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Posted January 29, 2008

IRVINE,CA (BRAIN)—Adam Micklin, a 25-year industry veteran, has joined Shimano as its senior manager for OEM sales.

Micklin had opened the North American office for Hutchinson tires, where he implemented the domestic sales and marketing structure as well as warehousing operations.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 29, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Selle Royal and Crankbrothers have completed the merger of Crankbrothers into Selle Royal. This agreement adds Crankbrothers to Selle Royal’s group of cycling companies which include fi’zi:k, Brooks, and Selle Royal.

Posted in North America Tagged Mergers/Acquisitions
Posted January 28, 2008

"Because I don't know the words to Rock-A-By Baby."

—Kevin J. Shutt said in the "Why We Ride" section of March's Road Bike Action, while Kaden, 2, was along for the ride, snoozing away in a trailer. (NOTE: Web Editor can relate.)

Posted in North America
Posted January 28, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—New York City's Transportation Alternatives and the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation have been selected as the first recipients of the REI/Bicycle Friendly Communities Grants of $15,000 each.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 28, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)—Amongst all the companies selling skis and heavy duty socks at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, there were also those familiar names that you see at Interbike each year, hoping to get a leg up on the competition.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 28, 2008

CLEVELAND, OH (BRAIN)—Viktor Schreckengost, who served as chief bicycle designer for Murray Ohio Co., has died. He was 101.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

—Jeff Spicoli from "Fast Times..."

Posted in North America
Posted January 27, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Sixteen year-old Marco Facciola built this completely wooden bike for a school project, managing to avoid using any metal at all.

Yes, this wooden wheeled wonder even has a chain and gearing made of wood, held together with wooden joints and glue.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

CHATTANOOGA, TN (BRAIN)—American Bicycle Group has restructured its marketing department to better serve the needs of dealers, professional athletes, sponsored teams and advertising programs established for 2008.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 27, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Down below you'll find this week's Selling Cycling module: Three Types of Customers.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 24, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been a main reason for the flourishing high-end niche market for handmade bicycles in North America.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences
Posted January 24, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—As a part of the 11th annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), Interbike hosted a very important breakfast.

Posted in North America Tagged Events / Interbike
Posted January 23, 2008

"Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be (Naked) Cowboys."

—The Naked Cowboy was strummin' his six string on his OR front porch swing yesterday, searchin' for his lost wardrobe of clothes.

Posted in North America
Posted January 23, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Industry sales have been stagnant despite the many reasons—health, social, recreational and environmental—that exist for people to cycle.

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2008

"How could I forget to mention the bicycle is a good invention
Sitting there in a silent movie
Beside the only girl who really ever moved me
Happy days but sad I'm facin
Heaven knows that I'm on the case
How could I forget to mention the bicycle"

Posted in North America
Posted January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—SRAM committed more than $150,000 of additional funding to several national advocacy groups following John Burke’s presentation at the Bicycle Leadership Conference. Burke challenged companies to commit a larger percentage of budgets to fund advocacy groups.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 22, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Northwave North America has signed George Hincapie a two-year contract to ride on Northwave bike shoes.

Posted in North America Tagged People
Posted January 22, 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—John Burke believes the industry can increase the number of trips taken by bike in the United States from less than 1 percent of trips to 5 percent of trips. But it’s not going to happen on its own.

Posted in North America Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits
Posted January 21, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—We at BRAIN would like to thank everyone that's participated in our weekly online surveys.

But judging from some behind-the-scene stats, some people have gone a bit overboard by voting more than once—and some just need to get out and ride their bikes more often.

Posted in North America Tagged BRAIN News
Posted January 21, 2008

PORTLAND, ORE (BRAIN)—Lynskey Performance will have on display some exciting new products including a belt driven 29er and a new steel road bike.

Posted in North America Tagged Events

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