#2B or not…

What a treat to work on Cunningham #1B recently and then #2B comes in for some work.  Initially, #2B was going to come in for new, while-you-wait, decal application.  The decals are a two layer application.  First layer is the decal with a second layer that is clear and protects the first layer.  They were […]

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#1B…

This old Cunningham came in a while back for a new fork and some attention.  The new Type II fork was made by Steve Potts and then sent off to Joe Bell for silver paint.  The same Imron silver paint that adorns pretty much every other Cunningham fork and stem.  There’s a lot that goes […]

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Two weeks goes by fast…

Two weeks since the last blog post.  Dang that goes by fast.  Plenty busy at the shop.  Some fun “what’s in the stand” shots.  Some great upcoming WITS previews.  Some fun riding.  And since it’s illegal to ride most of the trails in the national park here, I started trail running a few months ago.  […]

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The bike that Tyme forgot…

Back in 1989, I was working at Pacific Coast Cycles.  Although during that summer, I left with a friend to ride our bikes to Boston.  And in a grass-is-always-greener moment, left to work for a spell for Mammoth Mountain Bikes.  It was sometime during 1989 that this Salsa custom came to be.  I don’t specifically […]

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Riding Into Thin Air…

Here’s a shot of a Black Mountain Cycles road frame at the top of Tioga Pass, gateway to Yosemite National Park.   Elevation here is about 10,000 feet.  The shot was taken a few days ago.  At the time, the road was still closed to automobile traffic, but not bikes.  The rider had the road […]

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First ride Vee 12…

I finally wore out my last set of old WTB Interwolf 38 tires.  These are among my all-time favorite cross tires for a lot of my rides on my cross bike.  However, they probably would have been a bit overwhelmed by the ride I did at Annadel State Park last Sunday.  There’s quite a bit […]

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Bottles in the wild…

Pretty great shots of Black Mountain Cycles bottles in the wild.  The pink Potts has been through an owner or two since it was originally repainted and built in the shop.    The old Yeti F.R.O pictured on Bike Radar’s website is classic in the team turquoise paint.  More photos in the gallery. Photo: James […]

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