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“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.” —Hunter S. Thompson

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (BRAIN)—Serotta Competition Bicycles recently announced a new VIP Purchase Program, not just for Serotta dealers and their staff, but for all full-time bike industry employees.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA (BRAIN)—Micki Kozuschek who sold Truvativ to SRAM in 2004, started a new bike accessories company called Lezyne, which rhymes with design.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (BRAIN)— this week purchased Influence Technologies (ITI), creating a single source for online services including Web-based employee training and specialty sales programs. Backed by private investment, financed the acquisition with existing capital.

MOORESVILLE, NC (BRAIN)—Tailwind Sports, owner of the Discovery Channel Professional Cycling Team, announced today that the team will cease operations at season’s end.

“As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something.” —Hagar the Horrible

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Fallbrook Technologies’ NuVinci continuously variable planetary transmission (CVP) is one of the winners of the R&D 100 Awards, which are given every year by R&D magazine to the 100 most technologically significant products of the year.

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SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—After three years of implementing its Green Steps Program to reduce the show's environmental impact, Interbike recently asked exhibitors and attendees to help with the next step by participating in its Carbon Neutral Travel program.

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MEQUON, WI (BRAIN)—Hayes Bicycle Group (HBG) has formed a new product management team led by senior product manager John Otis.

Scott Boyd will have responsibility for the Sun Ringlé and Wheelsmith brands, including Sun rims, Ringlé hubs, Wheelsmith spokes, and SunRinglé wheels.

“I believe in the brotherhood of all men, but I don't believe in wasting brotherhood on anyone who doesn't want to practice it with me. Brotherhood is a two-way street.” —Malcom X

BOULDER, CO (BRAIN)—Ten months of steady sales growth has paid off for Jen Soulé, who was recently promoted to sales manager for VeloPress. Soulé has already surpassed her sales goal for the company's fiscal year, and is on a pace to set a new sales record for the specialty book publisher.

“We're all given some sort of skill in life. Mine just happens to be beating up on people.” —Sugar Ray Leonard

TEMPE, AZ (BRAIN)—Chris Cocalis is launching Pivot Cycles, a new high-end mountain bike brand he designed and developed.

Cocalis will distribute Pivot Cycles alongside the BH brand of Spanish road bikes that he introduced to the U.S. market in July.

FORT COLLINS, CO (BRAIN)—Wippermann is offering its chain wear indicator free to retailers for a limited time.

LAKE SUCCESS, NY (BRAIN)—Polar recently announced the hiring of Chris Johnson to the position of national accounts manager for health clubs.

BENTONVILLE, AR (BRAIN)—Have you ever heard the urban myth that Wal-Mart doesn’t compete at the high-end? Wal-Mart’s Corsa FC carbon fiber road bike dispels that myth. The bike packs a lot of high spec’—Shimano, Ritchey, ITM and Selle Italia—into one low $1,898 price tag.

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Although Oct 1's product review section is filled up, there is still plenty of room for product in the Show Dailies.

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LOS ANGELES, CA (BRAIN)—The LA Times recently ran a feature story on the dangers of riding your bike on Los Angeles city streets.

"You see that, young lady? Respect. Respect for one's elders gives character." —The Wolf in "Pulp Fiction"

HEERENVEEN, Netherlands (BRAIN)—Good weather and an improved product mix came together through the first half of the year to boost Accell Group’s first-half 2007 profits by more than 50 percent compared with the first six months of last year, the company announced in a mid-year filing.


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