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    Pictures of drivetrains, in black?

    I'm replacing the last few little silver components for my new Waltworks SS 29er, and I'm considering going with a black Rennen cog, black PC-1 chain, and black spacers on my black Pro II hub. Too much black?

    Let's see some pictures of drivetrains, in black!

    Thanks.

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    ISAR.... those two piece cogs are beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by scyule
    ISAR.... those two piece cogs are beautiful
    Thanks Scott!

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    So Dan whatcha riding these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    So Dan whatcha riding these days?
    A custom Siren.
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    Love the purple, but you and your pink bikes! Miss your PUSS much...

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    My IF

    IF Ti Deluxe SS 29er. Black hubs, hs, bb, crank, chainring, etc.
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    Here are a couple pics I snapped earlier today. Pretty much everything is black except for part of the frame and the chainring/cog teeth. Sorry for the salty car, wonderful Ohio weather. Ignitors are NOT winter tires!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    black, ti, light, strong and sexy.

    do it!

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    Great pics so far, keep them coming!

    Any black chains?

    What about black rotors (floating or otherwise)?

    Is this a fetish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbryant2
    Great pics so far, keep them coming!

    Any black chains?

    What about black rotors (floating or otherwise)?

    Is this a fetish?
    That's what I was hoping for when I clicked this thread - it seems these D/Ts (while beautiful) are more 50/50 black/silver.

    Ano rings? Blackened steel even?
    how about even a rattle-can job
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    Where can I find some black rotors and chain? Fetish, I don't know. I went black everything to tone down the tang!

    black bar, black Elixir levers, black cables, black rims/spokes/nipples, black cranks that I tried to take the labels off of, black anodized rings, black Thomson seatpost and stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbryant2
    Any black chains?
    Is this a fetish?
    wrong bike,
    right chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by worrptangl
    Love the purple, but you and your pink bikes! Miss your PUSS much...
    This quote disturbed me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailof
    Where can I find some black rotors and chain? Fetish, I don't know. I went black everything to tone down the tang!

    black bar, black Elixir levers, black cables, black rims/spokes/nipples, black cranks that I tried to take the labels off of, black anodized rings, black Thomson seatpost and stem.
    The chain I had in mind is the black PC-1 (http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/140...lack-2010.htm), which isn't exactly black, but is darker than your standard chain. I was hoping this thread might reveal other chain options, although I have nothing against the PC-1.

    Scrub makes both painted black rotors as well as floating rotors with black centers, but they're unreasonably expensive. The rotors I have in mind are the Hope floating rotors with black centers.

    All of my other components for the Waltworks are black, with my cog and rotors representing the largest concentrations of silver for the entire build. I'm thinking a Homebrewed cog with a black center such as the one pictured above, as well as some Hope floating rotors with black centers, might look very nice. Not entirely black, but mostly black, and the other components have silver accents as well (bolts, saddle rails, etc.), so I think the balance would be nice. I just hadn't seen many black drivetrains so I wanted to see some photographic support for my idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by highdelll
    That's what I was hoping for when I clicked this thread - it seems these D/Ts (while beautiful) are more 50/50 black/silver.

    Ano rings? Blackened steel even?
    how about even a rattle-can job
    I'll be running black 15g cranks with a black chainring, so a black cog and chain would seal the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ISuckAtRiding
    A custom Siren.
    You can check it out here:
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    First time I've seen your new ride Dan. The Siren looks great and obviously fits and performs equally well setting a new record for the 80 mi race on it's shake down ride. Congrat's are in order for both you and Siren.

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    White Industries crank with the integrated chainring guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    This quote disturbed me.
    Well you should have seen his Bianchi PUSS. Pink bike with pink parts all anodized by him. He gave me his pink spacers when I bought my cogs and chain ring.

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    Any close-ups of the drivetrain of that polo bike? That thing looks rad.

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    Truvativ holzfeller cranks w/ sinz chainring...chain is KMC z410, they also come in black and are about 10 dollars
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattbryant2
    Any close-ups of the drivetrain of that polo bike? That thing looks rad.
    sorry, not many. I'll take a few snaps this weekend.

    Here's what I've got at the moment- Phil K.I.S.S. custom drilled to 48h and custom anodized because I apparently have more money than sense. 20t WI freewheel- ratio is 30:20
    <img src=" https://lh5.ggpht.com/_Rd_jlpXllK0/S7LZoL9-JkI/AAAAAAAAI_Y/wECWZnDTaQw/s800/Untitled.jpg">

    And a zoomed shot of the one before
    <img src="https://gallery.mtbr.com/uploads/mtbr/296610/IMG_45781.JPG">

    Frame is a 17" voodoo bokor
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    Quote Originally Posted by finger51
    sorry, not many. I'll take a few snaps this weekend.

    Here's what I've got at the moment- Phil K.I.S.S. custom drilled to 48h and custom anodized because I apparently have more money than sense. 20t WI freewheel- ratio is 30:20
    {pic1}

    And a zoomed shot of the one before
    {pic2}

    Frame is a 17" voodoo bokor
    Not fixie? Huh... I thought polo riders preferred fixed.

    I haven't played bike polo in 20 years and didn't have a dedicated polo sled back when I did, but as I recall the cool kids back then were running fixie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    Not fixie? Huh... I thought polo riders preferred fixed.
    I haven't played bike polo in 20 years and didn't have a dedicated polo sled back when I did, but as I recall the cool kids back then were running fixie.
    --sParty
    You're right- when the grass game began picking up again (post WWII) in France, England & Ireland (and in increasing degree, India) they were traditionally fixed gear. And to most extent still are for the grass game. Here's an example of an early (still in use BTW) Irish polo bike:
    <img src=https://gallery.mtbr.com/data/mtbr/500/8050.jpg>

    The inception of the hardcourt polo movement (allegedly in the early 1990s, Seattle) most players were also playing fixed as that was what many of the hard core messengers (a.k.a. 'the cool kids') were riding at the time. The hardcourt version has really grown in the past few years, and of the most podiums are won by guys on freewheel bikes now. I'd guesstimate only about 25% of serious regular players in the US are fixed nowadays. I went to the north American championships in Madison WI last summer and I'd say one in four competitors were fixed. I'd say a slim majority of Europe players are still primarily doing fixed, 700c trick bikes for polo but that is quickly changing. One of the reasons is the competition from the US- There have been about 3 or 4 official 'world chamionships' for hard court bike polo now. All being won by Canadians and Americans who are primarily on freewheel rigs.
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    That bike looks like it was built to wheelie.

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    You could keep those silver remaining bits and compliment them with a silver drivetrain:


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