Saturday, July 3, 2010

Friday's repair run down...

Friday was titanium day, that is for sure. It's not always like this. Some days there's a steel bike too. However, yesterday was most assuredly titanium day at Black Mountain Cycles. First up was a really sharp looking painted titanium Serotta cross bike that got a new stem and Salsa Woodchipper bars. The Campy 10s Ergo levers work very nicely with the shape of the Woodchippers.

Serotta painted ti cross bike

Next up was another Serotta titanium bike. This was in for a check-up before the owner heads out on a 750 mile ride from Astoria, OR to Pt. Reyes Station, CA. Oh yeah, the owner of the bike is about 75 years old and can ride the heck out of his bike still.

Serrota ti

Then came a Zinn road bike. This particular Zinn used to be Lennard's personal bike and is now owned by a 6'9" local resident. The interesting thing about this bike is that the seat height with the 195mm cranks is very close to my seat height.

Zinn

And finally, even though this bike was finished the day before, I'll put up some more detailed shots of the frame and components because it's just a damn cool bike. Yep, talking 'bout the Merlin Newsboy complete with custom touches by Charlie Cunningham and Steve Potts.

Merlin Newsboy

Custom Cunningham modified Hi-E front hub with 118mm spacing fit into a Steve Potts made Type II fork with a clear powder coat.

Merlin Newsboy

WTB New Paradigm 140mm spaced rear hub.

Merlin Newsboy

Fitting new cables is not an easy task, but it now has new cables.

Merlin Newsboy

Rear brake is a Cunningham custom installation of a WTB Toggle-cam brake.

Merlin Newsboy

Merlin Newsboy

Cables coming out of the down tube have to make a short, quick bend to their respective stops.

Merlin Newsboy

Top-view of the mud guard protecting the toggle link from the elements.

Merlin Newsboy

Maybe today I can finish the Davidson and De Rosa I haven't been able to get to...

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