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Shopping channel accused of falsifying prices for bikes

Non-IBD sales channels are usually guilty of deep discounting of bicycles so it's odd to find out about Wirral Trading Standards legal action against Bid-Up.tv. In March, a district judge will hear claims that Bid-up.tv - available on Freeview and satellite channels - added £100+ the 'guide prices' of three bicycles before starting TV 'auctions'. Bid-up.tv denies the claims.

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CPSC recall of 80 000 Adams trailerbikes

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission in cooperation with Norco Products Ltd., of British Columbia, Canada has announced voluntary recalls of Adams Trail-a-Bikes and Adams Slipstream Bicycle Attachments. It's a biggie: all product is being recalled from January 1996 to October 2004.

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Velo Mondial seeks host city for conference in 2012

The third Velo Mondial Conference will take place in Cape Town, South Africa in March 2006. Applications are being sought for the fourth conference, to be staged in 2012. The bid is open to all cities to participate, but preference will be given to cities in Asia, Australia or South America. Velo Mondial is an organisation which promotes the use of the bicycle and is run by two executive directors, based in London and Amsterdam, with assistance from a worldwide advisory board.

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Got an iPod? Use these bagged speakers on your bike

Don't try this at home, kids. "If you like your media on the go but don't like the shut-the-world-out feeling of wearing earphones, Sakar International's new family of Sound Cases will be music to your ears." But perhaps not the ears of passers-by as you pedal along blasting out your fave i-tunes... The Bicycle Sound Case works with other MP3 players as well as CD players.

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