Black Mountain Cycles Bottles in the wild…

Well, maybe not the wild, but a pretty neat car parks in that garage. And the man-sized Pegoretti is darn nice too. Thanks for the pic, Big John. BTW, you need some more tools on that tool board. I’ve got a thing for big bikes and this one is extra clean and big. Big bikes […]

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These things are like flies on a hot summer day…

Yep, another Potts resto/rebuild. This one was Steve’s personal bike and is now in the hands of another local vintage bike aficionado. Like the white Potts mountain bike, it was ridden hard and put away totally filthy. After removing all the parts, and some serious time in a Dumonde Tech bath, fresh grease in all […]

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Reason #2 to lube your chain…

Reason #1 being to keep the chain quiet and functioning. Reason #2 so it doesn’t take its roughly 464 parts and fuse them into one. (What’s playing: KWMR All Day Music Show)

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What’s in the stand…

Had these two really nice, classic mountain bikes come in recently for some work. The Ritchey P-23 had a problem with the headset. Namely that the headset would not stay in adjustment and would loosen while riding. The problem turned out to be the cable hanger. The shape of the hanger where it fit over […]

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Building a NorCal League race bike…

My buddy Gary and his son Henri came up last weekend to build Henri’s new high school NorCal League race bike. Our mutual friend Joel Smith at Tomac Bikes supplied the Tomac Cortez frame. The great guys at WTB supplied wheels, tires, and seat. My friend Matt V, GM of FSA, was kind enough to […]

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White space…

Ric Hjertberg of Wheelsmith fame is a pretty smart fellow. I enjoyed the bit he wrote on his Wheel Fanatyk blog about the over-the-top bikes that make the biggest waves at the handbuilt bike shows. It’s what’s not there that is the most beautiful. It’s no coincidence that the two pieces of art that I […]

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Black Mountain Cycles Bottles in the wild…

These are from Shawn down in San Carlos showing his Ritchey P-21 and what looks like a Ritchey Softail with the shock hidden by that dang bottle (edit: it’s actually one of the first Ritchey Plexus that Tom built). That’s San Francisco Bay in the background of the second shot. (What’s playing: They Might Be […]

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Black Mountain Cycles bottles in the wild…

Another installment courtesy of Jason from Salsa, aka Gnat. I’m really quite honored that Jason, with all his industry contacts and the fact that he works at Salsa, chooses a Black Mountain Cycles bottle and strategically positions it for the photo 😉 . Thanks Jason. Photo below is courtesy Jason Boucher and the image can […]

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A little variety, Y not…

To appease the folks that think the only bikes that make it into my stand are really cool vintage, bikes, I offer this. (What’s playing: The Paladins You’re So Fine)

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What’s in the stand…

I don’t know why folks who are looking to buy vintage Steve Potts bikes can’t find them. Heck, it’s like they are a dime-a-dozen out here. Here is a prime example of a Potts bike. This was Steve’s personal bike and was recently (I hesitate to use the word “rescued” but it works) rescued from […]

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One for my mom…

And no, I did not just go out and buy a new mug. (What’s playing: Elton John Someone Saved My Life Tonight)

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