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Old 05-03-17, 05:25 PM
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Bruce Gordon selling the farm...

Bruce Gordon Cycles is For Sale - I will be 69 years old the Middle of June 2017 and it is the time I retire from the day to day grind.
I will still sell the Rock 'n Road Tires.
I am looking for someone to buy and take over Bruce Gordon Cycles and run it.
Included are all the products - Frames, Racks, Stems, Brakes, Tail Lights, Toe Clips, Pumps and the Museum of all the bikes I have made for myself since 1974 which numbers over 30.
Also included is 2 years and 10 months of ...the Lease with a 5 year possible renewal of the space which is over 4000 Square Feet.
Some of the equipment includes a Bridgeport Veritical Mill, a Horizontal Milwaukee Mill, a Lathe, Metal Saws (3), a 10 Horse Power Compressor, Rack Tube Cutting Machine, Rack Bending Equipment, Fixtures for Frames, Racks, Toe Clips, a Powder Coating Set Up, Inventory and Many Other Things.
I will be available to help out in getting acclimated.
Anyone interested - Please give me a call (707) 762-5601
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Old 05-03-17, 05:36 PM
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Old 05-03-17, 07:06 PM
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I suggested to my wife that we make the purchase. Oddly enough, she didn't jump at the chance.

Tailwinds, Bruce. I hope you find a willing, capable buyer to be the keeper of the (brazing) flame.
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End of an era

Best of luck in your future endeavors (or just simply enjoying retirement), Bruce

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Fair winds and following seas Bruce, best of luck with this next phase of your journey.

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Yes, and YES: God Speed Bruce Gordon!
I'd be sorely tempted except I'm not so much younger, and much too poor!
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"I will be available to help out in getting acclimated."

Sounds a little too open-ended to be a retirement plan, but priceless for a buyer!
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Let me ask my wife............She said no... Good luck..
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I wish him the best of luck. It's hard when the business is so tied to him, but you'd have to think someone would want it.
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"I will be available to help out in getting acclimated."

Sounds a little too open-ended to be a retirement plan, but priceless for a buyer!
That's the best kind of retirement, anyway.
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I wish him the best of luck. It's hard when the business is so tied to him, but you'd have to think someone would want it.
An eponymous business is a tough one.
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I thought he'd had buyers for it a year or so ago. That must not have worked out.

If I had the cash, the chance to ride his museum upstairs would be worth it.
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My wife only gave me a steely stare. I took that for a "yes".
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He use to post on here once upon a time. Hopefully with retirement he will be back to share his knowledge.
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We all wish you a much deserved rest. Now it'll be really harder to get one of your bikes in my stable, but I won't stop looking.
Definitely a gentleman and an artisan.
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Let's C&V crowdsource it!
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Gugie might miss the Bay Area enough to leave PDX.
Hey, he's visiting the Bay Area. OMG.


Is northbend out-of-town, too?




What an announcement!
Good luck in the next phase.
Who really knows what tomorrow brings, maybe new direction for my soul and things.

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I'm not going to ask my wife because I know what she'd say, "whatever you want"

The simple fact that Bruce is keeping the tire business tells me that's where all the money is...or the 'easy money'.
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I'm not going to ask my wife because I know what she'd say, "whatever you want"

The simple fact that Bruce is keeping the tire business tells me that's where all the money is...or the 'easy money'.
Somewhere it said that he had a bad bicycle accident that has damaged one of his knees. It is likely much easier for him too sell tires than it is to build frames and bikes.
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