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Posted February 3, 2010

MANCHESTER, NH (BRAIN)—The Bike Cooperative has added its 18th supporting vendor, with Topolino Technology now a supplier partner.

Members of the Cooperative can earn rebates on all purchases of Topolino products. Topolino is introducing their line through a demo wheel program with a buy-back guarantee.

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Posted February 3, 2010

FLETCHER, NC (BRAIN)—In recent years identifying proper headset fit for any given bicycle has been complicated by the evolution and introduction of new standards, as well as the use of tapered and conversion configurations, which often mix standards.

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Posted February 3, 2010

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Electra Bicycle Company has launched a new Apple iPhone application available for free download direct to your iPhone or from the iTunes Store.

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Posted February 2, 2010

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Bike magazine editor Lou Mazzante, who has led the title for the past three years and has overseen two of the strongest volumes in Bike’s history, will leave the magazine at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

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Posted February 2, 2010

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle is the title sponsor of the 2010 Dirt Series mountain bike skills program.

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Posted February 2, 2010

PLEASANT VALLEY, Mo (BRAIN )— Paceline Products has reached an agreement with Grease Monkey Wipes to distribute their products to retailers throughout the United States.

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Posted February 2, 2010

I got word from Sidi America that the deadline has been extended to February 15 for your chance to tell a Sidi story and win some shoes.

To send in your memorable Sidi story or to learn more about the contest, click on link.

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Posted February 2, 2010

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Applied Cycling Labs, Inc., makers of Hüdz products, has hired Soren Strom to take over distribution and OE management for the brand.

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Posted February 1, 2010

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Leadership Conference's Thursday, April 15 dinner will be held at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, according to BPSA president John Nedeau from SRAM.

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Posted February 1, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, PA (BRAIN)—Advanced Sports, Inc. has hired Steve Parke for the newly created position of director of sales. Parke will oversee all international and domestic sales activity for ASI’s six brands: Fuji, Kestrel, SE, Breezer, Terry Precision and Oval Concepts.

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Posted February 1, 2010

ST.PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and Trek Bicycle Corporation have settled their 22-month breach of contract dispute, avoiding a jury trial that was scheduled to begin on March 1.

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Posted February 1, 2010

GRENCHEN, Switzerland (BRAIN)—BMC Trading Company has filled two positions for head of sales and global head of marketing.

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Posted February 1, 2010

MELBOURNE, Australia (BRAIN)—Former industry publisher, David Priestley, after being away from publishing, is returning to the industry with the Web site, Bike Trade News. It officially launches Monday, February 15.

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Posted February 1, 2010

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—Selle Royal S.p.A. has signed a binding agreement to purchase a majority interest in Justek, the largest bicycle saddle manufacturer in China.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted February 1, 2010

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Posted January 31, 2010

"He was kind of like, I'm taking this, showed me the gun, and (said), 'If you don't want to get hurt, let me go.'"

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Posted January 31, 2010

SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—EnergySport Norge AS of Roskilde, Denmark is now an authorized distributor of Zipp products in the Norwegian market.

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Posted January 31, 2010

GREENVILLE, SC (BRAIN)—Hincapie Sportswear has hired Will Mahler as retail sales representatives for the brand in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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Posted January 31, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has signed a one-year title sponsorship deal with Shimano American Corporation. The updated title of the event will now be called the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show.

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Posted January 28, 2010

"If you want to read a real history book, read Howard Zinn's 'People History of the United States.' That book will knock you on your @ss."

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