Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Recent WITS bikes...

There have been some pretty great bikes passing through the stand recently.  With that, here's a quick WITS (What's In The Stand) post for your Tuesday coffee and scone pleasure.  

First up is one of the Black Mountain Cycles cross frames that was built into a Sturmey-Archer 3-speed commuter.  The bike turned out great and is busy tearing up San Francisco's streets.

3-Speed Cross
Sugino's RD-2 crankset with 48t ring.

3-Speed Cross
Cable routing.  The brakes are Tektro's new CR-710 canti brakes.  A really nice, lower profile version of the CR-720.  I like these new Tektro brakes better than the Avid Shorty 6 brakes.  

3-Speed Cross
I set this up with the S-A thumb shifter that has a great retro shifter look.

3-Speed Cross
Another look at the CR-710 brakes.  Note the straddle cable adjuster.  Dig the brakes.  

Speedvagen
A Vanilla Speedvagen came in for fresh bar tape and hub maintenance on the rear DT Swiss 240.

Speedvagen

Speedvagen

Speedvagen

650b
Built up a set of 650b wheels for a retrofit into a Rocky Mountain.  

Potts 29er
And finally, this custom Potts 29er built for a rider in New Mexico with a no nonsense XT build with White Industries hubs and WTB Frequency i23 rims.  The owner happens to be my same height and rides with my same seat height.  The bike fit me like it was made for me.

Potts 29er

Potts 29er

Potts 29er
Custom frame, stem, and bars.  The bars were custom bent to match my favorite old flat bar, the Titec Flat Tracker.  Such a comfy bar and perfect on this Type II equipped rigid 29er.

(What's playing:  The Replacements Alex Chilton)

1 comment:

Chris said...

Nice two posts in two days. The Vanilla and Potts looking sweet... especially the Potts!!