Fortnight cyber special…

In response to a couple of questions posted on the Black Mountain Cycles Facebook page, yes, I will offer a “Cyber Monday” special to anyone who wants to pre-order (with payment in full) a new monster cross frameset.  It just took me until today to get the time and figure out what the Cyber Monday […]

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65cm…

I don’t know why.  I’ve never really had anyone ask for it.  But then I never really had any demand for the cross or road frames when I had the first run of frames produced.  I rolled the dice.  The dice are still coming up 7’s.   With no real demand, I rolled again on a […]

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Orange and gray…

Colors.  I’ve spent a lot of time in meetings trying to decide colors for an entire production year of frames.  Production runs of 10,000, 20,000 of an individual model.  It’s the same process choosing colors for runs of 50 frames:  who’s the customer, what colors are in style, what colors will be in style in […]

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Winterize…

Now that the winter rains have started, I decided it was time to winterize my road bike.  Winterize – what does that mean?  On my car, I like to make sure the tires have plenty of tread and that my windshield wipers actually wipe instead of smear.  On my bike, I like to re-install my […]

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Rock ‘n Road Ride Beats the Rain…

When you read a weather forecast and it says “90% chance of precipitation” on any given day, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to rain (there are other types of precipitation, but I’ll use rain for this case) 90% of that day.  It just means that there is a 90% chance it will rain at […]

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Rain or shine…

Actually, it’s very likely not going to shine according to the forecast.  So, Bruce and I will not cancel the “Short Notice Rock ‘n Road Tire Shameless Self-Promotion Ride.”  If folks show up and want to ride, we’ll ride.  If folks show up and don’t want to ride, we’ll sit around and drink beer and […]

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Wednesday WITS…

Catching up on “what’s in the stand” on a hump day.  Well, by now, Wednesday is almost over.  After finishing the Potts below, another Ritchey Timber Comp that came in for a tune up and a front wheel rebuild, a Blur pivot bearing replacement, and a radio show, I can now finish this post that […]

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Grease…

Grease, grease, grease, grease, grease, grease, grease, grease, grease.  Grease is one of those words that when you say it enough becomes unfamiliar, like it just became a new word that you now need to look up.  Semantic satiation – look it up.  Semantic satiation is actually a pretty nifty phrase. Grease is also something […]

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Short Notice Rock ‘n Road Tire Ride…

Bruce Gordon came out today for a pedal and to soak up this amazing weather we’ve been having out here.  He rode this bike which is about 10 steps beyond the coolest bike you could imagine.  As I was pedaling back into town, he was heading out.  Later, while we were both recovering from our […]

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