Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year

On January 1, 2011, many of you will wake up with a list of changes you'd like to make in your lives.  Perhaps you'll pledge to get more fit, quit a vice or two, eat better food, or ride your bicycle more often.

Those first three resolutions can take some serious commitment and planning.  But riding your bicycle more often is easy to do.  It's just a matter of making your daily bicycle more rideable.

When I say "daily bicycle", I mean the ol' workhorse, the town-, country-, or city-bike.  Something that's just right for riding to get your groceries, going on a spin around the neighborhood or to the next town over.

For those purposes, a "get on and go" bike is really the best thing- there's no need to change into bike gear!  All you need is a bicycle that you can ride immediately, with no planning and no hassle.

Some people swear by big, heavy, shin-destroying mountain bike pedals.  Some people insist that walking around in their SPDs isn't all that bad.  For those of you who know better, we suggest the Stainless Strapless Clips, HERE (Scroll down to the sixth item on the accessories page) or the Stainless Strapless Boot Clips, HERE .  They are $72 + shipping and handling, which is not very expensive considering they are the very best quality clips you can buy and they're made HERE in the USA.

For those of you who are looking for a proper town-, country-, or city-bike, we've been setting up the BLT with parts for those purposes, and it's looking really nice.  More to come on that in the first week of 2011.

Now, in keeping with my pledge to keep the BGlog updated with New Old Stuff (NOS), here are a few pages from the July 1982 issue of Playboy Magazine, featuring a Bruce Gordon road bike which "exudes clean lines and subdued elegance... crafted, like a custom suit, to a buyer's specifications":

Also, if you haven't yet done so, check out the BG Cycles Facebook page.  I'm cross-posting a bit of stuff here to there and vice-versa, but there are some photos and ephemera that are only on the FB page, which you can find HERE.

Thanks for reading and have a great New Year's Eve.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


This is Nick in the office at BG Cycles.  I've been making the trip to Petaluma every Saturday to work on the blog and the NEW Facebook page.  I'll be updating as often as possible, at least once a week if not more, with pictures and video, interviews, old articles and photographs, new projects and peeks into the shop, and a lot of other crap that might tickle your fancy. 

For starters, here's an article from Bicycling magazine (March 1979).  This article is a couple of years older than I am, which is one of the reasons I find it so wonderful.  Bruce has been building functional and beautiful bicycles since 1974, and he continues to do so without any pretension or marketing panache. 

(click on the pictures to enlarge)

So bookmark this page, add Bruce Gordon Cycles on Facebook, and call the shop if you have any questions.