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LONGMONT, CO (BRAIN)—Forrest Yelverton, who had been with GT for 21 years as an engineer, has left Cycling Sports Group (CSG). He had been serving as CSG’s vice president of advanced product. CSG owns GT.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Taiwan’s top two bike manufacturers ended 2010 up double digits after wrapping up the year with solid growth in December.

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"I don't want to come across that I'm quitting because I am bitter. I've spent five years trying to get to a place that I can never go back to and that's causing more stress than it is worth. There must be more to life than this.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The bicycle-friendly city of Austin, Texas, will see the largest assembly of handmade bicycle manufacturers in the modern history of the bicycle, February 25-27, at the seventh annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show, in the Austin Convention Center.

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TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)— The legal actions between Canyon Bicycles and Cervélo regarding the Maximus Seat Tube patent was amicably settled after a constructive dialogue between both parties.

SALEM, OR (BRAIN)—An Oregon bill seeking to make it unlawful for a person to carry a child under 6 years old on a bike or in a bike trailer most likely will not advance out of committee as it is currently drafted, say people close to the matter.

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Park Tool marketing manager Bill Armas said even though the Philadelphia venue of the Park Tool Tech Summit is sold out, there is still space available for the Chicago and Long Beach versions of the popular mechanics' clinics.

LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The result of more than a year of development was introduced yesterday at the Hawley National Sales Meeting. Before an audience of employees, management revealed the beginning of a new, modern visual evolution in celebration of their 25th Anniversary.

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LONG BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—A group of bike advocates and business owners attended a public comment hearing Friday to ask the Coastal Commission to mandate the inclusion of Class 1 separated bike lanes on the Gerald Desmond bridge in Long Beach, California.

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BRAIN wishes everyone a Happy Martin Luther King Day. Current news will resume tomorrow, January 18.

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SOLANA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Southern California rep agency Axis Sports Group has opened a showroom in North County San Diego.

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—King Cycle Group is turning out Beloved branded frames and forks alongside its own Cielo Cycles line. It has also carved out a 400-square foot area of its factory for Beloved Cycles’ production manager, Nick Sande, to assemble and pack bikes for delivery.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—BMC will sell complete bikes in the U.S. this year for the first time as the boutique Swiss brand looks to broaden its customer base and increase sales volume.

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—The New Amsterdam Bicycle Show: Benefiting Transportation Alternatives promises to dazzle attendees as much as The New York International Auto Show, which will end the same weekend that the bicycle show begins.

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IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—Felt Bicycles had added mountain bike marketing assistant Eddie McDonald and engineer Nathan Wright.

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CORTEZ, CO (BRAIN)—Bradford Bates has joined Osprey Packs as their new sales director.

Bates will be responsible for managing the company’s domestic sales strategy, and will also work closely with bike sales manager Patrick Piller in managing the IBD channel, according to a press release.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Imports through November totaled 18,952,454 units, not only the best November total in a decade—up 4,776,736 units over last year—it beat most full year imports of the decade as well.

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Karl Schaette, chairman of the board of KHS Bicycle Parts in Olney, Illinois, celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday. He has been working in the bike biz all his life and the picture shows how young you can stay with daily hard work in this great industry.

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The NBDA’s National Bike Summit Scholarship Program is designed to support the cause of cycling in America by making it affordable for NBDA dealers to participate in the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C., March 8-10, 2011.

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LEXINGTON, SC (BRAIN)—The 25th Anniversary Hawley 2011 catalog is being shipped out next week to dealers across the country.

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