New Gunnar Graphics

by admin on June 19, 2014

Gunnar Custom Bicycles has been around for 15 years now. That’s half a generation. If it was a kid, it’d be learning how to drive. For that fifteen years, we’ve used pretty much the same font all along. It was based on the opening scene from the original Star Wars – with the text crawling up and away from the screen. Like that episode, Gunnar has also been about a new hope for us, too. After much thought and with the help of talented artists Jason Reimer and Jack Hargreaves plus the advice of marketing whiz Denny Yunk, we’re adding a new graphic that will help us for the next generation. gunnarstarwars
GunnarBullseyeHeadbadge-20131003 A new logo is a major birthing process. We wanted a symbol we could be proud to stand behind, not just now but for the next decade or two. That means reflecting on the values that Gunnar stands for. What is Gunnar all about? It’s about straightforwardness, durability, simplicity. It’s a distinctively American product reflective of distinctively American values. It’s hardworking. It’s solid. It’s clean and as simple as the need allows. It’s pride without hype. For us it means bikes you can use like crazy, and that you’re glad you made the investment.

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Factory Ride Tomorrow

by admin on August 17, 2012

This is a last-minute reminder about our August Factory Ride tomorrow (August 18). We conduct factory tours from 8-8:30 AM and roll at 9. Loops range from 20-65 miles, with the long route taking your through Lake Geneva, Williams Bay and Fontana to Walworth, where we head back. We’ll finish up with a cookout from 11:30-1:30 back at the shop. Helmets and waivers are required, cell phones are recommended, but there is no charge. Click here for map.

See you tomorrow!

Gunnar Magazine Review

August 13, 2012

Bicycling Magazine included us in a review of great steel bikes. We’d heard of some nice words but though we should share them who missed that issue. Here’s a link to the Flickr page.. Enjoy!

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Draining your Bike

June 17, 2012

Here in southeast Wisconsin we’ve been enjoying the most terrific weather: comfortable temps, low humidity and dry days. To keep our good luck going, we want to talk about riding in the rain. Riding in wet weather is a fact of life for any cycling enthusiast. If you keep your bike waxed and properly lubricated, […]

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Tribute to Joe

June 2, 2012

We’re lucky to have a number of fine shops with which we have the privilege of working. Joe Van Arsdale, owner of Joe’s Pro Bikes, is a larger than life character who serves the San Antonio, Texas area. His exploits have been legendary, both on his bike and in the shop. One of his enthusiastic […]

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Good Luck Charm

May 2, 2012

What are the shovels still doing out at our front door? It’s our good luck charm against snow and cold weather. It worked really well this year. We had temps in the 70′s in March and we almost hit 80 today. Time for a bike ride!

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Getting Cranky

April 19, 2012

Patrick from the Lacrosse Wisconsin area, wanted to try as extra long crank on his new Gunnar Sport. Unfortunately, putting a long crank on a regular bike frame raises the risk of hitting your pedals on the ground. The solution? Working with Gunnar dealer Blue Heron Bicycle Works, we built a custom frame with a […]

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Gunnar History Page

April 4, 2012

We get lots of requests for information on older Gunnars, like, “Is the geometry on my ten-year old Roadie the same as it is today?” or “When did you go to the Paragon Dropouts on the Ruffian?”. We now added a Gunnar history page to fill in this gap. It has geometries of old, up […]

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Uncle Al in Heaven

March 9, 2012

One of our old friends and a great dealer for us, Alan Ardizone (Cascade Bikes in Montrose, Colorado), retired a couple of years ago. He’s also known as Uncle Al, tech guru for several years at http://roadbikerider.com, a weekly newsletter for roadies. His practical, no-nonsense advice was a breath of fresh air from the usual […]

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Battleship Gray Sport

March 7, 2012

This stylish Battleship Gray Gunnar Sport came through the shop last week. It’s too good looking a bike to disappear, but it complements virtually any color scheme. You can see more at our flickr site. Though the Gunnar Sport has been around for some time, it’s really come into its own over the past 3 […]

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