Cross bike details and delivery update…

First, an update on frame delivery. Seems customs wants to take a closer look at the shipment so they pulled the frames for a “manifest hold” to do a more intensive exam. Grrrrrrr. They’re just bike frames! So, my estimate of receiving them this week will likely be delayed to next week. As I get […]

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Making room…

I’ve been clearing out space and organizing the past week to make room for the incoming frames. I’ve been lucky to have been able to display a few Steve Potts bikes that are owned by a friend, but they are now on their way back to him. Now the top shelf consists of my bikes […]

Filed under: Shop stuff


Just get here already!…

Finally tracked down someone yesterday to talk to about the incoming ocean shipment of my frames. Because I haven’t exactly imported anything, I think what happens next is I arrange for a broker to get my frames through customs and to a truck and to me (simplified version). Yesterday, I arranged for the broker to […]

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The waiting game…

Following the track of the Ever Elite, I know it made port in Oakland last Friday. Crossed under the Golden Gate Bridge just before noon. Now I’m waiting for a call from the freight forwarder who will deliver the frames on their final leg of the journey. I’ve got the south end of the shop […]

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Potts part II…

So, the red Potts was finished on Thursday (well, actually Friday morning because I overhauled the Campy BMX pedals on Friday) and then this white Potts CCR (Cross Country Racer) came in to be built up yesterday. Can’t get much better than this. Especially when pizza from Cafe Reyes and coffee from Toby’s is involved […]

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They come in pairs…

Two days in a row, two old Steve Potts bike builds/restos. One from 1983, the other from around ’93. One red, one white. This one here is the 1983 red one and it has some interesting details that were really fun to figure out and dial in. So, sit back and get ready for a […]

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My boat’s coming in…

Apparently, the ship tracking doesn’t really work over open water. However, the Ever Elite has made port in Los Angeles and will be in the port of Oakland tomorrow. At least, that’s the schedule. Frames should be here SOON! So, if you still find yourself wanting an orange cross frame or a champagne road frame, […]

Filed under: Black Mountain Cycles frames


New Potts 29″er custom build…

Recently finished this little beauty. By little, I mean it’s smaller than what I ride. But then just about everything is little by comparison. Sweet custom Steve Potts titanium 29″er with a Type II fork. All told, this rocket ship weighed in at 21 pounds, 3 ounces without pedals. Pretty dang respectable. The build is […]

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Handbuilt wheels…

There’s just something so personal about handbuilt wheels compared to factory built, off-the-shelf wheelsets. Yet, in today’s bike market, the factory wheel seems to rule. I’m sure there are fine examples out there. However, they are the easy way out. Walk into a bike shop, buy a set of wheels, walk out, slap ’em on […]

Filed under: Working on bikes


Salsa Vaya and Fargo – get yours now…

I’ll admit it. One of my shortcomings is I’m not a very good sales person. Probably not the best thing for someone who owns a retail shop. As a result, I don’t do as good of a job at getting the word out about things I’ve got for sale in the shop as I should. […]

Filed under: Bikes for sale