BlackSheep Bars/Seatpost

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  • 09-24-2011
    twklei
    BlackSheep Bars/Seatpost
    I'm wondering if anyone has had trouble with Blacksheep bars and sesatpost? I have the Flatter bars and the standard seatpost. I already sent my bent bars back to James, and just noticed that my post is bent. I weigh 205 and ride XC here in Ohio. No crashes, no jumping or down hill stuff. My bike is a IF 29er.

    Another question is James good with replacing parts or fixing them? This is my first time dealing with a shop thats not my LBS.

    Thanks Terry
  • 09-25-2011
    ssumo
    I've had both a bar and still have a post. My Flatter/Mary style bar was too flexy for my taste when riding rigid. With a suspension fork it was fine, but I thought the squishy fork defeated the purpose of a Ti bar. Sold it.

    I have an Infinity post now. No problems with this one. Previously the first one started to bend, something about a certain wall thickness of the Ti. Called James and he replaced it free of charge with the thicker walled tubing. I'm probably the same weight with a full hydration pack and too many tools as you.

    Give him a call or email, I'm sure he will take care of you. I sent my bent one back so he could see it and got the new one sent out quickly.
  • 09-26-2011
    JimInSF
    No bending here, bars and post are both great, though I only have a couple hundred miles on each. I did lose a custom-length bolt and they filed and sent me a new one right away at no charge.
  • 09-30-2011
    Tricone
    I have had no bending problems at all after a year of hard use and I am not a lightweight. The only issue I had with the infinity post was that it slipped or rotated at the seat clamp if I bounced on the back of it too hard no matter how much I tightened it. I eventually solved it by using friction paste (used on carbon components) and tightening right up - hasn't rotated since. Otherwise good in fact I love them!
  • 10-02-2011
    twklei
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Tricone View Post
    I have had no bending problems at all after a year of hard use and I am not a lightweight. The only issue I had with the infinity post was that it slipped or rotated at the seat clamp if I bounced on the back of it too hard no matter how much I tightened it. I eventually solved it by using friction paste (used on carbon components) and tightening right up - hasn't rotated since. Otherwise good in fact I love them!

    Tricone, I'm having the same problem. Once its replaced I will try that. THANKS

    I know this was covered on another thread but DAMN, does James ever return a call or email. Its been two months since he got my bars and I've heard nothing. At this rate, I'm afraid to send my post in. I'm going to order a Ti frame but I may have to go another route. Hell the first time I called Moots the guys spent a hour on the phone with me. And they don't have a dime of my money. I hope this goes well because I love Blacksheep products.
  • 10-02-2011
    JimInSF
    How much torque did you put on your clamp Tricone - were you putting it on with a small hex wrench or a torque wrench? I upped mine from 6Nm to 9Nm and it stopped slipping.
  • 10-04-2011
    Tricone
    I didn't check the torque. In fact in my original frustration with it slipping I managed to tighten one bolt so much it broke (I didn't know I was that strong!). I replaced it and with the friction paste and lots of torque it has not slipped for months. Fingers crossed it's fixed.
  • 10-10-2011
    twklei
    No more BlackSheep products for me. As soon as I get my bars and seatpost fixed I will sell them A.S.A.P!!!
  • 10-26-2011
    twklei
    I got a email from James two weeks ago telling me he was shipping my bars. I guess since he is a small shop he mailed them by horse and buggy to save money, they are still not here.:rolleyes: