New frame finally arrived

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  • New frame finally arrived
  • Premier Icon amplebrew
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    The logo on the down tube is just a decal, so potentially could be easily removed.

    I haven’t really worked out the spec yet to be honest.

    I was probably going to go for straight XT or XTR group set with Chris King / Stans wheels; but that might change. I have already got a Ti CK headset to go on it, so that’s a definate.

    flow
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    Very nice looking frame.

    Whats with the weld halfway down the seat tube?

    luke
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    Lovely, just wish I could afford one.

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    The weld halfway down the seat tube is a collar that has been fusion welded in place so the seat tube area is stronger.

    The seat tube itself is tapered going from a .035″ wall thickness to a .095″ wall thickness at the top of the collar.

    Premier Icon lowey
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    Stunning bike. Must be lovely owning something so unique. But it is eye wateringly expensive.

    Look forward to seeing it built up mate.

    d45yth
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    Is it really that expensive considering a lot of carbon full-sus frames cost over 2 grand and nearly another grand for a fork. In 5 years time the carbon frame will probably be knackered or worth F all. A custom ti bike on the other hand will fit like a glove, last years and with a heritage like this one will lose little in value. The stem, bars and post too…how nice are they? Think I would put a suspension fork on it mind, depends what you ride I suppose.
    I laughed at the clueless twunks who wonder why it’s got some blokes name on it and not some trademarked, made up brand name!
    Anyway, fair play to the OP for knowing his onions getting something of this quality.

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    Thanks for all the great comments πŸ˜€

    I’ll post a few more pics once i’ve got it built up.

    Premier Icon wool
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    The best looking ti frame i have seen for a long time. Enjoy

    bigrich
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    proper bike that, nice one. I’m a big advocate of running one frame and updating the bits.

    hora
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    Wow very nice. Re the cost, why not. You can’t be buried with money. (As long as its not bought on credit I say spend as much as you want!) πŸ˜€

    for the benefit of anyone who likes “old school”, if you’re ever in Point Reyes Station be sure to pay a visit to Black Mountain Cycles – it’s full of Potts and other classic frames.

    I spent a very rewarding hour or so there last summer having stumbled across it completely accidentally. The “Toby’s Trucking” baseball cap in the photo in Steve’s blog is for a general store just round the corner from the shop.

    haggis1978
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    just found this thread. any updates?

    by the gods that is lovely πŸ˜€ if i ever had that much cash for one though it would be 26″ for me πŸ˜‰

    tburger
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    Congrats on the new bike! I’m expecting mine very soon, and I just stumbled across your thread hoping to see more pictures! I have a build thread started on mtbr in the 29er forum. I’d love to see how your build is progressing. Enjoy the bike!

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    No updates at the mo, but I should have it built up by the end of the month.

    I was waiting for the New Year sales to buy the components, but the prices seem higher now than in December.

    tburger – Member
    Congrats on the new bike! I’m expecting mine very soon, and I just stumbled across your thread hoping to see more pictures! I have a build thread started on mtbr in the 29er forum. I’d love to see how your build is progressing. Enjoy the bike!

    I’ve been checking in on the mtbr thread. You’re pretty much the same height as me and your geometry is very similar to what Steve did for me.

    Can’t wait to get it built up 8)

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    Just putting some pictures back up…..

    Premier Icon Rik
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    Can’t wait to see the build on this – would sell most of my internal organs to buy on of the monster cross bikes on black mountains blog.

    Edit – just realised I said this 2 months ago – still holds true.

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    This is looking likely to be the final build spec.

    Feedback encouraged πŸ˜€

    FRAME – Potts Titanium 29er

    FORK – Potts Type 2 rigid (Black)

    CHAINSET – XTR trail 38/26 170mm

    DERAILLEURS – XTR

    SHIFTERS – XTR

    CHAIN – XTR

    BOTTOM BRACKET – Chris King (Silver)

    CASSETTE – XTR 11-36

    WHEELS – Chris King Hubs (Silver) on Enve XC carbon rims

    TYRES – Still undecided????

    BRAKES – XTR

    HANDLEBARS – Potts Titanium

    STEM – Potts Titanium

    GRIPS – ESI

    SEATPOST – Eriksen Titanium

    SADDLE – Fizik Gobi

    HEADSET – Chris King Titanium

    PEDALS – XTR spd

    SEAT COLLAR – Thomson (Black)

    TYRES – Still undecided????

    Surely some Dugast tubs with a build list like that!

    Very, very nice.

    Premier Icon Rik
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    looks good to me – but do you think 38t big ring is enough? Its not going to weigh very much

    Titanium bar and stem? Surely an alu or carbon one would be better and cheaper?

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    The Swedish Chef – Member

    TYRES – Still undecided????

    Surely some Dugast tubs with a build list like that!

    Hadn’t even considered them, thanks for that. I think they’re the tyres I saw on a Singular Ti.

    Rik – Member
    looks good to me – but do you think 38t big ring is enough? Its not going to weigh very much

    Yeah, might have a rethink about that one.

    davidtaylforth – Member
    Titanium bar and stem? Surely an alu or carbon one would be better and cheaper?

    Definately ‘cheaper’ but I suppose it depends on what criteria is being used to class a alu or carbon stem as being ‘better.’

    I really wanted the finish and welds on the stem to match the frame.

    Definately ‘cheaper’ but I suppose it depends on what criteria is being used to class a alu or carbon stem as being ‘better.’

    I really wanted the finish and welds on the stem to match the frame.

    Lighter, stiffer, cheaper. But you’re right, they dont look as nice!

    You’d need the Enve tub not clincher rims, but ooh so nice.

    Curious, did you not consider a one piece stem and bars from Potts, think that would have been extremely nice?

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    The Swedish Chef – Member
    You’d need the Enve tub not clincher rims, but ooh so nice.

    Curious, did you not consider a one piece stem and bars from Potts, think that would have been extremely nice?

    I did consider a one piece, but thought a separate bar and stem would give me more scope for making slight alterations in bar angle etc.

    Not too sure about running tubs, but that is purely through my own lack of experience with them.

    I like things pretty basic and simple, I still haven’t made the jump to tubeless yet πŸ˜€

    tburger
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    This is looking likely to be the final build spec.

    Feedback encouraged

    FRAME – Potts Titanium 29er
    FORK – Potts Type 2 rigid (Black)
    CHAINSET – XTR trail 38/26 170mm
    DERAILLEURS – XTR
    SHIFTERS – XTR
    CHAIN – XTR
    BOTTOM BRACKET – Chris King (Silver)
    CASSETTE – XTR 11-36
    WHEELS – Chris King Hubs (Silver) on Enve XC carbon rims
    TYRES – Still undecided????
    BRAKES – XTR
    HANDLEBARS – Potts Titanium
    STEM – Potts Titanium
    GRIPS – ESI
    SEATPOST – Eriksen Titanium
    SADDLE – Fizik Gobi
    HEADSET – Chris King Titanium
    PEDALS – XTR spd
    SEAT COLLAR – Thomson (Black)

    Wow! You’re pulling out all the stops on this build! It’s going to be a killer bike. That stem is a beauty. I might have to order one in the future. I know you’re sticking with Ti, silver, and black, but maybe just a touch of color may look really nice with your build. Perhaps a set of red or green or blue King hubs? It won’t be too flashy, but I think it would look really nice with everything else silver and black.

    darrell
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    stunning

    i would add a splash of muted pink in to the mix

    hubs for example and headset

    woodsman
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    I think you’ve got that build list spot on, keep it understated black and silver and, DON’T LET IT OUT OF YOUR SIGHT!

    Enjoy

    :o)

    float
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    …CHAINSET – XTR trail 38/26 170mm

    DERAILLEURS – XTR

    SHIFTERS – XTR

    CHAIN – XTR…

    so, this is a budget build then πŸ˜†

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    Wheels now ordered from JRA; Enve XC 29 clinchers with silver CK hubs and silver DT rev spokes.

    I did think about having a splash of colour, but decided to keep it understated with the black and silver scheme.

    JRA gave me discount on some Racing Ralph’s, so I’ve sorted the tyres out as well πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon swavis
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    Wow! That is some build kit, I can’t wait to see it all assembled πŸ˜€

    tang
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    Pics please!

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    JRA have to order the rims and hubs, so it will probably be a couple of weeks before the wheels are ready.

    I’ll get some pics up once they’re arrived.

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    Tracker1972 – Member
    Do I see a spoon based brake mount? Nice!

    No one ever says that to me πŸ˜₯

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    No one ever says that to me

    if your spoon manipulation skills matched Mr Potts’s then I suspect they might πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    Everything is ordered now, so hopefully it should be built up before the month is out.

    I went for an XTR race 40/28 chainset rather than the trail, but everything else is as my planned build.

    I get some pics up once it’s done πŸ™‚

    tburger
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    amplebrew, Any updates? I just picked up my frame this past weekend, and will be finishing up the build this week. I would love to see a completed version of yours, too!

    Premier Icon Rik
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    Its all very well showing pictures of Mrs. Amplebrew’s bike. Is yours finished yet πŸ˜€

    Need to see pictures…..

    Premier Icon amplebrew
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    Will be done by the end of the month.

    Had a bit of hassle with the parts ordered from a certain large internet bike shop coming through as OEM and also some were damaged.

    I ended up sending it all back for a refund and then going elsewhere for proper boxed non OEM bits.

    I also had to prioritise the Crux as once my wife saw the frame, she wanted it built up ASAP; so my focus got diverted 😳

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    Goes off to put the kettle on, hopefully you’ll have it built up buy the time it boils. πŸ™‚

    Waits impatiently…….

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