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Posted November 21, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (BRAIN)—718 Cyclery may have moved out of its namesake telephone area code in Brooklyn—it’s now in the borough’s 347 zone in the Gowanus neighborhood—but one thing that remains unchanged is the year-old shop’s fierce commitment to independence.

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Posted November 18, 2011

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Leisure Trends Group reported that October outdoor retail sales rose 14 percent compared with the same month last year, totaling about $426 million, according to preliminary data.

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Posted November 18, 2011

By Toby Hill

FORT COLLINS, CO—No need to worry about locking up your bike if you pop in for a pint of porter or cup of joe at Cranknstein in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Posted November 18, 2011

By Lynette Carpiet

TAMPA, FL—University Bicycle Center sold more than 300 pairs of Specialized-branded cycling shoes last year. Shoes were one of its biggest categories with Specialized, according to Carlos Mirabal, vice president and manager of the Tampa, Florida, store.

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Posted November 17, 2011

TALENT, OR (BRAIN)—Like many bicycle retailers, Flywheel Bicycle Solutions will close up for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. But when the 6-year-old shop reopens Dec. 3, it will be in a new location that is more than twice its current size.

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Posted November 10, 2011

PORTLAND, OR (BRAIN)—If you’re hoping to make a lunchtime run to put your bike in for a derailleur adjustment or wheel truing, you might be out of luck at Green Garage Bicycle Repair. After all, owner Bill Fasano closes his new Portland shop from noon to 2 p.m. to hold a group ride.

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Posted November 8, 2011

TULSA, OK (BRAIN)—918XC.com, a Tulsa, Oklahoma, bicycle shop and e-commerce site specializing in 29er mountain bikes, has entered into a merger agreement with Austin, Texas, retailer Hammerhead Bikes.

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Posted October 24, 2011

FORT WORTH, TX (BRAIN)—Trinity Bicycles will move to a new space in Sundance Square, a 35-block retail, residential, entertainment and cultural district in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.

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Posted October 24, 2011

HUNTSVILLE, AL (BRAIN)—Matt Blevins has social networking to thank for making his shop a reality. Well, that and heckuva a lot of hard work.

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Posted September 27, 2011

CHICAGO, IL (BRAIN)—E-commerce site Little Independent is seeking independent bike dealers that want to promote their stores and get discounted merchandise in front of a broader market of consumers.

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Posted September 27, 2011

JACKSON, WY (BRAIN)—After 10 years in Jackson, Wyoming, Fitzgerald’s Bicycles will relocate 25 miles away to Victor, Idaho, in 2012.

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Posted September 26, 2011

RICHMOND, CA (BRAIN) — Spokeshop Bike Lounge, a nonprofit community bike shop and gathering place for cyclists in the Bay Area city of Richmond, California, will hold its grand opening and fundraiser Oct. 2.

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Posted September 26, 2011

TORONTO, Ontario (BRAIN)—Duke’s Cycles hosted a showcase of Cannondale’s 2012 road and mountain bikes last Thursday night in its new building along Toronto’s historic Queen Street West.

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Posted September 25, 2011

MEMPHIS, TN (BRAIN) — Victory Bicycle Studio is set to move only three miles from its current home next month, but the new location opens the year-old retailer to a whole new world of possibilities.

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Posted September 22, 2011

AMERICAN FORK, UT (BRAIN)—Three Utah retailers were hit within weeks of each other by bike thieves who targeted high end models, according to police.

"You're just sick. You're heartbroken. You feel violated," said Jeff Nolte, owner of Trek Bicycle of American Fork, to a Utah news outlet.

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Posted September 21, 2011

By Nicole Formosa

BALLYCLARE, Ireland—As the industry’s largest online retailer, Chain Reaction Cycles catches flak for selling discounted out-of-season product, and is often the brunt of brick-and-mortar shops’ complaints about competition from Internet sales straining their businesses.

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Posted September 21, 2011

By Matt Wiebe

HATTIESBURG, MS—Internet sales are the largest challenge to brick-and-mortar shops. And many shop owners respond by doing what they do best: face-to-face communication with customers.

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Posted September 15, 2011

MISSION VIEJO, CA (BRAIN)--An 85-year-old woman drove her Cadillac Deville through a plate glass window at Rock N' Road's Mission Viejo (CA) location.

Customers encountered a close call on Tuesday, but no one was injured.

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Posted September 7, 2011

CRANBURY, NJ (BRAIN)—When Pete and Stephanie Garnich started looking to expand Knapp’s Cyclery beyond their Lawrenceville, New Jersey shop, they didn’t have to look too far down the road to Cranbury before they knew they had the perfect spot.

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Posted September 1, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (BRAIN)—Bicycle Garage Indy (BGI) is opening a new downtown location as part of the Indy Bike Hub YMCA.

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