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Old 03-18-09, 08:27 PM   #1
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Cannondale Recall!

For not having dork discs on their high end bikes! LOL

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09155.html
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Old 03-18-09, 08:49 PM   #2
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I wonder... how many people will be taking their bikes to the shop to "correct" this problem?
Was Ralph Nader involved with this?
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Your tax dollars at work.
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I think everyone of the nice road bikes I have assembled at work I have "forgot" to put the dork disk on it. Oh, no!!! Giant even makes it easy for you and doesn't install it on the wheel, but includes it with the misc. box of stuff (pedals, reflectors, skewer, and owners manual).
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Comedy.
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As I posted on the Road forum on this same topic, watch for a slew of "new" dork discs for sale cheap on your local Craigslist.
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Incidents/Injuries: None reported.


Does the CPSC specify how big the disk has to be?

I wonder if this wheel is exempt from the regulations:


I wonder if this thread will get migrated to the A&S section.
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Does the CPSC specify how big the disk has to be?
The dork disk in the Govt's photo is a lot bigger than the one on my Cannondale.

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Hey, this should make the Dork (Disk) guy from a couple of weeks ago feel vindicated.
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We remove them for proper assembly.

No body wants to see a high end cannondale with a dork disc on it!
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Ambulance chasers are salivating!
Are we going to see a rash of class action lawsuits against the millions of bikes sold without / removed dork disc?
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This is why I'm glad I live in Japan. No ambulance chasers, no endless pages of fine print and disclaimers, no stupid personal injury lawyer advertisements on television all day.

In Japan, people are assumed to possess at least a minimum amount of common sense, and they aren't in the habit of blaming others for their mistakes or problems.

If a Japanese man is arrested for groping a woman on the train, he'll say "I felt like touching her, she was attractive". In America the same man would be advised by his lawyer to say "When I was little my parents didn't by me a dog, which made me socially dysfunctional and caused me to unconsciously grope the woman on the train".

Take a look at the yellow pages in any American city and tell me which section has the most listings. Tell me if it isn't under "A" for attorneys...
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WHAT!!!!! On the cpsc.gov site I read this about these Cannondales;

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Manufactured in: Taiwan
What has the world come to?????? C-Dales no longer "Handmade in the USA"???????

My day has been ruined!!!!

Pssssssst! Don't tell the CPSC my Handmade in the USA C-Dale does not have a spoke protector.

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I,m sure "DorkDiscs" could be made more exiting,there,s a million different things you could do with them such as racing picture cutouts or brand names or famous faces or pretty flowers or birds or or or or or jeeze someone stop meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee !
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Cannondale was acquired by a foreign investor/manufacturer last year.

I guess they immediately started slapping Cannondale decals to low/mid level bikes to enter that market.

Et tu, Cannondale?
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It sounds to me like a continuation of the Lawyer's Full Employment Act of 1993, whereby calss-action lawyers feed at the trough by suing big corporations for 1/3 contingency, while the class that was supposedly "damaged" all get $10 rebate checks.

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In a related development, the CPSC announced that it is investigting whether all bicycles using chains and cogs as the propulsion system should be recalled and permanently banned. The problem stems from the potential harm to unwary cyclists from the sharp, greasy and otherwise nasty sharp pointy "teeth" on the front and rear cogs.

"Those cogs and gears and things on bicycles look waaaaay too much like circular saw blades," said CPSC investigator Craptacular Corpulescence. "The thought of what might happen to you is just too icky for words. And the naughty connotations that chains dredge up means . . . well, let's just say that those San Francisco values just don't play in Peoria."

Most spokespeople for cycling organizations were too busy still laughing at the Cannondale "dork disc" recall to comment. However, John Forester of Somewhere in Silicon Valley, California, considered the investigation to be further vindication of he Vehicular Cycling theories. "And besides," Mr. Forester said, "it'll get rid of those fugly right calf grease 'tatoos' that newbies and freds all seem to sport. Man, I hate those."

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It sounds to me like a continuation of the Lawyer's Full Employment Act of 1993, whereby calss-action lawyers feed at the trough by suing big corporations for 1/3 contingency, while the class that was supposedly "damaged" all get $10 rebate checks.

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Gee, thanks for "protecting" me, CPSC. You'd think with all the pressing and serious problems that we have now that you would pick your battles a bit more carefully.

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Isn't the adjustment screw on the derailler there to ensure you don't shift into the spokes? Maybe Cannondale just needs to let the government know that they already have a "fix" in place.
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Cannondale was acquired by a foreign investor/manufacturer last year.
True.

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I guess they immediately started slapping Cannondale decals to low/mid level bikes to enter that market.

Et tu, Cannondale?
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Truth be known, is not just this that Rush warns everyone about?


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