Month: November 1995

Dahon moves to larger factory, looks to double production

SHENZHEN, China (BRAIN) — With a goal of doubling annual production to 1 million bikes, folding-bike maker Dahon has relocated to a larger factory in the Songgand district of Shenzhen, China. The new factory has about 650,000 square feet of floor space and brings Dahon’s entire production process under one roof, including heat treatment, painting …

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Bike Friday launches new cargo bike and hopes to build a bigger dealer base

EUGENE, Ore. (BRAIN) — Bike Friday, a U.S. manufacturer of folding bikes, is launching an adjustable 20-inch-wheel cargo bike and is developing a program to entice dealers to carry them. Hanna Scholz, the company’s president and daughter of its co-founder Alan Scholz, said there’s a growing market for these heavy-duty haulers among younger buyers, particularly …

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Welltuned to distribute Stages Cycling in South Korea

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) —  Stages Cycling products are now available in South Korea via Welltuned, a distribution branch of the Hung-A corporation. This new partnership serves as Stages Cycling’s entry to the Asian cycling market. Besides North America, the company’s products are also sold in South Africa, the U.K., Ireland, continental Europe, Australia and New Zealand. …

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Hans Johnsen, Downeast Bicycle Specialists, and Wilson Bicycle Sales now carrying Vittoria helmets

FRYBURG, Maine (BRAIN) — Distributors Downeast Bicycle, Hans Johnsen Co. and Wilson Bicycle Sales are all adding Vittoria to their helmet lineups. Helmets from the Italian brand feature replaceable padding, insect netting built into the front air ports, and InMold 1 Technology for a stronger, safer lid. They also include Italian styling with 18-21 sculpted vents (depending …

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E-bike maker ProdecoTech agrees to be acquired by PayMeOn Inc.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (BRAIN) — Florida e-bike maker Prodeco Technologies has agreed in principal to be acquired by a publicly traded development company, PayMeOn Inc. Prodeco co-founded Robert Provost and Daniel Del Aguila will remain in charge of the company along with Prodeco’s other managers, Ed Cespedes, the CEO of PayMeOn, said Friday. “We wouldn’t have …

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Mavic-Ritte bike auction to benefit World Bicycle Relief

HAVERHILL, Mass. (BRAIN) — To benefit World Bicycle Relief, Mavic is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Ritte Vlaanderen road bike outfitted with Mavic’s 125th-anniversary Ksyrium wheel-tire system and SRAM Red 22 components. The bike was hand painted by Ritte founder Spencer Canon. The Ritte x Mavic 125th Anniversary Vlaanderen is part of a collection of bikes …

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Selle San Marco NA adds Geoff Pomerantz to sales team for Chicagoland

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (BRAIN) — Selle San Marco North America has added Geoff Pomerantz to its outside sales team. Pomerantz’s territory includes Chicagoland and Southern Wisconsin. He also represents Ridley bicycles and SMS Santini clothing and is a public relations consultant for the Chicago Bears. “We’re very pleased to have Geoff join our sales team,” said …

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