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Lexco Bike

Lexco Now a Fab 5

07.10.2007
Norridge, Illinois

Distributor featured in Bicycle Retailer

The Beatles have nothing on Lexco. The company is highlighted in the latest (July 1) edition of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News as the journal features its "Fab Five" of regional distributors.

"It's a great honor to be deemed one of the top regional distributors in the U.S. by Bicycle Retailer," says Karen Peterson of Lexco. "The publication is a respected leader in reporting bicycle business news and we, like many other bike companies and stores, read the magazine from cover to cover."

The article touches on Lexco's start as a hardware store in 1952, its move to opening a Schwinn franchise a few years later, then into the bicycle security cable manufacturing business before creating a separate division as a full-fledge bicycle products distributor.

The piece carries information about Lexco's customer service strategy, what it takes to open an account and how the company uses dealer feedback to improve its operations.

Currently, Lexco services more than 500 IBDs with a multitude of national brands along with its own branded lines. The distributor occupies a 15,000 square foot warehouse in Chicago with plans for a second warehouse site still being determined.

"The story has already brought in calls from both current customers and IBDs who would like to carry our products," says Peterson. "It's been a lot of fun."

About Lexco
Lexco offers value-driven bicycle products and services to the marketplace. Lexco is a family-owned and operated business that began as a hardware store and Schwinn franchise on Chicago's west side in the 1950s. It continued as a Schwinn bicycle shop on the city's north side in the 60s, and in the 70s, Lexco began making bicycle security cables and has grown that into Lexco's cable division showcased at www.lexcocable.com. Lexco became a full-scale bicycle parts distributor in 1978. For more information, call toll-free (800) 626-6556.

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Contacts
Lexco Bike
(800) 626-6556
sales@lexcobike.com
www.lexcobike.com

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