You may recall reading an extensive interview in our June 2012 online edition of Bicycling Trade with Michael Ryan regarding the Bicycle Retail Network. We then followed up in September 2013 with an update of the program, now called ‘Rider +’.
There appears to be contradictory stories about distribution of Orbea bicycles in Australia. Some stores have complained to Bicycling Trade that they now have to wait five weeks for orders which are shipped from a warehouse in China.
For the second year running, FYXO is hosting the Australian Custom Bicycle Show (ACBS). This event is an opportunity to see a flourishing range of high quality, hand constructed frames parts, clothing and other accessories, all locally made.
After a successful move last year from the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds in Flemington, Ausbike was once again held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, which is on the northern boundary of Melbourne’s city centre. Although no official attendance figures have been provided to Bicycling Trade, the show appeared to be quieter, particularly on Friday 11th October which was the trade only day.
Fox has initiated a voluntary recall of certain model year 2013 Evolution Series forks manufactured between March 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012. The recall includes the Evolution Series forks with 120mm – 160mm of travel with an open cartridge damper.
If you’re a regular reader of Bicycling Trade, you may recall having seen a couple of previous articles about Bicycle Training Australia including an interview in our November 2012 online edition with co founder and previous long time Apollo Bicycles Managing Director, Philip Watts.