Wow!! I’ve been in business as Bruce Gordon Cycles for 39 years – I started out under my name in June 1976. Before that I was Vice-President of Eisentraut Bicycles for 2 years.
I thought I would feature the First Bruce Gordon frame in the "Sixth of the Series on My Bikes". Here is the first frame I built for myself in June 1976 – at that time I robbed the parts to equip my next frame. I did this on the first couple of frames – then afterward I bought new parts. All the frames and bikes I have built for myself since 1976 are on display in My Gallery at the shop. Anyone who wishes to see them all in person – Please give me a call and set up a appointment.
I Welded Spear Points on the Lugs, Bottom Bracket, Fork and even the Pump Peg.
The frame details have evolved since the first frame, but, you can see the progressions. It was built using Columbus Tubing, I started with Prugnat 62D lugs, and an early Cinelli MC fork crown.
It was painted by Les Lunas of the Miracle Painting Co.
I’m still looking for someone to join me and help out – they will probably own Bruce Gordon Cycles in a few years. Anyone interested – please give me a call.