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Bicycle Industry News

Folding bikes: Great leap forward

U.S. folding bike maker Dahon reports record bike sales in 2007, with 348,000 folding bicycles sold in 2007 compared with 290,000 in 2006, representing a 20% increase in unit sales and 36% increase in revenue. Dahon’s increased sales in the U.S. and worldwide are part of a larger trend of increased sales of commuter bikes. [...]

Dahon Seatpost Bolt Recall

With record sales of Dahon folding bicycles this year, I just want to note there is a voluntary recall related to the seat post bolt on some 2007 models. Effective immediately, Dahon is issuing a voluntary recall notice to all owners regarding a potential safety issue with seat post bolts affecting all 2007 model year [...]

Commuter bikes on talk radio

KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles had a 40 second piece on the commuter bike trend at Interbike. KFI’s Michael Clarke talks with Derek Deubel of Trek and our friend Tim “MasiGuy” Jackson of Masi Bikes. Click “Listen Here” for the story at the KFI news page. Via Masiguy. Over the past couple of years [...]

Trek Advocacy: 1 World, 2 Wheels

Awhile back I posted this video from the president of Trek, John Burke, calling the bike industry to advocacy. Trek continues to put their money where their mouth is by launching their new program, 1 World, 2 Wheels. From Bicycle Retailer: Trek’s president asked retailers to participate in its program [...] Burke said Trek will [...]

Gary Fisher commuter bike spy photo!

Trek World is the big show in Madison Wisconsin for dealers to learn about Treks new products and plans for world domination. Arleigh the bike mechanic and Guitar Ted both went and snapped lots of bikey photos. Dr. Logan noticed this prototype of a Gary Fisher Commuter bike in Arleigh’s photostream. Here’s what Guitar Ted [...]

We report, you decide

Reported variously in the Times of India, DailyIndia.com, Mumbai Newsline, Daily News and Analysis and Sahara Samay comes this whopper of a tale: Vinod Punamiya is an unusual sports lover. Last week, he made a world record by covering 140 km – from Mumbai to Dombivli – on his bicycle in 2 hours 20 minutes. [...]