Sunday, May 9, 2010

Big photo upload...

Uploaded a bunch of photos to my flickr page in preparation of updating my website. There's a couple more bikes I need to photograph, but for now, this is enough. The photo title is a link to the bike photo set.

1985 Fat Chance
Fat Chance 001

1991 Ibis SS
Team Ibis SS 001

1988 Mantis Valkyrie
Valkyrie 001

1984(?) Steve Potts Custom - this particular bike has every option Steve offered on his custom bikes. It is likely the only frame/bike built with every option. Some of the options include: early WTB hubs, Campy wheels skewers with modified Hi-E end caps, machined stem w/ 4-bolt face-plate (pre-dates the Thomson stem by years), faux lugs at the head tube and on the chain stay (Steve says this was the only frame he did the faux lug on the chainstay), the flattened chain stay and seat stay bridges are known as picnic table bridges, custom outer chainring guard, fixed angle seat post, and, of course, early WTB roller-cams front and rear.

This blue Potts and green Potts (aka the Ross Potts) came from a local couple and are now owned by a friend.
Blue Noah Potts 002

Green Potts 001

Another custom Steve Potts from the early days.
Red Potts 018

A Swift that was made in collaboration between Steve Potts and Mark Slate.
Swift 001

1984 Ritchey Team Comp. The day after I finished building this bike, I completed a 50 mile mountain bike ride in Orange County in support of Project Rwanda. This bike is super fun.
Team Comp 001

1985 Specialized Team Stumpjumper
Team Stump 003

1984 Salsa ala Carte - this bike also carried me on a cross-country bike trip in 1989.
big blue 003

1998 WTB Phoenix
Phoenix 001

(What's playing: Joan Armatrading I Love It When You Call Me Names)


Frank Z said...

Impressive collection! I wonder what riding those long stems would be like (as I was not into mtb-ing those years). Nice photo-sets on Flickr.

blackmountaincycles said...

Without sounding sarcastic, they ride like a bike. And in the cases of these bikes, they are all great riding, handling bikes.

Greg said...

Are the "faux lugs" actually bi-laminate construction (lugs with fillet brazing and lots of filing) or something else?

blackmountaincycles said...

I believe it was simply a sleeve that was created to look like a lug which then, with the tube brazed into it, was fillet-brazed to the structure.