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Posted October 16, 2007

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Wippermann is offering its chain wear indicator free to retailers for a limited time.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—Cadence Cycling and Multisport Centers opened its Manhattan training facility and began giving media-exclusive tours earlier this week.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

BENTONVILLE, AR (BRAIN)—Have you ever heard the urban myth that Wal-Mart doesn’t compete at the high-end? Wal-Mart’s Corsa FC carbon fiber road bike dispels that myth. The bike packs a lot of high spec’—Shimano, Ritchey, ITM and Selle Italia—into one low $1,898 price tag.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Although Oct 1's product review section is filled up, there is still plenty of room for product in the Show Dailies.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 16, 2007

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times recently ran a feature story on the dangers of riding your bike on Los Angeles city streets.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Polarpak recently announced that Oakley has chosen its MOFLOW™ pressurized bladder for use in the Oakley Tool Pouch 2.0 mountain bike/outdoor backpack.

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

"In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher.'" —Carl Spackler from "Caddyshack"

Posted in Product/Tech
Posted October 16, 2007

"You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character." —The Wolf in "Pulp Fiction"

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

SEYMOUR, CT (BRAIN)—Thule is expanding its business-to-consumer e-commerce presence with a dealer-fulfilled sales program powered by Shopatron.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) will offer its one-day educational seminars in six different markets this year, up from five last year, stretching from late October into late January of next year.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Good weather and an improved product mix came together through the first half of the year to boost Accell Group’s first-half 2007 profits by more than 50 percent compared with the first six months of last year, the company announced in a mid-year filing.

Posted in International
Posted October 16, 2007

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—John Burke introduced an ambitious advocacy program last night during Trek World. Trek’s president asked retailers to participate in its program, dubbed One World, Two Wheels.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

"Trust me - I know what I'm doing!" Sledgehammer from the old sitcom "Sledgehammer"

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Posted October 16, 2007

BY JASON NORMAN

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—A dispute between Specialized and a retailer with five stores in the hyper-competitive San Diego market has sparked a lawsuit over $412,000 in receivables.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

BY JOHN CRENSHAW

NEWBURY PARK, CA (BRAIN)—Skip Hess has resigned as president of Giant USA, a position he’s held since 1999

He’s now checking items off his TTDBYD list.

“That’s ‘Things to do Before You Die,’” he said.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

SAN JOSE, CA—Bike Spring Bicycle Shop, a Specialized concept store, has filed for bankruptcy so that the owner can reorganize his operations.

Posted in Retail News
Posted October 16, 2007

FERNDALE, WA (BRAIN)—The Kona Bicycle Company, Bicycling magazine, and Bristol Meyers-Squibb teamed up for the second annual BikeTown Africa August 1-5, in Katima, Namibia, where delegates from each company distributed 150 specially designed Kona AfricaBike bicycles to assist home healthcare workers in caring for pa

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted October 16, 2007

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—The editorial staff at Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is compiling pre-show information for its onsite Interbike dailies, which provide editorial coverage of the Interbike trade show, Sept. 26-28, and Outdoor Demo, Sept. 24-25.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted October 16, 2007

REDLANDS, CA (BRAIN)—European bicycle lighting company Reelight has secured a deal with J&B Importers to be the sole distributor in the United States.

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