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    Where are the Black Cats ?

    Todd Ingermanson has been turning out some pretty spiffy frames (and forks) recently. frame only pics on his blog.....

    but where are the built up pics? there was one with syncros stuff at interbike...amazing paint job! come on! share some pics!
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    Drjon, are you thinking about a new " project" again?

    I wish someone would make some Ti swingers for my next project.

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    May the air be filled with tires!

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    me? its fair to say i have a bun in the oven, but not made of steel....i just like the look of them :-)~

    btw anyone read this? fat elephant?

    superratmachine may well do a ti version... who knows...?

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    Paragon has hinted at doing a ti swinger but Mark is apparently swamped for a while.
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    interesting....the swinger looks like a pretty cool drop...i wonder if the alu section is keyed into the frame section?

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    and from dirt rag...



    the blog has lots of frame pics

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    I've always thought it's a shame that the top "swing" bolt can't double up as the top disc mount bolt, but the geometry conspires against it all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brant
    I've always thought it's a shame that the top "swing" bolt can't double up as the top disc mount bolt, but the geometry conspires against it all.
    Todd told me he had tried that, but high braking forces caused the dropout to slip. The discussion came up because the 'Alternator" dropouts are configured as you indicate.



    Time will only tell if slippage on the Salsa will be a problem...

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    I wonder why it has a half link in the chain on the drab green pic?

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    Where are the Black Cats?
    Don't bother us, man--there's a bug on the ceiling!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Litemike
    I wonder why it has a half link in the chain on the drab green pic?
    I run a half link in mine too.
    Helps to get that "perfect" chain tension at just the right EFF chainstay length.

    fresh and so clean frame pic
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    Here's some Black Cat love...

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    I run a regular chain on my BMX bike with one half link that I robbed out of a full half link I had. It is the best chain I have ever run! Odyssey BMX is coming out with a chain that is all regular links with one half link in it to dial in your chain, but save weight and not be such a ***** working on it if it breaks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveF
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    Spit beer on my shoes to save computer. Now THAT was funny.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    Spit beer on my shoes to save computer. Not THAT was funny.......
    Thanks, though I hate being responsible for wasted beer...


    Sorry for the thread hijack...

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    litemike: I too use a half link in my paragon machine works sliders because I want the wheel tucked against the seattube as TIGHT as possible. The reason behind a true temper s-curve bent seattube style is for a wheel to be tucked TIGHT against the seattube e.t. velodrome track bikes. It not only creates a shorter wheelbase but also looks awesomely nucking futs! From the photos of the Black Cats and especially the video, the function is clearly not existent and the form is the only reason in my opinion since all the wheels appear to be many inches from seattube - a shame, really.
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    Belltown Swinger

    Not a Black Cat, but built using the BC swingers:
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    Quote Originally Posted by illnacord
    litemike: I too use a half link in my paragon machine works sliders because I want the wheel tucked against the seattube as TIGHT as possible. The reason behind a true temper s-curve bent seattube style is for a wheel to be tucked TIGHT against the seattube e.t. velodrome track bikes. It not only creates a shorter wheelbase but also looks awesomely nucking futs! From the photos of the Black Cats and especially the video, the function is clearly not existent and the form is the only reason in my opinion since all the wheels appear to be many inches from seattube - a shame, really.
    track bikes don't need mud clearance

    but, then again, some of the Black Cat owners have the swingers towards the back of the adjustment for the gear ratio/chain length and may have not bothered to shorten the chain, or like the longer effective chainstay length.

    aesthetics are the design are nice too...
    future nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDEnvEngr
    Not a Black Cat, but built using the BC swingers:
    Did I miss this one posted in the Frame Building forum? I'd like to see more.

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    Idea! show queen vs singletrack slayer

    jmw: There's mud clearance to consider, but then, are these gorgeous Black Cat's being ridden in the mud, if dirt at all? Joking, joking!

    Here I share that tight clearance I speak of. My personal mtb has tight tolerances (by design) between the 29x2.25 knobs and the wishbone rear end but I don't ride in mud as often as I do hardpack dirt, sand and rocks - nary a problem or thought. Here are a few examples of how to do it right, "YMMV:

    Jeff Jones Space Frame:


    True Temper S-Curves via Geekhouse Bikes, Boston, MA, and Hunter Cycles, Davenport (Santa Cruz), CA.:


    Geekhouse CMX seattube tight clearances, a superb inspiration of crossfading boundaries:
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    My new custom Black Cat

    As you can see I do not post a lot. I love looking at the custom bikes on mtbr. Here are pics of my new custom Black Cat. Going to ride for a month to decide on stem.
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    Hot!!! I love Black Cats. Yours is especially nice and your paint job is amazing. Did you or Todd come up with the idea?
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    There is a junky brand of bikes here in Soouth Korea called Black Cat. They are Walmart level or below but everywhere. Glad the US version is unrelated and soooooo fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmeredith2 View Post
    As you can see I do not post a lot. I love looking at the custom bikes on mtbr. Here are pics of my new custom Black Cat. Going to ride for a month to decide on stem.
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    Holy Crap! How hot is this bike? I'm going straight over to the black cat website to check out more bikes.

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    I think what I like most is the color that he does on his frame, stands out well in a classic look.

    dmeredith2,
    Looks like you're running a Pauls with a WI FW (best setup ever).
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