Saturday, February 21, 2009

Potts hattrick....

This was never intentional in my move to Point Reyes to open a bike shop. However, I ain't complaining. I don't know why, but I seem to be a magnet for old bikes. Now, there's old bikes and then there's old bikes and then there's old Steve Potts bikes. And it's old Potts bikes that seem to have bogarted the repair stand.

The first was an early 90's Steve Potts Cross Country Racer that is getting built up with a bunch or new and somewhat new old stock parts. The second is a red late '80's fillet-brazed bike that was recently purchased and will get a detail to bring it back to life. The third one is a mid-80's fillet-brazed bike with a Type I fork, original WTB hubs. It also has the "picnic table" chainstay and seatstay bridges. Very stealthy in black. The new owner will be using it as a commuter bike of sorts. It's really great to see these bikes getting the attention they deserve and getting some serious saddle time.
From Potts

From Potts

From Potts

From Potts

From Potts

From Potts

From Potts


(What's playing: Dave Alvin (I Won't Be) Leaving)

5 comments:

Chris said...

Quality seeks quality, Mike. Those bikes know you're the man to work on them and lead their owners to your door. I can't think of a better person to take up the torch for that area and more importantly, those bikes. One of these days I'll make it out there and my Potts will definately take it's turn in your stand.

blackmountaincycles said...

Thanks, Chris. I do feel lucky to still be able to work on these great bikes, but also lucky to see them still being used like they were intended.

mhandsco said...

I don't suppose you're running any kind of formal adoption agency, are you?

blackmountaincycles said...

They do seem to find homes pretty fast. They are out there for the patient.

Bushpig.vrc said...

Great pictures. I can't wait till the next time I get to visit the shop.