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Posted August 10, 2008

"The world just got a little less funny."

—George Clooney said of actor and comedian Bernie Mac, who died on Saturday from complications from pneumonia. He was 50.

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Posted August 10, 2008

LEADVILLE, CO (BRAIN)—It's not everyday you get to see a seven-time Tour de France champion and cycling legend compete in a mountain bike race.

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Posted August 8, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News is looking for news and product review submissions for its Interbike Show Daily issues.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted August 8, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO (BRAIN)—Two Colorado Cyclist employees were killed on August 6 when a motorist apparently drove her one-ton pickup into a group of cyclists, according to Colorado Springs police and local news accounts.

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Posted August 8, 2008

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Jax Bicycle service manager Joe Schraff died on August 4. The 38-year-old was diagnosed with cancer in 2004.

“The guy had a super strong work ethic,” said John Haywood, general manager of Jax Bicycle Huntingon Beach store, where Schraff worked at. “The guy was always on it.”

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Posted August 7, 2008

Good luck to the U.S. men and women riders representing the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games that start today. Click on link to see how our BMX men (Bennett, Day and Robinson) and one woman (Kintner) qualified for this year's Games.

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Posted August 7, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Dorel Industries reported its highest six-month revenue and net income in company history on Thursday, aided in part by the purchase of Cannondale and Sugoi in the first quarter.

Posted in North America Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports
Posted August 7, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—QBP is partnering with clothing maker SmartWool to distribute its wool apparel and accessories.

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Posted August 7, 2008

IRVINE, CA (BRAIN)—GE Money and Felt Bicycles have signed a multi-year agreement to provide consumer financing at Felt dealers nationwide.

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Posted August 7, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing is celebrating its 15th anniversary by returning to the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which starts today and runs through Sunday.

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Posted August 6, 2008

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—SRAM has struck a new equity partnership with Lehman Brothers Merchant Banking (LBMB), one of the seven asset classes of Lehman Brothers' global private equity business.

The deal is expected to close in late September.

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Posted August 6, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—The answers that didn't make the September issue print cut for Bicycle Retailer's Q & A session with Pivot's Chris Cocalis.

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Posted August 6, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News recently caught up with Pivot Cycles' Chris Cocalis for a question and answer session for the September issue.

Below in Bicycle Retailer's Web Exclusive section are his responses that (due to space constraints) ended up on the cutting room floor.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted August 6, 2008

If you're traveling by bike to this year's Democratic National Convention in Denver, don't expect rock star parking in front of the Pepsi Center. (click on link)

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Posted August 6, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Suspension fork and shock manufacturer Manitou has launched training on 3point5.com, adding to the online retail training company’s growing collection of cycling brands.

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Posted August 6, 2008

RALEIGH, NC (BRAIN)—Eastern Bikes has promoted Bryan Byrd to national sales manager.

Byrd has worked for Eastern for a little more than a year, previously working as a sales manager for an industrial supply distributor.

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Posted August 5, 2008

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)—Organizers of CrossVegas and the USA CRITS Finals announced that they will each stage separate bicycle industry only races for the upcoming September 2008 Interbike International Bicycle Expo in Las Vegas.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted August 5, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Velonews.com added a new products section to its Web site a few months ago and the site is looking to lift the profile of the section as it continues to rebuild its offerings after its redesign.

Posted in North America Tagged Media/Publishing
Posted August 5, 2008

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Guru Bikes and Quality Bicycle Products have agreed to team up for the next several years.

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Posted August 5, 2008

Who are those masked men? (Click on link) That would be, of course, the U.S. cycling team that flew into Beijing yesterday, obviously concerned about the city's poor air quality. Let the games begin (cough, cough).

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