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Prices or service

Guitar Ted rants a little about bike shops that still don’t get that the winning proposition of the Local Bike Shop is not everyday low prices but excellent service. With pressure from online vendors and even Wal-Mart apparently entering the high-end bike market, there’s more pressure than ever for the local bike shop to compete read more »

Halliburton, drilling and gas prices

Here’s something for the “Drill Baby Drill” crowd. After a steady decline during George Bush’s administration, U.S. domestic crude oil production has climbed during the Obama administration to levels last seen in 2004, when gasoline prices were below $2 per gallon.

Bike shops selling more bikes and service

Is there an upside to high gas prices? If you’re a bicycle retailer, there can be—particularly in the service department. Bikes Belong has just completed a survey of more than 150 bicycle retailers from nearly 40 states to see if their summer 2008 sales reflect an increase in the use of bicycles for transportation. “I read more »

CES: Technology and the automobile

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off with a huge focus on integrating consumer electronics with the automobile. Ford CEO Mark Fields, Mercedes-Benz Chairman Dieter Zetsche, General Motors “Chief Infotainment Officer” Phil Abram, and Bosch Chairman Werner Stroth are featured keynote speakers this week.

Santa Clara Ride Every Road status

Some of you who follow me on Strava have wondered about the strange meandering routes I sometimes take through the city of Santa Clara. You’re seeing my Ride Every Road Santa Clara project. So far this year, I’ve covered maybe 70% of the 240 miles of surface streets in Santa Clara.

Giant gambit to increase bike shop unit sales

Giant USA says they plan to lure new customers to bike shops by promoting entry-level bicycles under $500, according to Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. Giant USA Executive Director of Sales JT Thompson says, “We have to do a better job of attracting new customers who want quality, well-built, IBD-serviced, lower-priced bikes.” IBD shops — read more »