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Posted January 29, 2008

MILAN, Italy (BRAIN)—A recent analysis of last year’s EICMA Show points to a successful event for both retailers and the public.

CSM International conducted the survey to collect comments and suggestions that might help the organizers prepare for this year’s show.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 29, 2008

KEYESVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—Jason Smith is heading up the 20th Annual Keyesville Classic from March 14-16, and he wants everyone in the industry to know what a great time he has planned.

Friday night will feature a kick-off party at the Kern River Brewery where you can register for the races.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted January 29, 2008

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (BRAIN)—Entering 2007, Sweetskinz was optimistic about the potential for Sweetskinz tires throughout Europe.

By year’s end the company had dramatically increased the number of distributors and now Sweetskinz tires are available in 25 European countries.

Posted in North America
Posted January 29, 2008

IRVINE,CA (BRAIN)—Adam Micklin, a 25-year industry veteran, has joined Shimano as its senior manager for OEM sales.

Micklin had opened the North American office for Hutchinson tires, where he implemented the domestic sales and marketing structure as well as warehousing operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Selle Royal and Crankbrothers have completed the merger of Crankbrothers into Selle Royal. This agreement adds Crankbrothers to Selle Royal’s group of cycling companies which include fi’zi:k, Brooks, and Selle Royal.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 28, 2008

"Because I don't know the words to Rock-A-By Baby."

—Kevin J. Shutt said in the "Why We Ride" section of March's Road Bike Action, while Kaden, 2, was along for the ride, snoozing away in a trailer. (NOTE: Web Editor can relate.)

Posted in North America
Posted January 28, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—New York City's Transportation Alternatives and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation have been selected as the first recipients of the REI/Bicycle Friendly Communities Grants of $15,000 each.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 28, 2008

CAMPBELL, CA (BRAIN)—If you call the Silicon Valley Cycling Center a "bike shop," founders Karl Etzel and Alex Wheeler might must just slap you silly.

"We don't really think of ourselves as a bike shop," Etzel said. "Although we do sell some of the finest bikes money can buy."

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 28, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Amongst all the companies selling skis and heavy duty socks at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, there were also those familiar names that you see at Interbike each year, hoping to get a leg up on the competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 28, 2008

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)—Viktor Schreckengost, who served as chief bicycle designer for Murray Ohio Co., has died. He was 101.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

—Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times..."

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Sixteen year-old Marco Facciola built this completely wooden bike for a school project, managing to avoid using any metal at all.

Yes, this wooden wheeled wonder even has a chain and gearing made of wood, held together with wooden joints and glue.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has restructured its marketing department to better serve the needs of dealers, professional athletes, sponsored teams and advertising programs established for 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has announced a voluntary recall on certain WCS and Pro level road and 'cross cranksets. According to Ritchey, the
non-driveside arms of affected cranks can break unexpectedly during use, possibly resulting in injury.

Posted in Recalls
Posted January 27, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Down below you'll find this week's Selling Cycling module: Three Types of Customers.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 27, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Selling Cycling 2008 consists of 28 three-to-five-minute training modules, available either on DVD or online.

There is also online Product Category training for 32 different bike and accessory categories, and over 4,000 individual product SKUs from 75 top brands.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been a main reason for the flourishing high-end niche market for handmade bicycles in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 24, 2008

OAKLAND, CA (BRAIN)—Hydrapak has moved down the 880 freeway from Emeryville to Oakland.

Posted in Retail News
Posted January 24, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), Interbike hosted a very important breakfast.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted January 23, 2008

"Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be (Naked) Cowboys."

—The Naked Cowboy was strummin' his six string on his OR front porch swing yesterday, searchin' for his lost wardrobe of clothes.

Posted in North America

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