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    TREKS! recalled! 6500! 6700! 8000! 8500!

    OMFG!!!
    03/30/2007 TREK BICYCLES, INC.
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    TREK Bicycles, hereby voluntarily issues a recall on all 6500, 6700, 8000, 8500, elite 9.7, 9.8, 9.9, fuel EX, 7, 8, 9 frames manufactured in the model years 2005, 2006 and 2007. A large, yet unknown, proportion of these frames were manufactured using a bovinefecal compound in the paint.

    If and when the paint comes into contact with water, later exposure to ultraviolet light may over time cause the paint to release fumes containing a gaseous compound known as dihydrogen monoxide.

    Research has shown that inhalation of dihydrogen monoxide can have serious detrimental effects to an individual's lungs and brain, and it is believed that inhalation of fumes from the paint used on the affected frames may cause neural problems resulting in mild or extreme forms of dyslexia.

    Concentrated inhalation of dihydrogen monoxide may even be fatal, though it is not possible to attain such a dangerous concentration of the substance from a bicycle frame.

    This manufacturing defect is due to a supplier error and has since been rectified. TREK Bicycles, takes full responsibility for this problem and thus extends this recall notice.

    Owners of any potentially affected frames should contact their local Trek dealer immediately to ascertain whether their paint contains the defective bovinefecal compound. All defective frames will be returned to Trek Bicycles., and may be replaced, repaired or kept at Trek's discretion.

    -END RELEASE-

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    I love April too, but I reeaallly love April two.
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    for more info go to www.dhmo.org

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    A link to an actual source might be good

    Nice joke.
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    dihydrogen monoxide or beter known as dihydrous oxide is an extremely hazardous material. It kills far more people each year than asbestos. It can kill within a minute of exposure at concentrations as low as a teaspoon. It kills lots of kids each year as well.

    We should ban together to make this hazardous material illegal. Write your legislature today.

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    Depends on how long you hold your head under it, doesn't it?
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    Yes, dihydrogen monoxide is a really dangerous substance. Especially if you consume too much of it.

    Seriously. This woman met her end doing just that:

    http://densityoflead.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=8 (Original article no longer available--link dead.)
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day at work!!

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    Getting real tired of these moronic April Fools jokes.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    Getting real tired of these moronic April Fools jokes.
    Yet, you post on them.

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    I'm not too good at science, so somebody fill me in. Dihydrous oxide. I'd think dihydrous would mean 2 hydrogens, and that oxide would be something to do with oxygen. So wouldn't than be water?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander
    I'm not too good at science, so somebody fill me in. Dihydrous oxide. I'd think dihydrous would mean 2 hydrogens, and that oxide would be something to do with oxygen. So wouldn't than be water?
    Yes, isn't logic a wonderful thing?

    Every once in a while the email hoax comes around again warning about dihydrogen monoxide (guess it must sound more dangerous than dihydrous oxide)...it's always fun to see who sent it to me.

    I liked the one claiming Splenda would kill us all because it contains a chlorine molecule...evidently, it's the chlorine and *not* the sodium that we worry about in NaCl.
    Last edited by dagna; 04-02-07 at 08:13 AM.

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    A large, yet unknown, proportion of these frames were manufactured using a bovinefecal compound in the paint.
    Sounds like BS, to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterRun
    Sounds like BS, to me.

    Thank you CommuterRun, that actually made me laugh out loud.

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    Well it's a good thing MY bike wasn't on there.....*whew!*
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    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Got drenched in that dihydrous monoxide stuff this morning in the bathoom, of all places. Toweled it off of me and seem to be no worse for the wear. My wife even said I smelled better! Go figure.

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    dihydrogen monoxide ...give me diesel fumes anyday
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    I think a responsible moderator should delete this thread. It is going to end up causing people to spread the notion that these bikes are unsafe as well as possibly not to buy one.

    I'm not being uptight but if I had just glanced at the thread and not been a trek owner i might have just believed it.

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    I think the dangerous substance is most correctly called hydrogen hydroxide
    Uhmm...

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    April fools joke or not, Trek is the absolute WORST company on th face of the planet. I hope they burn in hell. Lance can suck an egg.


















    APRIL FOOLS!!!!!












    But seriuosly, trek does suck s***.
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    Trek is okay. Not the best, but with an 8000 on up they offer pretty good bikes.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    I have an 85 460 that aint chopped liver, ya know.......
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    I knew it Trek is using cow poo in their paint!
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    I have an 85 460 that aint chopped liver, ya know.......
    I had a 6000 back in the day, and it was a chunk of ****.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Ok so we have a bike with paint made from cow manure that farts water when exposed to sunlight? (what else would you call a gaseous release from breakdown of fecal matter?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul L.
    Ok so we have a bike with paint made from cow manure that farts water when exposed to sunlight? (what else would you call a gaseous release from breakdown of fecal matter?)

    Fermentation extracts
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