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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:46 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Location: Eilean Siar
"Black Sheep, Black Sheep, have you any wool.....?!"

So... this has just arrived :shock:

My first foray into the world of 29er single speed mountain biking, a Black Sheep High Roller!

It is without doubt the dirtiest bike i've ever bought, but it'll clean up! :wink:

Will post more pics once I get stuck-in properly to cleaning it up and start the build, in the meantime here are a few of it just out the box 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:31 pm 
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Location: weight weenie 26er
nice frame


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:59 pm 
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Agree, a very nice looking frame. Are the forks Ti too?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:00 pm 
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Yes they are, 15mm bolt through, and after a de-stickering and de-greasing they got a brillo pad session over the kitchen sink... and they've come up a treat! 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:23 pm 
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Great piece as I told you before! Have fun...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:51 am 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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Ordered up 18 and a 20 tooth Absolute Black single speed cogs to experiment with.
The CNC machining of these is amazing... like little bits of bike jewellery! 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:05 pm 
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Most of the morning spent giving the frame the brillo pad treatment, it really is a lovely thing, the welds are something else.

Gave the head badge a freshen up with a paint and polish too. 8)


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and a few more...


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm 
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quick before and after of rear end and dropouts, these will get new ti bolts eventually 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:46 pm 
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Location: Riding my Woodsie.
Nice. 8)
Heard some good things about these frames. I'm sure you'll love it!


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