Month: December 1992

Final call for updates to 2013 BRAIN Directory

LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bicycle Retailer & Industry News’ staff is wrapping up changes to its annual Industry Directory & Index, a comprehensive listing of more than 1,700 companies and non-profit groups serving the industry’s retailers. The Directory, a separate publication, will be polybagged with the January issue. The magazine’s staff is tailoring this year’s directory …

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LEVA goes global with EU hire

STOCKTON SPRINGS, MAINE (BRAIN) — The U.S.-based Light Electric Vehicle Association has made its first hire in Europe to help broaden its reach into the e-bike crazed EU. Peter Hildering joins the team to recruit new members and support current members from his base in the Netherlands. Hildering previously worked for trade magazines Bike Europe …

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From the magazine: In Argentina, import restrictions lead to black market

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (BRAIN) — The Grinch stole Argentina’s bike market this year, but the industry hopes the spirit of Christmas softens the government’s stance and import laws are softened in time for the holidays, the traditional start of the Argentine bike season. Argentina implemented new import requirements in February that virtually shut down all imports of …

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Reports: Competitor Group sold

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN) — Falconhead Capital, the owner of Competitor Group Inc., has sold the company to another venture capital group, Calera Capital Partners according to reports. CGI publishes Velo and Triathlete magazines and their associated websites. The company also owns the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon series and other events and media properties. Falconhead began …

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New office for Bianchi USA

HAYWARD, CA (BRAIN) — Bianchi has recently relocated its U.S. headquarters to a larger warehouse and office space in Hayward, California, not far from the company’s previous location. The company said the new facilities provide a more efficient layout and increased space for the warehouse.  “We’ve grown over the last several years and we had …

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Dahon names Russian distributor

DUARTE, CA (BRAIN) — Dahon has added a Russian distributor, Veloolimp Ltd., for its folding bikes.  Established in 1995 as a private trading company selling bicycles to the Moscow market, Veloolimp now serves over 330 dealerships across the country, 79 in Moscow and the greater metropolitan area. The firm specializes in the wholesale distribution of pre-assembled bicycles, …

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