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Old 04-01-10, 05:13 AM   #1
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Planet Bike Super Flash recall announcment, pending

That's right, your favourite tail lamp/blinkie, the super flash will be recalled in short time.


Batches made between between Apr.1/04 and Dec.31/09 are affected. The Stealth Flash is not affected.

There have been numerous reports of Super Flashes spontaneously falling off the bike or catching fire under certain conditions. This problem has been identified as a failure of the bike to capture the excess heat from the device because a poor mating between the surface of the lamp and the frame of the bike.

A recall announcement is pending, but here at BF, we have the latest scoop and have given you a heads up warning. In the mean time, if you own one, you are advised to use clear packing tape or zip ties to hold them to your bike. Rubber bands will not do.


PS. look at the date.
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Old 04-01-10, 05:43 AM   #2
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I always suspected the PBSF was partially responsible for many of the reports of exploding Carbon Fiber frames.
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Old 04-01-10, 07:26 AM   #3
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is this another april fool joke? like the one where modo says he doesnt like strip bars?
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is this another april fool joke? like the one where modo says he doesnt like strip bars?
Not an April fool's joke. This is serious stuff. I was following a friend when his PBSF caught fire. He stopped, dropped and rolled in some dry grass in a park. The fire on him was put out, but it caught the dry grass on fire. There's an entire city park burnt down now because of his PBSF.

No joke.
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I taped by PBFS to a fire extinguisher and then taped that to my bike after reading this. I then set it on fire to test out my rig. It worked out fine for me, but the guy following me got a bit heated up about the whole thing.

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this would have been a runaway train if I posted it in commuting or road
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this would have been a runaway train if I posted it in commuting or road
told you I was the real thread killer.
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