Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Felt Bicycle Recall

The United States Product Safety Commission announced today the recall of the 2007/08 Felt F1X Cyclocross Bicycle. The company has received six reports of the bike's fork steerer tube breaking. The forks are made of carbon fiber with aluminum steerer tubes. Sheldon Brown describes the steerer tube as, "the upper part of a front fork, to which the handlebar stem and the turning parts of the headset attach. The steerer is not visible on an assembled bicycle, being entirely concealed inside the head tube." This is a potentially very dangerous condition. If it breaks during a ride you could loose control of the bike. Click here for more details and what to do if you own one of these ($1,500) bikes.
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