ROTHERHAM, U.K. (BRAIN)--Planet X, a U.K. based Internet bicycle retailer, purchased all of Titus’ assets from Factors Southwest late Tuesday, November 23.
To you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving from the BRAIN crew!!! News will resume on Monday, November 29.
LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Brian Hodes of VeloImages, a pro cycling photographer and longtime AIDS awareness advocate, has kicked off "Project RideRED," a national campaign to raise awareness of and funds for a cure to AIDS/HIV.
VISTA, CA (BRAIN)—Moore Large, Haro’s distributor in the UK, delivered its first shipment of Haro bicycles to Center Parcs, Sherwood Village and to Longleat Village.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BRAIN)—The Merry Sales Co. is now exclusive U.S. distributors for W-Base parts and bike frames and Palmy U-Locks.
WATERLOO, WI (BRAIN)—The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Trek Bicycle a patent on its Active Braking Pivot (ABP) suspension system, #7,837,213.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—A new slate of officers were elected to serve two-year terms on the Bikes Belong executive board early last week at a board meeting at the nonprofit’s Boulder office, according to Bikes Belong president Tim Blumenthal.
COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The next session (Salesmanship for Bicycle Retailers) in the online Webinar series hosted by retail expert Dan Mann of The Mann Group will talk about the ins and outs of good salesmanship in bicycle retailing from 11 a.m. - noon on December 7.
NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—It seems not everyone is happy with the 250 miles of NYC traffic lanes dedicated for bicycles that have been added over the last four years, according to a New York Times article (click on above link).
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Rolf Prima is increasing its international distribution by adding distributors in Spain, the Czech Republic, New Zealand and Brazil.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (BRAIN)—X-Fusion has moved out of Silicon Valley (Campbell, California)—where the company had run its sales, service and marketing operations for the last four years—to a brand new R&D facility in Santa Cruz, California.
TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—The Splendor Hotel is back in the mix for Taichung Bike Week, offering rooms for visitors and space for exhibitors.
PAAL, Belgium (BRAIN)—Ridley Bikes has moved its Flemish headquarters to a renovated 12,000-square-meter facility that unites its offices, warehouse, painting and assembly divisions under one roof.
SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Avenir has launched its new Web site.
The entire offering of waterproof bags, gloves, bike lights, bike components, pumps and more for every type of riding is available for perusing and purchase on Avenir’s first-ever Web site launched this month.
ROCHESTER, MN (BRAIN)—In order to take his 31-year-old business to the next level, Bob Gritman decided he needed to take a leap, transforming his Rochester, Minnesota store into a Specialized Elite Shop. It opened last Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Full Speed Ahead, has issued a voluntary recall of about 9,300 Full Speed Ahead BB30 Gossamer cranksets that are used by numerous bicycle manufacturers.
The manufacturer is TH Industries of Taiwan.
PHOENIX, AZ (BRAIN)—Titus’ major lender Factors Southwest, which took control of the bike company earlier this month, closed the first round of bids for Titus on Friday, November 19, at noon. It has since entered a second round of bidding.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show is extending the registration deadline for exhibitors, and will break from tradition for the 2011 show by running a pilot program that allows bicycle designers to exhibit.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback Bikes is moving in a new direction in terms of its support of local advocacy groups.