Bruce Gordon Cycles for Sale!

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This is sad, but completely understandable news:

“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 are 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 Vertical 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”

Bruce is asking $250,000 for all the aforementioned items. I hope to see this legacy carry on through the ages.

From The Radavist!

Aaron Edge VS MS!

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“AE VS MS Via Light”
The Photography of Aaron Edge
Western Bikeworks, Portland, OR

Aaron Edge has been creating art and taking photographs since the mid-80s, has art directed for magazines, weekly newspapers, record labels, small design firms as well as designed at Wieden+Kennedy. This photography show, made up of 72 separate 4×6 postcards, showcases the artist’s interest in grainy, high contrast black and white imagery. Each piece, sold for only $10 (with proceeds given to the Portland Bike MS chapter), can then be sent ’round the world, reminding folks that MS awareness is on our minds and help is in our hearts. Aaron was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in March of 2013, since then he has struggled with his creativity and mobility. This is his first solo art show in over 20 years.

I believe this show is up for a few more weeks! Go check it out!

Lanlords Magazine #4 !!!

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Chas for ZIPP!

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Chas Christiansen’s Zipp wheels tell a story. His story. It’s a story of a cyclist who navigates urban streetscapes as a lifestyle. As a messenger, he rides for work, competition, and bragging rights – all intertwined.
Chas’ Zipp 404 Firecrest Track wheels are adorned with words and symbols, much of it in the vernacular best understood by the fixed-gear crowd. The hand-drawn art was scanned, and applied to his 404 rims using Zipp ImPress direct-print technology. Chas, a Zipp ambassador, will debut his new wheels in competition at Saturday’s Brooklyn Red Hook Crit.

“Analog in a digital world,” Chas said.

That makes sense for a guy who works as a messenger in the high-tech hub of San Francisco riding a bike built for simplicity – one gear, no brakes. Chas grew up in the Pacific Northwest with a love of BMX and just riding. In 2004 while living in Portland, Ore., he bought a cyclocross bike and was captivated watching the messengers race on track bikes.

He then moved to San Francisco to work as a bike messenger. In this line of work, more tags (deliveries) means more money. A typical day of 25 or more tags means 30 to 50 miles of riding with plenty of San Francisco hills to add to the challenge. Chas embraced the messenger culture and started racing alleycat events. He traveled to Berlin and realized that his cycling community was close-knit enough that a fellow messenger would offer him a place to stay just because Chas also was a messenger.

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New Affinity Black 15mm Ratcheting Wrench!

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