Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Potts and pans...

I recently built up a really sweet new Steve Potts 29"er with a Type II fork. While I was building it, another Potts 29"er single-speed with Type II fork was in the stand for work. It was super coincidental that the owner of the new Potts decided to order a frame from Steve after seeing the image of the Potts with the lt. blue Type II in this post from a year ago and that I was building his just finished bike at the same time the Potts SS was in the shop for some work. Small world. Smaller world in that the new owner was in town from overseas to pick up his bike at the same time his inspiration was in the shop.

The dusty Potts inspired the new owner of the Potts in the background to order it.
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The new one and the old one.
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And all finished and ready to ride.
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The Type II fork really lends itself to a 2-tone paint scheme.
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Ten-speed XTR: so smooth.
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White Industries VBC crankset.
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Point 1 Racing pedals: super low profile.
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Moots seat post.
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Good chain stay clearance with the 2.2 Maxxis Ikon tires.
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A little something that will be adorning the front end of the Potts single-speed. Hmmm...
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(What's playing: KWMR and Coast Highway Blues - if you love the blues, you should check this show out on Wednesdays from 8:30-10:30)

5 comments:

Trailer Park Cyclist said...

The white bars were a nice touch with the white crown. Those fat tires give that bicycle a seriously aggressive demeanor.

Is that some kind of Black Mountain Secret-Blend Chain Lube sitting on the bench in the first photo or a tasty local IPA?

mattprovidence said...

outside of those pedals, that might the most perfect mtn bike i have ever seen. and the ss in the background would sit at number #2. i've got a steel road bike from steve and it rides ridiculously well.

blackmountaincycles said...

TPC - that would be a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Secret mechanic lube, you might say.

Anonymous said...

Incredible build! What bars are those? Very cool bend.

blackmountaincycles said...

That's a Ragley Carnegie bar.