Sometimes, most times, it's too easy to ignore the blog due to posting images on the shop Facebook page or on the What's In The Stand tumblr. And then the next thing I know a month passes just like that. So, I'll try to rectify that situation with more quick and simple posts. Here's a start.
In the category of what's in the stand, here's some work that has passed through the doors at Black Mountain Cycles.
Saratoga Frameworks cross bike came for a tune up and new tires. Found out that, somehow, the original builder (not me) had fit a 10 speed cassette to the 11 speed Ultegra built bike. It worked. Sort of. Works better now.
This 59cm cross bike was built. The owner secured the frame several months ago and we got to building it around existing wheels. SRAM build with White Industries crankset. I can attest to the fact this will be a fun Marin Headlands ripper for the owner.
Rebuilt front wheel with new SP dynamo hub that will see duty on the Tour Divide solo ITT soon. Proud to build this for Leo Pershall.
The owner of this 87/88 Ibis Custom brought the frame and parts to me for a build up. The stem and bottle cages were recently painted to match the blue in the frame. Sweet classic mountain bike.
White Industries freewheel overhaul. Flushed and regreased the bearing. Cleaned and lubed the pawls. Just like new. White Industries makes great bike parts.
New wheels for this Soulcraft. White Industries hubs (have I mentioned I love White Industries parts?) and Enve M60 rims.
Potts mountain bike came in for new cables, chain, brake pads, and overhaul of the King rear hub while the owner was out riding his Potts cross bike in the area.
Dialed in this Potts road bike with new cables and bar tape.
And finally, this Shimano Ultegra 6603 triple shifter needed to be replaced because the spring at the lower right corner was broken and it would no longer hold the pawl that works with cable pull in place. Even if that one spring was replaceable, it would have been nigh on impossible to replace it with the level of disassembly required to get to the spring.
(What's playing: Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues)