Saturday, July 23, 2011

Not Going Out of Business


Things have gotten a little out of hand because of our last blog post.

Nick, who helps me on these things, put up a post on our blog announcing that we could ship TIGed frames in 3 to 4 weeks, even custom ones.

Some people misinterpreted this post to be an announcement of our demise.

There were posts on several forums with titles like "Bruce Gordon Going Under?" or "Bruce Gordon Cycles in Financial Trouble".

That is simply not the truth - we were announcing that we could deliver frames in a short period of time. Many people think that getting a US made frame from a small shop takes several months or even years.

Nick was trying to inform people who read our blog that they could still get a new frame or bike for the current riding season. In addition, we have many other parts that are made in the USA and available for immediate delivery, such as cantilever brakes, tail lights, strapless toe clips, and our famous racks.

Also, we are closing out the remaining Taiwanese BLT's. We are going back to what we have been doing for the past 35 years - Making neat stuff.

In order the combat those who seem to relish the "demise of Bruce Gordon Cycles," I urge past customers to post experiences with our stuff to their favorite blog, forum or webpage.

4 comments:

  1. I think the misunderstanding comes from the first paragraph in your last blog post:

    "We need to receive some custom orders to keep the doors open. We have been trying to keep our heads up, but we need your help to keep doing what we love to do: make beautiful, functional bicycles."

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  2. Glad to hear you are not going out of business, while my BG bikes are stout enough to last a lifetime its nice to know you are there in case one gets crunched by a car or stolen.

    Will you bring the BLT production back to Petaluma, or is the end of the Taiwanese BLTs the end of the BLT line?

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  3. @rigtenzin: Thanks for the feedback.
    @Anonymous: Time will tell. We'll let you know.

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  4. Gez, I had the flowers all picked out. Glad to hear you are still in business. I love riding the BLT which I bought from you a few years back.

    jay

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