Category: Bicycle Industry

Seattle bicycle show: Rodriguez touring bike with couplers

The Seattle-based Rodriguez bicycle company displayed its new “W-2 Adventure” travel bicycle at the Seattle bike show on Feb. 19 and 20. Rodriguez introduced the use of S and S couplings on this hand-built touring bicycle so it can be folded and transported in a 26-by-26-inch suitcase. For more info, go to the Rodriguez website.

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Recall: Seatposts on some Cannondale bicycles

Cannondale Bicycle is recalling 1,400 faulty suspension seatposts that were installed on some of its bicycles and sold in late 2004.

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One China city exports more bicycles than all of Taiwan

At one time, only the state-run Flying Pigeon bicycle plant operated in China's Tianjin. Today, there are upwards of 800 bicycle and bicycle parts makers there.

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Pyramid power at heart of bicycle frame

Cyclists are always looking for lighter and stronger equipment. Engineers at BYU are trying to meet those demands with bicycle frame that relies on pyramid power, as well as carbon fiber and Kevlar. …

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Not all Trek bicycles are “Made in the USA”

Where does Wisconsin-based Trek make most of its bicycles? Asia, of course.

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Recall for bicycle brake cables by Shimano

Bicycle component maker Shimano has issued a recall for some brake cables sold for road bicycles in North America. The recall was announced in Europe six weeks ago.

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2004 good year for Taiwan bicycle makers

While one US bicycle maker (Pacific Cycle) was snatched up by a Canadian conglomerate and another (Huffy) sought bankruptcy protection, Taiwan's leading bike manufacturers are coming off a record year.

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Schwinn, not exactly All-American anymore

Owned by a Canadian manufacturing conglomerate and built in China, Schwinn has buried its Made in USA roots for good.

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Trail-a-bike recall

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission says some of those single-wheeled bicycle trailers distributed by Norco Products Ltd. of Canada …

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