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REI bicycle recall: Novara Trionfo

REI and the US CPSC announced a recall of about 260 Novara Trionfo road bicycles. The fork can separate from the steerer tube which can cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard. Ouch. REI as received two reports of forks separating causing riders to fall. Injuries reported include a fractured clavicle, broken read more »

Fish needs a bicycle

Happy Friday. I’m lying low this year for April Fools Day, but here’s a collection of what I’ve run across the interwebs.

Dahon folding bicycle recall

Dahon announced a recall of 2008 model year Dahon and REI Novara folding bicycles after the US CPSC received 25 reports of cracks in the handlepost hinge on these bicycles. About 11,500 model year folding bicycles are affected by the recall. Dahon models affected are Ciao P8, Curve D3, Curve SL, Glide P8, Jetstream P8, read more »

Trailer bike recall

First of all — the regular San Jose to Palo Alto group commute is off tomorrow(Friday) and next week, though you’re free to do this on your own if you’d like, of course. REI and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of 5,200 Novara Afterburner Trailer Bicycles. The children’s trailer bicycle can read more »

Tuesday Bike News:

Good morning from California. Carlton Reid reminds us that it’s our own stupid fault the motor car became so popular. We cyclists insisted on hard surface roads. We wanted road rules to keep pedestrians out of the way. Because cycling as a hobby belonged mostly to deranged, sport-minded young men with a bent for innovation, read more »

Crisis management and the power of a headline

For years, Specialized Bicycles has sent cease and desist letters to any and all in the bicycle business using names that Specialized’s legal research team feels can dilute their brands. In 2006, Mountains Cycles of Portland, OR locked horns with Specialized over Mountain Cycles’ use of “Stumptown” for their cyclocross bike. Although Stumptown is a read more »