Tuesday, May 31, 2011


BikeMonkey Magazine is putting together a fundraising cross-country race in Annadel this weekend JUNE 25th, the day before Another Big Stinkin' Handbuilt Whoop-de-Doo!

All profits go directly to the park, which is being closed along with 70 other State Parks due to financial concerns.

If you can't make it to the race, there's a benefit shirt available here, where you can donate $10-$100 to the best park in California and get a nice, locally printed t-shirt too.

Register for the race here and help Annadel stay open and available to all of us.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

More Big Stinkin' Info

We're getting everything in order and confirming details with exhibitors and attendees, which means that Another Big Stinkin' Handbuilt Whoop-de-Doo is really happening. For those of you who already forgot the whens and wheres, let's review.

June 26th, 2011
11 am - 5 pm

(click on "Directions" to get driving, public transit, or cycling directions)

Some of you have been asking what exactly a "Framebuilders' Garage Sale" is. I'll quote Sean Walling from the recent Soulcraft newsletter:

All the Bay Area builders will be there selling all the stuff they got for free from the big companies, which is usually pretty nice stuff and goes cheaply (since we got it for free to begin with)."

That's pretty true. Here at the shop, we have 35 years' worth of stuff (mostly really decent stuff, too- only some junk) that sits in a corner, hangs in a storage space, or lives in a dark corner upstairs, and it just collects dust and cat hair. Bruce has already started pricing these neglected treasures, so you can be sure there'll be lots and lots of
"cool old stuff that you can paw through and make really insultingly low offers on" (quoted from Paul Sadoff).

All of the exhibitors involved in the Big Stinkin' Handbuilt Show are confirmed. Here are links to their websites:


Black Cat



Inglis & Retrotec


Loyal Designs

Luce Goods

Paragon Machine Works

PAUL Components

Rock Lobster



Steve Potts

Steve Rex


White Industries

Friday, May 13, 2011

ABSHW 2011

Come one, come all, to





Come spend an afternoon with the finest framebuilders, component makers, and soft goods craftspeople in the great state of North California. There will be a handmade bicycle show and a framebuilders' garage sale, perhaps a pre-ride, plenty of good folks and lots and lots of beautiful utilitarian objects to look at, and perhaps even purchase.


Bruce Gordon Cycles

409 Petaluma Blvd South

Petaluma, N. Cal.


June 26, 2011

11 am - 5 pm

Here's the flyer, there's a download button with a cloud and an arrow on it so you can download it, print it, share it:

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bike Monkey

Sean Walling of Soulcraft recently wrote an excellent article for Bike Monkey magazine.  If you haven't checked out Bike Monkey before, do it right now.  In addition to producing a great-looking and well-written magazine on bicycling, they organize some of the Bay Area's best road, cross, and mountain races, including the Gran Fondo, Dirt Crits, Monkey Cross, Boggs Eight Hour, and my personal favorite, Annadel.

The following scans are from Issue 12 of Bike Monkey, which may not be in your local shop just yet.  Thanks to Carlos and Greg at BM for letting us use these.  Click to enlarge and read, or better yet, go pick up Bike Monkey 12 at your local bike shop.