New frame finally arrived

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  • Premier Icon amplebrew
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    My new frame, fork, stem, bars and seatpost finally arrived!!!

    Just got in from work at 1am to find a box and was like a kid on Christmas morning πŸ˜€

    Apologies for the really poor pictures, too excited to take anything decent at the moment!!

    Not taken any pictures of the Potts Type 2 fork, Ti bar or Ti post yet.

    Do I see a spoon based brake mount? Nice! πŸ˜‰
    Looks like a thing of purpose, look forward to seeing it in its entirety.

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    Just need to sit down and finalise the build now.

    It’s even nicer than I thought it was going to be and was well worth the wait.

    I’ll take some better pics over the coming week.

    Thats not your stuff on his blog, destined for the UK is it?
    Steve Potts blog
    Edit- The “the old days again” post.

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    Tracker1972 – Member
    Thats not your stuff on his blog, destined for the UK is it?
    Steve Potts blog
    Edit- The “the old days again” post.

    Yeah, that’s mine πŸ™‚

    Post from USA was pretty quick, only took just over 6 days to get here.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    Just been looking at his site. Some of the most beautiful machining & welding I’ve ever seen. Lovely.
    Guessing we’re talking lottery win prices… πŸ™‚

    messiah
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    I’ve just messed my pants 😳

    Sancho
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    errr. Am I missing something, I dont get the excitement.
    It’s a basic hardtail with disc mounts.

    timc
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    whats that cost then? πŸ˜†

    rewski
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    mmmmm yummy

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    timc – Member
    whats that cost then?

    The frame was $2950.00 and the Type II Fork was $700.00

    I pretty much sold all my wordly goods to pay for it!!! 😯

    I’ve taken a few more pics this morning, although I’m still no David Bailey!!

    Very very nice, I even googled the makers blog and had a good read earlier. Something to be proud of that.

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    I like it πŸ™‚

    Why the weld on the seat tube – is it made of multiple tubes instead of internal butting?

    stumpy01
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    It does look nice.

    Not sure it’s ‘that much money’ nice, but if you can afford it, then hey, why not!!??

    The only thing I don’t like is the name on the down tube. Most people are just going to think you are called Steve Potts.

    kudos100
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    Beautiful frame, but I can’t help thinking the guy should have called the company something different. If your name is Enzo Ferrari by all means go ahead, but Steve Potts? LMAO.

    ruscle
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    I think I would buy it just for the rear brake mount, Sweet looking frame. Really nice dull Ti finish to the frame as well.

    khani
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    That’s the nicest ti stem I’ve seen, the frames lovely an all πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    It may be “just” a hardtail, but I think it looks rather beautiful/

    Looking forward to seeing it built up and covered in mud…. πŸ˜€

    ds3000
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    My oh my, that is very, very nice. I trust you’re insuring it.

    Premier Icon P20
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    Thats fantastic 8)

    Premier Icon ddmonkey
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    Wow – a thing of beauty. Will be a bike to be proud of for life I’m sure. Don’t let it out of your sight!

    Rorschach
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    That is beautiful……as long as it has the right size wheels.

    ChunkyMTB
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    niche boys are gonna be well jell

    walleater
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    Beautiful frame, but I can’t help thinking the guy should have called the company something different. If your name is Enzo Ferrari by all means go ahead, but Steve Potts? LMAO.

    If you had any idea what you were talking about, you’d buy a Steve Potts frame over a Ferrari!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilderness_Trail_Bikes

    that is really rather nice. In fact, could I have it.

    Dare I ask how much that stem was?

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    The price for the frame, type 2 forks, ti stem, ti post and ti bars including the postage and dreaded import duty was Β£3800 which I think works out cheaper than buying a Moots for example.

    I’m sure a Moots frame, stem, post and bars is around Β£3700 and that doesn’t include any forks.

    Just to confirm that it is a 29er.

    The stem was $425, so approx Β£265.

    Congrats, that looks fantastic, i bet it’l ride as good as it looks.

    mamadirt
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    walleater +1

    Lovely, lovely frame . . . and parts πŸ˜›

    witty.name
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    Beautifull and guaranteed never to bump into another out on the trail.I like! What was the lead time for it? Months or years?

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    I ordered it in September last year, so just over 12 mths to get everything built.

    mboy
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    Not a slight on you spending a lot of money on a bike frame (its your money who am I to judge), but that fork is steel right?

    How the hell does a steel fork cost $700? It makes $3k on a Ti frame look like a relative bargain quite frankly!

    Beautiful frame, sure it will ride wonderfully and last a lifetime. Will never understand the price of those forks though!

    tang
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    That is lovely. What’s the rest of build? Gotta be top draw for such a beauty.

    ton
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    very very nice indeed.

    a lot of the oicks on here nowadays will not know who steve potts is………… πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Rik
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    Beautiful πŸ™‚

    I’ve been hankering after one after reading this:

    http://blackmountaincycles.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-like-church-but-better.html

    but the price is just too much around $3500 for the one above. I couldn’t justify it even if i was turning 40!

    But after contacting Enigma i can get a full custom Ti frame like the one in the blog for a much more reasonable ~Β£1,500 (minus the s&s)

    But enjoy……

    p.s – I too was wondering what the weld on the seat tube was for? Seatpost shim insert maybe??

    lucien
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    Does this “Steve Potts” rider know you’ve nicked his frame?

    Premier Icon itstig
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    A Steve Potts frame is on my list for when i win the lottery. Saw that build on his web site.Very nice lots of history in his frames.Are you fitting roller cams?

    c_klein87
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    woo a new bike thread that doesn’t have a generic boring orange 5, yeti etc

    kudos100
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    If you had any idea what you were talking about, you’d buy a Steve Potts frame over a Ferrari!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilderness_Trail_Bikes

    As much as I admire the beauty and craftsmanship that have gone into this frame, I can’t help thinking I’d ask him if he could leave the logo off the downtube lol.

    To the OP, it is an absolutely stunning frame, nicest I have seen for a long time.

    kudos100
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    If you had any idea what you were talking about, you’d buy a Steve Potts frame over a Ferrari!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilderness_Trail_Bikes

    As much as I admire the beauty and craftsmanship that have gone into this frame, I can’t help thinking I’d ask him if he could leave the logo off the downtube lol.

    To the OP, it is an absolute beauty of a frame, nicest I have seen for a long time.

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i’ve got to say, that is a thing of beauty, those welds look immaculate!, looking forward to seeing it built up, what youplanning tohang from it, must be something special too?

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