holy flippin shnikies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BIKEE SPEAKS (MAJOR UPDATE)
The following statement was just released by Bob Brown, former head of BikeE.
"As a result of continued operating losses, on August 23, 2002, BikeE Corporation ceased operations and terminated all of its employees. Collection of accounts receivable and liquidation of remaining inventory is being handled by agents of secured creditors. "
So there you have it. The largest recumbent bicycle producer in the world is no more.
BIKEE BUSINESS AGAIN...
'BentRider has confirmed that a collection agency has taken over BikeE's accounts receivable and is telling callers that the company is out of business. All of BikeE's phone numbers are disconnected and their web site is down. All BikeE employees that 'BentRider has a reliable relationship with were unavailable for comment. I would have to say that this does not look good. I would also like to ad that 'BentRider did report the impending demise of the company in April and BikeE strongly denied those rumors (Scroll down to April 22nd).
BIKEE OFFICIAL RESPONSE
"Hello from BikeE. Recently there was a discussion on an internet
recumbent newsgroup about BikeE. To clarify the issues discussed, BikeE
has not gone out of business or been sold; we are alive and actively
building BikeEs daily.
Feel free to contact us directly with any additional questions or
concerns at www.bikee.com,
541-753-9747 or chat live with us through our
Again, 'BentRider apologizes for unintentionally giving life to this rumor.
BIKEE FINE, RUMORS FALSE, 'BENTRIDER EXPLANATION
BikeE has officially and categorically denied any rumors of any impending sale and I'm sure they're telling the 100% truth. They are still building and selling bikes at a pretty good clip. 'BentRider Online did NOT mean to propagate this rumor when I passed on the HPV list message from Susan Christie. I was actually trying to do quite the opposite by stating that the message was only an unsubstantiated Internet rumor, but my plan completely backfired. I guess I learned a thing or two about how many of you read this section and listen to what we say. In the future I'll watch what I say a bit more closely. I have also deleted all of the discussion threads on this subject. If you want to open more about me being an idiot, that's fine, but please no more discussion of the rumor itself.