SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is launching its “Original Six” 2009 promotional campaign, highlighting a select group of frame builders that have exhibited every year since the show began five years ago.
"Curiosity did not kill this cat."
—Studs Terkel. The writer and radio personality died at the age of 96. This is what wanted his epitaph to read.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—More than 200 people from 44 Taiwanese manufacturers and bicycle assemblers filled a ballroom at the Landis Hotel to hear Douglas Chiang explain the advantages of BB30—a fast-growing bottom bracket standard.
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association will hold a special meeting on Monday to address industry concerns regarding the Nov. 12 deadline to comply with new consumer product safety regulations.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bike Park Program is growing fast as the company in 2009 is establishing an additional five new bike parks throughout Europe and North America, adding to its current 21 parks.
GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—The city of Greenville, South Carolina, is conducting a dedication ceremony for the Hincapie Path on Saturday, November 1 at 11 a.m.
"They don't like to miss their shows at night or the early-bird special at the diner."
—Jon Stewart, referring to Florida's block of senior voters during an appearance by Barack Obama on his show.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Trek’s John Burke told a gathering of the company’s Taiwanese suppliers Thursday night that he’s never been more bullish on cycling’s future than he is right now.
VALENCIA, CA (BRAIN)—RoadBikeAction.com will launch a new column on October 30 entitled "Page 8: Lance Armstrong's Comeback Chronicles" covering the dramatic return to racing of the seven-time Tour de France champion.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Next Thursday November 6, the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) invites its members to participate in an Internet seminar with OIA’s government affairs team for a look at the new president and the new majorities in Congress.
BAKERSFIELD, CA (BRAIN)—Despite the slumping economy, Alan Bradley, owner of Finish Line Bikes in Bakersfield, California, saw his business in August 2008 double over last year. The same thing happened in September, while October is headed in that direction.
Under beautiful skies in Carlsbad, California, Campagnolo's Tom Kattus (far left) and Brian Sarmiento (far right) were nice enough to let Team BRAIN break in some of Campy's new 11-speed gruppos yesterday.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Kozo Shimano, former president of Shimano American, no longer works for the company that bears his name.
MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)— Oakley sales rose 16 percent in the third quarter of 2008, helping to boost parent company Luxottica during difficult economic conditions.
Luxottica released earnings for the period ending September 30 during a conference call on Tuesday morning.
IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Shimano will kick off an 11 city dealer tour in Irvine, California on November 20.
NORCROSS, GA (BRAIN)—Blue Competition cycles has completed an agreement with MultiSports Zone Mexico to distribute the company’s line of bicycles and accessories in Mexico.
MISSOULA, MT (BRAIN)—The United States is on a path to creating what could become the largest official bicycle route network in the world, thanks to the approval of a new plan by America's leading authority on national route designations.
DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The 20th edition of the Subaru Denver VeloSwap took place Saturday in more than 100,000 square feet of expo space at the National Western Complex in Denver. Under beautiful sunny skies, the event showed strong attendance in both the vendor and attendee categories.
FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—Kona has hired Dusty LaBarr as its new team mechanic.
For the last two years, LaBarr worked with Trek/VW as team head mechanic. Now, he'll be rolling with the Factory Team for the remainder of the cyclo-cross season in North America and Europe, as well as the mountain bike season.