded by Lynskey. Love it.
    10 trails in 10 days-South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Vancouver island. Flawless.
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    Number Two

    My trusty Fireline. Been to Xterra nationals. But another rider.
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    Lynskey Pro 29 SL; DT Swiss XRR 470; 2x10 (24/36 & 12-36)
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    Turkish:Protection from what . . . zee Germans?
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    Number Three

    Looks like ti, but actually True Temper OX Platinum with carbon inserts (Steel Exogrid).

    My current all around bike. Love steel as well as ti.
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    Number Four

    For the demo fleet (Lynskey/Titus demo weekend in July)
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    Number Five

    Work in progress.
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    It will have to wait till Friday, when something gets delivered Fedex.

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    Lynskey/Niner

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    Gimme about 8 weeks or thereabouts and I'll have a new custom Indy Fab Ti Deluxe 29'er SS to post up here

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    My 50th Birthday present to myself



    Black Sheep Stellar - Most comfortable bike I've ridden. James has really figured out the whole "vertically compliant, but laterally stiff" thing. Plus, it just looks HOT!
    Let the market decide!

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    2011 Pro29 SL. Four XC races under it's belt so far this year, love this bike.

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    Since this image was taken nearly 3wks ago I've swapped out the brakes for a set of 2011 XTR's (Trail version) and the EC70 seatpost is gone (waaaaay too flexy) for the Lynskey Ti seatpost which is much, much better.

    How does it ride? I don't have much to compare it to since I come from a 26'er carbon full suspension geared background. All I can say is I'm absolutely loving the Ti 29'er hardtail SS thing. I chose this bike specifically for 24hr Solos, I wanted a change from my normal 24hr Solo rigs and this is a radical departure but so far so good. But the proof is in the pudding as they say and the first 24hr taste test is next weekend in Spokane. I've already got several multi-hour rides in this configuration and between the 29'er volume and Ti absorption it seems to have been a good choice, of course I'll know more by next Sunday afternoon. ;-)

    Even though the Ti frame is flexy, it's flexy in a good way once you get used to it. After a couple of weeks of pushing the bike to it's limits and learning what it's capable of it was a simple matter of adjusting my style a bit to cooperate more closely with the bike. My biggest concerns with a Ti 29'er seem to have been alleviated. It produces good results across a wide range of demands; from good trail absorption to aggressive line choice handling.

    I shot this video a few days ago on a trail I'm not familiar with (only ridden it once a couple of nights prior during a night ride), unfortunately the video doesn't effectively demonstrate how many tight moves and sharp angles you've got to pull at speed in order to one-time this little route but I can assure you the bike is very capable of handling aggressive trail riding and is probably more competent than the rider. I've had the bike on harder trails, bigger climbs and descents and gnarlier tech and it's been very capable, this video is just good proof that Ti-flex isn't a limiter. Maybe steel/aluminum would be great on this trail as well, I'll gladly do long-term reviews on donated frames. ;-)

    Best to watch this in 1080HD:

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    My moto. Sick deal for what you get IMHO. Its light, Its fast. Absorbs chatter well. Dream bike is a custom short chainstay ti rig like DrJon's. Someday


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    Quote Originally Posted by hellocook
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    hellocook - can you show me a little more of that ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slim2none
    hellocook - can you show me a little more of that ride?
    this should give you a better idea of what it is. the quality of the welds should tell you ...
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    Oh, yes, I should have known. What a beautiful seat collar that is!

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    my Lynskey got an italian address
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim2none
    Oh, yes, I should have known. What a beautiful seat collar that is!
    yeah, the seat collar.

    here we go, my eriksen fs.
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    Form Cycles geared 29er

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    Black Sheep Stellar Single Speed 29er

    Both are 10 plus on the 1 to 10 scale.

    The Form is in the process of being converted to a single speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com
    Titus Rockstar, welded by Lynskey. Love it.
    10 trails in 10 days-South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Vancouver island. Flawless.

    Nice ride...I tried to get one of these earlier this year but couldn't find one...maybe in the future...

    Enjoy!

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    From yesterday's lunch ride. Early version Lynskey Pro 29. I am still partial to the bent top tube vs. the current monstrosity that is the helix top tube. Just sayin...
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    My favorite but I'm biased.



    Vertigo 29er - Drive side by VertigoCycles, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by smudge
    My favorite but I'm biased.

    loaded with nice features and fancy ideas. but the welds look kinda crappy, i am sure they will hold up but just not looking nice when getting closer.

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    jbbikerider, looking at the second image down in your post it looks like you are using the Paragon Sliders bolt kit. I just put the same one on my Lynskey, and I like it.

    My question is, why are you using the locking hex nut and the knurled thumb nut at the same time? They both achieve the same job and you only need one, right?

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    WOW....i really love the classic lines of the black sheep....its awesome.

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    My 2 girls......

    Frame # 242 and #554,
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    Quote Originally Posted by eliflap
    my Lynskey got an italian address
    that's an awesome looking build eli!

    how much does it weigh?

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    Jealous. Leaving for vacation (so is the builder!) while biding my time for my new steed. Nothing over the top, just a good old single speed. Keep the pictures coming to stoke the fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staylor
    jbbikerider, looking at the second image down in your post it looks like you are using the Paragon Sliders bolt kit. I just put the same one on my Lynskey, and I like it.

    My question is, why are you using the locking hex nut and the knurled thumb nut at the same time? They both achieve the same job and you only need one, right?
    Thanks for pointing that out. It came that way from Form. I guess it doesn't hurt anything but it does add some weight that's not necessary(joking). I just received a ti bolt set from Paragon to replace the steel parts on the Black Sheep. Also recieved my Homebrewed Components ti rear cog that's going on tonight. Should save 5-6 ozs total counting the kit and the cog change.

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    Wow those Black Sheeps are gorgeous!

    Here're Mine


    Now running an Alfine 8. Commuter plus XC rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider
    I guess it doesn't hurt anything but it does add some weight that's not necessary(joking).
    Funny! Nicely done.

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    Some lovely bikes in here...

    Excuse the ****ty phone pic.

    My opinion, mmm, I prefer gelato to normal ice-cream.
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    mo' vertigo:











    oh, hellocook, vertigo welds are PLENTY nice....





    and a wee bit o'jones too...


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    posted before but this is a timely thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by utabintarbo
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    Black Sheep Stellar - Most comfortable bike I've ridden. James has really figured out the whole "vertically compliant, but laterally stiff" thing. Plus, it just looks HOT!
    I'll agree with you there....it does look hot!
    What type of handlebars are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by utabintarbo
    My 50th Birthday present to myself



    Black Sheep Stellar - Most comfortable bike I've ridden. James has really figured out the whole "vertically compliant, but laterally stiff" thing. Plus, it just looks HOT!
    I'll agree with you there....it does look hot!
    What type of handlebars are you running?

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    besides cost, any downside to Ti frames? special maintenance? what's a typical 29er HT Ti frame weigh?

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    Ti maintenance

    Quote Originally Posted by LCW
    besides cost, any downside to Ti frames? special maintenance? what's a typical 29er HT Ti frame weigh?
    Besides using ti prep when building the bike, not much.

    It may require some hand brushing or polishing to remove blems and scratches acquired over time. Dents and cracks are repairable.
    Can even replace tubing.


    Just weighed an XL Lynskey Ridgeline at 4 lb.
    S, M, and L will be lowere.

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    Ti 29ers - My Black Sheep

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    L/XL eriksen ventana full suspension weighs 2850g / 6.2lb

    XL lynskey pro 29sl with lefty head tube and sliding drop outs 1950g / 4.3lb

    a medium sized geared ti hardtail (no sliders) from a top quality builder should be around 3.5 lbs.

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    My Potts. It has lighter rims on it now, but you get the idea. Love the bike, it's perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider
    ... I just received a ti bolt set from Paragon to replace the steel parts on the Black Sheep. ...
    I understand that Black Sheep, and in my case Lynskey, have to save money where they can, but expensive Ti frames that do not come with the Paragon Ti kit?
    Seems like they should, and yes, I bought the same Ti bolt set for my Lynskey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreeD
    I'll agree with you there....it does look hot!
    What type of handlebars are you running?
    Those were Soma Clarence bars (a beefier version of the On-One Mary bar). Currently sporting a carbon Carnegie (I like alt bars ).
    Let the market decide!

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