[Bike Lust] Black Sheep Bikes, By:Stickel, Retrotec, Mosaic Cycles
I’m a sucker for swoopy old school looking frames. This High Light from Black Sheep is on a whole other level though. The amount of custom touches done on Sid’s bike is amazing. I really like the red pops of color around the bike to offset the titanium. The bike is a High Light 29+ Frame featuring a Ti Thomson Head Post, One Piece Bar/Stem, Lefty Fork, Rohloff IGH, and Belt Drive. You have to check out the Facebook gallery for more details on this fantastic ride.
Stephen just keeps knocking them out of the park. I really like the unique paint choice on this one. The cream is subtle and classy. If you think the seatangle looks funky Stephen explains:
“The effective seat tube angle is nothing unusual. The shortest-stay SSs have more offset at the bottom, making the actual angle look radically slack.”
As I mentioned above I really have a thing for curved tubed old school looking mountain bikes. Retrotec is one of the kings of this style. Mr. Inglis has shown off two of his latest creations that I thought were very superb. The first is a “Double” model and the second is his “Triple” model. With all the different versions of mountain bike frames he does, I would have a hard time deciding which I’d choose.
I know this is supposed to be a “mountain bike site” but when a drop dead beauty like this shows up you have to stop and look. This is one heck of a frame from Aaron Barcheck of Mosaic Cycles. The photo comes courtesy of Above Category Cycles Flickr photostream where they have lots of other amazing looking road bikes as well. If I was in the market for a road steed this is definitely a great inspirational build.