Most European bicycle businesses had a rip-roaring 2003. Why? The fantastic weather, of course. So, what's in store for 2004? BikeBiz.com consults the weather gods...

Happy New Year!

Yep, more of the same for 2004! Plenty of sun (but not too hot) and lots of days with not a drop of rain in sight, making water companies blanch and bike shops smile.

That’s Europe sorted. And let’s hope America has better weather than in 2003. The US market suffered at the exact same time as the European market boomed.

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