QBP hires Oris Intel MAP monitoring service

By Stephen Frothingham

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (BRAIN) — Quality Bicycle Products has hired the MAP monitoring service provider Oris Intel to support its minimum advertised pricing and sales policies.

Besides maintaining MAP policies for each of its 19 brands, QBP also prohibits sales of any of those brands on third party marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Rakuten, and Jet.com. QBP’s president, Rich Tauer, said, “Oris Intel is an exciting new company bringing the next level of scope and innovation …read more

Via:: Bicycle Retailer and Industry News

Mayo and Boldry join PeopleForBikes staff

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — PeopleForBikes has hired two senior staffers at its Colorado headquarters team.

Wendy Mayo, formerly with Clif Bar & Company, is PFB’s new director of marketing & communications. Dr. Jennifer Boldry, founder of the Breakaway Research Group, has been named PFB’s first full-time director of research.

Mayo worked for eight years at Clif Bar in Emeryville, California, where she led the digital marketing team. Mayo helped establish Clif’s Two-Mile Challenge, which inspired thousands …read more

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Bike Cage Etiquette

By JustAnotherCyclist

Bike cage etiquette can be a tricky thing. Those of us lucky enough to work in a building that provides a locking bike cage (but not lucky enough to work in a building that lets you take your bike indoors) have some definite advantages. However, there are two particular scenarios where the balance between being nice to your fellow cyclists and conscious of everyone’s stuff can be at odds.

Scenario 1: Holding the door open

They …read more

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Court upholds Stan's rim patent

By Stephen Frothingham

BIG FLATS, N.Y. (BRAIN) — A federal appeals court has upheld a tubeless rim patent held by Stan’s NoTubes, which has been the subject of a long legal dispute with Specialized.

The Federal Circuit decision upholds a previous ruling by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that had declared Stan’s NoTubes’ U.S. Patent Number 7,334,846 to be valid.

“We are pleased to have reached a positive conclusion regarding our rim design patent. …read more

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VeloPress releases new edition of Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance

By Stephen Frothingham

BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — The fifth edition of Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance includes step-by-step instructions for servicing vintage components as well as the newest shifting, braking, cyclocross, forks, and bottom bracket systems. The book is now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. A preview is available at velopress.com/zinn.

VeloPress says Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance is the world’s best-selling guide to bicycle …read more

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Morning Links: Close encounter with a sidewalk cyclist, football players ride among us, and some bikes used for evil

By bikinginla My wife got hit by a bike rider yesterday. We were walking back from brunch on a Sunset Blvd sidewalk, when we heard a bike bell from behind. I quickly moved off to the side with our dog. But before my wife could figure out …read more

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Mountain biker dies of apparent heart attack in Crystal Cove State Beach

By bikinginla The Orange County Register is reporting that a mountain bike rider has died of natural causes in Crystal Cove State Beach. The victim was riding in the park with a group of cyclists when he collapsed around 9 am Sunday. His companions began CPR, and …read more

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Top 10 posts ever

By JustAnotherCyclist

Blogs are a funny, fickle mistress. You produce content. You struggle to maintain the balance between journalistic/artistic integrity and SEO so that people can find you. You throw out terms like “journalistic/artistic integrity” as if you actually had them. You try to be funny. You try to speak to your readers.

But at the end of the day there really is no predicting which of your works will catch on and which …read more

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Woman killed by drunk driver while walking bike across Sepulveda Blvd in Manhattan Beach

By bikinginla There’s something seriously wrong when a woman can’t even walk her bike across a street without getting killed by an underage drunk driver. That’s exactly what happened in Manhattan Beach last night, according to the Daily Breeze. Thirty-one year old Manhattan Beach resident Amory Borgens was crossing on …read more

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Weekend Links: Support bicycling on your neighborhood council, stupid insurance tricks, and more bike events

By bikinginla There’s one sure way to make a difference on our streets. Run for your neighborhood council. LA’s neighborhood councils are where decisions are made on whether or not to support bike lanes, road diets and other bike-friendly improvements and livability issues. And they can have …read more

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