IKEA recalls their SLADDA bikes - unrepairable snapping belt-drives

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IKEA recalls their SLADDA bikes - unrepairable snapping belt-drives

Postby AUbicycles » Fri May 25, 2018 7:25 am

Bike Europe reports the recall of all 6000 SLADDA bikes sold globally - no fix or replacement is provided just a full refund (no receipt required).

A technical defect was that the belt drives were snapping and it can't be repaired. It is appears (speculation) that the belts were not the Gates Carbon Belt Drive rather were noisier, not as smooth and possibly an own production from IKEA (TBC) and as an affordably targeted product, couldn't meet the quality of the Gates product.

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Re: IKEA recalls their SLADDA bikes - unrepairable snapping belt-drives

Postby klr_rider1 » Fri May 25, 2018 6:45 pm

The Recall Notice for these bikes was published in Australian newspapers today.

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Re: IKEA recalls their SLADDA bikes - unrepairable snapping belt-drives

Postby mikesbytes » Fri May 25, 2018 8:21 pm

Living 300mtrs from Ikea combined with the bike being for sale directly next to the coffee shop I have probably seen this bike more than anyone else who owns one. Having said that I am yet to see one on the road. For whatever reason they have not transformed the public to riding bikes
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Re: IKEA recalls their SLADDA bikes - unrepairable snapping belt-drives

Postby Cheesewheel » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:44 pm

"Unrepairable Snapping Belt Drive" ... there is something catchy about the sound of that .... "yeah I could never get back with my ex .... they are an unrepairable snapping belt drive."
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