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Old 04-22-15, 05:14 AM   #1
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Trek recall

Feds recall nearly 1 million bikes after rider paralyzed

Get you some new QR skewers!
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Is there any way for a properly tightened quick release lever to come undone, or is this just a recall based on operator error?
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Aren't there going to be tons of other manufacturers using the same setup -- generic QR, suntour fork, entry level disks...?
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Aren't there going to be tons of other manufacturers using the same setup -- generic QR, suntour fork, entry level disks...?
The link doesn't work. I saw this story yesterday. What years are they saying is in the recall?
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The link doesn't work. I saw this story yesterday. What years are they saying is in the recall?
Everything from 2000 until present equipped with a "black or silver" QR lever and disc brakes.
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Everything from 2000 until present equipped with a "black or silver" QR lever and disc brakes.
Not "only" that, but the lever has to move further than 180 degrees (open/close) to qualify.
If you qualify and participate, per Trek you'll also get $20 to spend on Bontrager stuff.
I got no disc brakes on my 7.4FX, though I understand it's an available option.
But, u know what - Even absent disc brakes, if my QR lever had too much travel, I'm thinking the LBS that sold me the bike last year, would take care of it even outside of the recall. Come to think of it, the QR in front DOES "lock in" very close to the fork. This makes my chubby fingers somewhat of an inconvenience for removals (can I exchange my bulky digits for long supple artisan fingers?).
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or is this just a recall based on operator error?
This. Remember to tighten your skewer,you won't have any issues. Also,put the lever on the non-disc side and not only will this not be an issue,but you can put it behind the fork leg so it'll never catch on anything.
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Just saw the video. Crazy to think someone would install to the point it could, or would get stuck in the rotor. Heck, when does common sense come into play these days?
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And it's unbelievable some of the comments Trek is getting on this...the blame, comments about that's what you get for getting a cheap bike instead of a Specialized etc (who had an aerobar recall just last month).

But yeah, if you don't close your QR lever properly, or if you leave your brakes open, you'll have issues.
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johnny99 has reported the recall at this address: Trek recalls all of their bicycles with disc brakes

It links to the CPSC website which will have the details you need.

There have been a number of bicycle related safety recalls in the last two or three years, and none of them were necessarily the bike manufacturers' faults, it was usually for accessories made by outside suppliers. How many bike companies make their own wheels anymore?
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And it's unbelievable some of the comments Trek is getting on this...the blame, comments about that's what you get for getting a cheap bike instead of a Specialized etc (who had an aerobar recall just last month).

But yeah, if you don't close your QR lever properly, or if you leave your brakes open, you'll have issues.
Luckily it seems that for every one less than enlightened commenter blaming Trek there's at least five others who are quick to point out that this is an issue of operator error and nothing more.

Is anyone here getting their Treks "fixed"? I'm not sure what I'd use my $20 towards, Bontrager stuff is kind of expensive...
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I like my QR on the NDS thank you.
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Luckily it seems that for every one less than enlightened commenter blaming Trek there's at least five others who are quick to point out that this is an issue of operator error and nothing more.

Is anyone here getting their Treks "fixed"? I'm not sure what I'd use my $20 towards, Bontrager stuff is kind of expensive...
An extra roll of handlebar tape? I'm sure there are plenty of small consumable around the $20 mark....but I don't care for Bontrager so I don't know what they have
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Luckily it seems that for every one less than enlightened commenter blaming Trek there's at least five others who are quick to point out that this is an issue of operator error and nothing more.

Is anyone here getting their Treks "fixed"? I'm not sure what I'd use my $20 towards, Bontrager stuff is kind of expensive...
I don't have an affected bike, but I think if I did, I'd probably just have them swap it the next time I was in for something else, or if they allow it, just take the skewer with me when I was going to the shop for another reason without my bike.

That last one likely would really only work if they knew you. But I wouldn't load up my bike just to have a skewer swapped out when it would never be an issue if you know how to properly close a QR.
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pretty complicated - put the handle on the opposite side of the brake rotor and keep it tight.
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My lbs had 2 people come in about this. One person didn't have disc brakes, the other didn't have their bike with them. I'm really curious about how many incorrectly installed QR's they find, but they have a big box of new QR's behind the counter.
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Is there any way for a properly tightened quick release lever to come undone, or is this just a recall based on operator error?
I would suspect it is an operator error thing... coupled with a good attorney... who was able to push a lawsuit into deep pockets.

In my 40 years of cycling, I have NEVER had a QR come loose.
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pretty complicated - put the handle on the opposite side of the brake rotor and keep it tight.
Tried it with the wife's bike but because of the type of bend it only works if it's pointed forwards or down... I didn't like that so tomorrow I will go and get the proper QR.
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My lbs had 2 people come in about this. One person didn't have disc brakes, the other didn't have their bike with them. I'm really curious about how many incorrectly installed QR's they find, but they have a big box of new QR's behind the counter.
I never really considered how many people don't know what disc brakes are. I saw someone ask them if their Trek Pure was affected.
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I think it's possible that the handle is free to flop on the affected QR's once you tighten it down in the open position. Otherwise I don't see how a person could have possibly gotten up to a speed that would have injured them

I was hoping the lbs had one of the bad ones, but no joy
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The "feds" are not responsible for the recall.

It is a voluntary recall on Trek's part.
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The "feds" are not responsible for the recall.

It is a voluntary recall on Trek's part.
Right, well tell that to whoever titles the article
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This is a possible problem with all QRs, Trek decided to have a recall. Others will eventually recall theirs also.

It's only a matter of time and lawyers.
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Right, well tell that to whoever titles the article
It appears that you titled it. "Feds" is not in the title in your link.
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Nope, copy paste of the link. No naming on my part involved
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