When you first walk into MWC you are in their showroom, packed full of the hand-painted signs, cycling memorabilia from all disciplines of cycling, tons of Monkey Wrench’s own gear, and all of the coolest cycling stuff you’ve only seen on the internet. This would be enough to get anyone excited, but this side pales in comparison to the service area and bike museum!!!
Yep, you heard me right, there is a straight up vintage bike museum in Monkey Wrench Cycles!!! This is something no one ever really talked about when telling me stories of MWC and this is just crazy because their collection of vintage mountain bikes even rivals the Marin Museum of Bicycling‘s collection. So this got me thinking, if no one is mentioning this amazing aspect of this bike shop in the Midwest, the people and the service this bike shop provides, must just be out of this world, because you don’t just overlook these bicycles on the wall unless there are true bicycle messiahs down below the heavens above.
Clever, goofy, charismatic, and fast, the two-time world champion may never win the Tour de France (he’s not a climber), but he just might be the star who saves bike racing
Peter Sagan is late, and the crowd is getting antsy. About 50 kids, ages seven to thirteen, are eyeing a row of gleaming new Specialized mountain bikes that are about to become theirs—if and when this “Peter” kid shows up. Small skirmishes break out as parents try to restrain their offspring from lunging at the precious pink and orange rides…
“Starting August 19, Bruce Gordon Cycles will be selling off 47 years of cycling history. All bikes, components, racks, frames, wheels, fixtures, and tools will be heavily discounted. The only stuff not being sold at this time is Bruce’s personal collection of bicycles.
New Rock n’ Road tires and new stainless toeclips will be sold at the regular price, but everything else must go. This is a great opportunity to stock up on vintage cycling equipment and help one of the living legends of framebuilding retire. All sales will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY, in person at Bruce Gordon Cycles, on a first-come, first-served basis. Make your appointment today by calling the shop: (707) 762-5601 or Bruce’s cellphone: (707) 762-4107.”