Friday, October 30, 2009

What's in the stand...

Steve Potts custom from the late 80's early 90's. It's a 6-speed bike which would, on paper, put it in the 80's, but one could still get 6-speed parts new from Shimano into the early 90's so the parts aren't necessarily a good indicator of the year of the bike. The brake levers are later (and original to the bike) than the shifters and derailleurs, so I'm thinking early 90's.

Local bike. Lots of miles in its tubes. Lots of miles in its future. The bike had been sitting in neglect for the past couple of years and needed a throrough cleaning, new cables, fresh grease in all the Grease Guard ports, and new bar tape.

From Potts

From Potts

From Potts


(What's playing: Bob Dylan Song to Woody)

7 comments:

Ben said...

Another gorgeous bike.

Also, why is it I always want the bike in the stand behind the bike pictured?! Is that a Type 2 on the tandem?

My Potts is ready. Hehe

blackmountaincycles said...

"Also, why is it I always want the bike in the stand behind the bike pictured?! Is that a Type 2 on the tandem?"

Interesting how that works out, eh? Type 2 on a Potts tandem - future what's in the stand post.

"My Potts is ready." - I heard. Congratulations!

Ben said...

That's just cool Mike. I'll patiently await the tandem post. Cheers.

Chris said...

Mike, I'll pay you to let me just hang around the shop and drool over the stuff that passes through your doors.

blackmountaincycles said...

I also accept payment in beer and pizza, coffee and bakery treats!

cyclofiend said...

Wow. I don't think I've ever seen a Potts frames with a two-tone paint job. That's really nice. Good to see it cleaned up and ready to roll.

blackmountaincycles said...

Jim,
Steve's two-tone paint jobs are a thing of beauty. I'll post a photo of a friend's (original owner) bike that is gorgeous.