Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Equipment and On Road Behaviour, Laws and Rules. Cycling Promotion and Advocacy

Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby vaeske » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:56 am

I know someone has posted about this one, but i'd assume the 2012 models would've come out to Australia around this time...

US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Recall for Trek's 2012 Flat bar Roadbikes

If you're thinking about it...check and re-check.
Last edited by vaeske on Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
vaeske
 
Posts: 944
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 9:22 am
Location: Brisbane

by BNA » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:49 am

BNA
 

Re: If you're thinking of buying a Trek: BE CAREFUL!

Postby Redbull » Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:49 am

Maybe you need to edit the alarmist heading a bit.

i.e. Narrow it down to type and model and likelihood.

4 reports out of 27,000 bikes is not a major catastrophe
The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass
User avatar
Redbull
 
Posts: 1906
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: Rockingham

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby Marx » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:37 am

4 in 27k broken saddle clamp bolt?
Can I hazard: “user error”?
-----------------------
A bike and a place to ride.
User avatar
Marx
 
Posts: 202
Joined: Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:36 pm
Location: Kensington Melbourne Australia

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby vaeske » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:05 pm

tell me something, if 4 in 27,000 isn't such a bad number, would you go out and buy one? I wouldn't...
User avatar
vaeske
 
Posts: 944
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 9:22 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby hannos » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:07 pm

Yep.

What is 4/27000 as a percentage?

That's your failure rate.
2010 BMC SLC01
Image
User avatar
hannos
 
Posts: 4018
Joined: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:18 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby lethoso » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:04 pm

vaeske wrote:I know someone has posted about this one, but i'd assume the 2012 models would've come out to Australia around this time...


...and I'd assume if it was subject to a recall in the US it'll be rectified on the models for sale here, if it hasn't been already as that release is from almost 3 months ago....

That said - 4 in 27,000 is not insignificant, given the bikes had only been in use for at most a few months when that notice went out - and that's only the reported rate.
Image
lethoso
 
Posts: 1565
Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:56 pm
Location: brisbane, 4101

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby vaeske » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:04 am

hannos wrote:Yep.

What is 4/27000 as a percentage?

That's your failure rate.


good luck with that one. failure of the bolt doesn't mean the rest of the stock are gonna be safe...just saying...
User avatar
vaeske
 
Posts: 944
Joined: Thu May 05, 2011 9:22 am
Location: Brisbane

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby blkmcs » Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:28 am

vaeske wrote:tell me something, if 4 in 27,000 isn't such a bad number, would you go out and buy one? I wouldn't...

You would only have to check the bolt, if it has a ring around the stamp mark then it is OK.
Too old to live, too slow to die.
User avatar
blkmcs
 
Posts: 897
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:44 pm
Location: Bayswater, WA

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby zero » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:10 am

vaeske wrote:tell me something, if 4 in 27,000 isn't such a bad number, would you go out and buy one? I wouldn't...


Its a seatclamp bolt, which is the most commonly user adjusted bolt on a bicycle. its a comfort/beginner commuter bike, being sold to the most obese population in the world, and seat posts occasionally creak, and owners occasionally get annoyed by creaks and overtighten bolts. Its also a plain example of factory spec substitution (ie trek specifies X, factory specifies X, bolt supplier supplies X for 6 months, then sneaks in Y when he thinks the factory has forgotten what the bolts look like.

I'm suprised they haven't broken 4 FX frames in that number to be honest. Goes to show many of them aren't actually racking up 8000 km+ a year.
zero
 
Posts: 2617
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:54 pm

Re: Want a 2012 Trek Flat Bar Roadie? BE CAREFUL!

Postby queequeg » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:19 pm

zero wrote:
vaeske wrote:tell me something, if 4 in 27,000 isn't such a bad number, would you go out and buy one? I wouldn't...


Its a seatclamp bolt, which is the most commonly user adjusted bolt on a bicycle. its a comfort/beginner commuter bike, being sold to the most obese population in the world, and seat posts occasionally creak, and owners occasionally get annoyed by creaks and overtighten bolts. Its also a plain example of factory spec substitution (ie trek specifies X, factory specifies X, bolt supplier supplies X for 6 months, then sneaks in Y when he thinks the factory has forgotten what the bolts look like.

I'm suprised they haven't broken 4 FX frames in that number to be honest. Goes to show many of them aren't actually racking up 8000 km+ a year.


I am sure they have. I have broken 2 FX frames through normal use, though "normal" for me is 8,000km+ per year. It is entirely feasible that frame failure with this amount of usage is just considered waer & tear and not a defect (despite the lifetime frame warranty). I haven't seen them recall the frames though.
'11 Lynskey Cooper CX, '00 Hillbrick Steel Racing (Total Rebuild '10), '09 Electra Townie Original 21D
User avatar
queequeg
 
Posts: 2746
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:09 am


Return to Cycling Safety and Advocacy

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Microwave Jenny



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU



InTouch with BNA
“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter