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Partnerships, acquisitions and investment news throughout the cycling industry

Schwinn in Halfords makes US news

A news story at www.bicycleretailer.com relates that Schwinn bikes are now available in Halfords. The background to this story was supplied to Bicycle Retailer by www.bikebiz.co.uk after one of their journos wondered what Halfords was

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DigBMX is back

Collapsed last year along with Grip, an MTB mag, DigBMX will shortly be back in production after being acquired by Permanent Publishing of Oxfordshire

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REVISED: Schwinn/GT gets Euro hub

Nothing gets past BikeBiz readers. According to Shaun, a regular contributor to our bulletin board, a To Let sign recently went up on the Schwinn/GT UK Sales warehouse at Aztec West Business Park in Bristol. More changes ahead, he wondered?

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Portal Power#2

Continuing our series on bicycle web portals, BikeBiz checks out a very British one, GoFar-mtb. It aims like the rest to attract a hard core of enthusiasts which, the site hopes, the bike trade will want to plug into by placing banner ads on the site. IBDs can benefit by being featured on the demo bike day database

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Future finalise dates for Urban Tour

Contrary to the dates given on the BicycleBusiness wallplanner (they had yet to be pinned down) Future Publishing have announced the actual dates for this summer's 'taking MBUK to the masses' events

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Portal Power

Over the next few days BikeBiz will be reviewing bicycle portal sites. These are rich in community and content and often pay their way with commerce. www.bikemagic is the one best known to BikeBiz readers but the grand-daddy of them all is www.mtbreview.com, a four year old US site

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