I have been riding the thing for about 6 months. It is a fun bike. No, it is not for sale – yet.

Getting it home was easy with the help of Carlos and his car. A dusty dirty rusty (almost) complete Steve Potts! Took me a week to break the seatpost free. The stem is a 140mm, way too long for short little me. It is a 21″ frame which translates to a 55cm. The component group is Suntour XC Pro grease guard, without the derailer or rear wheel – not much to complain about for the price I paid.

 

200 bucks, load it up and we are on our way home

200 bucks, load it up and we are on our way home

I took my time cleaning and finding parts and had it in mock up stage for quite a while.

partly complete with the xtr/matrix wheelset I bought for the same price as the whole bike, $200.

stripped down with the xtr/matrix wheelset I bought for the same price as the whole bike, $200. Potts and WTB bikes came with matrix rims back in the day (91?) when they all collaborated with Trek. The 180mm cranks are on the floor to the right.

One of the first things I did was to ride the bike up mount tam, out bolinas ridge to Black Mountain Cycles. Mike helped me with tips on the cleanup of the bike, and that saved me some troubles – thank you Mike.

The bike is, of course very nice off road, but Juliayn says I climb very slowly on it.

up on hill 88

up on hill 88

I like it a lot, but I also tend toward using a Pelican for off road riding too. I have done repack on it (repack sucks now, ain’t going back) and I want to revisit Pine Mountain soon.

See you on Tam!

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