Show #366 – September 23.2017...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2017-09-23.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Steve Frothingham; Don Ferris (encore); Eric Barber (encore) It’s Interbike 2017 and so, I’ve snagged Steve Frothingham, the online editor for Bicycle Retailer and Industry News to tell us about the show, the product categories that are trending, and the move to Reno for 2018. Then, since Brian and I are in Boston for the Builder’s Ball, I’ve dipped into the Outspoken Cyclist’s archives to pull out a couple of past conversations. First one is with Anvil Bike Works‘ Don Ferris. He’s funny, smart, and full of great information. Builders look to him for the finest in tooling as well as his knowledge of his craft. I also pulled up the conversation with Eric Barber from Copenhagen Wheel. Since they are the “gold” sponsor...

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Show #306 – July 30, 2016...

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http://www.wjcu.org/files/2016/07/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_073016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Marc Sani; Leah Shahum This week Diane talks with Bicycle Retailer and Industry News‘ Marc Sani about “Future Shock” and how Alvin Toffler‘s seminal work might give us some insight into the dilemmas faced by bicycle dealers today. With a decision by Quality Bicycle Products to move one of their lines, Salsa Bicycles, into REI, the proverbial poop storm was kicked up by a bevy of dealers and Marc has some great insight into what the industry might want to do to move forward – without kicking and screaming. After our break and some news, including a fabulous video with Chris Froome and the “Minis”, we head on out to San Francisco to speak with Vision Zero Network‘s Leah Shahum. Leah, who has a...

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