Thursday, June 10, 2010

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO HAVE A NEW TOURING BIKE FOR A TOUR THIS SUMMER!!!

And you can get one on sale!!








We are putting our New Taiwanese BLT touring frames on SALE till the end of June.

The BLT Frame and Rack Packages are on sale and ready to ship almost instantly.

The package includes a Frame, Fork, Headset, and Stem (made in Taiwan) + Front and Rear Racks made in our shop in California.  You get all this for the $795 + shipping and handling.  You can get Black or Blue Racks.
That puts it at the same price as the Surly LHT, but, we feel it is a better design for Loaded Touring

There are also a few Shimano LX parts packages that can build up a complete bicycle with racks (except pedals) for $1499 again + shipping and handling http://brucegordoncycles.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html

Since we are having a Sale - I have also decided to discount our 4130 Chrome Moly Tubular Racks. 
The Rear Rack is $145 (with extension Hoop on back - $160)
The Front Lowrider Rack is $125
Prices are good through the end of June and are + shipping and handling.

P.S.  Tubus Racks may still be a little cheaper, but, ours are NOT Made in China!

Regards,
Bruce Gordon

16 comments:

  1. Bruce, I'm confused. It's GOOD that your frame is made in Taiwan, but its BAD that Tubus is made in China?

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  2. My Tubus Vega rack is made in Germany, as is most, if not, all of their models.

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  3. Tubus is a German company, but Bruce is correct that the racks are made in China:
    http://www.tubus.com/en/about-us/how-and-where-we-produce

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  4. That's right, anon #1. Taiwan doesn't have slave labor or support North Korea or invade Tibet or put melamine in your power bars.

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  5. bg said...
    Taiwan is much different than China.
    At the IPhone factory in China workers just went on strike and got a raise to almost $300 per MONTH!!!
    That is way less than $1 per hour.
    Plus - I have problems with China's Human Rights and Enviornmental policies.
    Regards,
    Bruce Gordon

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  6. For the $1499 kit, does any of that come pre-assembled or is it just all of the parts loose?

    Thanks!

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  7. I am curious about the design elements that make this better than a Surly LHT for loaded touring. I do tour on occasion and the information would be most helpful.

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  8. LHT is an old school design. It has a wider wheel base and longer chain stays than the BLT.

    LHT is a comfortable bike, but is heavier and most likely will have more chain stay flex than the BLT.

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  9. Carter Hunt asked:
    """"For the $1499 kit, does any of that come pre-assembled or is it just all of the parts loose?"""

    It is all the parts to make a whole bike with our racks (Except Pedals).
    It is shipped un-assembled. I strongly recommend paying a bike shop to assemble it.
    It is about 3 hours labor for someone with the skills and tools for the job.
    Regards,
    Bruce Gordon

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  10. Bruce, Saw your sale on Taiwan BLT. Looking for steel touring. Current Bike. 99 Trek 5500, 54cm frm, 54.5cm TT, 77.4 cm SOH, 56.5 cm Cockpit, 71 cm seat height. Inseam 82.5 cm (w/shoes) , 5’'7" height (w/shoes), Bars 29 mm above seat. Want bars 37mm higher than seat. Nitto Tech is fine alt stem. What size? John Hawrylak Woodstown NJ John.Hawrylak@verizon.net

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  11. Hey people, I am now doing a cross-country tour on a Surly LHT. I wish I purchased a different bike. The claims Surly makes that it is designed for "Fully Loaded Touring" are a joke. I call my Surly "The Blue Noodle". I plan on writing a missive ala Ralph Nader "Unstable at any Speed" when I finish. That is as long as I don't get hit by a vehicle or the frame breaks. Many issues with the POS and no help from Surly or QBP and I have continually lightened my load to the bear minimum. You can check my progress and the bike at crazyguycycling.com

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  12. Alan Tucker,

    Have you tried relocating the various loads in your panniers to minimize frame noodling? I tour on Reynolds 531 "all rounder" frames and find that allocating the weight properly really helps. I'm about 175 to 180 and have the bike as heavy as 110 pounds fully loaded without problems when travelling with the family.

    Markku

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  13. Bruce, I totally respect your decision to go overseas for manufacturing to offer an "affordable" bike. It's too bad that is the next step for most bike companies to make a living. I realize that there are plenty of framebuilders that have maintained a living by building their bikes on-shore, but to offer a product that consumers find affordable, it seems like the only option is to go overseas with production. It's too bad that is the state of our nation's economy. I have so many friends that are unemployed and out of work. We loose jobs and dollars by going overseas. I am in no way knocking what you do. I have immense respect for your work. I just wish there was a better way for our country........Just thoughts from me.
    Chris B.

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  14. I too lament the need to go off-shore.
    The only way to compete with a Surly, etc. is a frame from Taiwan.
    But, of all my products - frames, racks, brakes, tail lights, toe clips, pumps - only one model of frames are made off-shore. Everything else is either made by me in our shop or in California CNC shops.
    Regards,
    Bruce Gordon

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  15. not bad about ur bike ..it quite nice
    Bike Sales

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