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.
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.