Cliff’s cross bike…

This is Cliff’s cross bike.  Usually, I get complete bikes built and shipped withing at least 2 weeks.  This one took a mite longer.  Between the time I announced the green frames last summer and the time they actually arrived, quite a few months passed.  Then Cliff did some traveling and we exchanged e-mails to […]

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Two more days…

That’s right, you have two more days (well three if you count the rest of today as one and then Tuesday and Wednesday) to take advantage of the free rubber deal with the purchase of a Black Mountain Cycles cross or road frameset. So far, there have been several takers for this February promotion and […]

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Vee Rubber…

With all the big tire companies, it finally took a small tire company to produce that tire in what I consider the “magic size” for my cross frames. I really like the Panaracer Fire Cross 45, but on the road, it’s a dog. Great off road. Slower than molasses on the road. For several years, […]

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Cyber Monday special…

If all those other companies can do it, so can I. Here’s the deal, or rather here are the deals. All involved purchasing a Black Mountain Cycles road or cross frame and all should be able to appeal to different needs you might have. Black Mountain Cycles “Cyber Monday” special runs through Sunday December 4. […]

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Cavalcade of blog posts…

Been busy. Too busy, seemingly, to post anything here. Takes time to upload photos, think up something to write, and do all that and take care of all the bikes that are coming in. This post will be a “what’s in the stand” post on a recent cross bike I built. This cross bike represents […]

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Cargo cross…

This was a first. Pretty fun build too. The owner came up and went for a ride out on the seashore while I built up a Black Mountain Cycles cross bike with an Xtracycle extension. But not before setting up his laptop to take a time-lapse video of the build. Then he went out the […]

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Cross build available…

I’m trying to get various sizes of cross and road bikes built for folks to check out. Here’s a cross bike I put together. It represents a lower cost version of the #1 cross build kit with a few things changed like the seat, hubs, rims, brakes, cassette, tires… Still a very nice build, but […]

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Project 18 pound…

“Don’t ask me what I think of you I might not give you the answer that you want me to.” Oh wait, that’s a song lyric. What I meant to say is don’t ask me how much my bike weighs because I don’t know. I think I weighed it once, but promptly forgot. So it […]

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Some recent builds and info…

The owner of the cross bike I built several weeks ago has been by several times. Each time he tells me how much fun he’s having riding the bike and how great it rides. Really nice to hear stuff like that. A few more have gone out since then. And I’m trying to get a […]

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Cross frame crank compatibility…

Being out of the bike industry insider club for several years, I missed the regular technical updates from Shimano and SRAM. The pages that make up these manuals are a bike designer’s bible. When I designed the chainstays of the cross frame, I used what I had and thought I had all my bases covers […]

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Don’t wait, get your frame now…

Finally got the last frame sizes weighed and noted. Frame weight is a somewhat minor factor in my list of parameters for a bike. The most important factor is ride quality and I do have to say my frames ride really damn good. Anyway, here’s the frame weights weighed with water bottle bolts and seat […]

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A couple of new bikes…

I built up a new cross bike for an Portlander yesterday with Nitto Moustache bars, but forgot to take pictures of the finished bike. Trust me, it looked pretty cool and after his first test ride said it rode “f’in awesome!” I did manage to get some pictures of what I call a neo-retro road […]

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