"They say this cat Shaft is a bad mother
SHUT YOUR MOUTH!
I'm talkin' 'bout Shaft.
THEN WE CAN DIG IT!"
—Isaac Hayes. Hayes died at his home on Sunday. He was 65.
HOLBROOK, NY (BRAIN)—Iron Horse Bicycles has acquired the license for the Instant Center Tracking suspension design from Ellsworth Handcrafted Bicycles.
WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Fox Racing Shox earned $34.4 million in the second quarter of 2008 compared with $26.7 million for the same period of 2007, according to an earnings report released by Fox’s parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings, on Monday.
HOOD RIVER, OR (BRAIN)—Over the past three years, Dakine has contributed nearly $20,000 in labor and contributions to maintain trails located on the Barlow Ranger District of Mt. Hood National Forest.
"The world just got a little less funny."
—George Clooney said of actor and comedian Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday from complications from pneumonia. He was 50.
LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—It's not everyday you get to see a seven-time Tour de France champion and cycling legend compete in a mountain bike race.
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for news and product review submissions for its Interbike Show Daily issues.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Two Colorado Cyclist employees were killed on August 6 when a motorist apparently drove her one-ton pickup into a group of cyclists, according to Colorado Springs police and local news accounts.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycle service manager Joe Schraff died on August 4. The 38-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2004.
“The guy had a super strong work ethic,” said John Haywood, general manager of Jax Bicycle Huntingon Beach store, where Schraff worked at. “The guy was always on it.”
Good luck to the U.S. men and women riders representing the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games that start today. Click on link to see how our BMX men (Bennett, Day and Robinson) and one woman (Kintner) qualified for this year's Games.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported its highest six-month revenue and net income in company history on Thursday, aided in part by the purchase of Cannondale and Sugoi in the first quarter.
BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is partnering with clothing maker SmartWool to distribute its wool apparel and accessories.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—GE Money and Felt Bicycles have signed a multi-year agreement to provide consumer financing at Felt dealers nationwide.
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing is celebrating its 15th anniversary by returning to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which starts today and runs through Sunday.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has struck a new equity partnership with Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking (LBMB), one of the seven asset classes of Lehman Brothers' global private equity business.
The deal is expected to close in late September.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—The answers that didn't make the September issue print cut for Bicycle Retailer's Q & A session with Pivot's Chris Cocalis.
TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently caught up with Pivot Cycles' Chris Cocalis for a question and answer session for the September issue.
Below in Bicycle Retailer's Web Exclusive section are his responses that (due to space constraints) ended up on the cutting room floor.
If you're traveling by bike to this year's Democratic National Convention in Denver, don't expect rock star parking in front of the Pepsi Center. (click on link)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Suspension fork and shock manufacturer Manitou has launched training on 3point5.com, adding to the online retail training company’s growing collection of cycling brands.
RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—Eastern Bikes has promoted Bryan Byrd to national sales manager.
Byrd has worked for Eastern for a little more than a year, previously working as a sales manager for an industrial supply distributor.