Category Archive: Bicycle Industry

Custom bike frame builder dies during RAGBRAI

Old photo of Tom Teesdale at his TET Cycles website

A bicyclist remembered as a renowned Iowa custom bike-frame builder collapsed during Monday’s stage of RAGBRAI and later was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Tom Teasdale, 62, described by a newspaper as one of Iowa’s “secret famous people,” built mountain bike and other bicycle frames out of his warehouse in West Branch for 32 years under the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/23/custom-bike-frame-builder-dies-during-ragbrai/

Bike importer recalls GT downhill mountain bikes

Recalled GT downhill mountain bike

Wilton, Conn.-based Cycling Sports Group is recalling two brands of GT downhill mountain bikes because the faulty wheel hubs can break and cause the break systems to fail.

The importer and the Consumer Product Safety Commission reports five cases of broken hubs. Consumers are urged to stop riding the bikes and to return them to the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/07/18/bike-importer-recalls-gt-downhill-mountain-bikes/

Trek and Scott recall 125,000 bikes with faulty suspension forks

Trek Marlin among those recalled

Bike makers Trek and Scott USA issued a recall on 26 different 2011 – 2013 bike models earlier this week after realizing the SR Suntour suspension forks can break.

Trek received 28 reports of broken forks, leading to five injuries such as broken bones and bruises. Scott received one report of a broken fork.

The two …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/27/trek-and-scott-recall-125000-bikes-with-faulty-suspension-forks/

Recall for Tern folding bikes

Tern folding bikes recalled

The U.S. distributor of Tern Folding Bicycles is recalling 650 of them because the frame can crack at the hinge on the top tube.

Lakewood, Calif.-based Stiles Products and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission recommend owners stop using the bicycles until they get the frames replaced. Although no accidents have been reported in the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/25/recall-for-tern-folding-bikes/

SCOTT recalls some road bikes for faulty forks

SCOTT announces recall

Idaho-based SCOTT-USA is recalling about 2,000 bicycles after a report that a faulty steerer tube in the front fork can break. The 2014 SCOTT Speedster 30 and 40 and Contessa Speedster 25 and 35 road bikes are subject to the recall.

SCOTT and the US Consumer Protection Safety Commission are advising owners to stop riding the bikes. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/06/10/scott-recalls-some-road-bikes-for-faulty-forks/

Fork failure sparks BMC bike recall

BMC's Aprebic forks recalled

BMC issued a recall notice for 160 Alpenchallenge, Masschallenge and Urbanchallenge model bicycles with Aprebic forks this week.

The carbon fiber forks can crack or break above the brake mounts. No crashes or injuries have been reported.

BMC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission urges owners to stop using the bicycles and to contact a local …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/05/16/fork-failure-sparks-bmc-bike-recall/

Winners announced at North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Co-Motion tandem

The North American Handmade Bicycle Show celebrated its 10th anniversary this past weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, usually a destination for NASCAR fans.

While the bicycle fans at the Charlotte Convention Center were less interested in horsepower, they showed a keen interest in the precision craftsmanship represented by some 150 exhibitors at the show.

Don …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/17/winners-announced-at-north-american-handmade-bicycle-show/

BMC recalls Stromer electric bicycles

Stromer_Schwarz_Side_Original_Legend_LARGE

Bicycle-distributor BMC warns owners of its Stromer electric bicycles to stop riding them immediately because the fork can break, causing an injury.

The company is recalling 1,300 of the electric bicycles sold in the U.S. between January 2012 and December 2013; 11 bicycles were sold in Canada. It received one report of a fork breaking, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/13/bmc-recalls-stromer-electric-bicycles/

Disc brake recall from Tektro USA/TRP

Spyre recall

Some 2,000 Spyre and Spyre SLC brand dual piston mechanical disc brake calipers are the target of a recall by Utah-based Tektro USA/TRP and the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Riders who own bicycles equipped with the faulty calipers are warned to stop using their bikes and contact the shop where they purchased them or Tektro …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/03/07/disc-brake-recall-from-tektro-usatrp/

Faulty handlebars prompts Cervelo time trial bike recall

Cervelo P5

A Hong Kong-based bike component maker is recalling 1,300 Cervelo P5 bicycles mounted with faulty 3T Aduro aero handlebars.

3T Design Ltd. and the US Consumer Product Safety Commission says the forward extension mounts can break away from the base bar during a ride. They urge owners to stop riding the bikes immediately and contact …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2014/02/05/faulty-handlebars-prompts-cervelo-time-trial-bike-recall/

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