Month: April 1993

Nordin joins Slidepad Technologies as advisor

PALO ALTO, CA (BRAIN) — Alan Nordin, former president of Fallbrook Technologies’ bicycle division, has joined Slidepad Technologies Inc. as an executive advisor. Slidepad’s Intelligent Brake Distribution (IBD) technology, aimed at making braking easier for novice or casual cyclists, integrates into V-brake systems to provide single-lever braking. It modulates the front brake force in real time, …

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1,100 retailers brave snow for Frostbike

BLOOMINGTON, MN (BRAIN)—With snow shutting airports and icing up Interstates, Quality Bicycle Products expects little impact on attendance at Frostbike which opened today with various seminars. Tomorrow QBP’s Frostbike expo opens with over 130 vendors showing their newest products. Frostbike overlaps the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in Denver, Colorado, and the Birkebeiner ski race …

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With eye toward future, QBP’s Flagg reduces his daily role

From the magazine Editor’s note: The following article ran in the February 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News. BLOOMINGTON, MN—It’s shortly before Christmas, and Steve Flagg is just days away from leaving Minnesota for six weeks of mountain biking in the friendlier winter climes of Sedona, Arizona—an indulgence the founder of Quality Bicycle …

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USADA’s COO to talk doping at Leadership Conference

MONTEREY, CA (BRAIN) — John Frothingham, chief operating officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, will talk about how bike companies can work together to clean up the sport at the upcoming Bicycle Leadership Conference, organizers announced this week.  Frothingham manages USADA’s athlete services group, which includes athlete education and test planning as well as sample …

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