Black Mountain Cycles frame info…

Here’s some basic info on the frame – geometry and info on parts specs that get attached to the frame. If anyone would like more info, just post a comment or e-mail me. Thanks. RoadSeat post: 27.2Front derailleur: 28.6Rear hub spacing: 130mmBottom bracket: 68mm, British threadsHeadset: Threadless 1 1/8″Max tire size: 33.3mm without fenders, 28mm […]

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Black Mountain Cycles frame pre-order special…

After much too long, my frames are going to happen. I got word that the frame maker has tubing and that they will (should) have frames finished by the end of July. Then they have to go for paint and decals, get boxed up and consolidated in an ocean container. I’m thinking that sometime around […]

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A set of wheels ready for any occasion…

Maybe a set of wheels MacGyver would ride? This is the kind of wheel that needs to be under 95% of the road riders out there. The kind of wheel that can go anywhere, do anything. It’s got enough spokes. It’s easily serviced – anywhere. It’s pretty darn sexy in its unassuming simplicity. These are […]

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Yeti A.R.C. Long Travel…

Really nice 95/96 Yeti suspension bike came in for a little work. It needed the cranks and spider to be sorted out to eliminate a wobble and some proper 5mm brake housing installed. What a great looking bike in the classic Yeti team color. (What’s playing: The White Stripes St. Andrew)

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Big bike sale…

Being in West Marin is a challenge sometimes. The biggest challenge is not being in a highly populated area where, if one needs a bike, they just pop down to the local bike shop to see all the bikes and choose one. All the bikes I bring in are bikes I like. I think it’s […]

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Why buy a bike from me…

I was putting together a Salsa Vaya today and thinking why would someone want to buy a bike from me versus any other bike shop. In fact, why does anyone choose one shop over another to buy a bike? I pondered this as I: Took each wheel off, put it in the truing stand, verified […]

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Steve Potts Expedition bike build…

This one is a bike I could own. A custom titanium Steve Potts “expedition” bike for a local rider. The owner’s plan is to ride the rails north and then turn south and ride back through secondary and dirt roads. Sounds like a fun adventure. But you’re probably wanting pictures. (What’s playing: John Doe & […]

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Killer deal from Bruce Gordon…

If you’re looking for a touring/commuting bike or frame or a set or US made racks for your touring/commuting rig, Bruce Gordon has a killer deal going on through June. Check out his blog post for details, but a frameset with racks is $795. You can also get a rear rack for $145 and a […]

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Catch up post…

Been pretty busy this week. Repairs and and a little interview my Bakersfield & Beyond co-host, Amanda, and I did this week took up some time. Yep, we interviewed Merle Haggard on Tuesday and will air the interview tonight on KWMR. Tune in if you can. It’s going to be fun. And here are some […]

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Black Mountain Cycles frame update…

Been a while since I’ve updated my the Black Mountain Cycles frame status. So, here’s the scoop. Even though I had initially created a bunch of frames (road, cross, track, 650b mountain bike, 29″ wheel mountain bike), I am going to offer the road and cross frames first. Who knows if I’ll get to the […]

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Saturday vintage bike fest…

I wasn’t able to make it to the ride, but sure enjoyed the after gathering. On Saturday, a bunch of friends organized a vintage mountain bike ride at China Camp. Plenty of great classic mountain bikes from the 80’s and 90’s. After the ride, everyone headed out to Black Mountain Cycles for food and beer. […]

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