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BRUCE GORDON and his bicycles: Impressions...

Old 04-30-13, 07:45 PM
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I have not owned a Trek 520 but have owned a couple of Fuji Americas, a SOMA Stanyan, an REI Randonee and a couple of Bruce Gordon's. Build quality is one aspect and design quality is another. Just looking at a Bruce Gordon and the things I note are the beefy chain stays and tire clearance not to mention the steel CNC drop outs. And the Bruce Gordon stems are functional and robust while not being gross. The bolts Bruce uses are the toughest he can find.

Not so much of a "love fess" but respect for the man and his product which was in the OP subject. I'm sure there are a number of bicycles that have similar or even better qualities but I just have not had the experience of owning or using them.
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Old 05-01-13, 11:31 AM
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Actually the OP asked whether they should buy a BG or another brand. If the OP followed through as posted he/she bought a 520.

Ten years of other brand put downs run through this thread. BG is a beautiful bike, but really? Possible to love the BG without showing so much distain for the off the shelf product?

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Old 05-01-13, 11:43 AM
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BLT is off the shelf, to compete with the Soma , Surly and Salsa, Taiwan made frames ,
he got a contract batch made in the same factories they use.
just made to his specs and details, not theirs.


The Rock And Road frames are made in the USA, in house , like his Chromoly Racks.
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Old 05-01-13, 12:29 PM
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I believe Bruce had some issues with the Taiwan frames and is closing them out. Blog
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