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Posted September 21, 2008

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Giant Manufacturing Co. is reportedly at its bicycle production capacity until next June, according to a report by Bloomberg.

The report was attributed to a story in the Taipei, Taiwan-based United Daily News, which didn't cite its sources.

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Posted September 7, 2008

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Even though talks over a comprehensive global trade agreement have faltered, Taiwan is encouraging countries to eliminate tariffs on bicycle imports.

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Posted July 16, 2008

LORIA, Italy (BRAIN)—Bankrupt Italian stem and handlebar maker ITM is negotiating with several potential buyers for its brand name and equipment, and managers expect to announce an agreement within the next two weeks.

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Posted July 15, 2008

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — Tenneco Inc. has entered into a preliminary agreement to purchase the suspension business of Gruppo Marzocchi, an Italian-based worldwide leader in supplying suspension technology in the two-wheeler market.

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Posted July 8, 2008

BY JOHN CRENSHAW
AND DOUG MCCLELLAN

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Posted June 12, 2008

PACOIMA, CA (BRAIN)—Kemco Group International has partnered with Kunshan Giant Light Metal Technology to produce Vuelta-branded wheels.

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Posted May 9, 2008

AGE: 44
COMPANY: KMC
OCCUPATION: General Manager

How much chain have KMC’s factories churned out the company’s three-decade history? Enough to loop around the earth and the moon three times.

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Posted May 7, 2008

NAME: Victor Lin
AGE: 52
COMPANY: VP Components
POSITION: Managing Director

Most components companies in Taiwan are relatively small affairs. VP Components’ Victor Lin, who founded the company in 1981, now oversees 1,450 employees, some 350 of whom are in Taiwan.

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Posted May 7, 2008

NAME: Daisuke Kobayashi
COMPANY: SR Suntour
TITLE: President
AGE: 62

Daisuke Kobayashi is the venerable manager of a venerable company. He oversees components maker SR Suntour, one of the oldest names in the business.

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Posted May 7, 2008

NAME: Louis Chuang
COMPANY: Topeak, Inc.
TITLE: President
AGE: 53

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Posted May 7, 2008

NAME: Hongder Chang
COMPANY: Kenda
TITLE: General Manager
AGE: 48

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Posted May 6, 2008

NAME: Stella Yu
COMPANY: Velo
TITLE: General Manager
AGE: 60

It’s tough enough to succeed in the bicycle business. It’s even tougher to succeed as a woman.

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Posted May 6, 2008

NAME: John Chen
COMPANY: Wellgo
TITLE: General Manager
AGE: 55

The bicycle business runs in John Chen’s family. Chen, founder of pedal manufacturer Wellgo, is the brother-in-law of Stella Yu, founder of Velo saddles.

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Posted May 5, 2008

NAME: Michael Tseng
COMPANY: Merida
TITLE: Deputy Chairman
AGE: 51

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Posted May 5, 2008

NAME: Hank Kao
COMPANY: SRAM
TITLE: General Manager, Asia
AGE: 55

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Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: King Liu
COMPANY: Giant
TITLE: Chairman
AGE: 74

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Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: Alex Chen
COMPANY: Alex Global Technology
TITLE: President

Because his name stands behind every wheel he sells, Alex Chen is a stickler for quality. And Alex Global Technology makes a lot of wheels for bicycles, cars, military trucks, buses and even airplanes.

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Posted May 2, 2008

NAME: Anthony Lo
AGE: 60
COMPANY: Giant Manufacturing
TITLE: General Manager

For Westerners, Tony Lo is the most visible official of the world’s biggest bicycle company. His long partnership with Giant founder King Liu has been one of the most successful in the industry.

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Posted May 2, 2008

TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—“If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire . . . the A-Team.” So went the introduction to the cult 1980s TV show about a group of over-the-top commandos who wisecracked their way through seemingly impossible missions.

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Posted March 27, 2008

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Ontario's latest provincial budget features a two-year extension of the tax holiday on bikes, introduced last December.

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