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    Teaser pics of my BS Highlight ST

    On it's way to me from the Cyclogist Bike Shop in Fort Collins, Co. Looks like a real winner to me but I may be a little partial. Shawn and the guys at the Cyclogist are first rate guys who really made the buying process fun.
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    wow that is friggin beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    wow that is friggin beautiful!
    Thanks.

    It's going to be wearing one of your Ti cogs and your Ti 32 tooth XX chain ring and your XX bashguard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider View Post
    Thanks.

    It's going to be wearing one of your Ti cogs and your Ti 32 tooth XX chain ring and your XX bashguard.
    Sweet! It's only suiting to put ti on ti.
    Cant wait to hear how she rides. Wish i had the money for a BS.

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    :::OMG!:::OMG!:::OMG!:::OMG!:::

    That beauty is sick! Too freakin' nice!

    Build pix whenever she's ready to hit the dance floor, please.

    Followed by a ride report, of course.

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    Friggin awesome is what that is.
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    ooooooohhhhhh....

    my pants just got tighter....
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    Those are some elegant lines! That's the first dual squish (assuming you won't be running hard front) I've seen with two bottle cages inside the front triangle. Very nice.

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    That thing is unreal. Blown away.

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    LOVE. Can't wait to see full build pics!

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    bonerific.
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    Wow! That puts a Milk Money to shame.

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    curious why you chose the EBB over BC's fancy pants swinging dropouts? i have no experience with the dropouts, just curious is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    curious why you chose the EBB over BC's fancy pants swinging dropouts? i have no experience with the dropouts, just curious is all.
    Pf30 bb no ebb used. Chain tensioning is adjusted in the chain stays. Should be fun. If I don't like the full suspension ss way then I'll build it up geared and turn my form into a front suspension ss.

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    Wow, if I were to describe in a word, "provocative" I'm looking forward to reading if it rides as sweet as it looks. Not that I would but you could run a belt drive, right?

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    Looks amazing.

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    I'm not understanding how the chain gets tensioned while riding SS. Do you loosen the bolts connecting the flex plate and chain stays. What happens as the suspension gets compressed?, will a tight chain restrict suspension travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider View Post
    Pf30 bb no ebb used. Chain tensioning is adjusted in the chain stays. Should be fun. If I don't like the full suspension ss way then I'll build it up geared and turn my form into a front suspension ss.
    ah ok, i thought it was an ebb shell. very nice!

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    There's no way you've waited this long to build it up if you've got it (or you're a waaaay more patient man than I) - more pics and ride report please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimInSF View Post
    There's no way you've waited this long to build it up if you've got it (or you're a waaaay more patient man than I) - more pics and ride report please!
    Just waiting on a couple of cool special parts that will be arriving Monday. By next weekend you be seeing new pics and a ride report.

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    I mean, its alright...who am I foolin! Congrats! Can't wait to see the built pics.

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    Ok, I don't know what I am missing/overlooking but I don't see how this thing works?
    I see the shock and I see the flex plate but everything else looks rigid. Kind of like the shock is just mounted to the inside of a rigid front triangle.(?)

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    ^ I know just how you feel

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    What you're missing is that the upper end of the seat stays is attached to an axle above the shock that is *not* welded to the seat or top tube - the ends of the seat stays move parallel to the top tube with suspension actuation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimInSF View Post
    What you're missing is that the upper end of the seat stays is attached to an axle above the shock that is *not* welded to the seat or top tube - the ends of the seat stays move parallel to the top tube with suspension actuation.
    I can see how that could be now that you pointed it out. But just looking at these pics the seat stays really appear to be welded to the top tube. Its an even cooler design now that you explained it.

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    Travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by javajoe View Post
    Travel?
    Up to 4 inches. I'll be running a Lefty fork at 80mm up front.

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    very nice! More pics.

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    Dropped off everything tonight at Newbury Park Bicycles for the build by Thursday. Pics and ride this weekend and hopefully it's good to go for the High Cascades 100 on the 23rd. Either way a Blacksheep SS 29er is taking me on a 100 miler.

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    Green with envy! Going to Ft. Collins to pick up mine two weeks from tomorrow though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimInSF View Post
    Green with envy! Going to Ft. Collins to pick up mine two weeks from tomorrow though.
    Jim,

    Thanks super cool to be able to go pick it up in person. I'm sure it will be worth it. Good luck.

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    Thanks, I hope so too! I'm looking forward to your build pics & ride report.

    For my own, on some good advice here, I'm going to try some different variations on bar geometry before I have them weld up a one piece MM a la the NAHBS Divide Bike.

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    Picked it up tonight and I think I have it dialed in for it's first ride tomorrow. Feels fantastic. More pics this weekend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider View Post
    Picked it up tonight and I think I have it dialed in for it's first ride tomorrow. Feels fantastic. More pics this weekend.
    holy crap!



    look forward to the ride report...






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    More closer upper pics and details please! The HBC bashring looks like a perfect match.

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    ^^yes! Also curious how the long travel behaves when mashing...?

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    Beautiful lines on that bike. Congrats.
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    Ok,
    30 miles today and I felt like I cheated all day. I was faster, climbed like a mtn goat and it handled tight single track like it was nothin. I took a few oics before the ride so I'll try and take better ones tomorrow. Custom geometery makes this bike a family member. I was on the bike maybe 10 minutes and it felt like I've been riding the damn thing for a couple of years. Thanks James you did good.
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    Just simply beautiful.

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    Absolutely incredible build. Wow. Great great job.

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    Wow, new truck and a new Blacksheep? Did you win the lottery? LOL

    Simply gorgeous bike. +rep for you!

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    Crazy over this bike

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    Me Too!

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    Crazy over this bike
    I knew within 5 minutes that this bike is a really awesome old friend and We'll have a really good time together.

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    wow that's gotta be one of my favorite bikes on the forum! That fork still trips me out though
    Thanks for all the chainring pics... i had no clue Cannondale had a 120/80 spider! Looks WAY better than the xx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding View Post
    wow that's gotta be one of my favorite bikes on the forum! That fork still trips me out though
    Thanks for all the chainring pics... i had no clue Cannondale had a 120/80 spider! Looks WAY better than the xx.
    Dan,

    It's a Sram XX spider and not a Cannondale spider. Your rings rock the free world. I just gave my 20t ti ring to Eric Brostom for him to use and he's stoked from what I was told from the shop. Thanks again for your awesome work.

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    I was wondering if you had your geometry sketch up. I am having James build me a highlight-st similar to yours and was curious of what you ended up with for your build. I must say I love the etching that Paul did on your bike. It looks amazing, the black sheep guys are true artists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unicorn View Post
    I was wondering if you had your geometry sketch up. I am having James build me a highlight-st similar to yours and was curious of what you ended up with for your build. I must say I love the etching that Paul did on your bike. It looks amazing, the black sheep guys are true artists.
    I do have my drawing if you'd like to see it. Send me your email and I'll forward it to you.

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    Just curious how much chain tension varies through the stroke of the rear suspension, as the effective pivot point will be some distance behind the BB centre?

    A lovely looking bike though and I'm pleased that it all worked out so well.

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    Wow, new bike & new truck at the same time you are a lucky dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbbikerider View Post
    Dan,

    It's a Sram XX spider and not a Cannondale spider. Your rings rock the free world. I just gave my 20t ti ring to Eric Brostom for him to use and he's stoked from what I was told from the shop. Thanks again for your awesome work.
    Ah, do they make one specifically for the cannondale crank, or was it modified to fit? I know they make one specifically for the S-works crank as well.
    Glad you're liking the rings! The whole build is absolutely badass, i'm stoked you went with my parts, thanks again. One day i'd like to have James build me a frame as well, probably one of my favorite builders out there.
    Eric Bostrom, as in AMA Superbike Eric? That's awesome! Didn't know he rode. I'm a sportbike junkie also.

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