Maybe a better explanation on the Burley situation ...
(I apologize for the double post if it bothered anyone. Just figured this was a combination category issue).
I hope the following clears up a few issues that some of you have raised regarding the Burley situation. And, no, I don't work for a competing company; but, yes, I've had several friends that have been impacted by the behavior that has taken place at the former cooperative - and the earlier posts are the sole reason to make sure the other side of the story gets told. The article I referred to was posted in the tandem section months ago from the local Register Guard on the financial situation of the business, and the losses being experienced; the marketing man was, I believe, "Cary"; who made comments referring to the article and other posts that everything was "fine" at the business, and that there was no intention to sell the business. My post(s) was in response to the marketing/sales spin put out by a business that possibly could lead consumers to purchase product(s) without all the current information on the health and stability of that business (which could effect warranty issues, etc.). I've also gotten burned in the past with marketing/sales proclamations about how great a new product was, etc.; only to find I wasn't being given the full story. I don't think Burley will go out of business. I imagine they will survive in some form much like Cannondale made it through their bankrupcy transition.