Surly recall

Surly recall

Postby Boognoss » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:54 am

Lifted from Sydney Cyclist:

Surly bike recall

The Surly Crosscheck and the Surly Long Haul Trucker bikes sold between February 2006 and August 2010 have been recalled in Australia and should not be ridden. Owners should contact the dealer immediately because 'failure of the brake cable could result in the cable impacting the tyre and this may potentially lead to loss of control and possible injury.
Some bicycles may not be fitted with a brake cable catch hook to the cantilever brakes'.

Consumers should contact the store of purchase or Dirt Works Australia Pty Ltd. via email - [email protected] or phone 02-9679-8400
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Re: Surly recall

Postby alchemist » Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:58 am

Thus demonstrating the absurdity of the Australian Standard.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby Boognoss » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:05 pm

alchemist wrote:Thus demonstrating the absurdity of the Australian Standard.


Agree. I should be panicking that my CX bike doesn't have one of these hook things that I've never seen...... :roll:
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Re: Surly recall

Postby drubie » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:11 pm

Boognoss wrote:
alchemist wrote:Thus demonstrating the absurdity of the Australian Standard.


Agree. I should be panicking that my CX bike doesn't have one of these hook things that I've never seen...... :roll:


I think that's why Shimano developed those awful fixed length cantilever brake straddles - to avoid the problem of a brake cable snapping and the trad straddle catching on a knobby tire. I've got them on my home made tandem for that reason but they really compromise the stopping power of the brakes.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby Nobody » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:08 pm

Or you could just change to V brake and V levers and never have to worry about it again.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby rustguard » Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:27 am

Nobody wrote:Or you could just change to V brake and V levers and never have to worry about it again.

+1 for more than one reason.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby drubie » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:22 am

v-brakes sure, but not with narrow rims unless your frame has really close set brake bosses. Cantilevers have superior adjustability.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby Aushiker » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:08 pm

Hi

This is what you get from Dirt Works ...

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Re: Surly recall

Postby drubie » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:17 pm

Aushiker wrote:Hi

This is what you get from Dirt Works ...


What do you do with 'em? Are they to give to the surgeon to set your bones after the accident? :lol:
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Re: Surly recall

Postby rkelsen » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:10 am

drubie wrote:What do you do with 'em? Are they to give to the surgeon to set your bones after the accident? :lol:

They're reflector mounts which go on the brake bridge and fork. The idea is that they will stop the straddle cable from catching on the tyre if the main brake cable breaks.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby thomashouseman » Wed May 08, 2013 4:52 pm

Another Surly recall:

http://www.recalls.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/1047465

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Surly Pugsley bicycle fork with offset for 135mm spacing (yellow)
The forks affected were supplied by Dirt Works Australia Pty Ltd to bicycle retail stores as part of a complete bicycle - Surly Pugsley in YELLOW.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby Nobody » Wed May 08, 2013 5:55 pm

Looks like the Pugley isn't going too well. Maybe they are trying to take too much weight out of it.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby Marto » Wed May 08, 2013 6:27 pm

Surly you are kidding.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby Nobody » Wed May 08, 2013 6:44 pm

Marto wrote:Surly you are kidding.
I referring to recalls, not anything else like sales, ride-ability etc.
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Re: Surly recall

Postby thomashouseman » Wed May 08, 2013 10:01 pm

Marto wrote:Surly you are kidding.

I see what you did there Marto...
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Re: Surly recall

Postby ldrcycles » Wed May 08, 2013 10:10 pm

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Re: Surly recall

Postby Marto » Wed May 08, 2013 10:21 pm

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Re: Surly recall

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