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Posted November 18, 2008

BETHESDA, MD (BRAIN)— A group from the Bicycle Product Suppliers Association met with key staff members from the Consumer Product Safety Commission last Friday to seek guidance on some of the industry’s sticking points with the new consumer product safety law.

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Posted November 18, 2008

MORGAN HILL, CA (BRAIN)—Counterfeit high-end Specialized raod bike frames are circulating the Internet, according to a press release from the supplier.

S Works Tarmac SL framesets, sizes 52 and 54 centimeters in red and blue, are being sold on eBay, Craigslist and other regional online sources.

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Posted November 18, 2008

PLANTATION, FL (BRAIN)—DHL will stop making express deliveries within the U.S. starting January 30, closing its 18 main distribution hubs while cutting most of its 13,000 U.S. jobs.

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Posted November 18, 2008

SEATTLE, WA (BRAIN)—Nuun has hired Tim McGee in the newly formed position of vice president of sales and marketing.

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Posted November 18, 2008

"I don't want to enter an unsafe situation but you see this stuff coming out of France. There [are] some aggressive, angry emotions. If you believe what you read, my personal safety could be in jeopardy."

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Posted November 17, 2008

WOODINVILLE, WA (BRAIN)—After six years with Full Speed Ahead, Ric Hjertberg is leaving the company.

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Posted November 17, 2008

WESTPORT, CT (BRAIN)—Sales for Fox Racing Shox jumped $10.2 million in the third quarter of the year, helping to boost the bottom line of its parent company, Compass Diversified Holdings.

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Posted November 17, 2008

"New Rule: Never give up hope! I never thought it would happen. You never thought it would happen. But you'll be able to tell your grandkids that in November of 2008, the impossible did happen: Guns N' Roses released 'Chinese Democracy.'"

—Bill Maher

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Posted November 17, 2008

ATLANTA, GA (BRAIN)—Organizers have canceled the Tour de Georgia cycling race for 2009 after failing to secure sponsorship dollars in the face of a looming state budget deficit and belt tightening by many corporate sponsors.

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Posted November 17, 2008

MONTGOMERYVILLE, PA (BRAIN)—The Bicycle Product Suppliers Association (BPSA) has opened up online registration for its annual Bicycle Leadership Conference (BLC), held in conjunction with the 2009 Sea Otter Classic, April 15-17, 2009 at the Monterey Bay Embassy Suites in Seaside, CA.

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Posted November 16, 2008

MADISON, WI (BRAIN)—Trek Bicycle has signed on as title sponsor of a new women’s triathlon Series.

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Posted November 16, 2008

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Rock N’ Road Cyclery founder Matt Ford views the current economic slump not as an obstacle, but an opportunity.

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Posted November 14, 2008

DANA POINT, CA (BRAIN)—Darrin Duhamel said to hell with the corporate world seven years ago.

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Posted November 14, 2008

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA (BRAIN)—Jim Curwood isn’t participating in the current recession.

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Posted November 14, 2008

Only at San Juan Capistrano's "Buy My Bikes" will you find this sign...we think...

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Posted November 13, 2008

"Would you like to come check out the love van?"

—Tyler James, the man behind the wheel of Pedro's biodiesel love van, to the female BRAIN editors.

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Posted November 13, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Patrick Fetzer came to Southern California because of bikes and stayed because of a girl.

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Posted November 13, 2008

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (BRAIN)—Chuck Densford saw his first mountain bike in 1981 and chucked a 15-year career as a mechanic wrenching on German machines named BMW, Mercedes and Porsche.

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Posted November 13, 2008

COSTA MESA, CA (BRAIN)—As a child in the 1960s, Mike Mulrooney cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the building that now houses Two Wheels One Planet and four decades later, he’s still showing up at the shop.

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Posted November 13, 2008

VAN NUYS, CA (BRAIN)—Easton-Bell Sports has named Donna L. Flood as its chief operating officer, effective Jan. 7, 2009.

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