BRAIN Staff

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November 14, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Schwinn, a brand of Dorel Industries, has released a limited 1,400-unit production run of its Grey Ghost Sting-Ray. The bikes will be available only at Dick's Sporting Goods stores and on the retailer's website, for $399.

The Grey Ghost was originally sold in 1971.

Posted in New Products
November 14, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — A tax plan released by the Senate majority leadership this week does away with a program that allows employers to reimburse workers, tax free, up to $20 per month for expenses related to bike commuting. The benefit has been in place since 2009 and it is continued in the House tax plan. 

Posted in Industry News
November 14, 2017

FRYEBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Downeast Bicycle Specialists is slipping over the border into New Hampshire after 22 years in its location here. The distributor, owned by Hans Johnsen Company since 2013, said the new space is significantly larger and less remote.

Posted in Industry News
November 14, 2017

MIDDLETON, Wis. (BRAIN) — Wheel & Sprocket has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle from its longtime owner, Dan Fass, and will reopen the store as Wheel & Sprocket's ninth location.

Posted in Retail News
The Milwaukee retailer has purchased the assets and inventory of Middleton Cycle.
November 14, 2017
The Leatt 3.5 Neck Brace was introduced at Eurobike.

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (BRAIN) — Protective brand Leatt Corporation saw a 17.8 percent sales increase in its third quarter, which ended Sept. 30, as well as an increase in revenues in the year to date.

Posted in Industry News
November 14, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (BRAIN) — The Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association is teaming up with USA Cycling to produce a four-day clinic for aspiring race mechanics.

Posted in International
November 13, 2017

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Martha Roskowski, PeopleForBikes' vice president for local innovation, has left the organization after six years.

Posted in Industry News
November 13, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — Urban Arrow, a Dutch cargo bike maker, has appointed Ed Rae of Portland its U.S. agent.

Posted in International
November 13, 2017

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (BRAIN) — Vintage Electric Bicycles is donating a custom-painted fire engine themed bicycle to North Bay wildfire relief effort. Vintage Electric joins the San Jose Sharks, Bell Helmets, GoPro, Timbuk2 and dozens of other contributors donating items will be auctioned at a charity dinner hosted by Black Sheep Brasserie on Monday.

Posted in Industry News
November 13, 2017

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (BRAIN)  — It's been a tough year so far for Giant Manufacturing, and its third-quarter results have shown little improvement in its global position as the world's leading bicycle maker.

Posted in International

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