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Rode one a few months back in Santa Cruz, friend of a friend of a friend.

Todd's bikes are beatifully made and welded, and of course there are the dropouts. I know Rick Hunter is using them on some of his builds. Send him an email. Nice dude, and loves to chat.

Def. on my short list of builders for a straight TT single speed.

Get one!

http://www.blackcatbicycles.com/
 

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I believe they gave one of those away at Interbike this year
 
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yup that would be Todd
he used to live here on the Monterey Peninsula
and for some time had worked over at a friend's shop
winning wheels in Pacific Grove

paying for a custom bike, to a local guy...
and the bike!
awesome!
 

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At times, I've let Todd know when I've seen Black Cat mentioned in these forums or other places on the web. It's always been positive stuff as from what I've seen. But he's so humble, he says he'd just rather not know and just keeps plugging along. he hasn't given up his day job, yet.
 

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I'm up on the chopping block for my Cat. I've been waiting for this moment for some time. xmynameisdan might be right after me. I have had the chance to ride one of his bikes and REALLY enjoyed it. He seems like a great guy as well. I will post up the build when its done.

Cheers,
Andy
 

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Pretty stuff. I like the bike heading over to Japan in particular. I also love those style of dropouts.
 

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can you guys riding Black Cats give me any feedback on those "swinger" drops? have any issues with set up or slipage?

anyone know if they will work ok with a King rear siingle speed hub with the blot on fun bolts???
 

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My cat has been perfect!

I got mine about 6 months ago and over 1000 miles logged..... ZERO slippage. I am just thrilled with the bike. The super short chainstays and wheelbase make the bike a blast to ride.

Anyone considering a custom 29er would be crazy not to look at the BlackCat.
 

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To rest of youtr question: King Hubs with Fun Bolts OK

interface with hub is same as on Paragon slider. QR or Bolt not a problem. Chain tensioning is super easy. The design is very well thought out and executed. Todd is a talented guy!
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pcrage_2 said:
can you guys riding Black Cats give me any feedback on those "swinger" drops? have any issues with set up or slipage?

anyone know if they will work ok with a King rear siingle speed hub with the blot on fun bolts???
The dropout setup is easy, and neither of us has had any slippage. As NY YetiMan said, the design is well thought out and executed. They were a big selling point for me.

No problems with the King SS hub or funbolts.



 

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Drop him an email, and leave a voice message. Best way from previous communications is via email.

Remember it is the holiday season so he might be taking time off or otherwise busy.

Plus NAHBS is coming up and builders are probably quite busy.
 

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NJ Yetiman - How do you keep track of your mileage? Do you count your pedal strokes then multiply by your gear inches, like the rest of us do? Or do you guesstimate?
 

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I used to count pedal strokes......but I can only count to 1000, so quickly turned to guesstimation.

Now I know what the "A" in JohnnyA stands for :)
 

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NJ YetiMan said:
Now I know what the "A" in JohnnyA stands for :)
Funny stuff.

Todd's drop outs are so beautiful.

Marshall, you should get your girlfriend some Middleburns and a Ti BB for Christmas :thumbsup: You know she deserves them :D
 
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