Wednesday, September 23, 2015

13th in a Series of Bruce Gordon's Personal Bikes

This is my "Over the Top" City Bike and one of my favorites.
I made it in July 2004 for Interbike.  It is like my Last City Bike (previous post) on Steroids.  It is made with Cinelli Stamped Steel Lugs that I finished the edges in my Traditional Wave Pattern,  I made a Lugged Stem to match and a Wagner Fork Crown which I also modified.  The geometry is 73 degrees parallel, 4.8 cm fork rake, 42.5 cm chainstays,  61 cm seat tube and a 58 cm top tube.  Like the last City Bike it has a Union Generator by the bottom bracket which is turned on and off by a lever on the left side of the seat tube.

It is equipped with a 10 speed Shimano Dura-ace parts.

I turned down a 50 tooth Dura-Ace chainring to make a Custom Chainguard.  Because I felt the Black Plastic Strapless Toeclips looked cheap,  I made the First Bruce Gordon Strapless Clips which are still available today.

The Seat tube is one piece from the Bottom Bracket to the Seat with a steel top I made to accept Campagnolo seat post parts.  It is not adjustable - but cool.

I made a Titanium Headlight holder and ran the lighting wires through the frame tubes and the rear rack.

It has Honjo Hammered fenders and Custom Titanium Handlebars bent by Chris Paretich of Axis Machine.

My favorite features are the Titanium Rear Rack & Titanium Baskets.  Please don't ask me to make more because I doubt you can afford them.  I know they are small, but, I just need to carry a few clothes, a bottle of wine, bread and cheese.


  1. Love the attention to detail, Bruce.

  2. Way nicer than my town bike by the power of 1,000 !

  3. It's funny the things we build just because we have the skill.... Those rear baskets are a hoot. I'm guessing the fronts are sized perfectly for that bottle of wine!

  4. Oh wow. That looks so nice! Especially the rear rack and baskets. I'd want one or two of those!

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