Friday, December 4, 2015

The Cat is Out of the Bag!!



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.



10 comments:

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  2. Good luck to both sides. Sounds a very positive match.

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  3. I am quite pleased that you found a good fit for the shop! Looking forward to meeting these folks. Congrats.

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  4. Congratulations
    This sounds like a great thing !

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  5. Awesome! Congrats to you and your new partners Bruce.

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  6. Anybody who has not yet ridden on the Rock n Roads should do so without delay. For mixed-surface riding there is still nothing I've used that comes close to matching this tyre in all-round performance.

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  7. The Rock n' Road is just the thing for the conditions around Duke City, New Mexico. I have a set on my Voodoo Nakisi FrankenCrosser, and they keep me on the trail and out of the pointy bits alongside it.

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  8. Virtually anyone with not even though ridden in the Small gravel and Avenues need to do as a result without delay. Designed for mixed-surface sitting there is always always not a thing I had implemented which will shows up approximately reciprocal it tyre on all-round capabilities.

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  9. My business is incredibly enthusiastic to help grow into your "Adventure Touring" part, in order to have any guide all around in this article.

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  10. Congratulations !!!
    I hope your business will be grown good in the future.

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