Month: November 1985

Voxa Chen Shows A-Team Heart

JHIHBEN, Taiwan (BRAIN)—Voxa “Vincent” Chen is president of Liow Ko, a company most U.S. retailers have never heard of. But Chen’s company, founded by his father in 1965, has made and finished parts for some of the industry’s best known brands including Specialized, Trek, Giant, Easton and others. And as a testament to the quality …

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The 5th Spot

BRAIN wishes you and yours a happy Bike-to-Work Week, so get out there and ride!!! Photo by JN: BRAIN editor Megan Tompkins (left) and BRAIN reporter Nicole Formosa (sporting her Evomo 3-D glasses) at the top of Meadows Trail overlooking Laguna Beach this past Friday afternoon.

A-Team Profile — Robert Wu

AGE: 44 COMPANY: KMC OCCUPATION: General Manager How much chain have KMC’s factories churned out the company’s three-decade history? Enough to loop around the earth and the moon three times. Any way you look at it, that’s a lot of chain. Put another way, KMC makes more than 150 million meters of bicycle, motorcycle, industrial …

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Hans Johnsen Now Distributing Burley

EUGENE, OR (BRAIN)—Burley Design has partnered with Hans Johnsen Company for the distribution of Burley trailers and accessories. With the Burley-Hans Johnsen partnership, independent bicycle dealers in the heartland will have greater access to Burley products. Hans Johnsen services local retail shops throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Louisiana, New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado. “Hans Johnsen …

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Lifeboat Solutions Expands Clientele

LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA (BRAIN)—Lifeboat Solutions, an event management, sales/marketing consulting company for the recreation and sporting goods industry, has been hired by Safe Bicycling Innovations, creators of a new yet-to-be launched bicycle lighting system. Lifeboat Solutions has been retained to coordinate the logistics and services of the industrial designers, fabricators and electrical engineers needed to …

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