Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ride, Swap Meet & New Bike Repair Shop at Bruce Gordon Cycles

We are having a Ride & Swap Meet at our shop in Petaluma on July 23rd.

We will be doing a short (1-2hr) morning road ride then the Swap Meet in Bruce’s parking lot from 11 to whenever.

Those bringing stuff for the Swap Meet are: 

Bruce Gordon Cycles

Curtis Inglis of Retrotech 

Josh of Frances Cycles 

Cameron of Falconer Cycles 

Robert Ives of Blue Collar Bikes 

Steve Rex of Rex Cycles

Sean of Soulcraft Cycles

Rick Hunter - Hunter Cycles 

Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles

Maybe White Industries will be there if they are in town 

Bruce Gordon Cycles will be introducing our New Bicycle Repair Shop as well as our Collection of Bruce Gordon's Personal Bikes & Bike Shop.

Beer will be served if you are 21 years old or older.

Friday, June 10, 2016

14th in a Series of Bruce Gordon's Personal Bikes

It has been almost 9 months since I last posted the 13th in a Series, so I thought I would add another to the list.  This is a Steel Frame I made for the NAHBS Show in 2007.  It Won the "Best in Show" award that year.
It was made in January 2007 of tubing from different Manufacturers - Columbus, Reynolds, and Taiwan.  It has lugs I made out of ChromeMoly 4130 Tubing with the Wave Shaped Design that I have been doing for nearly 40 years, and a Pacenti Fork Crown.
The parts are from Shimano, a Bruce Gordon Titanium Pump, a Titanium Seatpost I made to fit the Old Campagnolo 2 Bolt parts.  The racks are also Bruce Gordon tubular Titanium.  It has 1 of 3 Sets of Bruce Gordon Titanium Cantilevers (I own 2 sets - the 3rd belongs to a guy in San Francisco), Bruce Gordon Carbon Fenders & a Brian Baylis Paint Job (he passed away earlier this year - I miss him a lot).
The Geometry on the frame is:  72.5 degree Head Tube,  73 degree Seat Tube, 4.8cm Fork Rake,  61cm Seat Tube, and a 58.5cm Top Tube,  43.5cm Chainstays and 7.5 cm Drop.
It is on display with the rest of my Collection of Bikes at my shop - You are welcome to visit the shop and see my collection, but, please call ahead because I'm not always here.

Friday, May 13, 2016

All Black Panniers for Sale!!!

Phil Woolsey (the guy from Loyal Bags that makes our Panniers in Berkeley California) made a bikes worth of "All Black" Panniers.
There is a Large Pair (2200) for the Rear Bruce Gordon Racks,  and a pair of Small (1400) for the Front Lowrider Bruce Gordon Low Front Racks

I think they look Great - What do you think???
If people like them, we will make more.

Right now these are ready for sale - both front and rear - sold together as a whole bikes worth.
Please give me a call if you want them at (707) 762-5601.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

My Friend Brian Baylis has passed away

Brian Baylis passed away 2/20/16 - Joe Bell called to tell me the horrible news last night.
Brian was a friend in the Bike Business for as long as I can remember.
Having moved on to his next endeavor of hand making knifes - he stayed with me at my house last summer while taking a Knife Making Class on the Northern California Coast.  He gave me the knife pictured - which now means the world to me.
Like everything, he was a master of everything he made.  He had a certain style that was visible in all his bike frames as well as his knifes.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Bruce Gordon

Friday, February 19, 2016

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

What started with the best intentions, has ended with a mutual resolution to discontinue efforts to join our two businesses. I wish Tom and Sarah nothing but the best in their future ventures. I will see everybody at NAHBS!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Open House was a Real Success - Now to building and riding Schnozolas

We had a good weekend here at Bruce Gordon Cycles. On Saturday we had the open house welcoming Sarah and Tom Swallow, of Swallow Bicycle Works, to the shop space. They are now open for business! Contact the shop to schedule service, or drop in to see what's going on. 

On Sunday, Paul Sadoff hung around to build Schnozola #5, a loaded touring bike, to be shown at NAHBS 2016, in Sacramento California February 26-28. Sarah was around to take some photos of the build process. 

When we were done, we went for a brief ride on Schnozola #2 and a Bruce Gordon Gravel Grinder down by the Petaluma River at Schollenberger Park. See you at NAHBS 2016!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Open House at Bruce Gordon Cycles

We are having an Open House to welcome Sarah & Tom Swallow to California.
They are joining Bruce Gordon Cycles and will be a great addition.

Come and meet them Saturday February 6, 2016 at our Open House - See the flyer above for the particulars.