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BERLIN, Germany (BRAIN) — Urban bike accessories brand Chrome Industries has opened a pop-up retail store in the heart of Berlin for the holidays.

The location serves multiple purposes: during the day it's primarily a retail store, but after hours it becomes an art exhibition and messenger bar. 

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — Tony Lo, the CEO of Giant Global Group, will deliver the introductory address at next year Bicycle Leadership Conference in Monterey, conference organizers announced this week.

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BATH, England (BRAIN) — Cycling communications company SHIFT Active Media is taking the lead in establishing a new official YouTube channel devoted to cycling.

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Bike fit company Retül will be fitting riders on three major road teams in 2013, the company announced Thursday.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN) — Power meter manufacturer Stages Cycling is sponsoring the Scott-3 Rox World Cup cross-country team, including Geoff Kabush, for 2013.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

BRADFORD ON AVON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Dr. Alexander Eric Moulton, the engineer and inventor who founded the Moulton bicycle company, died Sunday evening at age 92.

A statement from the company said Moulton died peacefully in the company of his family and staff. 

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WEST JORDAN, UT (BRAIN) — Reynolds Cycling is relocating its European service center from Germany to the Netherlands, partnering with high-end carbon wheel specialist mtb.

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon is broadening its business in Asia by opening its distribution network in China, Macau and Hong Kong to other Western brands. Its first partnership is with German accessories brand SKS.

Tagged Distributor news

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN) — New York-based NewBay Media LLC has bought the U.K.'s Intent Media Limited, the parent company of BikeBiz and other trade publications and events.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Media/Publishing

STAFFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom (BRAIN)—U.K. distributor 2x2 Worldwide has added Roux Bicycles to its portfolio and will begin delivery later this month. 

CALGARY, Canada (BRAIN) — Madison is the new U.K. distributor for Chariot, the child carrier brand acquired by Thule Group last year. Madison takes over distribution effective Jan. 1.

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GHENT, Belgium (BRAIN) — The Belgian Association of Bicycle Retailers, founded in July, is the newest member of the European Twowheel Retailers' Association, ETRA.

The Belgian association is a division of Federauto, the Belgian trade federation for the transport sector.

LONDON, England (BRAIN) — Tour de France champion Greg LeMond told the French paper Le Monde over the weekend that he would be a candidate for the presidency of the cycling union UCI.

STOCKTON SPRINGS, MAINE (BRAIN) — The U.S.-based Light Electric Vehicle Association has made its first hire in Europe to help broaden its reach into the e-bike crazed EU.

Tagged Electric bike / Advocacy/Non-profits

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — The Grinch stole Argentina’s bike market this year, but the industry hopes the spirit of Christmas softens the government’s stance and import laws are softened in time for the holidays, the traditional start of the Argentine bike season.

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DHAKA, Bangladesh (BRAIN) — The company behind a new factory in Bangladesh says business is picking up, with the ink drying on a deal to produce a half-million bicycle frames for a European supplier for the next five years. 

Change Cycling Now looks to reform pro cycling and the UCI

LONDON, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Tour de France hero Greg LeMond is the latest to join the self-described "global pressure group" Change Cycling Now, which is holding its first meeting and press conference in London this weekend. The group was formed after the Lance Armstrong doping scandal broke and is pushing for changes to professional cycling in general and at the the international cycling union UCI in particular.

Tagged Racing & Sponsorship

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has added a Russian distributor, Veloolimp Ltd., for its folding bikes. 

Tagged Distributor news

BATH, United Kingdom (BRAIN) — Digital revenue rose 30 percent over the past year for Future PLC, the British publisher of cycling websites and magazines Bikeradar.com, Triradar.com, Cyclingnews.com, Procycling, Cycling Plus, Mountain Biking UK, Triathlon Plus, and What Mountain Bike. 

Tagged Web/Internet / Media/Publishing

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BRAIN) — A recent European Parliament decision about electric bike regulation was lauded by some cyclists' advocacy groups and industry groups, but a retailer group, ETRA, slammed the decision on Monday.

Tagged Electric bike

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