Saturday, February 16, 2013

Details coming, but first...

I'm working on getting details out on the US made frames, but have been a little busy this week building two Potts bikes for customers that will be taken to the NAHBS show in Denver next weekend.  I didn't get a chance to take any photos of the 29"er since as soon as I finished, Steve picked it up to box it for the trip to Denver.  It's a classic 29" wheel mountain bike with Shimano XT parts, Fox fork and dropper seat post.  Wheels are No Tubes Flow EX built on White Industries MI6 hubs.  Just a simple hardtail kick ass mountain bike.

I built a Potts 29"er for the owner of the cross bike a year ago or so.  This one came together over the past year, first with the sourcing of the N.O.S. (new old stock) Mavic Open S.U.P. ceramic rims.  These were built on a pair of King R45 hubs (rear hub is the previous generation 10-speed which I like because the dish isn't as severe as the newer 11-speed hubs).  Spokes are Sapim CX-Ray.  A mix of SRAM parts rounds out the build:  first gen Red shifters, Rival crank (48/34) and r/d, Shimano CX-70 f/d, Avid Ultimate canti brakes, Clement LAS tires, Paul Funky Monkey cable hanger.

Potts 29"er

Potts Cross
The seat will find its way to the post at NAHBS.

Avid Ultimate
The fork is a narrowed Type II.

Potts Cross

Potts Cross

Wheels for the Potts cross

King R45


King R45

(What's playing:  R.E.M. Wolves Lower)


Oli said...

Love the last shot! Have tried to do the same one myself, but never done as well as that. Great stuff as always, Mike.

MG said...

Beautiful build. Classic. Great work, man.


Andy I said...

Out of curiosity what wheel building stand do you use?

blackmountaincycles said...

It's a park TS-2.

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the Mavic Ceramic rims?

blackmountaincycles said...

There was a small distributor who had some squirreled away.

Anonymous said...

Does the fork crown on the tiny 29er hit the downtube if rotated around? Looks tight!

blackmountaincycles said...

It clears by a good 1/4"