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Posted November 21, 2007

"When Black Friday comes
I'll fly down to Muswellbrook
Gonna strike all the big red words
From my little black book
Gonna do just what I please
Gonna wear no socks and shoes
With nothing to do but feed
All the kangaroos

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2007

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)—Soma Cycle (Zigo) has added 14 new
dealer locations for its innovative Zigo Leader carrier bike, including three businesses from this year's Bicycle Retailer Top 100 Dealer list.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2007

ASHLAND, OR (BRAIN)—United Bicycle Parts has expanded its product offerings to include two new high profile lines, Pro-Lite and On One.

Posted in North America
Posted November 21, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Internet Retailer has announced its Hot 100 online retailing Web sites with Dick's Sporting Goods and REI making the cut.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 21, 2007

BRAIN wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving. News will resume tomorrow.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted November 20, 2007

“That modeled the wrong behavior” — smoking, eating pipes — “so we reshot those scenes without the pipe, and then we dropped the parody altogether.” Sesame Street executive producer Carol-Lynn Parente, commenting on how old Sesame Street episodes might not be suitable for young children because Cookie Monster appear

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2007

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—The numbers are in. And according to EICMA’s tabulations, almost 60,000 trade visitors strolled the halls of the Fiera Milano during the motorcycle and bicycle show, Nov. 6-11.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 20, 2007

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Two key Taiwan manufacturers have given their support to the snowballing number of mini-trade shows and product introductions that are taking place in early December.

Posted in North America
Posted November 20, 2007

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—The Giant Trance X 0 Maestro suspension mountain bike has been awarded “2008 Best of Adventure Gear” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 20, 2007

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—The 2008 Bicycle Leadership Conference agenda will focus on presentation and discussion in its original research.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 19, 2007

"These are the sorts of problems associated with office workers going on training rides with professional athletes." —Dain Zaffke. WTB's main marketing man is referring to the accompanying picture of him (right) and Levi Leipheimer, who, as Zaffke found out, can ride a mountain bike at a high level as well.

Posted in North America
Posted November 19, 2007

GREENWICH, CT (BRAIN)—Signature Cycles is opening a new location in the heart of downtown Greenwich. The new custom bicycle studio will officially open Dec. 1.

Posted in Retail News
Posted November 19, 2007

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not every day that the 39th President, who by the way is over 80 years old, shucks his running routine in favor of riding, and in particular, a Specialized Globe.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 19, 2007

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN)—Sales of Shimano’s bicycle components, led by its remodeled Deore XT, hit 112.02 billion yen ($1.008 billion) through the first three quarters of 2007, up 28.6 percent compared with the same period last year, according to the company’s third-quarter financial summary.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted November 19, 2007

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Campagnolo has joined the growing list of component and accessory suppliers that will host mini-trade shows next month in Taiwan.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted November 16, 2007

"Bill O’s (O'Reilly) King Lear act in which he threatens somebody with terrible consequences and boycotts and plagues of locusts, has produced nothing tangible other than making the object of his impotent rage richer.” —Keith Olbermann, discussing O'Reilly's rage over Mark Cuban's new war film "Redacted."

Posted in North America
Posted November 16, 2007

SAN RAFAEL, CA (BRAIN)—Trips for Kids has announced that its founding director Marilyn Price is a finalist for the national Volvo for Life Award and a potential cash prize of $100,000 for Trips for Kids.

Posted in North America Tagged Awards
Posted November 16, 2007

SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Engin Yeselyemis to its U.S. bicycle group.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted November 16, 2007

CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Kryptonite is installing permanent bike racks in select cities nationwide. The Kryptonite racks have been installed in Portland, Oregon and Blue Island, Illinois.

Posted in Industry News
Posted November 16, 2007

MILL VALLEY, CA (BRAIN)—It’s not only a recent jump in taxes that are increasing tire prices.

Because of rising oil prices, consumers should expect tire prices to increase upwards of 18 percent in the following year.

Posted in North America

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