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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:34 pm 
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I have always wanted a custom built bike. Not just handmade, I have owned many of those, but a bike that was made specifically for me.
I had seriously been thinking about getting one built for the past 5 years but just could not decide what builder. After attending the Handmade Bike Show in Portland 3 years ago I felt like I had narrowed it down but was still not 100% till the day my buddy brought home his Black Cat last year.
It was so amazing that I called Todd the next day and after an hour-long conversation I sent in my deposit.

I have waited a year for it and this past Thursday, my 46th birthday, it showed up at my door. I have to say that it turned out better then I expected.

It is built with a mix of OX Platinum and 853. It is Fillet brazed with one Lug at the steerer.
I built it with a mix of parts:
I9 wheelset
Magura Marta SL’s
Black Sheep layback Ti post(I love the way it follows the line of the seatpost tube)
Right now it has a WI Eno crank with a World Class Ti BB. That may change to a Sram XO Crankset with Homebrewed SS Ring and CK BB.

Anyhow, now just to ride it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:59 pm 
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I like that.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Honestly the blue and red does not do it for me but the frame stem etc is fantastic...love it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:17 pm 
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Very nice, loving those forks 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:16 pm 
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:shock: I really like that.Nice looking bike :!:


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:43 pm 
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8) great


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Location: busy forgetting how to edge flip on a 11x11 monster cube///...
i dread to ask....but....ow much guv?


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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:40 pm 
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gibbleking wrote:
i dread to ask....but....ow much guv?


If you have to ask.....................:)

Let's just say that I have sold many a retro part/bikes over the past year to help pay for it.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:00 am 
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absolutely spectacular! love it, really really nice and a nice selection of parts on it as well :D


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:37 am 
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Beautiful! Looked over a lot of Black Cat bikes after someone put me onto there dropouts, they do make a very very good looking bike 8)


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