Sunday, February 21, 2016

My Friend Brian Baylis has passed away

Brian Baylis passed away 2/20/16 - Joe Bell called to tell me the horrible news last night.
Brian was a friend in the Bike Business for as long as I can remember.
Having moved on to his next endeavor of hand making knifes - he stayed with me at my house last summer while taking a Knife Making Class on the Northern California Coast.  He gave me the knife pictured - which now means the world to me.
Like everything, he was a master of everything he made.  He had a certain style that was visible in all his bike frames as well as his knifes.

He will be missed by all who knew him.

Bruce Gordon

Friday, February 19, 2016

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.

What started with the best intentions, has ended with a mutual resolution to discontinue efforts to join our two businesses. I wish Tom and Sarah nothing but the best in their future ventures. I will see everybody at NAHBS!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Open House was a Real Success - Now to building and riding Schnozolas

We had a good weekend here at Bruce Gordon Cycles. On Saturday we had the open house welcoming Sarah and Tom Swallow, of Swallow Bicycle Works, to the shop space. They are now open for business! Contact the shop to schedule service, or drop in to see what's going on. 

On Sunday, Paul Sadoff hung around to build Schnozola #5, a loaded touring bike, to be shown at NAHBS 2016, in Sacramento California February 26-28. Sarah was around to take some photos of the build process. 

When we were done, we went for a brief ride on Schnozola #2 and a Bruce Gordon Gravel Grinder down by the Petaluma River at Schollenberger Park. See you at NAHBS 2016!