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Posted January 12, 2009
“They’ve probably been sold for a $10 rock of crack.”

—Peter Wicker, owner of Outback Bikes, a cycle dealer in the Atlanta area, who gave Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, Specialized bikes in November 2007. The Carters bikes were stolen earlier this month from the Carter Center in Atlanta.
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Posted January 12, 2009
NEW YORK, NY (BRIAN)—The New York Times asks: will all the bicyclists who appeared at retailers last summer be back this summer?

Click on link for full story.
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Posted January 12, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies Inc. (Fallbrook), a pioneering technology company dedicated to improving the performance and flexibility of transmissions for engine and human powered devices, has completed the first close of a $25.4 million financing round.

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Posted January 11, 2009
"She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself."

—Han Solo
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Posted January 11, 2009
SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design is now working with Plus 3 Network, a beta social networking Web site, to increase awareness and fundraising efforts for the nonprofit organization, Project Rwanda.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 11, 2009
LA HABRA, CA (BRAIN)—Kool-Stop has appointed Colmax International to handle OEM sales for the company in Taiwan and mainland China.

Colmax has been Kool-Stop's aftermarket distributor in Taiwan for many years.

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Posted January 11, 2009
SUN VALLEY, ID (BRAIN)—Scott USA has added Lars-Erik Johnson to its U.S. bicycle group. He will join the bike marketing department and assist in communications, Web projects and coordinating media samples.

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Posted January 11, 2009
EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley chief executive officer Michael Coughlin says he erred by deciding to sell the company’s 2008 overstock through Costco and Costco.com.

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Posted January 8, 2009
SAN JOSE, CA (BRAIN)—Former employees at Specialized can be found at hundreds of suppliers and retail stores throughout the world. And tonight many of them can found at the Dive Bar in San Jose.
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Posted January 8, 2009
COON VALLEY, WI (BRAIN)—Mt.
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Posted January 8, 2009
SPEEDWAY, IN (BRAIN)—Cycling advocates will find something in addition to beautiful bicycles in Indianapolis during the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS), Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2009, when the Indiana Bicycle Coalition hosts a Winning Campaigns Training by the Thunderhead Alliance For Bicycling and Walking—the most
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Posted January 8, 2009
ST PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—Park Tool has closed registration for the Philadelphia version of its Tech Summit. The event is officially sold out. More than 240 participants will descend on the Renaissance Inn on the 12th and 13th of this month.

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Posted January 7, 2009
PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—Have you noticed more bike companies cropping up in Oregon, and more specifically Portland?

Well, Oregon Business magazine has.

Click on link to see an excellent feature story on the thriving bicycle economy in Oregon.
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Posted January 7, 2009
Check out Dave Nazaroff's retro tricross bike complete with wood fenders made by none other than River City Bike's Dave Guettler. If you think your bike has that retro look, send it over.
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Posted January 7, 2009
PITTSBURGH, PA (BRAIN)—Urban Velo enters 2009 with the release of its 11th issue, with print circulation doubling to 5,000 copies, and online distribution eclipsing the 40,000 mark.

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Posted January 7, 2009
BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—Topolino Technology has added new independent reps in selected areas throughout the United States and is seeking additional reps to join the independent sales team other key regions.

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Posted January 7, 2009
SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—NiteRider's founder and owner is back as head of engineering, now focusing his efforts on bike lights, not dive lights.

Carroll also owns NiteRider Dive Lights International.

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Posted January 6, 2009
"I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it."

—Rodney Dangerfield
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Posted January 6, 2009
CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—The SRAM Cycling Fund has issued a grant award of $200,000 to the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

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Posted January 6, 2009
LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer and Industry News' Web site saw positive growth in 2008.

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