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Bicycle Art Salon to Host Bruce Gordon at June 21 Meetup in Oakland, CA

Oakland, CA, June 03, 2013 --( Slimm Buick and Justine tenZeldam, of the Bicycle Art Salon (, will be holding their monthly meeting Friday, June 21, 2013 from 7-10pm in Oakland, CA (tickets on sliding scale at for $0-free to $50). Must RSVP.

The informal meeting, with Q&A, will feature Bruce Gordon of Bruce Gordon Cycles, a noted handmade bicycle builder, who doesn't just build bikes, but "the best touring bikes, period."

According to Bruce Gordon Cycles Facebook page, and they also build “regular bikes” for regular riders. All of their bikes, racks and other parts are made locally in Petaluma, California. For more see He can also be found on Facebook and other social networking sites.

The Salon is by invitation, which can be obtained by contacting your hosts Slimm & Justine. You will then be given the final location, which is normally very close to Fruitvale and Lake Merritt BART stations. To request your invitation, email, or phone 510-356-5665.

The Bicycle Art Salon is a discussion group on the subject(s) of art, film, music, bicycles and more, at the home and studio of Slimm Buick. Attendees will include the great minds of San Francisco, Oakland and the World, and they are always seeking feedback on possible future subjects and speakers. Past artist, designers, performers and makers have included Harrod Blank, Director of the Award-winning Documentary, Automorphosis, Robert Raburn, BART Director and Nan Eastep, of Bspoke Tailor.

The event is free, with occasional donations for worthy cycling causes received, it also includes Slimm's fresh homemade hot salsa. You are encouraged to bring something to share as well, or even sell, if bicycle-related (please call ahead to discuss). There is usually plenty of (free) street parking, and for those who ride bicycles they will have a secure spot inside, or on the front or back patio.

About your hosts: Slimm Buick: Slimm is a DJ, performer, artist and bicycle builder famous for his wacky Art Bikes. They've been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Yerba Buena Gardens, and numerous other galleries and museums. His last show was in April at the Oakland Museum of California as part of the we/customize exhibit. Current projects include a documentary on Art Bikes and Culture, with a crowd funding campaign underway through June 30. A third-generation San Franciscan, he is also known for his knowledge of historic American artifacts and antiques, including recorded music of the 20th Century. He currently has a collection of over 3,500 vintage vinyl 45s (he is a part time Western, Blues, Jazz DJ with a regular gig at the historic 23 Club in Brisbane, every 4th Saturday with The Gillbillies of San Jose, CA). Slimm also rents some of his Art, sculptures, costumes and Art Bikes for special events, parties, events, conferences, festivals and parades. These bike creations have been immortalized in print and film, including Sony Pictures' Rent and the Discovery Channels' Weird Wheels. His wife, Justine tenZeldam likes to ride her “Scraper Bike” and other Slimm Buick Custom Bicycles in parades or to the grocery store, and is known to occasionally belt out a torch song at the local Piano Bar, The Alley, where they met in 2005.
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