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    1987 Steve Potts drop bar WTB equipped

    This is a fairly recent acquisition and it needed a super deep cleaning. This one had been used hard and put away dirty. Equipped with most the WTB parts that were available during this era including: Type II fork, Roller Cam brakes, LD stem, Grease Guard hubs and bb, drop bar, cable hanger.......

    15 pictures and description @ MOMBAT: 1987 Steve Potts drop bar






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    Could be one of the best Potts' I've seen with nothing I'd change. And my size. Little sour on this one, but great to see such a killer example.
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    That is a beautiful bike.

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    Excellent Backdrop!
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    Better suited to non-aggressive 125# gals named Russell.

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    Another beautiful bike! I really need to make a trip to your museum. All these bikes are available for riding the local trails - right?

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    What a beautiful bike. Gorgeous.

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    Beauty!!!!

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    Wow, a perfect bike. Where did this one come from? And more importantly tell us how Rumpfy got screwed out of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Wow, a perfect bike. Where did this one come from? And more importantly tell us how Rumpfy got screwed out of it?

    Haha! I didn't. It was no where on my radar. I'm just a jealous guy because I'd like to own it.

    FFB is difficult to buy/trade bikes from/with...they have everything!
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    one of the cooler paint jobs on a potts
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    w.a.n.t

    it's my size.
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    I bought a pair of wtb trail grips today.. should have bought this bike instead.
    want: Ibis ti handlebar. suntour 31.8 front derr. bottom pull

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    FFB say's it's 20" c-t, it looks smaller than that. The first 3 digits on th BB is 687, I thought the first digit is size and the second 2 is the year?

    BTW, Rumpfy, I thought your perfect bike is a 18'-19", so don't feel too bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    FFB say's it's 20" c-t, it looks smaller than that. The first 3 digits on th BB is 687, I thought the first digit is size and the second 2 is the year?

    BTW, Rumpfy, I thought your perfect bike is a 18'-19", so don't feel too bad
    Potts were measured c-c if I recall, and the 6 stands for June and 87 the year.

    That's a real beauty!!

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    19 in. Stunning.
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    I assumed the 687 in the serial was June of 1987? The rest of the serial, 151, would be the actual serial? Can't imagine there were 151 bikes in June. Was 151 a running total?

    This one MOMBAT: 1987 Steve Potts


    has a serial number of 1287162 so December of 1987 and number 162. So in 6ish months, 9 bikes were built? less than 2 per month? Sound right?

    Kinda cool to have 2 bikes with the same color scheme but with different parts.

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    Oh yeah, did Steve measure c-c? If so, it would be a 19"

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    FFB say's it's 20" c-t, it looks smaller than that. The first 3 digits on th BB is 687, I thought the first digit is size and the second 2 is the year?

    BTW, Rumpfy, I thought your perfect bike is a 18'-19", so don't feel too bad
    Quote Originally Posted by First Flight View Post
    Oh yeah, did Steve measure c-c? If so, it would be a 19"

    Definitely my size. Also factoring drop bar and bike age.
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    This is like a breath of fresh air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    This is like a breath of fresh air.
    No kidding GOB.

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    151 would be the running total for fillet-brazed steel Potts'es. Welded steel Potts'es (i.e., CCR's), steel Phoenixes, and Ti frames each had/have separate running number sequences in "Steve-World".

    In the earlier years, (1-2 digit) Month and (2-digit) Year were at the front end of the stamped serial numbers. In later years, it is typically only the 2-digit year stamped.

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    Now my serial # 989214 makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Now my serial # 989214 makes sense.
    Where is your build thread?
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    It'd be cool to see a side by side photoshoot of the two FFB Potts'. The more I look at the paint, the more I really like it.
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    If you tried to describe the colors with the blue and gray to white fade I'd be like "meh" But seeing on this bike is amazing. Whoda thought?
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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