Sunday, February 21, 2016
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.
Friday, February 19, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
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
Thursday, December 24, 2015
I Want to wish Everyone a Safe, Healthy and Peaceful Year.
Pictured is the last customer of this year to pick up his New Gravel Grinder Rock 'n Road bike.
This year upcoming we are excited about the New People who are joining Bruce Gordon Cycles
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Since I have not raised the prices in over 2 years and almost everything is more expensive than it was 2 years ago - I am forced to raise the Prices on some items on January 1, 2016. Those who want the current prices should order before the end of this year.
Not all things will be going up - Tires and T-Shirts and a few other things will NOT Change.
But, as the image says YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Friday, December 4, 2015
Well - The Cat is Out of the Bag.
The people from Swallow Bicycle Works from Loveland, Ohio are moving to California to join me at my shop.
They have just completed a cross country tour from the coast of North Carolina to the Oregon coast - they did it all on dirt roads - WOW!! And they did it all on my Rock 'n Road tires.
The joint venture came from out of the blue - they were going to stop by the shop for 15 minutes or so - they stayed for 2 days, and we discussed the future of Bruce Gordon Cycles.
Tom Swallow is an accomplished bicycle mechanic and will be doing repairs, fitting, wheel building and the putting together of complete bikes. His wife Sarah Swallow will be manning the phones, IT stuff, and running the store which we are planning to expand. I am excited to have their experience in adding to the shop, especially the "Adventure Touring" stuff. Nobody can claim that they don't know what they are talking about - they have done it - about their trip.
I have spent the last 40 years primarily building "Traditional Touring" bikes (with panniers and racks). I am very excited to expand into the "Adventure Touring" segment, and to have some help around here.
They seem like a perfect fit, besides they are nice people. So, those who are afraid of Bruce Gordon, will soon have a friendly person to talk to in person or on the phone. The target date is February 1st 2016 for the new shop.