Just pretty much finished this the other day...kind of cool that was made by Steve 25 years ago this month. Serial Number indicates a March 1988 frame.
I had lots of fun with this project..constructive comments always welcome.
Thanks again to Aemmer for convincing me to go for it and to G-O-B for selling it to me.
Here are the specs and photos. (To make the photos larger you have to click on them a few times...or you can go to the second page where I posted directly from Photobucket)
All the parts replaced were replaced with exactly what was on the bike from the original build. I was told by former owners, BP and GOB, that the bike was all original. The only differences from the original are the King no logo headset (originally a Specialized) and the handlebar (originally a Specialized also). I have kept every original part and bagged and labeled them.
Frame: 1988 Steve Potts fillet brazed - Seat Tube 16 inch CTC
Serial No: 388180 – March 1988 frame number 180
Fork: Steve Potts fillet brazed
Paint: Original with original decals
Headset: King no logo (replaced from the original Specialized)
Stem: Steve Potts fillet brazed
Handlebar: Salsa aluminum (replaced from the original Specialized)
Grips: Magura modified by Steve Potts
Brakes: WTB roller cam front and rear
Brake Pads: WTB Kool Stop
Brake Cables: Shimano XT
Brake Levers: Shimano XT M730 4 finger
Shifters: Shimano XT M730 6 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano XT M730
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M730 long cage
Derailleur Cables: Shimano XT
Freewheel: Suntour Winner Pro-WTB modified - 6 speed 11 to 34
Chain: Shimano XT
Cranks: Specialized 172.5mm (originally 170mm)
Chain Rings: Specialized 24-36-46
Bottom Bracket: Pressed in with new Phil sealed bearings
Pedals: Suntour XC Compe
Toe Clips and Straps: Specialized
Hub Skewers: Specialized
Rims: Specialized X26 - 36 hole
Hubs: WTB Grease Guard
Tires: Specialized Hardpack 2.2
Tubes: Specialized (original 1988 tubes)
Saddle: Specialized Lambda
Seat Post: Suntour Superbe
Seat Post Binder: Suntour
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