BRAIN Staff

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July 16, 2021

FRISCO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Project Bike Tech, which works to get bike tech classes into high schools, will pilot four new programs this fall serving Native American and low-income Hispanic students in the Four Corners region.

Posted in Retail News
June 11, 2021
The headbadge was custom made by Jen Green of Philadelphia's Revolution Cycle Jewelry.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Philly framebuilder Steve Bilenky fulfilled a special order for a custom bike in under two weeks recently — a far cry from his usual two-year waiting list for custom frames. This time the customer was the U.S. State Department Office of Diplomatic Gifts.

Posted in Industry News
June 11, 2021
How Boris Johnson got a custom-painted Bilenky in less than two weeks.
The headbadge was custom made by Jen Green of Philadelphia's Revolution Cycle Jewelry.

PHILADELPHIA (BRAIN) — Philly framebuilder Steve Bilenky fulfilled a special order for a custom bike in under two weeks recently — a far cry from his usual two-year waiting list for custom frames. This time the customer was the U.S. State Department Office of Diplomatic Gifts.

Posted in Industry News
June 10, 2021
Kent Bicycle's factory in Malaysia is also closed.
2007 BRAIN photo by Matt Wiebe.

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano's factory in Malaysia will be completely closed until at least June 14 due to an official COVID-19 mandate. Since June 1, the factory had been allowed to operate at 60% capacity.

Posted in International
June 9, 2021

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — The surge in bike imports continues and monthly tire imports exceeded $10 million for the first time in ... maybe forever.

Posted in Studies/Reports
June 8, 2021

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (BRAIN) — KAV Sports, which has been selling a custom 3D-printed hockey helmet since last fall, is launching a custom 3D-printed bike helmet with a crowdfunding campaign that began Tuesday.

Posted in Industry News
June 7, 2021
Charles Harper, center, wife Jean and son Greg.

MUSCATINE, Iowa (BRAIN) — Charles Harper, who owned Harper's Cycling and Fitness for the past 55 years and was a well-regarded Iowa cycling advocate, recently died following a stroke. He was 85.

Posted in Retail News
June 3, 2021

EMPORIA, Kan. (BRAIN) — The All Things Gravel Expo takes place Thursday and Friday, featuring 150 international, national, and regional exhibitors.

Posted in Industry News
May 26, 2021
No. No, we don't know what it means, either.

CAMBIAGO, Italy (BRAIN) —  A custom-painted Colnago C64 frameset that you can take home and ride and admire will cost you about $6,300.

Posted in International
May 26, 2021

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Trek Bicycle is working with government officials to recall about 316,500 pedals in the U.S., and another 28,650 in Canada, because the pedals can fall off if installed incorrectly. 

Posted in Recalls

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