TAMPA, FL (BRAIN)—The U.S. patent office issued the patent on Bill Shook’s latest design, the new American Classic seatpost.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle recalled 49,000 girl’s bicycles due to an incorrectly welded frame, which could cause the frame to break while the bike is in use.

LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—Niner Bikes will paint 25 frames and matching forks with a very special theme and will sell these very limited edition frames to raise money for the charity of their choice.

Niner's first charity will be IMBA.

SAN CARLOS, CA (BRAIN)—Ritchey Design has announced a voluntary recall on certain WCS and Pro level road and 'cross cranksets. According to Ritchey, the
non-driveside arms of affected cranks can break unexpectedly during use, possibly resulting in injury.

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The 9th Edition of the BPSA Bicycle Owner's Manual represents a major re-write of the 8th Edition in order to bring the manual into compliance
with the new European Union EN Standards 14764, 14766 and 14781.

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The new Selling Cycling 2008 DVD and Owner's Guide shipped today to retailers who have already subscribed.

BETHEL, CT (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cannondale, has announced a voluntary recall of roughly 150 Scalpel mountain bikes from the 2008 model year.

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Pacific Cycle, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of the InStep Pathfinder, Schwinn Run About and Mongoose Alley Cat trailer bicycles.

Roughly 7,000 of these bikes were made.

ST. PAUL, MN (BRAIN)—The United States Patent and Trademark office has granted federal trademark registrations to Park Tool Company for its iconic blue color.

WATSONVILLE, CA (BRAIN)—This is a warning against unapproved use of Fox Forks from Fox Racing Shox.

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN)—Dahon has issued a voluntary recall of the seatpost bolt on full-size 2007 models. The seatpost bolt can break under use and may pose a potential safety hazard. The bolt should be replaced immediately.

SAN VENDEMIANO, Italy (BRAIN)—Several dozen U.S. apparel suppliers are currently evaluating a new chamois design for women based on research done by CyTech with the Department of Anatomy and Physiology of the University of Padua.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of some of the company's bicycle helmets.

Roughly 3,000 helmets were made.

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Ryan Beers sure hopes swinging isn't dead. A swing bike that is.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BRAIN) — Bike manufacturers could feel the backlash from a recent spate of recalls that have raised a cry for stricter product regulation from federal legislators.

PAYSON, UT (BRAIN)—CNET staff writer Michael Kanellos picked up on the technology behind the Delta 7 Arentix mountain bike in his latest online report.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Chanel is doing its part in fighting global warming by launching a specially designed bicycle as part of its latest collection.

KETCHUM, ID (BRAIN)—This fall REI and Smith Optics will join forces to bring Smith’s premium Rx sunglass services to REI customers.

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (BRAIN)—SOMA Cycle (Zigo) has filed for patent protection covering numerous aspects of the Zigo Leader. The patents were filed prior to the launch of the product at Interbike in September.

WASHINGTON D.C. (BRAIN)—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reynolds, yesterday announced a voluntary recall of Reynolds UL forks.

Roughly 330 of these forks were sold.


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