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Custom Framebuilder Bruce Gordon dies

June 7, 2019: This notice appeared in Bicycle Retailer & Industry News:

PETALUMA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Framebuilder, innovator and industry gadfly Bruce Gordon was found dead Friday morning at his home in Petaluma, according to friends.

Gordon was part of a tight circle of builders who met in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s. Gordon had moved there after dropping out of art school in Chicago, and learned to build frames from Albert Eisentraut in Oakland. He later invested in Eisentraut's business, and worked there with Mark Nobilette, now a well-known builder based in Colorado and who remained a friend through many decades.

Gordon attended the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in March in Sacramento. He visited France later in the spring, according to his blog.

Gordon retired from framebuilding several years ago. He also attempted to sell his business for several years, and in 2017 supporters founded a crowdfunding campaign to buy his business, which included a retail store in Petaluma.

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