Specialized Bicycles RECALL


by BNA » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:24 pm

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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby MarkG » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:24 pm

At least the Venge isn't on that list!
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby reefer » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:47 am

I like this bit from the recall:

Manufacturer: Topkey, of Taiwan for the forks; and Merida Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan for the bicycles.


I was in my local LBS the other day and they were bagging the Merida brand saying Specialized were a much better built.
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby Baldy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:19 pm

reefer wrote:I like this bit from the recall:

Manufacturer: Topkey, of Taiwan for the forks; and Merida Industry Co. Ltd., of Taiwan for the bicycles.


I was in my local LBS the other day and they were bagging the Merida brand saying Specialized were a much better built.


You realise that Merida Industry Co.Ltd can build you whatever quality bike you want. As long as your pockets are deep enough and you meet the minimum number for an order.

Are all Specialized better than all Merida's. No! Are the best Specialized better than the best Merida. Yes. :P
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby Howzat » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Specialized had a recall last year for the exact same problem on their Globe sub-brand of city bikes.
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby MarkG » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:57 pm

Its a well known fact Merida owns a portion of Specialized ..
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby biker jk » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:08 pm

MarkG wrote:Its a well known fact Merida owns a portion of Specialized ..


Yes the only unknown is whether they own 50% or more. That Specialized commercial featuring Contador and Schleck would have been even funnier if Contador says "I ride Specialized" and Andy retorts with "I ride Merida".
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby MarkG » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:10 pm

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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby biker jk » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:21 pm

MarkG wrote:They own 49% I believe.

http://www.bike-eu.com/Home/General/200 ... IK000680W/


They bought 49% in 2001 but this has been diluted to around 33%.

http://cyclingiq.com/2012/03/14/meridas-tour-de-france-ambition/
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby MN GLXR » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:28 pm

I heard Merida bought a share back in 2001 to save Speczld from going bust?

My LBS said the recalled bikes need to go to Melb for testing if the forks do not have a small hologram QC sticker at the top inside of the fork above tyre.
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby MarkG » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:57 pm

Speccy nearly went bust in the 90s, before the Merida % buyout
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby Aushiker » Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:50 pm

The recall has now been extended to Australia and covers the 2012 and 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disk models.

Also if you have registered your details with Specialized you should receive a postcard from them which entitles you to a $100 store credit towards the purchase of Specialized branded merchandise when you return your bike for rectification of the fault. A nice little compensator for the hassle.

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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby zancs » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:58 pm

Aushiker wrote:The recall has now been extended to Australia and covers the 2012 and 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disk models.

Also if you have registered your details with Specialized you should receive a postcard from them which entitles you to a $100 store credit towards the purchase of Specialized branded merchandise when you return your bike for rectification of the fault. A nice little compensator for the hassle.

Andrew


After reading about the $100 store credit, I was wondering how they were going to deal with that. I dropped my bike in on Saturday and the guy said nothing about it. I registered my bike a while back. This would be nice to receive a little compensator. The ACCC warning only came out on the 29th which wasn't long ago. Be interesting to see how this is handled.
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby Le Mong » Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:12 pm

So do recently purchased bikes need to go back for this?
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby Bob_TAS » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:40 pm

This makes me a *tad* nervous as my 2014 Tarmac SL4 is due any day now.

I know that this recall is for prior model years, but still...

Edit: Contacted my LBS and they've informed me that it appears to only apply to US models at this stage.
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby Aushiker » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:54 am

Bob_TAS wrote:Edit: Contacted my LBS and they've informed me that it appears to only apply to US models at this stage.


Your LBS needs to get up to date ... http://aushiker.com/specialized-bicycles-recall/ The recall applies in Australia as well; in fact since February 2013.

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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby Bob_TAS » Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:04 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Bob_TAS wrote:Edit: Contacted my LBS and they've informed me that it appears to only apply to US models at this stage.


Your LBS needs to get up to date ... http://aushiker.com/specialized-bicycles-recall/ The recall applies in Australia as well; in fact since February 2013.

Andrew


Cheers for the heads up, will be sure to discuss it with them when I head in tomorrow to pick up my new bike
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby briztoon » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:59 am

Well seeing as Specialised are aware of the problem, and the recall was for previous years models, I highly doubt that they put any of the faulty forks on the 2014 models.
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Re: Specialized Bicycles RECALL

Postby eldavo » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:31 pm

At least not with the same fault ;)
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