The US Consumer Protection Safety Commission is urging owners of any bicycles with the Tektro TL-83 brake levers to stop using them and contact dealers for a free replacement.
The Morgan Hill, Calif.-based bike importer received one report of the brakes failing to work. The problem occurs when the adjuster cap and brake cable slide out of position.
The Tektro TL-83 brake levers in the recall are used only on aerobars sold on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv and 2012 S-Works Siv TT bike frames. They were also sold as service parts for those frames. As they’re modified from another brake, the Model Numbers read “TL-720” when the lever arm is depressed.
The frame modules sold for $5,500 to $6,100, and the levers sold as aftermarket for about $80.
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