Saturday, March 27, 2010

These things are like flies on a hot summer day...

Yep, another Potts resto/rebuild. This one was Steve's personal bike and is now in the hands of another local vintage bike aficionado. Like the white Potts mountain bike, it was ridden hard and put away totally filthy. After removing all the parts, and some serious time in a Dumonde Tech bath, fresh grease in all the Grease Guard ports, grease in the rollers of the brakes...and fresh cloth bar tape and the bike that had been neglected (sorry, Steve) was breathing fresh life. Check out the ultra-rare Mini-Cam brakes. They fit on a special custom brake boss - not a standard roller-cam/u-brake boss, much smaller in diameter.

Before:
crosspotts 002
crosspotts 004
crosspotts 005

After:
crosspotts 017
crosspotts 007
crosspotts 009
crosspotts 010
crosspotts 011
crosspotts 012
crosspotts 014
crosspotts 015
crosspotts 006

(What's playing: Nick Lowe So It Goes)

7 comments:

Guitar Ted said...

Nice blog post title! Don't rub it in or anything, Mike. Ha!

Question: On the brake cable routing for the rear brake: Where the cable breaks to go under the BB, does that braze on have a roller?

Nice bike at any rate.

blackmountaincycles said...

No roller there. Just a drilled out hole. The part is there to make the cable/cam pull in-line with the brake rollers.

Guitar Ted said...

Thanks for the answer Mike. I appreciate your site and expertise a great deal.

Jim said...

I wonder why the roller cam brakes are not more common. They look like they would be great stoppers.

blackmountaincycles said...

Several factors contributed to the death of the roller-cam. Mountain Bike Action, inept bike mechanics, Shimano's u-brake. Maybe I'll write a little something about it soon.

laffeaux said...

That's a pretty bike! It looks large - how tall is Steve?

blackmountaincycles said...

He's in the 6'1" to 6'2" range.