July 2010

EU Starts to Review Bike Dumping by China

Article just published by Bike Europe. There’s not been a lot of commentary about this, although it was topic of discussion in the press and around the place during Taipei Cycle this year. Anyhow, many players have been waiting and watching, and in some cases, for those with heavy investments in China, feeling ok that

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“Excuse me, can you ride?”

This classic poem was brought to my attention a while back and since a bit of cycling poetry has appeared via RocBike, I re-present it here. It was written in 1896, the period of the cycling boom by Andrew Patterson. It seems kind of appropriate too with out-of-control bikes to be seen in some parts

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More Whispers – Fuji Carbon Road Bike $US 1,148

I visited another of my dealers on Friday. Late last year he chose to become a Fuji distributor, so he mainly carries Fuji, but also other selected brands. It seems like Fuji are planning to fire their own shot in the cut-price carbon-bike wars that Giant (1 and 2) launched recently. (Not to mention an

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Painting Alloy and Carbon Fiber Frames – Business Issues

This is the first of two posts exploring issues related to painting frames and components. In this post I deal more with the business aspects. The next will deal more with the technical side of things. Decreasing volumes and adding value Until recently I had been getting both alloy and carbon frames painted at the

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