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CRANSTON, R.I. (BRAIN)—After four years with Uvex Sports and more than 14 years in public relations, Maria Miglioretti has decided to leave the field to pursue other ventures.

Tagged People

"Your bail should not be more than three times your bar tab." —Mutt Lynch's (food and drink establishment) billboard near the Newport Beach Pier.

—Thank you for all the positive e-mail feedback regarding yesterday's The 5th Spot.

WOOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—Full Speed Ahead has appointed Orange Sport Supply Inc. as the official FSA Warranty Center for Canada.

Orange Sport Supply is now the complete service center for FSA, Gravity and VisionTech products.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—Diamondback has launched of a brand new Web site that has been completely redesigned.

Tagged Web/Internet

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Bikes Belong will be doing something unprecedented this summer as it provides 1,000 bikes each for the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

Tagged Advocacy/Non-profits

Top 5 reasons why BRAIN is renaming this slot on the news page The 5th Spot:

5. We now have a name for saying that your news isn't worthy of our top four slots.

4. We're trying to give the impression that were as cool as the consumer pubs.

CANTON, MA (BRAIN)—Schlage Lock Co., owner of the Kryptonite brand of locks, and Todson, distributor of the OnGuard brand of locks, have settled a patent dispute involving a lock mounting bracket. The companies signed a settlement agreement March 7.

EVANSTON, IL (BRAIN)—Eugene Sloane, author of "The Complete Book of Bicycling," died of complications from pneumonia last Saturday. He was 91.

Tagged People

MONTREAL, Quebec (BRAIN)—Canada’s Dorel Industries will no longer file certain reports with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission, but remains a public company traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Tagged Earnings/Financial Reports

Click on link to check out this fixed gear cruiser (with front brakes) by 3G Bikes. It retails for a very nice $299.

If you'd like to learn more about this bike contact Gary Silva at


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Bike Summit broke records last month as 525 advocates, transportation and health officials, suppliers and retailers donned power suits—and fluorescent bike pins—to make a case for bicycling at the nation’s capital.

Tagged Events


AGOURA, CA—Last year industry veterans said bike sales grow when the economy goes soft. But as they look ahead now, many are taking in a deep breath as it seems this recession may be different.


TAIPEI, Taiwan—Jay Graves was walking the aisles at the Taipei International Cycle Show when he bumped into Tony Lo, Giant’s chief executive officer; their conversation quickly turned to how consumers will react to higher bicycle prices.

Tagged Taipei Cycle Show


Tagged People

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Carlton Reid at broke this story yesterday.

Click on link for full story.

KENT, WA (BRAIN)—In a reorganization at Raleigh America, Chris Speyer has been named vice president of marketing and product. As part of the company’s realignment, Reed Pike’s position as marketing director has been eliminated.

BIRMINGHAM, England (BRAIN)—Brooks England, the English purveyor of handmade leather saddles and accessories since 1866, is inviting dealers worldwide to submit applications for its Dealers of Excellence 2008 program.

NEW BRUNSWICK, Quebec (BRAIN)—Barrett Corporation, a privately held international management Company, has become the majority shareholder in Cycles Lambert.

Roynat Capital now retains a significant minority interest in Cycles Lambert.

Tagged Mergers & Acquisitions / Distributor news

HAVERHILL, MA (BRAIN)—Mavic launched a password-protected Web site that makes it easier for retailers to place orders and track shipments. The Web-based tool allows dealers to order products and check stock levels without picking up the phone. It also lets them view open orders and shipment status online.

Tagged Web/Internet

WESTCHESTER, NY (BRAIN)—Stuart John Meyers, who owned and published the industry’s oldest trade magazine, American Bicyclist, has died. He was 83.

Tagged People


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