Thursday, June 23, 2016
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.
Friday, June 10, 2016
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
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
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!