Monday catch up…

So I’ve been a little lazy on posting. Been busy, but I’ve got a few minutes now to do a little catching up. What’s been going on…well, let’s see, I sent this Potts tandem frame/fork/stems off to D+D Cycles for a repaint a while back. The stoker stem also got replated. Turned out pretty darn […]

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Black Mountain Cycles bottles in the wild…

I thought I would use this to start a new series: Black Mountain Cycles bottles seen in the wild. This one comes from a rider in the South Bay taken of the memorial to the people on the Australian DC-6 Resolution flying from Sydney to San Francisco that crashed on Kings Mountain in 1953. To […]

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That’ll be twenty bucks…

I don’t know what it is that makes people who are out on a ride think they can just stop into the shop ask me to fix something and then think they don’t need to pay for services rendered. Recently a racer-type in full team kit came into the shop with her bike while her […]

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Social Media: Pros and Legal Cons…

This was forwarded to me. I won’t be able to attend (I’ll be riding), but there are probably more that a few who should attend. It seems like a good (smart) idea. Just because one can say/write anything on the interweb doesn’t mean it’s okay or proper or legal. The following is the text of […]

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Burly Surly Cross Check…

What my idea of a Surly Cross Check should be. If FFF (Fatties Fit Fine), why not specify the fatter tires instead of the skinny-ish Ritcheys? Add a granny ring to get up some steeper hills (or use as a bailout when all day in the saddle results in fried legs). Some folks just want […]

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Hurt…

Some great footage and a great soundtrack. Beloki’s crash still makes me cringe. Dave Z’s crash in the TTT was heartbreaking. It was hard to watch Michael Rasmussen go through such agony in the TT after working with him briefly during his mountain bike race career. Passing your two minute man is an incredible feat. […]

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Bruce Gordon BLT…

To complement the new touring section, I’ve got the new Bruce Gordon BLT (Basic Loaded Touring) frameset in stock. It’s a definite classic touring frame with its 1″ threaded fork and quill stem. The bike I have here is what Bruce calls a 56cm (60cm to the top of the seat tube – add 4cm […]

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Shop makeover…

With the help of friends Ken & Amanda, I got more slatwall up in the shop to convert a corner into touring central – racks, fenders, panniers… The touring section complements the touring bikes I have in the shop – Bruce Gordon BLT, Surly Long Haul Trucker, and Raleigh Sojourn. The touring bikes and cyclocross […]

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Another 2-tone Potts…

For those who may want to see more Potts 2-tone paint schemes. This is a friend’s bike who bought it new back in the day. (What’s playing: Exene Cervenka Willow Tree)

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