Buying & Building the Steve Potts 2012 Award Winning Ti Bike

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A few odds and ends for happy wrists and a happy butt. And possible inspiration for the color scheme on the fork.

Big box received right in time for Festivus!

I got my big box of parts from Bikerbob yesterday. Spent some time last night checking everything out, and then I geeked out and had some weight weenie fun putting everything on the kitchen scale. I can post actual weights if anyone is interested. Took some photos today to share with you all.

More silver bits in the mix. Not much to say about the Cane Creek 110 headset. The interlocking alloy spacers they come with are kinda neat. I chose the White Industries MI6 hubs because they were a good compromise between cost, quality, weight, and performance. Plus, they’re another good local company. These are going to be built into a nice reliable wheelset with stainless steel spokes.

The Shimano drivetrain looks pretty slick. I went with the slightly more expensive shifters with the integrated mounts. It should make for a nice clean look while still providing lots of adjustability. The weight of all the Shimano stuff is pretty close to what’s advertised, except for the cassette. This 11-36 cassette weighs in at a portly 345g.

I’m off work next week, and it looks like I may be able to squeeze in a visit to the shop while Steve does some work. It would be awesome if I could actually see some work on tubing that will eventually become my bike.

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