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Posted October 16, 2007

"My father was killed by ninjas, need money for karate lessons." -Panhandler holding a sign on the Las Vegas strip two days ago.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—It seems like only yesterday Crankbrothers was just a pedal company. But at Interbike attendees would be hard pressed to find the pedals among the company’s colorful headsets, wheelsets and the adjustable Speedball post.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Are you sure?" A Riviera Hotel front desk person asked Jason Norman in response to his room's cable not operating. After two days straight of PBS, Jason is happy to report that he fixed the problem himself as ESPN is now back within his grasp.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Athletes can forget about eating something chewy or having one of those sticky drink mixes to boost performance. They can even ditch their rigorous training schedule, if they slip on a pair of $100 Skins tights or a jersey.

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Posted October 16, 2007

PRESCOTT, AZ (BRAIN)-Thunderhead Alliance's board of directors has decided to part ways with executive director Sue Knaup.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Specialized founder and president Mike Sinyard and a handful of employees will roll into Interbike’s Outdoor Demo this morning following a five-day ride from the company’s headquarters.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has reached an agreement to purchase Kestrel Bicycles. ASI currently owns the Fuji and SE Bikes brands.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Too many two-mile trips are by car, spurring Clif Bar into action. Following Interbike this week, Clif Bar’s biodiesel bus will travel to a host of college campuses to promote its two-mile challenge.

Posted in North America Tagged Events
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-YaYa Bike took a new name and face yesterday: Mobeus Independent Bicycle Co-op. The brand reflects its revitalized mission: stop at nothing to help independent bicycle dealers thrive.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-A cooling breeze and moderate temperatures made for balmy biking during Outdoor Demo this year, and the new venue’s additional paved surfaces and landscaping diminished the dust.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Erick Kozin only took over as owner of Nema International eight months ago, but his presence has left an indelible mark on the 2008 line.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Do you want the good news or bad news first?" A Riviera Hotel front desk employee asked a young man checking in two days ago.

Posted in North America
Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Dahon has some great new product to help celebrate its 25th anniversary at Booth 3925.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Please Help Protect Our Employees. If you are in need of a disposable container for hypodermic needles PLEASE CALL HOUSEKEEPING DIAL 63." On a sticker in the Riviera bathroom. (Until next year, Riviera.)

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—To make it easier for people to choose sustainable hydration over bottled water, Camelbak launched an initiative called “Choose to Re-use” at Interbike.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Not everyone was searching out the latest and greatest bicycle products as the doors to the Sands Expo Halls opened yesterday.

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

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Eric Sampson cites a variety of reasons for completing his road group. But it can be chalked up to old guys who love riding mountains.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—The mood was a jubilant one yesterday at DPM Sports Booth 2451.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—IMBA yesterday unveiled a major initiative to build a network of state-of-the-art mountain bike facilities. The organization introduced its Ride Centers program at an industry breakfast during Interbike.

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

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Nearly 100 Colnago retailers received the first copies of Ernesto Colnago’s biography, “Colnago: The Bicycle” yesterday at Interbike.

Posted in North America Tagged People / Interbike

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