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Old 05-10-07, 01:26 PM   #1
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A track bike thats faster than yours

Well I mean the shop did need a mascot.



Check out the BSC site for more photos and a complete build list.

http://www.blacksheepcycles.com/index.php
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Old 05-10-07, 01:31 PM   #2
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Holy ****** ********* ****, did you take out a mortgage to pay for it? Awesome build, spaceship on wheels
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Old 05-10-07, 01:33 PM   #3
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I'd hate to try to ride that thing. It must turn like an aircraft carrier when you get it over 25mph. Cross winds...yikes. There is a reason people stopped riding full disc front wheels in the early 90s. Especially 700c/27" versions. Otherwise it's an ok looking bike.
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Old 05-10-07, 01:37 PM   #4
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i hope that thing sees the track and is not just a street queen...
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I'd hate to try to ride that thing. It must turn like an aircraft carrier when you get it over 25mph. Cross winds...yikes. There is a reason people stopped riding full disc front wheels in the early 90s. Especially 700c/27" versions. Otherwise it's an ok looking bike.
Last year they rode double discs on a couple of Protour time trials. Obviously not everyone, and they were select courses but it still happens on rare occasions even outside.

PS, it does look mean, mean, mean.
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I don't think it gets ridden much at all, and I think it doesn't belong to recneps. See also: "Shop mascot".
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All that money in the wheels, and there's no carbon seat or seatpost? Color me disappointed.
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Old 05-10-07, 01:57 PM   #9
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I don't think it gets ridden much at all, and I think it doesn't belong to recneps. See also: "Shop mascot".
yeup, not mine, check out the rest of the article.
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Last year they rode double discs on a couple of Protour time trials. Obviously not everyone, and they were select courses but it still happens on rare occasions even outside.

PS, it does look mean, mean, mean.
Select courses with select riders, yes. But given a pro-tour event you have say 200 riders in the TT, you might find 2 or 3 of them riding full discs front back even in ideal conditions for them.

I can remember 3 of those examples from the pro-tour last season and none of them were that great, in fact I remember two of them went down.

Now on the track, in the controlled conditions they offer....hell on wheels and bloody fast. I agree with another poster in this thread. I hope that thing sees a track and isn't just some street queen. That thing would be bloody fast on the right track, especially drafting in a line...wow!
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bmc frame is ****ing ugly!
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Select courses with select riders, yes. But given a pro-tour event you have say 200 riders in the TT, you might find 2 or 3 of them riding full discs front back even in ideal conditions for them.

I can remember 3 of those examples from the pro-tour last season and none of them were that great, in fact I remember two of them went down.

Now on the track, in the controlled conditions they offer....hell on wheels and bloody fast. I agree with another poster in this thread. I hope that thing sees a track and isn't just some street queen. That thing would be bloody fast on the right track, especially drafting in a line...wow!
Agreed. I guess that I was just saying that there is an application for that bike. Wether or not it is used that way is another. As for being a street queen I would assume that it would be a self correcting policy. Maybe a costly one but self correcting none the less.
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Old 05-10-07, 03:02 PM   #14
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that thing looks ridiculous (and ugly)
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Old 05-10-07, 03:34 PM   #16
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Nothing fast about it leaning up against the wall like that.

Riders are fast, not bikes. A good one just slows you down less.
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Loooooove it. Love those BMC frames.
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Sure, I'd change a few things about that ride, but I sure wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers.

Man, Blacksheep has some high end boutique ish. Lew wheels, DeSalvo, Blue, Nikolai. And I thought I blew a lot of money on bikes...
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bad.....ass
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Old 05-10-07, 08:33 PM   #22
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that's a mega short stem. with a properly sized frame, you shouldn't need a stem that short. it'd be a shame to spend so much on something and not have it properly fit you.
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All these negative comments from folks that are just jealous. No offense.

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47 x 15? Does 84.6 gear inches seem a little short for a track bike or is it just me?

Love the BMC though. Shame you had to sand it.
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GREAT bike.
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