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    Recommend stealth singlespeed frame - prefer anodized black

    Building up a single speed to get around town. Can be either mountain or road, but looking to build it stealthy black (flat black hopefully). Weight is important as I don't want a tank. Any suggestions for a frame or complete bike?

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    Surly crosscheck, 1x1, or KM. Used. The other bike manufacturers just don't get what you are trying to do, bro.
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    Performance aluminum frame

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000_1506000

    http://www.performancebike.com/bikes..._20000_1507000

    Not SS, but leaves you with plenty of money left over for a tensioner or external EBB.

    Also, the Soma Rush is available in black.

    http://www.somafab.com/rushpix.html

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    For commuting I saw a cool and inexpensive bike this week end... M.E.C. skyway



    https://www.mec.ca/Products/product_...45524442630192

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbardo
    Building up a single speed to get around town. Can be either mountain or road, but looking to build it stealthy black (flat black hopefully). Weight is important as I don't want a tank. Any suggestions for a frame or complete bike?

    Thanks
    Personally, pike the frame you like, take it to a sandblaster for $50, then either spray it yourself or for a few hundred get it professionally powerdercoated. That way you get the best frame and a unique look. I did this with a a Raleigh XXiX a year or so ago and it was dead simple.

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    As sure as there's shite in a dead cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doug1
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    Yes yes. Flat black with charcoal grey decals that you can peel off. Hella stealth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug1
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    Ummm....definitely!!!!

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    good option. I'd hope for anodizing, as I really like the look. The misfit might be a good way to go. Can steel and aluminum both be anodized after the fact (after sandblasting)? I don't think ti takes black anodizing very well....

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    Anodizing works for aluminum only. Ti in some cases, but absolutely not for steel.

    Here is more info for you

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anodizing

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbardo
    good option. I'd hope for anodizing, as I really like the look. The misfit might be a good way to go. Can steel and aluminum both be anodized after the fact (after sandblasting)? I don't think ti takes black anodizing very well....
    i think a flat black powdercoat would look better as it'll hide more imperfections and it'll be more consistant in color/texture. They have some really cool powdercoats out now, including some faux anodized colors.

    Ti anodizing is a completely different process than aluminum. Aluminum has tons of pores on the surface that are created opened up durring the anodizing, and then it gets dipped in a dye for the color. After that, it gets sealed and the pores close up, locking the color in.
    Ti is not colored by dye, but by the electrtical/heating process itself. You can achieve the anodized ti look yourself with a torch, although it comes out more consistant if you do it with electricity and acid.
    Some stainless steels can also be done similar to ti.

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    I can't find the link now, but there is an easy way to anodize titanium with Coca-Cola and a DC power source. You change the colour by changing the voltage...

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    Sette Shadow.

    Yes it's a DJ frame, but it's geo works great for a fun bike.

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