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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:13 pm 
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looking forward to the first ride report 8)


He'll need a longer seatpost :wink:


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Nice, finally put two and two together with all the updates from the black mountain FB page. Sweet old ride, though I imagine it will feel more like a bmx bike, for you 8)

Thanks for sharing.


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uno-speedo wrote:
He'll need a longer seatpost :wink:


GoldenEraMTB wrote:
Sweet old ride, though I imagine it will feel more like a bmx bike, for you 8)


Yes, the sad truth is this one is way too small for me to really ride myself. I couldn't resist the bike's provenance and it makes a great addition to the "guest bike fleet" though (that Nik is already familiar with :wink:). There clearly weren't enough 6'5" tall MTB enthusissts with Potts/Cunningham taste in Marin in the 80's!


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it makes a great addition to the "guest bike fleet" though

coolio :lol:


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This is clearly the coolest thread since WD Pro's Bear Valley. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.


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newsboy wrote:
halaburt wrote:
it makes a great addition to the "guest bike fleet" though

coolio :lol:


it is like your way, with guest bikes :lol:


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His bike is to small for you! joey p is a small guy!


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His bike is to small for you! joey p is a small guy!

True!... but I couldn't help myself.

Also, this isn't the Joey P. bike... Think "Mad Bomber" instead. :wink:


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I keep coming back for another look at this picture, great thread!


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All done now. I’m VERY happy with how this turned out -- and especially pleased I didn’t try to do anything substantial with the paint or (lack of) decals. I think it’s a nice balance between having a bike with a real story to tell -- but that also functions perfectly with a nice mix of it’s original “fabric” and true, period-correct replacements where necessary.


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Full gallery (with about 3 dozen new pics) starting here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/halaburt/7134080745/in/set-72157629276135673

Final touches were a swap out to a long-cage ARX that worked with the 32t freewheel and a used set of gold MKS BM-7 pedals.

Thanks for the help/parts from hollister, crconsulting, fatmikeynyc, Bryan D., Steve Potts, and especially Mike Varley at Black Mountain Cycles in Pt. Reyes Station.

I also look forward to sharing the freshened-up bike with its original owner... and I think he’ll get a kick out of it!

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Final build specs:

FRAME: Potts Brazed MTB #SP 11-83 052 [a]

FORK: Potts Type-II [a]

HEADSET: Specialized Channel-Lock 1" Silver [b]
STEM: Potts Flat Bar for Stubby [a]
HANDLEBAR: Potts Flat Bar w/Potts Shims [a]
GRIPS/TAPE: Magura Ergo w/CC mod (repro of WTB mod)

BRAKES: WTB "Swiss Cheese" Rollercams, silver [a]
BRAKE PADS: Mafac 5-Bump (with modifications)
BRAKE CABLES/HOUSING: Jagwire (logos removed)
FRONT BRAKE CABLE HANGER: Suntour Head Binder HL-3000, Silver [a]
BRAKE LEVERS: Magura Black Perch / Silver Lever [a]

SHIFTERS: Suntour Power Thumb Shifter [a]
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Suntour Cyclone Mark-II
REAR DERAILLEUR: Suntour ARX Long Cage
DERAILLEUR CABLES/HOUSING: Jagwire (logos removed)

FREEWHEEL/CASSETTE: Suntour Winner Ultra 7sp 12-32 [a]
BOTTOM BRACKET: Press-in w/spacer, circlips [a/b]
CRANKARMS: Sugino AT 175mm; Sugino 15mm Bolts [a]
CHAINRINGS: Sugino 46t / 34t (double); Sugino CR Bolts [b]
CHAIN: Sedis Sedisport
PEDALS: MKS BM-7 Gold Cages
+ WTB Toe Flips
+ Speicalized stainless Toe Clips, Size L [b]
+ Alfredo Binda Extra Toe Straps [b]

HUBS: Phil Wood 100/130mm [a]
+ Campagnolo 1010/A Dropout Adjusters [b]
HUB SKEWERS: Phil Wood Bolt-type [a]
RIMS: Araya 7X 26x1.75 [b]
SPOKES/NIPPLES: DT 14ga 4-cross [b]
TIRES: Specialized Hardpack 2.2
TUBES: Modern; Schraeder

SADDLE: Avocet Touring-II [b]
SEATPOST: Campagnolo Super Record 26.8mm [b]
SEATPOST BINDER: Suntour [a]

BOTTLE CAGE(S): Specialized 6.2mm, Black [b]

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(a) = items original to the bike just cleaned up as best as possible
(b) = exact replacements of original items too rough to re-use


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