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Posted November 23, 2008

PALOS VERDES, CA (BRAIN)—Steve Bowen posed the question to his fiancée almost on a whim, he recalled. Should they buy a beaten-down shop better known for blowing out Schwinns than serving an affluent customer base?

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Posted October 29, 2008

BAKERSFIELD, CA (BRAIN)—Despite the slumping economy, Alan Bradley, owner of Finish Line Bikes in Bakersfield, California, saw his business in August 2008 double over last year. The same thing happened in September, while October is headed in that direction.

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Posted October 16, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—The National Bicycle Dealers Association upgraded to a new office space this week.

Fred Clements, the association’s executive director, said the reason for the move was the deteriorating environment of its previous office building. The NBDA had been in that office since 1999.

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Posted October 15, 2008

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Jon Scott, the owner of an online directory that serves the industry, invites any retailer who is unhappy with his company’s product to call him directly to voice their concerns.

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Posted October 14, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—Several retailers have reported unauthorized withdrawals of nearly $300 from their bank accounts in recent weeks from a company called www.bicycledata.com, which runs a directory service for the industry.

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Posted September 15, 2008

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Peloton Cycles, a Specialized concept store, celebrated the grand opening of its newest store in Fort Collins, CO last month.

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Posted September 15, 2008

HOUSTON, TX (BRAIN)—Many Houston and Galveston area retailers were still closed on Monday without electricity due to the devastating Hurricane Ike, which has left more than 17 dead across nine states.

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Posted September 15, 2008

BY JASON NORMAN

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Posted August 17, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

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Posted August 1, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

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Posted July 27, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

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Posted July 22, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

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Posted July 22, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

PALO ALTO, CA—As a longtime retailer, Palo Alto Bicycles general manager Jeff Selzer knows to expect leaner product availability during the summer as suppliers phase out current model year products and start delivering new versions.

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Posted July 22, 2008

BY MEGAN TOMPKINS

PORTLAND, OR—Michael Sylvester began practicing yoga 18 years ago to improve mobility in his hip joint after a terrible bicycle accident. A hardcore racer, he was skeptical of yoga back then.

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Posted July 20, 2008

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—After 17 years in one location, Titus Cycles is moving its office and manufacturing facilities to a new facility in Tempe, Arizona.

The new space, which is only blocks from its current offices, will provide the company with much needed room to expand after three years of record growth.

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Posted July 20, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

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Posted July 13, 2008

PARADISE, CA (BRAIN)—Paradise, California, has been anything but recently as local retailers are dealing with massive amounts of smoke from a 49,500 acre Butte County wildfire.

At least one retailer in the area, The Bicycle Shop in Paradise, has been evacuated.

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Posted July 13, 2008

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—The Selling Cycling web- and DVD-based staff training program recently set a new record by surpassing its 300,000th training incident for the 2008 season, according to Ray Keener, Growth Cycle President.

The success is the result of several factors, Keener said.

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Posted July 8, 2008

BY NICOLE FORMOSA

BURBANK, CA—When Rob Stotts moved his H&S Bicycles to a new location in Burbank, California, this spring, he stepped up his stock of commuter-related accessories like panniers to hold laptops, slick tires and racks.

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Posted July 7, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—A cold, stormy winter shouldn’t hamper attendance at the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s regional seminars next year, as most venues offer favorable weather year-round.

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