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Tubus to launch rack sub-brand

German pannier rack manufacturer is known for its super-tough, super-expensive carriers. Later this year the company will produce a £35 aluminium rack, also made in Germany, but sub-branded as Racktime. Simon Gershon of Orbit Cycles is the UK distributor for Tubus but feels Racktime should be handled by a bigger supplier. Interested?

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Trek stars trade blows. Sort of.

In his book about Lance Armstrong, David Walsh carries a claimed transcript of a heated, EPO-related telephone conversation between Greg LeMond and Lance Armstrong, claimed to have been transcribed by LeMond's wife. Why is the conversation related by Kathy LeMond? Because, it is claimed by Walsh, Trek USA asked Greg LeMond not to speak to Walsh, but Trek did not say Mrs LeMond couldn't speak to him. Armstrong rides Trek and the LeMond bike line is owned by Trek.

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BICYCLE HELMET USE: Arguments for and against compulsion

Many cyclists report being ‘nude’ without their polystyrene prophylactics and this must be music to the ears of suppliers and retailers who sell cycle helmets but if legislation was enacted that forced cyclists - under-16s first, but the Bicycle Helmet Inititiative Trust wants compulsion for all - to don head protection would this fill bike trade tills or would the scaring away of non-enthusiast cyclists lead to a smaller market?

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London’s WiFi ‘pulse’ could send cycle computers haywire

This morning's turning on of a new standard in 'wireless internet' had been flagged as signal-neutral to mobile phones, car alarms and other similar electronic devices but it's been discovered that some types of cycle computers could be reset. The high-frequency pulse should only impact on bicycle computers and HRMs in Greater London but retailers and cyclists in a radius of 75 miles from the centre of London are being warned they could also experience temporary interference. OR MAYBE NOT, THIS WAS AN APRIL 1ST SPOOF...

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Grab your free sports bottle at National Cycle & Leisure Show

The show kicked off today at Harrogate, continues Tuesday and then reassembles at Sandown, 30th-31st March. All show visitors get a free sports bottle, courtesy of Ashprint Plastics, a British company looking for its bug-resistant bottles to be specced by British bike companies.

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London’s Science Museum to stage UK’s first ever Easter egg amnesty

Kids who turn up to the museum on Tuesday 13th April, and hand over a chocolate egg, get into the Science of Sport exhibition for free. This is to teach kids about the importance of balancing diet and exercise. As part of the exhibition the musuem's IMAX Cinema will screen Top Speed, the large format movie about fast cars, rapid runners and DH MTBer Marla Streb, the German 'gravity goddess'

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UK chancellor plans ‘cycle to work’ tax

Hold on, don't unsheathe the vitriol-dipped pens just yet, it's a spoof Budget prediction from that well-known mirth-making magazine, Payroll World. The 'cycle to work' tax is the stick. A free banana is the, er, carrot. Who says accountants don't have a sense of humour?

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US independent bicycle shops hold their own against mass merchants

That's one of the statistical findings in the latest Retail Data Capture Analysis Report by Jay Townley for the National Bicycle Dealers' Association of America. A PDF of the full report can be downloaded within. As usual, the RDC report is packed with info, market trends, mainstream financial websites to go pore over as well as bike-trade specific statistics.

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Cyclists plan to celebrate first anniversary of ken-gestion charging

London Cycling Campaign's local groups are marking the anniversary of congestion charging by celebrating the boom in cycling. Special events will be held in Camden, Aldgate and Lambeth. On February 17th 2003 London motorists had to start paying a £5 charge when entering the congestion charge zone.

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TSOs vs IBDs: what are your rights?

From May 2004, all bikes will have to have bells fitted at the point of sale (customers can ditch ‘em once they’ve cleared your doorway) and IBDs could be clobbered by Trading Standards officers if they fail to uphold such a dippy rule. Are IBDs “soft targets,” as many IBDs claim? What powers do TSOs have? JAMES LOWE investigates...

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