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WOOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead has appointed Orange Sport Supply Inc. as the official FSA Warranty Center for Canada.
Orange Sport Supply is now the complete service center for FSA, Gravity and VisionTech products.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback has launched of a brand new Web site that has been completely redesigned.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong will be doing something unprecedented this summer as it provides 1,000 bikes each for the Democratic and Republican national conventions.
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CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Schlage Lock Co., owner of the Kryptonite brand of locks, and Todson, distributor of the OnGuard brand of locks, have settled a patent dispute involving a lock mounting bracket. The companies signed a settlement agreement March 7.
EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Eugene Sloane, author of "The Complete Book of Bicycling," died of complications from pneumonia last Saturday. He was 91.
MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada’s Dorel Industries will no longer file certain reports with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, but remains a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
EMMAUS, PA (BRAIN)—Bicycling and Mountain Bike magazines have moved their West Coast office from Burbank to Valencia.
Bicycling editor-in-chief Steve Madden said Valencia is a better location for testing and meeting with people in the industry.
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BY LYNETTE CARPIET
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Bike Summit broke records last month as 525 advocates, transportation and health officials, suppliers and retailers donned power suits—and fluorescent bike pins—to make a case for bicycling at the nation’s capital.
BY MATT WIEBE
AGOURA, CA—Last year industry veterans said bike sales grow when the economy goes soft. But as they look ahead now, many are taking in a deep breath as it seems this recession may be different.
BY MARC SANI
TAIPEI, Taiwan—Jay Graves was walking the aisles at the Taipei International Cycle Show when he bumped into Tony Lo, Giant’s chief executive officer; their conversation quickly turned to how consumers will react to higher bicycle prices.
BY NICOLE FORMOSA
MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Carlton Reid at Bikebiz.com broke this story yesterday.
Click on link for full story.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Raleigh America, owner of Diamondback Fitness, will close Diamondback’s Camarillo, California, offices and move the operation to its facility in Kent, Washington, said Steve Meineke, Raleigh’s president.
KENT, WA (BRAIN)—In a reorganization at Raleigh America, Chris Speyer has been named vice president of marketing and product. As part of the company’s realignment, Reed Pike’s position as marketing director has been eliminated.
BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Retail staff training for Shimano’s Coasting concept and the 2008 Coasting bike models is now live at www.sellingcoasting.com (click on link).
BIRMINGHAM, England (BRAIN)—Brooks England, the English purveyor of handmade leather saddles and accessories since 1866, is inviting dealers worldwide to submit applications for its Dealers of Excellence 2008 program.