I think Bruce Gordon is very interested in not wasting time. If someone handed him a $1000 deposit and a reasonable spec for a lugged bike they might get one. That's a totally different proposition from letting the word out that he is interested in making lugged custom frames again. At some point BG probably decided he was tired of nursing customers through the custom frame process. On the other hand his website says he does make custom frames besides the stock touring models.
Joe Bender-Zanoni Great Notch, NJ "Had a friend who dumped a Bruce Gordon on a test ride. Never quite recovered from the trauma."
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Friday, October 24, 2003 11:12 AM Subject: Re: [CR]Bruce Gordon Received
> In a message dated 10/24/2003 10:19:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> << I wish Bruce Gordon would start building lugged bikes again. Given his
> reputation of lacking people skills, I don't think I'll ask him to. Anyone
> brave enough? >>
> I have broached that subject a few times with him.. Last time was a couple of
> years ago .. He had a really nice lugged frame at the show again (why does he
> bring them if he doesn't want to make them?) I said something to the effect
> of "Wow, Bruce, you really make beautiful lugged frames" and he said (Very
> close quote) "Well if you are stupid enough to like that sh_t."
> He was less.. ornery this year when talking about his faux-Nervex bike.
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC