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Posted October 16, 2007

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—Soaring metal prices are causing a shift to lighter and more powerful electric bike batteries much sooner than anyone expected, a leading e-bike researcher said.

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Posted October 16, 2007

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group is completing its acquisition of Answer Products, SunRinglé and Wheelsmith Fabrications by transitioning the three brands to a 110,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Posted October 16, 2007

SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA (BRAIN)—Pro-tec recently announced that both BTI and QBP have been added to its growing list of distribution channels for 2008.

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Posted October 16, 2007

LAS VEGAS, NV (BRAIN)-Swagger recently announced details of the Bicycling Magazine Industry Cup, scheduled for Thursday night, September 27 at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

The event is part of the World Criterium Championship, the final race in the 10-city 2007 USA Crits Championship Series.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BY JASON SUMNER

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Posted October 16, 2007

BY ERINN MORGAN

GRAPEVINE, TX (BRAIN)—Enthusiasts are clamoring for high-end mountain bikes. Strong sales figures in the first half of 2007 from bike shops and high-end companies indicates a strong growth trend. The only problem is that a large number of consumers have yet to receive their bikes.

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Posted October 16, 2007

DALLAS, TX (BRAIN)—Former Hans Johnsen employee Bob Fowler passed away on September 14.

He worked at the company for 50 years, retiring as senior vice president of sales in 1995.

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Posted October 16, 2007

MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—The Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) recently added two new members to its marketing department, led by marketing manager, Joel Richardson.

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Posted October 16, 2007

AUSTIN, TX (BRAIN)—Rocket Science Sports recently announced a new sponsorship with the AEG-TOSHIBA-JetNetwork Pro Cycling Team, marking its expansion into the cycling industry.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—With the Selling Cycling staff training program scheduled for a complete updating for 2008, founder Ray Keener is looking for input from retailers on the topics to be covered.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"These are harsh times and it calls for a harsh beer. Pabst Blue Ribbon is just the thing. It is not shoved down your throat with multi-million dollar mass marketing, it is simply a decent cheap beer. This beer is America whether you like it or not.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"Too much work, and no vacation,
Deserves at least a small libation.
So hail! my friends, and raise your glasses,
Work's the curse of the drinking classes." ~Oscar Wilde

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Posted October 16, 2007

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BRAIN)—Heavy construction machinery has been put to work now that the expansion of the Eurobike exhibition grounds is in full swing at the East Entrance.

Posted in North America Tagged Tradeshows and conferences / Eurobike
Posted October 16, 2007

SANTA FE, NM (BRAIN)—Dust off your GoGo boots and dig out your pedal wrench, the second annual Bike-A-GoGo is on its way.

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Posted October 16, 2007

POZZOLEONE, Italy (BRAIN)—There’s a reason why, after twelve years of Outdoor Demo, no one has ever served ice cream in the desert. It is not a task for the faint hearted.

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Posted October 16, 2007

TRENTON, NJ (BRAIN)—Recently at the Mountain Bike World Championships in Fort William, Scotland, Julian Absalon collected his fifth consecutive cross-country title.

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Posted October 16, 2007

COLOGNE, Germany (BRAIN)—IFMA organizers say they plan to push ahead with incremental changes for future shows, despite disappointing attendance at this year’s show that ended Sunday.

“What the show needs is a little ‘quietness,’ so you don’t change it every year,” IFMA spokesman Karsten Deicke said.

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Posted October 16, 2007

SUFFOLK, England (BRAIN)—Ultra Motor, a British e-bike manufacturer, has acquired American Electric Cycle and Fitness, a company owned by longtime e-bike veterans Ed Benjamin and Mike Fritz.

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Posted October 16, 2007

BOISE, ID (BRAIN)—Ariadne Delon Scott, director of advocacy and the environment for Specialized, and Sabine Dukes, founder of Velo Bella, will be honored at the OIWC Gathering, Thursday, Sept. 27 at Interbike.

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Posted October 16, 2007

"You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell." -Emily Dickinson

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