Surly recalls faulty Pugsley forks

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Surly Bikes is recalling about 975 Pugsley bicycle forks because they can bend right above the mount for the disc  brake.

Surly100mmbikeforkLARGEThere has been one report of a faulty tubular cromoly steel fork bending above the brake mount; no injuries were reported.

Users should stop riding bicycles with those forks installed and contact a Surly dealer for free replacement or a refund.

The recall affects the the 100mm, which were sold individually, and 135mm, which were sold individually and on 2013 complete bicycles. The 100mm forks are black with triple water bottle mounts on each side, rack/fender mounts on the top and bottom and have date code 2012 03 20 stamped on the steerer tube.

The 135mm forks are black, yellow or red and are stamped with date code 2012 06 19 on the steerer tube.

The forks were sold at bicycle stores nationwide and over the web from May 2012 through February 2013 for about $100 individually. The Surly Pugsley bicycles cost about $1,750.

Surly Bikes, of Bloomington, Minn., is a wholly-owned brand of Quality Bicycle Products, Inc. Call them toll-free at (877) 946-9333 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or check online at www.surlybikes.com and click on the Safety Recall link.

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