Mom and pop frame makers future of US bicycle industry?

Schwinn, Murray, Huffy … the names of bicycle makers that have closed factories in the US or moved overseas goes on and on. Although most of the big operations have packed up and left, small frame builders are making a resurgence.

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Bobby Julich — first American cyclist to win Paris-Nice

With all eyes on Lance Armstrong this spring, fellow American Bobby Julich quiety trained for the beginning of the European pro racing season. And as Armstrong sat at his home in Girona, Spain, nursing an illness that knocked him out of the Paris-Nice race on Wednesday, Julich took the podium as the first American to win the week-long bicycle race in its 63-year history.

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Bicycle tour repeat: 38 years later

A 62-year-old cyclist from Kentucky is embarking on a cross-country bicycle trek this summer to teach kids a lesson. Joe Bowen is cycling 14,000 miles to retrace the route he took 38 yeas ago. Along the way, he'll file reports aimed at schools in eastern Kentucky.

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Three-foot gap for bicycles in Missouri too?

A bill in the Missouri legislature would require motorists to give bicycle riders a 3-foot clearance when passing. If it passes, it would benefit Mo's cycling citizens as well as all those loaded down bicycle tourists riding the TransAmerica route on the state's narrow roads.

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Armstrong out of Paris-Nice; sore throat and fever

A sore throat and fever has sidelined Lance Armstrong from the snowy Paris-Nice bicycle race. Team officials said Armstrong would not start Thursday's stage and would return immediately to his home in Girona, Spain.

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Riding a Schwinn bicycle all the way to the bank

The Canadian conglomerate that now produces Schwinn brand bicycles reports it had a record year in 2004. Dorel Industries said profits were up 69%. It credited its acquisition of Pacific Cycle, the owner of the Schwinn brand, for its success.

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This 2005 Tour starts in Paris, Texas

Can't afford to travel to Paris to see the conclusion of this year's Tour de France? The Bartlesville (OK) Examiner Enterprise suggests riding the Oklahoma Freewheel, which starts in Paris, Texas — Eiffel Tower and all.

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TransAmerica bicycle route's Cookie Lady recovering from a stroke

Bicycle tourists who have ridden the Bikecentennial route through Virginia have surely met June Curry, the “Cookie Lady.”

She has dispensed cool water and cookies to thousands of weary bicyclists struggling up the steep climb to Rockfish Gap in the Shenandoah Mountains.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that June, 84, suffered a stroke on Feb. 20 …

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Bicycle Quote: Cycling fund-raiser for cancer

“The first four hours are easy. The fifth hour is not so hard. The last hour is torture.”

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Update: Opposition to Colorado bicycle bill

Some Colorado lawmakers don't trust cyclists' judgment, and that could puncture passage of a bill that would allow cyclists to ride side by side. Currently, bicycle riders in Colorado have to move over to single file whenever a car is within 300 feet — a requirement that is difficult to gauge.

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