Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friedrichshafen, Germany !

My old friend Butch Gaudy, one of the early European Mountain Bikes shop owners just sent this photo to me from the Eurobike Show in Friedrichshafen , Germany. While walking the show he noticed a gentleman wearing a Steve Potts T-Shirt and he talked with him to check it out and asked if he could take a photo . He said the gentleman screen printed it himself. Pretty nice job ! Thanks Butch.
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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Nice Pair of 29er's !

One of these will call it's new home in New York, and the other will live in the UK. Happy trails !
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Friday, October 14, 2011

The Old Days Again !

Well, it's a bit overwhelming, but I'm enjoying making more of my own products these days. Working alone just means I have to be more organized to make it all happen, hopefully this might make up for the shear energy that use to carry me through in my younger days of building bikes! More to come !
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New Custom Titanium Stems !

Over my long career of building bikes, I have built my share of custom stems, both out of steel and titanium. I am really excited to be building my new titanium stems with the help of my friend Mark Norstad of Paragon machine works. Mark builds the finest titanium bicycle parts available in the world , really! He machines both ends of the stem and the cap. These stems are built totally different than any stem I have built before, and maybe no one else has ever built stems this way. The entire stem is water cooled during the entire welding process, along with the argon purging, This actually allows a much better welding joint and totally minimizes any welding distortion, which is the main reason I did this. It is crucial to have perfectly round clamps for the steer tube and the handle bar. Any distortion could be the beginning of the end for a carbon bar or steer tube, so perfectly round is good! More stories on the stem to come, thanks !
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Saturday, October 08, 2011

S@S Coupler on the finished frame!

I really ennjoy building this type of bike, they are so functional and practical !
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S@S Coupler

A close up of the finished S@S Coupler, with the weld visible.
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