Coming Next Week: all the 2017 Paul Camp Bikes

Not since NAHBS have I seen such a sick collection of bikes in one place. Yesterday I photographed all 11 of the Paul Camp bikes, in great detail. And yeah, as you can see, each bike was to adhere to a red, white and blue palette with builders having the option of a monster cross bike, or a hardtail.Expect a mega gallery next week after the holiday weekend…

May 25, 2017 12 comments
Rob English’s Trans America Race Bike

I love it when framebuilders still find the time to take on challenging rides like the TransAm:

“My interest was piqued when I heard that there was now a race on the TransAm route. I mulled it over for a while, eventually deciding it was the challenge I needed for the year I turned 40. I toured the Western Express version of the route back in 2003 – going back to ride it fast was for some reason appealing! I have a background in endurance mountain bike events, road racing and time trialing, as well as extended touring. So this kind of brings all that together.”

Check out more from Rob, including process to final photos at English Cycles.

May 25, 2017 8 comments
Bruce Gordon GoFundMe Campaign

A group of people is working to raise money to buy Bruce Gordon Cycles and the Bruce Gordon Bicycle Collection. Their plans are to open the Bruce Gordon Museum and Bicycle School in the current BG Cycles location, offering educational and cultural programming to the population of Petaluma, and the Greater Bay Area. Check out more at the GoFundMe page!

May 25, 2017 12 comments
I’m in Chico with Paul Component This Week


Part of living in Chico is balancing the amount of riding you do with a post-ride dunk in the river…

Since I missed out on Paul Camp, the open house Paul holds in Chico each year, I figured I’d drive straight up the guts of California and hang out in the spring heat with Paul and company. While I’m here, I’ll be documenting the 12 Paul Camp bikes various framebuilders sent in for various media to ride during the meetup, as well as riding some of the local trails and soaking in the river. Expect more to come!

May 24, 2017 2 comments
The Cure All

Justin Severino, owner of the famous restaurant, the Cure in Pittsburgh, and three friends take a mountain bike and culinary road trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Asheville, NC through the Appalachian Mountains. I miss riding in Asheville!

May 24, 2017 3 comments
Cycle Chvrch Cycles in Sonoma

Our buddy Tim just opened a new bike shop in Petaluma and Field took a look inside his space:

Timothy Nicholls opened the roll up doors to his bike repair and sales shop in February 2017, contributing to the interesting new mix of businesses along Petaluma’s Second Street corridor. Cycle Chvrch Cycles has less of the feel of a typical bike shop, and feels more like an artist’s studio. Tim approaches his craft from a design perspective, refurbishing bikes with purposeful detail from carefully reconstructed mechanics to beautiful pinstriping work. He takes massive pride in his finished products and if you buy a bike from him, you can be sure he will be there to provide ongoing maintenance to your two-wheeled friend. Tim refurbishes bikes not just for sale but also donates to local organizations including COTS. You can find him most days from 11-7 in his shop, and also on social media @cyclechvrchcycles. Look for the hand painted signs (painted by Tim) on the nearby corners to show you the way.

See more at Field!

May 24, 2017 2 comments
Bruce Gordon Cycles is For Sale

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.

May 22, 2017 30 comments
Merckx Mondays

It’s easy to understand why people call Merckx the greatest of all time, especially when watching his stage 12 of 1967 Giro d’Italia victory. It was the first time Eddy won a mountain stage, thus beginning to carve his legacy. Nice find, Tracko.

May 22, 2017 No comments yet
Roll Over the Serein

You don’t always need towering mountains and long-travel to shred. Paul takes on the trails of the Serein valley, including some fun-looking river gaps.

May 22, 2017 No comments yet
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Coming Next Week: all the 2017 Paul Camp Bikes

Not since NAHBS have I seen such a sick collection of bikes in one place. Yesterday I photographed all 11 of the Paul Camp bikes, in great detail. And yeah, as you can see, each bike was to adhere to a red, white and blue palette with builders having the option of a monster cross bike, or a hardtail.Expect a mega gallery next week after the holiday weekend…

May 25, 2017 12 comments
Rob English’s Trans America Race Bike

I love it when framebuilders still find the time to take on challenging rides like the TransAm:

“My interest was piqued when I heard that there was now a race on the TransAm route. I mulled it over for a while, eventually deciding it was the challenge I needed for the year I turned 40. I toured the Western Express version of the route back in 2003 – going back to ride it fast was for some reason appealing! I have a background in endurance mountain bike events, road racing and time trialing, as well as extended touring. So this kind of brings all that together.”

Check out more from Rob, including process to final photos at English Cycles.

May 25, 2017 8 comments
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Bruce Gordon GoFundMe Campaign

A group of people is working to raise money to buy Bruce Gordon Cycles and the Bruce Gordon Bicycle Collection. Their plans are to open the Bruce Gordon Museum and Bicycle School in the current BG Cycles location, offering educational and cultural programming to the population of Petaluma, and the Greater Bay Area. Check out more at the GoFundMe page!

May 25, 2017 12 comments
I’m in Chico with Paul Component This Week


Part of living in Chico is balancing the amount of riding you do with a post-ride dunk in the river…

Since I missed out on Paul Camp, the open house Paul holds in Chico each year, I figured I’d drive straight up the guts of California and hang out in the spring heat with Paul and company. While I’m here, I’ll be documenting the 12 Paul Camp bikes various framebuilders sent in for various media to ride during the meetup, as well as riding some of the local trails and soaking in the river. Expect more to come!

May 24, 2017 2 comments
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The Cure All

Justin Severino, owner of the famous restaurant, the Cure in Pittsburgh, and three friends take a mountain bike and culinary road trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Asheville, NC through the Appalachian Mountains. I miss riding in Asheville!

May 24, 2017 3 comments
Cycle Chvrch Cycles in Sonoma

Our buddy Tim just opened a new bike shop in Petaluma and Field took a look inside his space:

Timothy Nicholls opened the roll up doors to his bike repair and sales shop in February 2017, contributing to the interesting new mix of businesses along Petaluma’s Second Street corridor. Cycle Chvrch Cycles has less of the feel of a typical bike shop, and feels more like an artist’s studio. Tim approaches his craft from a design perspective, refurbishing bikes with purposeful detail from carefully reconstructed mechanics to beautiful pinstriping work. He takes massive pride in his finished products and if you buy a bike from him, you can be sure he will be there to provide ongoing maintenance to your two-wheeled friend. Tim refurbishes bikes not just for sale but also donates to local organizations including COTS. You can find him most days from 11-7 in his shop, and also on social media @cyclechvrchcycles. Look for the hand painted signs (painted by Tim) on the nearby corners to show you the way.

See more at Field!

May 24, 2017 2 comments
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Bruce Gordon Cycles is For Sale

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.

May 22, 2017 30 comments
Merckx Mondays

It’s easy to understand why people call Merckx the greatest of all time, especially when watching his stage 12 of 1967 Giro d’Italia victory. It was the first time Eddy won a mountain stage, thus beginning to carve his legacy. Nice find, Tracko.

May 22, 2017 No comments yet
Roll Over the Serein

You don’t always need towering mountains and long-travel to shred. Paul takes on the trails of the Serein valley, including some fun-looking river gaps.

May 22, 2017 No comments yet
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