This is my urban assault bicycle which I use for my raids into NYC and posing my way around the more local cafes and bars.
It started life as a rusty Koga Miyata which I converted to a fixie using bits I found/scrounged/stole.
Now it's like George Washington's axe; two new heads and three new handles, but otherwise totally original. I even built the wheels myself.
Now we're talking! Here's Black Betty.
DSCF0718 by BluesDawg, on Flickr
I've got a couple that qualify.
An old Sakai that I reconstructed with a Sturmey Archer 8 speed. This is the bike I carry on the road with me.
And my 3 speed fixie. I'm going to spend my Christmas money on a gold headset and seatpost collar to balance out the look a bit.
Most track bikes are flat black. Here's my 2004 Dolan:
And racing on it at my local 200m indoor velodrome:
And here's my old 2000 carbon fiber Trek that I sometimes use on hilly brevets:
A more detailed view, at one of the checkpoints (at about 1 in the morning) on a 1000-km brevet in 2009, with the bike set up in randonneur configuration with Schmidt front hub and B&M lighting:
I forgot about track bikes...
Planet X CF
I knew Dennis was going to do that! He sure has some beautiful bikes, particularly that VK-II. I'm going to try to come close, though, with my three offerings.
M5 Carbon Highracer
Well mine isn't as fancy as the proceeding machines but I really like it, 2012 Jamis Coda Sport, hooked up to my utility trailer.:love:
The Black & Tan
The Old Gentleman
The Pub Crawler
Its mostly black!
Some more mountain bike is needed and something other than sunny & warm.
This is an old photo, the shock is different now.
OK, I showed you bike 7, but I never posted #6. This is built on an unbranded CF cyclocross frame from China, Alfine 8 IGH, compact double up front.
Don in Austin
My newest black bike. Well, it's mostly black.
My older mostly black bike.
Oh yeah, it's black and it's fun!