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    Steve Potts 650b

    From one of the guys who started it all...

    Great job Steve! Thanks for posting this Mike.

    http://blackmountaincycles.blogspot....e-for-ben.html

    Cheers,

    KP

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    I saw that a few weeks ago. I wonder who the lucky owner is?

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    I came close to ordering a 29er from him a year ago....may still happen someday- the man is a true artist.

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    wow.

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    Way to go Steve. He was one of the first to build 29'ers. He was a very strong road rider for years and raised the standard of quality finish when he did get into building mountain bikes in the earlier '80's.

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    So its built around a 29er fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    So its built around a 29er fork?

    Yes. Steve was uncomfortable using the 26" Fox without Fox's approval.

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    I saw that a few weeks ago. I wonder who the lucky owner is?
    Not too far from you, Mark...

    http://nycmtb.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6199
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    I've always liked Steve Potts' frames because they have a reserved beauty, no bling or fancy bends, just style and grace. His frames don't say, "Hey, look at me", that say "Hey, come ride me."

    Does bushpig ever come over here? I always see him over at the VRC forum. Hopefully he'll pop his head in and give us some details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themanmonkey
    I've always liked Steve Potts' frames because they have a reserved beauty, no bling or fancy bends, just style and grace. His frames don't say, "Hey, look at me", that say "Hey, come ride me."

    Does bushpig ever come over here? I always see him over at the VRC forum. Hopefully he'll pop his head in and give us some details.

    BP has all the best bikes ever. as much as i KNOW a new Ti 650B steve potts should be the best of the best my lust goes w/ the steel steve potts racers. i am an uncorrigible vintage classic gambler...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    So its built around a 29er fork?
    So in terms of geometry what would be the effect of using a 29er fork w/ a 650b wheel instead of a 26" fork? Would it jack the front end up? I'm just curious because because everytime I see a thread claiming that so and so's fork clears a 650b wheel I look at it and think that doesn't look like enough clearance for me. I'm assum ing that this Potts frame was a custom build and took the 29er fork geo into account but what would be the effect if it weren't custom?

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    What was nice about the Fox fork is that the axle to crown isn't much different than on the dedicated 650B forks. Since the frame was built around it, the geo is fine. I am really looking forward to riding this one!

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    Uh, how much does one of those Potts frames sell for?

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    I don't know. I ordered this one two years ago...

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    Hey BP just finished going over your blog from start to finish
    Great stuff.

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    I think I was quoted $2,800ish for a 29er a little while ago. I need to get back on that project.........

    Quote Originally Posted by talabardio
    Uh, how much does one of those Potts frames sell for?

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    I was looking into custom 29er frames and met with Steve a few months ago. Also, went by Black Mountain Cycles and saw this bike. Steve said the frame I wanted would run about $2950.

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