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    Quote Originally Posted by DMFT
    No.... But I didn't know Rumpfy went to the "Byrdman school of Texas mech-anix".
    DL, can you confirm?
    Pretty sure a BSTM certificate was necessary to start RBI (Rumpfy Bicycle Institute).


    (poor Rumpfy)

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    i'm going to require a visual aid good buddy!

    There you go GB Rusty dusty looks good...where is little blue?
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    Made a few changes to one of my Potts' so I figured it was a good chance to do a side by side between the 84 and the 92. Different...but the same.





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    are those shifter pods grafted on to magura levers on the old one?

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    Calling all Steve Potts owners...

    Show off!

    Very nice. I'm just jealous...
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    Quote Originally Posted by datawhacker
    are those shifter pods grafted on to magura levers on the old one?
    Yup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmikeynyc
    Show off!

    Very nice. I'm just jealous...

    Haha, thanks.

    You shouldn't be jealous, you've got some stellar bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Haha, thanks.

    You shouldn't be jealous, you've got some stellar bikes.

    R, what's the chainstay length on those Potts?
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    Here's a few others fer your viewing pleasure.

    One from Steve's personal collection.


    Red one.


    Bushpig's green one.


    Bushpig's blue one.


    Cycleshark's blue one - this is truly the Potts to beat all Potts. A true one of a kind.


    A friend's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Cycleshark's blue one - this is truly the Potts to beat all Potts. A true one of a kind.
    rub it in...

    looks too big anyways, but white/yellow/blue flecks looks about right
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    The Cycle Shark blue one is insane. The details and some of the forward thinking features are incredible.
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    I need some Potts advice from the experts

    Hey,
    I'm making my yearly attempt at putting my '86 Potts together and as I recall, the crank bolts (which I don't have) are some odd thread. Rather than get out my thread gauges I thought I would ask the experts here. I'll be embarrassed if it's something simple (not really) Also, what would be period-correct brake levers to use for the drop bars? (I'll have to use bar end shifters on mine) Attached are photos (scans) of my copy of "Mountain Bike" magazine from May-June 1986 which I got Steve to sign a number of years ago. There's an article about WTB and various photos of bikes with drop bars but I can't make out what levers were used.
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    I've never heard of different crank bolt threads, but it seemed like a local shop had a issue with some auto-extracting bolts that may have been thread-related. Bolt head diameters and spindle tapers vary though.
    Dia-Compe AGC-205 levers are quite common on Potts drop bar bikes. Its an aero lever by the way. Here is what they look like, but I wouldn't recommend paying $100 for a pair

    http://cgi.ebay.com/NOS-Dia-Compe-Ae...QQcmdZViewItem

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    I think I meant 251, not 205

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    Quote Originally Posted by CA Peddler
    Hey,
    I'm making my yearly attempt at putting my '86 Potts together and as I recall, the crank bolts (which I don't have) are some odd thread. Rather than get out my thread gauges I thought I would ask the experts here. I'll be embarrassed if it's something simple (not really) Also, what would be period-correct brake levers to use for the drop bars? (I'll have to use bar end shifters on mine) Attached are photos (scans) of my copy of "Mountain Bike" magazine from May-June 1986 which I got Steve to sign a number of years ago. There's an article about WTB and various photos of bikes with drop bars but I can't make out what levers were used.
    Thanks everyone!

    Those levers datawhacker posted are nice, I think you'll need some non-aero levers for 86. Modolo, Campy, Suntour, should all work. Im sending you a PM.

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    Thanks

    Thanks datawhacker and 'Fillet for your replies. I'll take a close look at the spindle threads and start hunting down levers. None of the b/b bolts in my collection worked.....hmm. Here's another scan from the mag....and I'm lazy "part two" See the photo of the b/b shell.....Is that extra threaded insert for a front derailleur pulley?
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    Wait a sec....now I remember....it's for a pulley that serves as a cable guide for the rear derailleur....

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    Quote Originally Posted by datawhacker
    I think I meant 251, not 205
    yep, the Grand Compe 251 are nice but i think a little too young for a "period correct" '86build.



    some Mafac's are "correct" but my hands don't really like them. as for feel not much beats the DuraAce 7400 levers imho. the bl-7402 with return spring are really great, but again "too young" if that matters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carsten
    as for feel not much beats the DuraAce 7400 levers imho. the bl-7402 with return spring are really great, but again "too young" if that matters

    Carsten
    Yes! Probably the best external cable brake levers ever made. I keep a set around just in case I ever need this type of lever for a road or mountain bike in the future.
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    If it's aero levers you want, Dia Compe's Aero Gran Compe levers would fit the bill for an 84-86 build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    If it's aero levers you want, Dia Compe's Aero Gran Compe levers would fit the bill for an 84-86 build.

    Mike is right. I didnt think aero levers were out until 87 or so.

    1985 Raliegh catalog:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...5/pages/1.html

    hey, and what happened to the other shifters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    Mike is right. I didnt realize aero levers were out until 87 or so.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleigh...5/pages/1.html

    hey, and what happened to the other shifters?
    Alexi Grewal rode with those aero levers in the 84 Olympics.

    Those shifters worked better. The "hoods" on the other shifters interfered with mounting on the plates. BTW - those shift adapters were called "sausage link" adapters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssmike
    Alexi Grewal rode with those aero levers in the 84 Olympics. Those worked better. The "hoods" on the other shifters interfered with mounting on the plates. BTW - those shift adapters were called "sausage link" adapters.

    cool, those are my favorite adapters.

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    Answering the call...












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    Hey all,
    Great to see all these sweet Potts' sicles! I have two originals to myself;

    1. 1984, 23" "Snack-bar" converted from canti's/type 1/Hi-E to swiss-cheese/type 2/Grease-guard in 1986, Purple tiger stripe, with drops. thousands of miles on it. Still works fine. Traded-in my 1985, 20" "Picnic-table" Potts which was too small.

    2. 1986, 21/19 tandem, first of the "bakers dozen" to make it out of the shop! Raced it for years; Team Tam!! Rockhopper/Lemurian/Rumpstomper, etc., also had the Mt. Tam tandem record for ten years! Switched from the Tange tandem fork, which cracked, to a tandem type 2 in 1988 which is still fine. Has IRD remote hite-rite's front and rear. Full off-road tour package, still the most fun on two wheels over distances......

    Steve Potts is still at it making the best bikes in the US, if not the World!

    peace,
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected]
    Hey all,
    Great to see all these sweet Potts' sicles! I have two originals to myself;

    1. 1984, 23" "Snack-bar" converted from canti's/type 1/Hi-E to swiss-cheese/type 2/Grease-guard in 1986, Purple tiger stripe, with drops. thousands of miles on it. Still works fine. Traded-in my 1985, 20" "Picnic-table" Potts which was too small.

    2. 1986, 21/19 tandem, first of the "bakers dozen" to make it out of the shop! Raced it for years; Team Tam!! Rockhopper/Lemurian/Rumpstomper, etc., also had the Mt. Tam tandem record for ten years! Switched from the Tange tandem fork, which cracked, to a tandem type 2 in 1988 which is still fine. Has IRD remote hite-rite's front and rear. Full off-road tour package, still the most fun on two wheels over distances......

    Steve Potts is still at it making the best bikes in the US, if not the World!

    peace,
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    Let's see some pictures. Sounds awesome!

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    Post some pics Gravy!
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    Still no pics from Gravy. Dang!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    Still no pics from Gravy. Dang!

    Could be a long time before he makes it back here.

    Next time I swing through Fairfax, I'll fire off some pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Could be a long time before he makes it back here.

    Next time I swing through Fairfax, I'll fire off some pics.

    its a real beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed
    its a real beauty.
    Finish and post yours. Punk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Finish and post yours. Punk.
    haha. I keep hearin' you squawk about this. I think its done. Pics are coming. Im trying to get a bike ready for the silicon valley world championships next week. there's always somethin in the way.

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    Steve!

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    Time to bring back another good thread.









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    gotta love those horizontal drop outs.
    how does it ride?!?
    compared to your salsa and ritcheys.
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    Hey Eric, what's the deal with the bars on the green one? They look townie-esque. Not bagging on them, I'm curious

    Love that green color too, it's 90 here, with equal humidity, so any cool colors really speak to me right now
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    Rumpfy - is the yellow one yours now as well? Do you now have three? The yellow one is definitely a sister to mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Hey Eric, what's the deal with the bars on the green one? They look townie-esque. Not bagging on them, I'm curious

    Love that green color too, it's 90 here, with equal humidity, so any cool colors really speak to me right now
    Per an article written by Mark Slate back in 1985 or so, the WTB bars with 16-degree bends are designed to be turned down about 10 degrees. Mine are actually turned down a bit more than that since it is more comfortable to me, but Rumpfy has ridden my bike and still prefers the dorky cruiser look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    Per an article written by Mark Slate back in 1985 or so, the WTB bars with 16-degree bends are designed to be turned down about 10 degrees. Mine are actually turned down a bit more than that since it is more comfortable to me, but Rumpfy has ridden my bike and still prefers the dorky cruiser look.
    So you mean to tell me Jeff Jones didn't invent large sweep bars?

    I'm crushed

    Thanks for the explanation. Actually, I agree. I run my Jones bars at about a 10 degree drop too, much more wrist happy. And no, they aren't on any of my old bikes!

    Rumpfy, I think he's pickin on you, you gonna stand there and take it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Rumpfy, I think he's pickin on you, you gonna stand there and take it?
    You're right MCS. I also think that my Potts looks better and faster than Eric's old one (his newer shelf weapon is pretty sweet though). However, Eric's motor is faster than mine and he kicks my a$$ when we race together at Keyesville. I've got take advantage of any opportunity to get at him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    So you mean to tell me Jeff Jones didn't invent large sweep bars?

    I'm crushed

    Thanks for the explanation. Actually, I agree. I run my Jones bars at about a 10 degree drop too, much more wrist happy. And no, they aren't on any of my old bikes!

    Rumpfy, I think he's pickin on you, you gonna stand there and take it?

    dirt drop bars- 50 bucks. works the same as jones... i guess. maybe better. plus i love road brake levers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    plus i love road brake levers.
    Mmmm, yummy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1
    gotta love those horizontal drop outs.
    how does it ride?!?
    compared to your salsa and ritcheys.
    I haven't ridden the yellow/white yet...but I will soon. Its about the same age as my green, which I have ridden several times before I cracked the frame.

    The ride is fantastic. Slack angles, they climb really well, and cruise on the fireroad downs. Fine on open single track.

    Ritchey is easily the snappiest of the bunch. Both Salsas are great even rides as well. Good combo of responsive and comfy. But the Potts is just such a great mellow mountain climber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Hey Eric, what's the deal with the bars on the green one? They look townie-esque. Not bagging on them, I'm curious

    Love that green color too, it's 90 here, with equal humidity, so any cool colors really speak to me right now

    Bars are early Potts, custom bent bars. Same bars are on a few of the bikes SSMike posted.

    I'll admit I like them upswept a bit more than I think they were typically run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    Rumpfy - is the yellow one yours now as well? Do you now have three? The yellow one is definitely a sister to mine.

    It is. The yellow/white is Hank Barlow's old 'test' bike. No serial number on it.
    Its about the same age as the green one, circa 84. Some of the parts have been updated along the way, so its not period correct anymore. If I could find another pair of early Potts bars, I'd be stoked. Other than the bars and swapping out the rear derailleur, I plan to just ride it.

    I have the two pictured above, two CCR's, and the Phoenix. The uber clean 92 is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    You're right MCS. I also think that my Potts looks better and faster than Eric's old one (his newer shelf weapon is pretty sweet though). However, Eric's motor is faster than mine and he kicks my a$$ when we race together at Keyesville. I've got take advantage of any opportunity to get at him.
    Plus on a damp day, your hands will slip right off either side of the bars...payback will be a *****!

    I'm also taking you off my Facebook now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    I have the two pictured above, two CCR's, and the Phoenix. The uber clean 92 is gone.
    The yellow is a great score!!! It will be good to see you riding an older Potts again and I hope that you ride it at Keyesville next year. The 92 CCR was (is still) amazing and I hope that the new owner appreciates the gem that you put together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    The yellow is a great score!!! It will be good to see you riding an older Potts again and I hope that you ride it at Keyesville next year. The 92 CCR was (is still) amazing and I hope that the new owner appreciates the gem that you put together.

    It is, I lucked out.

    The 92 isn't a CCR, its a fillet brazed Custom. New owner only gets the frame/fork/stem. Parts are going on the Tamaflage CCR in the other thread.

    K'Ville will probably be on the Raleigh Tomac for 2010. I'll bring that Potts though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    before I cracked the frame.
    Bet that was a nice day.....

    You bring up an interesting point, which may derail a bit from the current topic, but it's interesting, as I was thinking of taking out my Fat last night, then thought better of it.

    The ride we did has a creek crossing about a wheel and a half wide, and easily as deep as a wheel. so the approach is to come up fairly slow on it, then punch it with a bit of a wheelie. Front hits the far side, the rear plows into the opposite bank, and hopefully, with enough momentum, you catch traction, and pull yourself up and out (before stopping dead), with a big ass grin on your face

    This crossing puts a hurt on a bike. Everything clanks, pinch flats are common, burps on tubeless, tacoed a whel or two. Broke a few vertebrae once too More of a bad landing than, "EXTREME!!!!!!"

    So my thought was, man, if I'm going to do that crossing tonight, I don't want to break that sweet old frame. That would just suck. So what do you guys do with your old rare stuff. Treat it with respect and care? Or ride it like you stole it, then fix it when it breaks?

    A guy I was talking to who does a lot of machining of parts for bikes that were already old when Potts was born, had some sage advice, and I wonder if it applies here as well. He said, it's a bike, it's meant to be ridden. Ride it, and if and when something breaks, chances are, it was going to anyway, so you simply fix it, so you can ride it more.

    I kinda like the thought, but still, breaking something that you took so much time and effort with, is kinda like throwing your child off a cliff, with a parachute, just to see if the rip cord mods you made, will work....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Bet that was a nice day.....

    You bring up an interesting point, which may derail a bit from the current topic, but it's interesting, as I was thinking of taking out my Fat last night, then thought better of it.

    The ride we did has a creek crossing about a wheel and a half wide, and easily as deep as a wheel. so the approach is to come up fairly slow on it, then punch it with a bit of a wheelie. Front hits the far side, the rear plows into the opposite bank, and hopefully, with enough momentum, you catch traction, and pull yourself up and out (before stopping dead), with a big ass grin on your face

    This crossing puts a hurt on a bike. Everything clanks, pinch flats are common, burps on tubeless, tacoed a whel or two. Broke a few vertebrae once too More of a bad landing than, "EXTREME!!!!!!"

    So my thought was, man, if I'm going to do that crossing tonight, I don't want to break that sweet old frame. That would just suck. So what do you guys do with your old rare stuff. Treat it with respect and care? Or ride it like you stole it, then fix it when it breaks?

    A guy I was talking to who does a lot of machining of parts for bikes that were already old when Potts was born, had some sage advice, and I wonder if it applies here as well. He said, it's a bike, it's meant to be ridden. Ride it, and if and when something breaks, chances are, it was going to anyway, so you simply fix it, so you can ride it more.

    I kinda like the thought, but still, breaking something that you took so much time and effort with, is kinda like throwing your child off a cliff, with a parachute, just to see if the rip cord mods you made, will work....
    i am w/ your friend. i ride old bikes like i am still in 1992 and could call Fat city and order a new frame.
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    I say ride within reason but a few bikes, well no. Even steel and titanium can be damaged beyond repair. Also, my bikes are aluminum (although thinking about picking up a Yo Eddy), so repair isn't always an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith
    Bet that was a nice day.....

    You bring up an interesting point, which may derail a bit from the current topic, but it's interesting, as I was thinking of taking out my Fat last night, then thought better of it.

    The ride we did has a creek crossing about a wheel and a half wide, and easily as deep as a wheel. so the approach is to come up fairly slow on it, then punch it with a bit of a wheelie. Front hits the far side, the rear plows into the opposite bank, and hopefully, with enough momentum, you catch traction, and pull yourself up and out (before stopping dead), with a big ass grin on your face

    This crossing puts a hurt on a bike. Everything clanks, pinch flats are common, burps on tubeless, tacoed a whel or two. Broke a few vertebrae once too More of a bad landing than, "EXTREME!!!!!!"

    So my thought was, man, if I'm going to do that crossing tonight, I don't want to break that sweet old frame. That would just suck. So what do you guys do with your old rare stuff. Treat it with respect and care? Or ride it like you stole it, then fix it when it breaks?

    A guy I was talking to who does a lot of machining of parts for bikes that were already old when Potts was born, had some sage advice, and I wonder if it applies here as well. He said, it's a bike, it's meant to be ridden. Ride it, and if and when something breaks, chances are, it was going to anyway, so you simply fix it, so you can ride it more.

    I kinda like the thought, but still, breaking something that you took so much time and effort with, is kinda like throwing your child off a cliff, with a parachute, just to see if the rip cord mods you made, will work....

    I think you make some really strong points. I also think there's a difference between using bike bike as it was intended...and being careless.

    I'm very much in the 'ride the fcuking thing' camp. The bikes I have get ridden as hard as my modern bike does. Well...maybe slightly less hard...but I'm not afraid to go out and flog them. If the paint gets knicked or they end up with another ding...so be it.

    In the case of my green 84 Potts, it had a 1/4" rust hole in the down tube (by the BB) when I bought it. I raced it in my first year at Keyesville in 2006. After the DH, the hole developed a crack. I raced it the next day in the XC...the crack spread further around the tube. I could get it sleeved or fixed, but I'd lose the original patina of the bike. Its now relegated to the occasional light riding duty.



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    "police line . do not cross".

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    Rumph...what happened to that beautifull dark green Potts? sold it? let me guess: 200+ bucks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Is this the most recent acquisition you mentioned a little while back?

    If not, beautiful anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XR4TI
    Is this the most recent acquisition you mentioned a little while back?

    If not, beautiful anyway.

    Yup!
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    I'd like to see some more pics of that one!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    I'd like to see some more pics of that one!
    Full photo shoot.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9868000...7623451305299/
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    I couldn't put this in Blue Collar Classics because it's been retired from the commute bike for the LBS owner. Now it just hangs around the bike shop telling stories about epic and legendary rides with all the famous Marin riders.

    Early '80's Steve Potts with Type I fork, roller-cam, Blackburn rack, Avocet Racing saddle, LD stem and mustache bars. That's not rust on the original Phil (R.I.P.) allen-key hubs, it's patina.
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    I'm in love, or is it lust?

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    Those aren't the moustache bars I'm familiar with. :P

    That is one seriously nice bike.

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    I always know when this thread gets an update it is going to be a treat.


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    Man...That thing is cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Man
    That is why I enjoy this site...

    Sometimes a bit few and far between, but yup...so worth it when it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Repack Rider
    I couldn't put this in Blue Collar Classics because it's been retired from the commute bike for the LBS owner. Now it just hangs around the bike shop telling stories about epic and legendary rides with all the famous Marin riders.

    Early '80's Steve Potts with Type I fork, roller-cam, Blackburn rack, Avocet Racing saddle, LD stem and mustache bars. That's not rust on the original Phil (R.I.P.) allen-key hubs, it's patina.

    I want.
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    I am ashamed to say I have never ridden a Potts. Someday I will own one. Are the type II forks still made? How were they constructed? It looks like the crown is a separate piece with the blades inserted and brazed. Is that correct?
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    Beautiful bike. Love the dirt drop setup.

    I also enjoyed reading through this thread again. Certainly one of the top threads on this forum....

    Great Eye Candy....
    Wish I had a photo to contribute.

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    Potts/Levy cx - not built yet

    <a href="https://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/potts%20cx/?action=view&current=IMG_2239.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/potts%20cx/IMG_2239.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    ...and did I mention, I love patina? I lusted after one of these for ever, haven't ever ridden one. I'd be happy just just to squeeze the lever on a WTB roller cam...

    That made me sound a little pathetic...

    off to pet my Ritchey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by datawhacker
    Potts/Levy cx - not built yet
    Are those real luggs or are they brazed faux lugs like Tom Ritchey used to do on the Annapurna? Killer frame!
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    faux lugs

    old frame, just finished off and painted

    <a href="https://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/potts%20cx/?action=view&current=DSC064362.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v651/datawhacker/potts%20cx/DSC064362.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z-Man
    ...and did I mention, I love patina? I lusted after one of these for ever, haven't ever ridden one. I'd be happy just just to squeeze the lever on a WTB roller cam...

    That made me sound a little pathetic...

    off to pet my Ritchey...

    haha. I love patina too.

    Great to see that thing all done, Don. Now get it built will ya?

    Awesome Potts you posted CK. Do you have a serial number?

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    Did Steve really do that paint job? It's not very Steve-like.

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    Just went through this entire thread. MBs blue/white/black pinstriped Potts takes the gold medal by the tiniest margin...
    Last edited by erol/frost; 11-01-2010 at 12:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erol/frost
    Just went trough this entire thread. MBs blue/white/black pinstriped Potts takes the gold medal by the tiniest margin...

    Definitely one of my faves. Everything from the build and paint...to the fact that its one owner and still in use.
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    Just came across this thread and although to my chagrin I have not a Potts, but I do have a friend with WTB Trek as well as a Potts MTB tandem!? Thing is giddamn beaut. I'll see if he can snap some shots and post em up

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    this just in!

    1982, ritchey fork, cooks rear hub, i need the number as it is not on the BB. and some downtube decals.
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    beauty!

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    Did Steve really do that paint job? It's not very Steve-like.
    Wondering the same thing.

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    Ah! This weird one again. Did it ever sell? The top MC Escher-looking pic is the same from the old ad.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    I am not familiar with 29" geometry. What is the standover and top tube on that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    Ah! This weird one again. Did it ever sell? The top MC Escher-looking pic is the same from the old ad.
    LOL it's in the classifieds.

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    haha. the bike that nobody wants. no offense but that thing has been for sale for like 2 years now. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike
    haha. the bike that nobody wants. no offense but that thing has been for sale for like 2 years now. :P
    The pictures and build really aren't helping its cause.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erol/frost
    Just went through this entire thread. MBs blue/white/black pinstriped Potts takes the gold medal by the tiniest margin...
    Thanks E/F. I've made a few changes to the build since those pictures were posted, so here is an updated picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    Definitely one of my faves. Everything from the build and paint...to the fact that its one owner and still in use.
    Thanks buddy. I'm a big fan of your blue Potts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    Thanks buddy. I'm a big fan of your blue Potts.

    Haha, any time you want to trade then...


    You gonna make K'Ville for 2011?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    You gonna make K'Ville for 2011?
    I plan to be there. You know what I will be riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro MB
    I plan to be there. You know what I will be riding.
    My blue Potts after we've traded?
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    Damn, that one's gorgeous.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    some pics.
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    You have 2?
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    Ya, they're different tho.

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    You're such a poseur.

    Sir Steve Potts with my frame.

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    I've ridden all my bikes, not just have Steve Potts cuddle with them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdrop View Post
    You're such a poseur Gloria.

    Sir Steve Potts with my frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I've ridden all my bikes, not just have Steve Potts cuddle with them.
    Almost rideable

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    g, is the red the visitors bike?
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    Is that one of his kids bikes next to the BMX in the background? Looks like a Moots YBB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee View Post
    Is that one of his kids bikes next to the BMX in the background? Looks like a Moots YBB.
    Its Geoffs bike (seriously) that his kids are riding, next to an Ibis Silk Ti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdrop View Post
    Its Geoffs bike (seriously) that his kids are riding, next to an Ibis Silk Ti.
    That is nice of Geoff and it's good to see the trials bikes are being put to use- was the Ibis in for repair or are the boys riding that as well? BTW- your frame looks amazing!

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    Hey, dirtdrop, whats that little thing sticking out of the downtube near the bottom bracket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by muddybuddy View Post
    Hey, dirtdrop, whats that little thing sticking out of the downtube near the bottom bracket?
    roller mount
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    Quote Originally Posted by newsboymerlin View Post
    g, is the red the visitors bike?
    Yes, it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee View Post
    That is nice of Geoff and it's good to see the trials bikes are being put to use- was the Ibis in for repair or are the boys riding that as well? BTW- your frame looks amazing!
    Yes it is a very nice gesture...

    Not sure on the Ibis, it looked super clean. And thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    downtube.
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    looks beautiful Nik.

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    haha. right. that's awesome! Don't see that very often.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    992258 (Sept of 1992, frame #258), Fillet Brazed.

    Still got this one?.....and does it fit you?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Still got this one?.....and does it fit you?
    That bike went from me to him and then off to Switzerland. It's a beauty and in pristine condition.

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    The green/silver is pretty perfect.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    The green/silver is pretty perfect.
    totally..
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    Ya, afraid that one is long gone. Made way for this one. Both that green and the below bike fit me.

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    And while we're at it...before it went away, I redid some of it. XC Pro cranks, pedals. XC post, NOS suede Turbo saddle....better.

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    I have seen few bikes that turn me on as much as this green one.....perfection!
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    The XC Pro rings are always a nice color contrast too. Sweet bikes. The yellow/white paint is awesome too.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    And while we're at it...before it went away, I redid some of it. XC Pro cranks, pedals. XC post, NOS suede Turbo saddle....better.


    For me the best Potts, more compliments Eric.

    I looking for a frame like this one, if someone.........

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    Serial number: 187130.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdrop View Post
    Serial number: 187130.
    Pretty. I know you have much more of a story than just the SN. Let's hear it.

    Sky couldn't fork over a Turbo?

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    I'll have to post some photos of my Potts. Its a 16" CCR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mllanos1111 View Post
    I'll have to post some photos of my Potts. Its a 16" CCR.
    Please do!
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    Who let the dog out?

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    Who put the Keith Haring dog up there on that wall?
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    What a sweet picture! Who knew Bushpig could take his own pictures! You should put it up in the Phoenix thread too! http://forums.mtbr.com/vintage-retro...ad-252771.html That is one cool phoenix!

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    My new ride. Calling all Steve Potts owners...-potts-c.jpg

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    Finally, Shawn! I've been waiting and waiting and waiting and hoping I'd see it here. Congratulations and that bike could not have found a better owner.

    Let me know when you want to go for a ride!

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    Damn, those Umma Gummas look NICE.

    The bike is a looker too. I just get distracted by tires. Large, natural, tires.

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    Looks like he took NOS ones too and got them all dirty. What's not to love?!

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    SweeT! In a "I know where your true loyalty lie, it's nice to mix it up a little" way.......

    Beautiful bike....Good for you to ride it.....
    I want one of these......
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    Thanks guys and gal for your kind words. I feel very fortunate

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    Nice Shawn! Great to see you getting that thing dirty.

    Looks like Skeggs just before the El Corte climb out?
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    Nice Shawn! Great to see you getting that thing dirty.

    Looks like Skeggs just before the El Corte climb out?
    Thanks Eric. Yup on the trail, remember when we use to ride through the creek,
    those were the good ole days.

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    Very nice, Shawn! Glad to see it out on the trails!

    Nice find on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawnw View Post
    Thanks Eric. Yup on the trail, remember when we use to ride through the creek,
    those were the good ole days.
    Yaa. They've generally done a great job with that place, though some if it is over-groomed IMO. Its been since last summer since I've been up there.

    I've never been able to memorize a perfect loop there, but I think Skeggs would be a really good place for a vintage ride.
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    Awesome Shawn! Congrats!

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    Way cool bike Shawn .. must of been some mighty potent Kool-aid you drank there

    btw, you might have a cracked washer on the front rollercam. Looks like it could be from one of the earlier pictures you sent. This seems to be a really common issue - I have seen a total of 4 cracked washers on the last 3 sets.

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    I'm wondering if anyone knows of a source for replacement springs for the Cunningham rollercam brakes?

    I'm making a set of brakes (as the guinuine ones are a bit beyond my means) and I've got to the point where the only thing holding me back is my inability to properly bend spring steel.

    a so-so pic of the brakes:



    These are a few shots of my failed attempts:





    After all the machining and polishing of the arms and bushings, etc. I thought the springs would be easy... but I just don't have the tools or knowledge to get the proper tight radius to get that little tab to stick in the hole of the hex adjuster.

    If there is anyone who can help a brother out and either point me in the direction of replacement springs or can give me some useful advice on making them I would be greatly appreciative.

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    Wow, impressive work so far. One option is finding a set of beatup WTB cantis and cannibalizing the springs from those - quite a bit cheaper and easier to come by.

    The WTB canti springs seem to be made from a tad bit thinner steel than the roller cam ones, but otherwise identical in bend.

    You might consider moving this post over to DC's vintage fab thread where it would be right at home.

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    Nice work as always classen.

    You might find this design used by WTB to be more tolerant to spring shape.

    Calling all Steve Potts owners...-img_0375.jpg

    It is good to back the design above with one of the thin washer used by WTB, to keep everything together. I've been making them out of Ti sheet,

    Calling all Steve Potts owners...-img_4855.jpg

    Alternatively, you might consider the simpler design used by Charlie on his early bikes, which is essentially a block with a hole for the spring material with no bend. See for example Cunningham W on the cunninghambikes.com website. This design was used by McMahon on their Powerlink brake, and while the spring preload can be a bid much, it might be improved by tapering the springs in thickness.

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    I forgot about the vintage fab thread. I'll head over there now for more shop talk. The backside picture of the spring is perfect. I think I can do that.

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    Nice work Classen.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Looking good so far...

    Have you tried to contact Charlie Cunningham himself to see if he can supply you with the springs? Also you may try Steve Potts for same reasons, he and Charlie are buddies. I will also dig through my junk drawer and see if I have any ones laying around, may have some from the cantis, assume you need 4?

    There better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfkbike2 View Post
    Looking good so far...

    Have you tried to contact Richard Cunningham himself to see if he can supply you with the springs? Also you may try Steve Potts for same reasons, he and Richard are buddies. I will also dig through my junk drawer and see if I have any ones laying around, may have some from the cantis, assume you need 4?

    Richard won't be much help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Richard won't be much help.
    HAHAHA. Awesome.

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    Who knows, maybe he has an old MBA parts bin.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y View Post
    Who knows, maybe he has an old MBA parts bin.
    Unless they came stock on Yeti's I doubt it.
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    I picked up some thing interesting a couple weeks ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooderdude View Post
    I picked up some thing interesting a couple weeks ago.
    Time to change your sig?

    More pics please.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    ccr

    Steve Potts CCR from 1993
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    Great bike, looks to be in amazing condition. Thanks for sharing, I can look at Potts Type II forks and WTB Roller cams all day.

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    Potts X 2

    Calling all Steve Potts owners...-potts_tandem.jpgCalling all Steve Potts owners...-potts-tandem_2.jpgwell my buddy just sold his Slate built WTB Trek a week ago and sent him a link that had been revived after a good many years. Unfortunatley I didn't get to him before he sold it else I would have either bought it or told him to list it on SF craiglist.

    He sent me a couple shots of a bike he is having a hard time parting with and figured you Potts nerds may appreciate the goodness. A bloody beautiful bike that I have had the pleasure of bombing down Tam a few times on as well as sundry rides in OR

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    That is a beauty!

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    Wow! Love that paint, too!

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    A picture story on the Mountain Bike Action magazine website about by Steve Potts bike.

    Mountain Bike Action Magazine | Vintage Steve Potts Stars At 40-Year Anniversary
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    Right on RetroMB. Well deserved exposure.
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    This is my 1991 Steve Potts CCR Serial #91111 (from what I can make out). I don't think there is a number before the "9" for the month it was built. I've had it since 1992; it came from the old Point Reyes Bike Shop that was in the Creamery Building in the 80's and early 90's when I was a kid. Most of the parts are original but I've had to replace a few over the years.
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    Nice!

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    I figure i would add mine on here, its already on here on page 12 post #283. Potts Serial # 011
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    Lets bring back a good thread.

    SN: 982257

    Based on usual Steve naming convention, that would make this Sept of 1982, frame 257. Not a chance this is an 82. I'm guessing the 8 should have been stamped a 9. At any rate, the previous owner dorkafied this thing in a major way. In the process of correcting that.

    Before:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Lets bring back a good thread.

    SN: 982257

    Based on usual Steve naming convention, that would make this Sept of 1982, frame 257. Not a chance this is an 82. I'm guessing the 8 should have been stamped a 9. At any rate, the previous owner dorkafied this thing in a major way. In the process of correcting that.

    Before:


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    Nice find and nice work, little buddy! You've kept this quiet! I'll give you $1800. I'm liking the black! Is that original?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Lets bring back a good thread.
    Good call Rumpfy - I love looking at the pics in this thread. I look forward to seeing what you do with that bike (or what fb does with it after you sell it).

    Here are my two somewhat recent buys....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Nice find and nice work, little buddy! You've kept this quiet! I'll give you $1800. I'm liking the black! Is that original?
    You shouldn't have missed your wake up call! Wasn't planned at all, just right place at the right time. Haha, $1800. Good number, good number.
    The black is original. Came out of The Steve Banks Collection, so I'm not sure how it was built up originally, but I'm guessing the original owner wanted 'stealth'. The only decal is the 'Steve Potts' signature on the NDS tt in the usual location.

    Quote Originally Posted by stan lee View Post
    Good call Rumpfy - I love looking at the pics in this thread. I look forward to seeing what you do with that bike (or what fb does with it after you sell it).
    Here are my two somewhat recent buys....
    Really love that ex-SP bike. Especially with the less common Type I on there. I guess mine will end up...the evil opposite of yours. How fitting.
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    Nice one Rumpfy.

    That little AirBnB was quite the scene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Nice one Rumpfy.

    That little AirBnB was quite the scene.
    There were a lot of things I wanted to ride in that place!
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    One more to keep things going...

    SN 1185111 I think the last digit is a 1, hard to tell with the cable rub over it










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    Serial number bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Serial number bro!
    Post updated to include S/N

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    Bro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Bro?
    It's colloquial short for 'Brother', a term of affection used by men in social situations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    It's colloquial short for 'Brother', a term of affection used by men in social situations.
    I'm glad you guys are being affectionate. Men don't tell each other how much they love each other these days.

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    looking at the thumbshifters, are they the same on both the right side and left side? did they make just one shifter that could be used interchangeably on the right and left side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onebignut View Post
    looking at the thumbshifters, are they the same on both the right side and left side? did they make just one shifter that could be used interchangeably on the right and left side?
    Good eyes. Yep, it's the same shifter on both sides, just flipped over. The plastic shell is also 'modified' to accommodate the throw.
    Custom perches for the shifters, drilled and mounted directly to the Magura levers.
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    Calling all Steve Potts owners...

    Proud to be able to revive this thread and add this recent acquisition to the fleet. It currently is in the hands of USPS (i have included them in my daily prayers) and will soon touch base in ice-cold Germany.

    I was lucky to get it from the first owner, it has 5 miles on it (soon to be more) and i cannot express how happy i am about it.

    Calling all Steve Potts owners...-1946960-vvmbkgd1sy6f-img_0176-medium.jpg

    Might change the post and treat it with a WTB wheelset to round it up. But that is to decide when it arrives.

    Best regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post

    I was lucky to get it from the first owner, it has 5 miles on it (soon to be more) and i cannot express my happiness about it.

    Great pick up!
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    What a beauty! Minty fresh too!

    So there are three Steelheads accounted for?
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    I know of four. Yours, Geoff's, Eric's former one and mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauricer View Post
    I know of four. Yours, Geoff's, Eric's former one and mine.
    You're counting one twice.

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    Oh. Should have known by the color that Tim's and Eric's are the same. Thanks.

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    We are a small family.
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    A nice interview with the man himself. Good read.

    Road to NAHBS 2016: Steve Potts of Steve Potts Bicycles - Bikerumor

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    Great interview! Thank you.
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    New home new build. Didn't change too much, but with a few Ritchey's already, I didn't need a Potts with bull moose bars. May of 1982 #11. As always, a few little things still to complete.



    Another one that has seen some changes since the previous owner posted it here. This one actually gets ridden. No # on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Lets bring back a good thread.

    SN: 982257

    Based on usual Steve naming convention, that would make this Sept of 1982, frame 257. Not a chance this is an 82. I'm guessing the 8 should have been stamped a 9. At any rate, the previous owner dorkafied this thing in a major way. In the process of correcting that.


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    Wish I would have saved the 'before' pic that was hosted on the Steve Banks website...but here's the finished product save a few details I'll want to fix.

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    You should scrub out the stick! Huge pick up. What a great ride....if you could only ride it...


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    Stealth mode !!!

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    Fit like a glove!
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    And another Stealth Mode Potts ...

    ... just to be partners in crime with Rumpfy.

    This one was originally owned by one of the Larkspur Canyon Gang boys. Built in Jan 1987. I believe the sloping toptube is a bit unusual for the brazed custom framesets built during that time. Makes the bike look taller than the 20" c-c frame that it is.

    Calling all Steve Potts owners...-landscape_side_view_petaluma_barn.jpg

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    El Nino ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightshade_rider View Post
    This one was originally owned by one of the Larkspur Canyon Gang boys. Built in Jan 1987. I believe the sloping toptube is a bit unusual for the brazed custom framesets built during that time. Makes the bike look taller than the 20" c-c frame that it is.
    Nice! Well done, as usual with all your bikes, NSR. I don't see the sloping top tube. upward or downward?

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