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Posted October 16, 2007

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Chris Cocalis is launching Pivot Cycles, a new high-end mountain bike brand he designed and developed.

Cocalis will distribute Pivot Cycles alongside the BH brand of Spanish road bikes that he introduced to the U.S. market in July.

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Posted October 16, 2007

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Wippermann is offering its chain wear indicator free to retailers for a limited time.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BENTONVILLE, AR (BRAIN)—Have you ever heard the urban myth that Wal-Mart doesn’t compete at the high-end? Wal-Mart’s Corsa FC carbon fiber road bike dispels that myth. The bike packs a lot of high spec’—Shimano, Ritchey, ITM and Selle Italia—into one low $1,898 price tag.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Although Oct 1's product review section is filled up, there is still plenty of room for product in the Show Dailies.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times recently ran a feature story on the dangers of riding your bike on Los Angeles city streets.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character." —The Wolf in "Pulp Fiction"

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Posted October 16, 2007

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Good weather and an improved product mix came together through the first half of the year to boost Accell Group’s first-half 2007 profits by more than 50 percent compared with the first six months of last year, the company announced in a mid-year filing.

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Posted October 16, 2007

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—John Burke introduced an ambitious advocacy program last night during Trek World. Trek’s president asked retailers to participate in its program, dubbed One World, Two Wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

"Trust me - I know what I'm doing!" Sledgehammer from the old sitcom "Sledgehammer"

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Posted October 16, 2007

BY JOHN CRENSHAW

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999

He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.

“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.

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Posted October 16, 2007

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bicycle Company, Bicycling magazine, and Bristol Meyers-Squibb teamed up for the second annual BikeTown Africa August 1-5, in Katima, Namibia, where delegates from each company distributed 150 specially designed Kona AfricaBike bicycles to assist home healthcare workers in caring for pa

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The editorial staff at Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is compiling pre-show information for its onsite Interbike dailies, which provide editorial coverage of the Interbike trade show, Sept. 26-28, and Outdoor Demo, Sept. 24-25.

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Posted October 16, 2007

REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—European bicycle lighting company Reelight has secured a deal with J&B Importers to be the sole distributor in the United States.

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Posted October 16, 2007

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Giant Bicycle was honored with a 2007 California Design Biennial award from the Pasadena Museum of California Art for its Suede Coasting DX lifestyle bicycle.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Actually I don't remember being born, it must have happened during one of my black outs." —Jim Morrison

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Posted October 16, 2007

"I know I been wearing crazy clothes/
and I look pretty crappy sometimes/
But my body feels so good/
and I still sing a razor line every time."
—The Who from "You Better You Bet"

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Posted October 16, 2007

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—In Hawaiian culture, the concepts of "luau" and "party" are often blended, resulting in graduation luaus, wedding luaus, and birthday luaus, but not bowling luaus. And that could be because nobody had thought of a bowling luau…or not…either way, Kona is thinking of it now.

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Posted October 16, 2007

CHATSWORTH, CA (BRAIN)—Actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. will be at Interbike’s Outdoor Demo and at the convention center to introduce Currie Technologies new Izip Express line of high-speed electric bikes.

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Posted October 16, 2007

CALGARY, Alberta (BRAIN)—Chariot Carriers has been granted exclusive distribution rights Canada-wide for Dahon, the world's largest manufacturer of folding bicycles and related accessories.

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