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    ta da! 17.5lbs of Ti and Carbon - new SS(x-post)

    It's finally here. I ordered it on my birthday (happy birthday to me!) and picked it up this evening.

    Black Sheep Ti Rigid SS. I converted my old Dean steel hardtail to a SS last year and loved riding a SS. Decided to take the plunge and go all out for a custom SS build. Here is the result. purty, ain't she? (and stupid lightweight!)

    1. Full side view
    2. FSA carbon cranks w/Candy Ti eggbeaters
    3. Pink Chris King hubs and Stan's Olypmic ZTR rims and some lightweight spokes
    4. Paragon sliders
    5. Juicy 7 brakes and Pink Chris King Headset and Dean Ti handlebar
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    2 more pics.

    1. Bongrater Race X-Lite Pro saddle, Black Sheep Ti seatpost and cool Black Sheep stickers
    2. Bike builder(artist) extraordinaire - James
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    VERY nice!

    I like the "make the deal in the parking lot" pic.
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    Whoa. That bike is hot!

    I'll say it again: his bikes are the only swoopy framed creations that I've seen that I've liked, and would actually consider buying.
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    That is really nice. Enjoy

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    Wow.. impressive ride.

    Congrats!

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    How small is that frame?

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    Gorgeous bike. Really love the wheels, ti bar, ti seatpost and the carbon crank.

    What's the design rationale behind the short little tube connecting the top-tube and down-tube? It looks good, but what does it accomplish?

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    Very nice brg, another beautiful sheep to look for on the front range!!
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    Very nice brg!! I can't wait to see that ride in person, have fun this weekend...but wouldn't Fruita be the perfect venue for the maiden voyage?

    Enjoy!!!

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    Beautiful - maybe it is me, but that looks a little small for you? Do you raise the seatpost up more when you ride it or something??

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Beautiful - maybe it is me, but that looks a little small for you? Do you raise the seatpost up more when you ride it or something??
    Ha ha ha MMcG...That's James the builder, brg is like 4'11" but if you see her on the trail...well she rides like she's 10' tall and bullet proof...so LOOKOUT!!
    Black Sheep...where it'ss at!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    VERY nice!

    I like the "make the deal in the parking lot" pic.
    thanks!

    yeah - James' shop is 1.5 hours away - we met in a parking lot at the halfway point for both of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    How small is that frame?
    It's an 11 inch frame. I'm 4'10" and weigh 105lbs. The guy in the picture is the bike designer/builder, James and I think he's around 6'2"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sop
    Gorgeous bike. Really love the wheels, ti bar, ti seatpost and the carbon crank.

    What's the design rationale behind the short little tube connecting the top-tube and down-tube? It looks good, but what does it accomplish?

    thanks!

    I'm not sure what the short little tube between the top-tube and down-tube is for. I know his cruiser style bikes have it also....because I'm petite (4'10" with a 26.5inch inseam) he did a reverse bend from the cruiser style in order for me to get the stand over i need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    but wouldn't Fruita be the perfect venue for the maiden voyage?
    yes- Fruita would be the perfect maiden voyage (you are as bad as my friend, Jeny) but alas - it's not in the cards for this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Beautiful - maybe it is me, but that looks a little small for you? Do you raise the seatpost up more when you ride it or something??
    that's the bike designer/builder in the pic - he is 6'2". I'm female and stand a whopping 4'10" tall!

    oh! and the bike fits me just fine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brg
    that's the bike designer/builder in the pic - he is 6'2". I'm female and stand a whopping 4'10" tall!

    oh! and the bike fits me just fine!

    Ahhh gotcha.

    Enjoy your new bike!!

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    Very cool!

    No way i'm gonna catch yah now
    Read my BLOG!

    just a guy who loves bikes and exploring

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    Quote Originally Posted by sop
    What's the design rationale behind the short little tube connecting the top-tube and down-tube? It looks good, but what does it accomplish?
    According to James it is strictly cosmetic.

    Beautiful frame and can't wait to see it in person. When is the sheep gathering? lol

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    Nice looking bike.
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    Wow, oh -- WOW!!! I want THAT! ~drool~

    But yours won't fit me. 6'3"-guy-compatible version with 29" wheels, please.

    brg, you've got the ultimate bicycle for you there, IMO. I don't even need a new bike but I'm saving up for a Black Sheep anyway. James makes such awesome creations that I believe I DO need a new bike! Even though I don't! I'm so confused! Okay, got it now -- I do.

    Anyway, way to freakin' GO, brg!

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    i have a question about the paragon sliders, does james normally mount the sliders to the stays like that? i've seen a number of his slider bikes but never seen a close enough picture of dropout area before to see how they were mounted.

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    brg - I just got my Highlight this week and it rides awesome! Great choice in a builder.
    Enjoy!
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    ??

    Quote Originally Posted by lanceh
    i have a question about the paragon sliders, does james normally mount the sliders to the stays like that? i've seen a number of his slider bikes but never seen a close enough picture of dropout area before to see how they were mounted.
    I'm guessing this is his standard mount of sliders. He didn't mention doing anything special for them.

    Maybe some of the other Black Sheep owners can pipe in.

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    sounds like James is super busy...

    Quote Originally Posted by azjonboy
    brg - I just got my Highlight this week and it rides awesome! Great choice in a builder.
    Enjoy!
    he said he was fixin' to deliver a frame to another Front Ranger today.

    you enjoy too!

    I like the highlight design but @ 4'10" with a 26.5 inch inseam - the lo-light is a better choice for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    No way i'm gonna catch yah now
    i dunno about that dave! i think with your new Black Sheep - I'll never catch up to you!

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    You're a sick, sick man

    If you every want to be free of your compulsive obsessive disorder, I'll take that titanium demon off your hands for free.

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    Ah lovely. Someday, when I'm not racing and I can afford it...
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    seems normal

    Quote Originally Posted by lanceh
    i have a question about the paragon sliders, does james normally mount the sliders to the stays like that? i've seen a number of his slider bikes but never seen a close enough picture of dropout area before to see how they were mounted.
    I'm not sure about his bikes, but here's my waltworks with the sliders...
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    looks the same way I've seen other Paragon's mounted.
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    you're lucky enough.

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    Wow, that is one of the nicest looking bikes I've ever seen. Enjoy it!

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    DROOOOOLING, what a beautiful ride; enjoy it.

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing, brg! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate life than the build of a custom bike.

    P.S. The grocery store parking lot is, in our current society, the town square. It's the place of many ebay and craigslist transactions!
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    Another nice sheep! The only thing I'd do differently on a custom rigid bike is a non-suspension corrected front end.
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