[Bike Lust] Black Sheep Bikes, By:Stickel, Retrotec, Mosaic Cycles

Black Sheep Bikes – Sid’s 29+ High Light

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.

black sheep bikes high light
Sid’s 29+ High Light


Latest By:Stickel

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.”

bystickel custom 29er mountain bike
latest By:Stickel creation


Retrotec Double Feature

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.

Retrotec Double mountain bike
Retrotec Double
Retrotec Triple mountain bike
Retrotec Triple with classy two-tone paint


Mosaic Cycles Titanium Road

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.

custom Mosaic Cycles titanium road bike
svelte custom Mosaic Cycles titanium road bike

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