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A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements

Aside from “I’ll know it when I see it,” is there a way to fairly judge a store’s performance?

Daughter Kate, knuckles on bars, looking forward to her 125-degree stem

I take my gal pals bike shopping. They like it better than I do.

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements

What if it’s more than the weather? What if the very nature of the bike shop customer is changing?

A blog by NBDA executive director Fred Clements

Amazon recently announced it will add 5,000 jobs at regional shipping and customer service centers across the country. President Obama scheduled a visit an Amazon warehouse Tuesday and praised the company as a job creator for America. This is wrong on so many levels.

Lawyer Steven W. Hansen guides us through a mass of electric bike regulations.

Tagged Electric bike
A blog by NBDA Executive Director Fred Clements

Are non-white people uncomfortable in many U.S. bicycle shops?

A future world without bike shops would be a disaster for the cycling movement at all levels.

The latest blog by NBDA Executive Director Fred Clements

You know how when you get back from a long bike ride and get cleaned up and slip into your flip-flops, your feet just feel so darned ... good?

A blog by NBDA Executive Director Fred Clements

The average bicycle retail store earns annual pre-tax profit of 5.5 percent, but the top 25 percent bring home nearly three times that.

Analysis by lawyer Steven Hansen

In May 2000, after public input, the Federal trade Commission (FTC) staff issued the initial .Com Disclosures guide to show how the Commission’s consumer protection statutes, rules, and guides apply to online advertising and sales and discussed FTC requirements that disclosures be presented clearly and conspicuously, in the context of online advertising.

By Adeline Bash, Public Relations Associate for Product Architects, Inc.  — the manufacturer of the Polar Bottle insulated water bottles. 

For the sake of full disclosure I think I should admit something before I get too far into this: I am not and have never been a “biker.”

Gregg Bagni gives props to NAHBS
Gregg Bagni

Cool, a “trade” show that's local, I can hit it in a day and sleep in my own bed!! Yippeee!

Tagged North American Handmade Bicycle Show
Photo-graphic by Peggy Price

One of the many lessons I learned in 1975 from my retail mentor Peter Davis from Champaign Cycle: “Never run out of inner tubes!” Of course, he could just buy more tubes, and I had to beg Tom French for mine. But that’s another story.

The Age-Old Debate broke out on Facebook a while back: Do mass market bikes discourage their owners from becoming cyclists?

Tom Ritchey welded up this 650B in 1980.

Once viewed as the less-extreme alternative to the 29er, perhaps suitable for longer travel and/or smaller frame sizes, 650B is quickly emerging as the staple size of mountain bikes of the near future.

Tagged Taichung Bike Week

Editor’s note: The following piece was written by Tom Demerly, writer and photographer for Felt Bicycles, for his blog. It has been edited for length.

Editor's note: The following column was written by Judy Amabile, the president of Polar Bottle Product Architect's Inc. and Adeline Bash, public relations associate for Polar Bottle Product Architect's Inc. 

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