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January 25, 2013
Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
Description: The 2012 and 2013 model road bicycles and framesets come in various colors and have the brand name "Specialized" on the frame. The model name "Tarmac SL4," "Crux" or "Secteur" is also located on the frame. The recall includes all models of the 2012 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Tarmac SL4, 2013 Crux and 2013 Secteur Disc. The model year and style names are on the sales documents.
Incidents/Injuries; Two incidents were reported, one involving a fall with facial injuries and lacerations requiring stitches.
Recall number: 13-102
Name of product: Bicycles and frame sets
Hazard: The steerer tube in the front fork can break, posing a fall hazard.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the bicycles and take them to an authorized dealer for free inspection and, if needed, a free repair.
Consumer Contact: Specialized Bicycle Components toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or website at www.specialized.com for more information and click on Support and then Safety Notices.
Units: About 12,200
Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bike Brake Levers Due to Crash Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized Bicycle Components Inc., Morgan Hill, CA, announced a voluntary recall of Bicycle Brake Levers. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. About 600 units have been sold.
Hazard: The adjuster cap and brake cable can slide out of position and make the brakes non-operational. This can cause a rider to lose control of the bicycle and crash. Specialized is aware of one incident worldwide in which the rider lost the function of both brakes. The firm has received no reports of injury or property damage.
The recalled products are Tektro TL-83 brake levers. TL-83 levers are designed exclusively for use with aerodynamic handlebars (aerobars) sold as original equipment on 2010 and 2011 S-Works Shiv bicycle frame modules and 2012 S-Works Shiv TT bicycle frame modules. They are also sold as aftermarket service parts for these modules. The levers are modified versions of the TL-720 brake lever. They are black aluminum and have a quick release slot at the top of the lever arm. Model number "TL-720" can be read on the side of the lever arm when braking action is applied.
The levers were sold at authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers from April 2010 to February 2012. The bicycle frame modules sold for between $5,500 and $6,100. The brake levers sold for about $80 as service parts.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop riding bicycle frame modules equipped with TL-83 brake levers and return the levers or modules to authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailers for free replacement brake levers.
Consumer Contact: For more information and to find the nearest authorized Specialized Bicycle Components retailer, contact Specialized customer service between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday at (877) 808-8154 or visit the firm's website at www.specialized.com
Specialized Bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks
The brake component housed within the bicycle's carbon fork can disengage from the fork and allow the brake assembly to contact the wheel spokes while rotating, posing a fall hazard. The company has received two reports of the brake component disengaging from the carbon fork. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves the following nine, 2011 model year bicycles with Advanced Group carbon forks: Sirrus Expert, Sirrus Comp, Sirrus Elite, Vita Expert, Vita Comp, Vita Elite, Vita Elite Step Thru, Tricross Sport, Tricross, and Tricross Comp. All bicycles have the brand name "Specialized" on the lower front frame tube. The model name is on the top tube.
Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and return them to an authorized Specialized retailer for a free repair or replacement carbon fork. For additional information, contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.specialized.com
FLOOD DAMAGE IN CRAWFORD NOTCH
CANCELS CRANK THE CRAWFORD
BICYCLE HILL CLIMB TIME TRIAL
The Mount Washington Valley Velo Club and the Wildcat Mountain Alpine Foundation have been forced to cancel the Second Annual Crank the Crawford time trial because of the flood damage in Crawford Notch caused by tropical storm Irene.
All registered riders will receive full refunds via bikereg.com.
"If anyone has seen the photos of the damage to the Sawyer River Bridge in Hart’s Location, they can understand our decision,” said Phil Ostroski, race co-director. ‘We certainly understand the huge job the NHDOT has ahead of them, but we intend to continue to hold this event next year, the weekend after Labor Day."
Club organizers would like to thank the title sponsor IBEX Sports Inc for their continued support this year, along with Matty B’s Mountainside Café in Bartlett, the State of NH Parks and Rec and the DOT, The Mountain Ear, Red Jersey Cyclery, Bob and Terry’s Sports Outlet, Mr. Twist, the Pretzel Guy, Front Side Grind, The Bike Shop, Stan and Dan Sports, WPKQ, NEBikes.com, Grinnell Associates North, Wildcat Ski Area, Conway Daily Sun, MWV Screen Printers, Volkl USA, Altitude Sports, Libby’s Bistro, and Matt Howard Timing.
If any racer needs more information, please contact D. Pollock at email@example.com.
Please be sure to check nebikes.com and bikereg.com early next spring for 2012 race information.
The rains held off and the 2011 Crank The Kanc came off with nary a hitch. The lack of rain, snow or road construction made for a great ride. Results are now on line in the Race Results section and pictures in the Gallery section in this site. Thanks to Chris Darling, the MWV Velo Club, the great volunteers and all the sponsors for putting on this classic event.
September 15, 2010
Crank The Crawford 2010 winners:
Doug Chiasson -
Grand Masters Men, 55-64,
Valley Bike & Ski Werks Racing:
Cindy Mc Nett - Masters Women 45-54, CycleMania Portend Maine,
July 5, 2010
2010 Crank The Kanc pics are now posted in the Photos section. Check 'em out...
June 9, 2010
Hey Folks... Mount Washington Valley Summer Mountain Bike Race Series Race #1 is Tuesday, June 19th - Thorne Point at Attitash. Registration 4:30- 5:45, Kids Race at 6, Main Event at 6:15. Everyone welcome. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!!
Dave Burnett sets a new men's course record of 1:01:11 and Marti Shea set a new woman's course record of 1:12:55.
April 18, 2010
While we had 4 inches of snow in the Mt Washington Valley on Friday and Saturday, there was up to 10 inches in the higher elevations. While Hurricane Mountain and Bear Notch were rideable earlier in the week, they may not be now!
July 23, 2009
On Monday, July 27th the ěRide Locallyî Fundraiser Raffle will be held at The Red Parka Pubís Open Micí Night. This is a fundraiser for the proposed multi ńuse Mount Washing Valley Bike Path. The vision is to create a permanent bicycle-pedestrian corridor within the Mt Washington Valley that will, with its popular use, promote healthy lifestyles, reduce traffic congestion and our collective carbon footprint, and inspire the appreciation and enjoyment of the natural beauty that surrounds us.
Raffle tickets are being sold NOW for $5 each at The Red Jersey and at The Red Parka. The top prize is a Rocky Mountain RC-10 Bike. There are also gift certificates as prizes. Winners do not have to be present to win, but must be at least 21 years old. The drawing will be held at approximately 11pm. Members of the Bike Path Committee will be on hand early to answer questions about the proposed route.
Call The Red Jersey at 356-7520 or The Red Parka at 383-4344 for more information.
July 9, 2009
Come on over to Fryeburg this weekend for the Maine Bike Rally. Road, Mountain or just cruise - it's all there. Big dinner on Saturday night featuring local swing band Sounds Clever & the Valley Horns at the Fryeburg Academy Gym.
Don't Miss It!
Bicycles Recalled by REI Due to Fork Failure: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), announced a voluntary recall of 2005 Novara Trionfo Bicycles. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The fork can separate from the steerer tube which can cause the rider to lose control, posing a fall hazard. This recall involves 2005 Novara Trionfo bicycles with Aprebic carbon fiber forks. The bicycles are blue and white with black forks, and have the name "Novara" printed on the bars.
The firm has received two reports of forks separating causing riders to fall. Injuries reported include a fractured clavicle, broken teeth, facial damage and head injuries. These bikes were sold at REI retail stores nationwide from January 2005 through August 2006 for between $720 and $1,900. Contact REI at (800) 426-4840 between 7 a.m. and 2 a.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.rei.com
Specialized Bicycle Components Recalls Bicycles Due to Serious Fall Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Specialized has announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
About 14,000 Specialized 2009 Model Bicycles are affected. The handlebars can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider. Specialized has received two reports of the handlebar breaking during use, one of which caused a rider to suffer head trauma which resulted in unconsciousness and a puncture wound to the arm.
This recall involves HL handlebars on the following 2009 Specialized bicycles: Cross Trail Comp, Myka HT Comp, Myka HT Elite, Rockhopper, Rockhopper Comp and Rockhopper Comp 29. The model number of the HL handlebar is ALR-13 NTFOV and is located underneath the right hand grip of the handlebar. These bikes are sold by authorized dealers nationwide from June 2008 through February 2009 for between $640 and $1,050. Consumers should immediately stop riding these bicycles and contact a Specialized dealer for a free replacement handlebar.
For additional information, please contact Specialized toll-free at (877) 808-8154 between 9 a.m.
Shimano American Corp. Recalls Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheels for Bicycles
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Shimano American announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall. This recall involves the Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheel Sets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read "Shimano WH-7850", "Dura Ace", and "Carbon 1380." These wheels are intended for use with high end adult road racing bicycles.
For more information, contact Shimano American Corp. at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at bike.shimano.com To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled product, please go to:
40,000 Look Pedals (KČO Bicycle Pedals) Recalled: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Look Cycle USA, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.
The steel axle inside the pedal can break, posing a fall hazard to cyclists. Look Cycle has received 14 reports of incidents with broken pedals, including 7 injuries which resulted in scrapes, cuts, contusions, elbow pain, and a knee injury. The recalled bicycle pedals are black and were sold separately from bicycles. Pedal models include KČO Classic, KČO Sprint, KČO HM and KČO Carbon. The model name is printed in white on the side of the pedal. Date codes between January 2004 and December 2005 are included in this recall. The date code for the KČO Classic, Sprint and Carbon pedals is on a dial stamped onto the pedal. The date code for the KČO HM is on the bottom of the pedal, with the letters A through L corresponding to the month, and the numbers 4 and 5 indicating 2004 or 2005. They are sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide from January 2004 through July 2007 for between $100 and $500.
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycle pedals and return them to the place of purchase, or contact Look Cycle USA to arrange for shipping and free repair. For additional information, contact Look Cycle USA toll-free at (866) 430-5665 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.lookcycle-usa.com, or email the firm at KeoUpgrade@lookcycle-usa.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Trek Bicycle Corp., of Waterloo, Wis., today announced a voluntary recall of Trek MT220 Girls Bicycles. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The bicycle's frame can break during use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries. Trek has received 13 reports of frames breaking,including four minor injuries.
This recall involves Trek girls' bicycles model MT220 and model years 2005 (light metallic blue), 2006 (metallic silver and metallic purple or pink and pearl white), and 2007 (pink and white pearl or metallic purple). The model name is printed on the frame of the bicycle. Model year 2008 bicycles are not included in this recall. Bikes were sold at authorized Trek dealers nationwide from April 2004 through June 2007 for about $300.
For additional information, consumers can contact Trek
at (800) 373-4594 between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday
and between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Saturday, or visit the firm's Web site
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Pacific Cycle Inc., of Madison, Wis. today announced a voluntary
recall of the InStep "Pathfinder," Schwinn "Run About," and Mongoose "Alley Cat" Trailer Bicycles. These were sold at bicycle stores and retailers nationwide from January 2007 through August 2007 for between $80 and $120.
The coupler connecting the children's trailer bike to the
adult's bicycle has welds that can fail, posing a fall hazard to
children. Pacific Cycle has received one report of the coupler
failing, resulting in a fall and abrasions to the rider.
The "Pathfinder," "Run About," and "Alley Cat" are
single-wheeled, children's bicycles that connect to an adult's bicycle by a coupler. The recall includes model numbers: 12-PF250, 13-SC250, 13-SC350 and M5101. The model number is located on the lower seat tube of the frame. The affected couplers have welded plates; bicycles that have couplers with cast parts are not included in this recall.
The MWVVelo Bicycle Club will joining the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, who will be holding a Potluck dinner, on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Cross-country skiing and bicycling blend together, so come out for a night of food, friends and fun at the Jackson Ski Touring Foundation's monthly potluck at the Jackson Ski Touring Center headquarters on 153 Main Street in Jackson at 6 p.m. We're teaming up with Thom Perkins and fellow freeheelers. Please bring either appetizers for six, or a main dish - salad, main course or dessert - for eight people. The socializing begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Roland DuBois will provide the evening's entertainment looking back at the Velo Club's 2007 season.
December 18, 2007
Bicycle Helmets Recalled by Specialized Due to Failing Helmet Standard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with Specialized,announced a voluntary
recall of Specialized Bicycle Helmets. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The helmets fail testing required under CPSC's safety standard
for bicycle helmets. This can pose a head injury hazard to riders in a fall.
This recall involves the Specialized helmets, model 2D. Model "2D" is printed on the sides of the helmet in the rear. The
helmets were sold for men and women in matte black, white, silver, blue, pink, and team colors. Sold by Specialized through its authorized retailers and online stores between July 2007 and October 2007 for about $200.
Reynolds Recalls Bicycle Forks Due to Fall Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Reynolds announced a voluntary
recall of about 330 Reynolds UL Bicycle Forks.
The fork tips could separate from the fork legs, causing the wheel to come loose from the fork while riding. This could pose a serious fall hazard to riders. Forks were sold at independent bicycle retailers nationwide from October 2006
through May 2007 for about $500. The recalled forks were included in
custom 2007 bicycle frame kits from the following manufacturers:
Independent Fabrication, Litespeed, Lynskey Performance Designs LLC.,
Merlin, Parlee, Rock Lobster, Spectrum Cycles, Strong Frames and Vicious
Formula Brake USA Recalls Disc Brakes for Bicycles Due to Risk of
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with Formula Brake USA and Formula SRL, of Italy, announced a voluntary
recall of about 5,700 Oro Disc Brakes used on bicycles. Consumers should stop using
recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The brake's hand lever can separate, resulting in loss of
braking. This can cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to riders. Formula Brake USA has received six reports of hand levers detaching. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves Oro disk brakes typically installed on
mountain bikes. The brake is operated by a hand lever, which is mounted
to the handlebar. Included in the recall are the Oro K18, Oro K24, Oro
Puro and Oro Bianco models with serial numbers less than 295237. The
serial number can be located on the brake's body above the "Made in
Italy" label. These were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from May 2005 through July 2007 for between $180 and $320.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using bicycles equipped with the recalled
brakes and contact any Formula Brake dealer to receive a free repair. For additional information, contact Formula Brake
toll-free at (866) 458-3130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.formulabrakeusa.com.
Bike Ban Looms Over Iconic Continental Divide Trail
Mountain bikers may find some of the nation's best singletrack off-limits if the Forest Service pushes through with a new directive. The agency wants to limit or prohibit bike access on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT), which runs the length of the country, from Montana to New Mexico. The CDT includes the famous Monarch Crest, many sections of the Colorado Trail, well-known Steamboat Springs singletrack, important trails around Butte and Helena and much, much more. Take Action Your strong voice is essential to saving epic rides along the CDT. The Forest Serviceís proposal to restrict and prohibit mountain biking has been warmly embraced by some anti-bike groups, who are giving it their full support. All mountain bikers are urged to take action.
Mount Washington Velo Club member and Conway Daily Sun bicycling columnist Marty Basch will be at White Birch Books in North Conway at 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, July 10 recounting tales of his many cycling adventures. Basch will tell engaging stories about his two-wheel travels and sign copies of his recently released second edition of "The White Mountain Ride Guide"
Call White Birch Books at 356-3200 for more information.
Crank The Kanc 2007 pictures are now available in the Photo Gallery. Thanks once again to Alyssa Franks for taking some great shots.
May 22, 2007
2007 Crank The Kanc timetrial results are now available in the Race Results section. Thanks to Phil Ostroski and Chris Darling for putting on a great race once again.
April 10, 2007
SRAM Corp. Recalls Bicycle Brake Caliper Sets Due to Crash Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with SRAM Corp., today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name & Quantity: SRAM Force Road Brake Caliper Sets. About 5,400 units.
Hazard: The brake caliper sets could break and detach from the bicycle's fork or frame. This could cause the rider to lose control and crash.
The recall involves the SRAM Force Road Brake Calipers sets
sold as aftermarket components. The brake caliper sets have "SRAM Force" and some have a date or production code embossed on the unit. The SRAM brake caliper sets may have also been installed on the following makes and models of bicycles: Specialized (S-Works Tarmac SL, S-Works Roubaix); Trek (Project One Madone models); Fuji (Fuji SL1); Scott USA (Addict R3); Bianchi (Bianchi 928 SL); Kuota (Kuota KOM, Kuota KREDO, Kuota KEBEL); Orbea (Orca, Aqua, Loboular, Opal, Arin, Aqua Dama, Dama Race and Diva); Kestrel (Evoke SL/Force, RT700/Force), Titus (Vuelo, Solera) and Sampson (Diablo).
Sold at: Specialty bicycle retailers nationwide sold individual brake caliper sets from July 2006 through January 2007 for about $270 and bicycles which included these sets through March 2007 for between $3,000 and $7,300.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in
cooperation with Mirraco LLC, of Carlsbad, Ca announced a voluntary recall. Consumers should stop using recalled Mirraco bicycles immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The front wheel forks on these bicycles could have been welded
improperly. This poses a risk that the weld could fail, and the rider could lose control and fall.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received four reports of steer tube rotation and one report of a fork separation due to failure of the welds. No injuries have been reported.
The recall involves BMX bicycles. Sold at authorized Mirraco dealers nationwide from November 2006 through January 2007 for between $265 and $550.
Consumers should stop using the bicycles immediately and have them inspected by a Mirraco dealer. If the inspection shows that the bicycle is part of the recall, the fork will be replaced free of charge.
Consumer Contact: Call Mirraco toll-free at (888) 431-7653 between 8
a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or on Saturday between 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.mirrabikeco.com
CRANK THE KANC 2007 TO OFFER NEW TEAM TIME TRIAL FORMAT
The ever popular Kangamagus Hill Climb will be returning on Saturday, May 19th with a new ěTeam Time Trialî format. Three person teams will depart at three minute intervals starting at 8:30 and a maximum of 10 teams will be allowed. The teamís final time will be determined when the third team member passes the finish line.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Light & Motion, of Monterey, CA announced a voluntary recall of about 1,700 Lithium Ion Bicycle Light Batteries for Fire and Burn Hazards. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Battery Manufacturer: GP Batteries International Ltd., of Singapore
Battery Importer: Gold Peak Industries (North America), Inc. of San Diego, Calif.
Sold at: Authorized bicycle dealers nationwide from November 2003 through October 2004 for about $500.
Consumer Contact: Call Light & Motion collect at (831) 645-1538 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's Web site at http://www.bikelights.com/Support/liion.htm
CervČlo Cycles Inc. Announces Recall- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with CervČlo Cycles Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of 2005 R2.5 Model Carbon Fiber Bicycles and Bicycle Frames. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Units: About 650
Distributor: CervČlo Cycles Inc., of Toronto, Canada
Hazard: The bicycle frames can loosen or separate, causing the rider to lose control, fall and be injured.
Description: This recall only involves the 2005 model year R2.5 model bicycles and bicycle frames with serial numbers higher than R251700. The model numbers and serial numbers are printed on the bicycle frame tubes. The frames have clear coating over a carbon fiber with either red and white "CervČlo" decals on the down tube, seat tube and head tube, or blue and white decals in the same locations.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these bicycles with the recalled frames and contact CervËlo to receive a free replacement frame.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact CervČlo toll-free at (866) 296-3137 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
This weekend marks the 6th year of White Mountain NEMBA's trailbuilding weekend event.
9 to 1 - trail work; meet at train station at Schouler Park in North Conway.
More info: Rob Adair - radair (at) allpointstech.com
3 to 6 - rides rolling out of Echo Lake State Park.
6 to 10 - Barbeque and party at Echo Lake State Park. Burgers & beer will be provided, but please feel free to bring a dish to share.
9:30 - rides leaving from the base of Cranmore mountain.
For more info: Rob Adair - radair (at) allpointstech.com
September 17, 2006
Kennett High School Mountain Bike Team - The first race is on Wednesday, September 20th at Whittiker Woods. Race starts at 4 PM. Come down and support your team in their first home event of the season.
August 22, 2006
The 2006 Mount Washington Hillclimb is in the history books, but you can relive it in our Photo Gallery. Check out the 117 pictures taken at the finish by our photographer Alyssa Franks.
July 8, 2006
Felt Bicycles Announce Recall to Repair Mountain Bicycles for Brake
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Felt Mountain Bicycles, has announced a voluntary recall of about 700 Felt Mountain Bicycles due to the steel brake boss can detach from the frame, causing the
rider to lose control and fall.
This recall involves all model year 2005 and 2006 Kinesis made RXC bicycles. The frames on these bicycles are made with carbon fiber rear seat stays and are equipped with V-style brakes, and not equipped with disk brakes from the factory. Frames affected by this recall were shipped to dealers between October 2004 and April 2006. They were sold at bicycle specialty stores nationwide from October 2004 through April 2006 for between $1,050 and $5,000.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Felt Bicycles at (866)
433-5887 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit
the firm's Web site at www.feltracing.com
Basso, Ullrich, Sevilla, Mancebo and others suspended from the Tour following doping allegations. Evidence from the ongoing OperaciŰn Puerto doping probe in Spain - which has implicated a reported 58 riders to blood doping - was released late Thursday.
Specialized Bicycle Components Inc. Recalls Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, incooperation with Specialized Bicycles, today announced a voluntary recall of about 2,700 bicycles with SW Carbon Stem with Magnesium Faceplate.
Hazard: The bicycle's stem has a magnesium faceplate that holds the
handlebar in place. The faceplates on the recalled stems can crack
allowing the handlebar to break off the bicycle, posing a serious fall
hazard. Specialized has received five reports of the
magnesium faceplate exhibiting cracks. No injuries have been reported. Consumers should stop riding the bicycles that have the recalled
stems immediately and take them to an authorized Specialized retailer
for a free replacement faceplate.
Description and Models: The SW Carbon Stem with Magnesium Faceplate is
black with the words "S-Works" and "Magnesium Faceplate" printed on it.
The stems were included as original equipment on the following 2006
bicycles models: S-Works Tarmac, Tarmac Pro, S-Works Roubaix, Roubaix
Pro, Allez Pro and S-Works Transition. It was also sold as an after
market item under the name S-Works Advanced Composite Mag Road Stem.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Specialized at (877)
808-8154 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. MT, Monday through Friday, or visit
the company's Web site at www.Specialized.com
162 Crank The Kanc 2006 photos now posted in the Photo Gallery!!
May 1, 2006
Crank The Kanc online registration now closed. In record time the 200 slots have been filled. There may be a few slots available on the day of the race, but at this time there is already a waiting list.
Thanks for supporting this great event.
April 6, 2006
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Syntace USA announced a voluntary recall of Bicycle Handlebar Stems. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: F99 (Force 99) Bicycle Handlebar Stems
Units: About 2,300
Distributor: Syntace USA, of Olney, Ill.
Hazard: The recalled bicycle stems can crack or break under normal
conditions, causing the rider to fall and suffer serious injury.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Crystal Trout at
Syntace USA at (800) 448-3876, extension 233, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or log onto www.syntaceusa.com - consumers also can e-mail the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to: Syntace USA, 1902 Miller Drive, Olney, Ill. 62450.
First trail work day of the season is scheduled for Sunday, April 9 at 9 am. As the Red Tail is snow covered and not close to being ready for trail work (or riding), we're shifting gears to Thompson Road (off Artist Falls Road in North Conway village) to work on a short trail reroute on The Nature Conservancy's property. Meet at 8:45 at the Thompson Road trailhead near the power lines.
March 21, 2006
CRANK THE KANC 2006
Online Registration for Crank The Kanc Hillclimb Time Trial Will Open Monday, March 27, 2006 at 7:00:00 AM ET
This will be a limited field so register for the race ASAP.
Presented by and for the benefit of the Kennett High School Mountain Bike Team.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Performance Inc., of Chapel Hill, N.C., today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: 2006 Performance Travel Trac Trainers
Units: About 10,200
Hazard: The base of the trainer has a blocking mechanism that can break
causing the bicycle to disengage from the stand, posing a fall hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Performance has received two reports of the bike
trainers breaking, though no injuries have been reported.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Delta Cycle Corp announced a voluntary recall of the Picasso Two-Bike Folding Racks. About 3,500 units were sold. The bike racks do not have sufficient hardware to support itsweight on the wall. This can cause the bike rack to unexpectedly fall, hitting a nearby consumer.
This recall involves Picasso bike racks with a collapsible shelf. The bike rack can be mounted on the wall and has slots to support two bicycles. The metal rack has the Delta logo and name printed on the front of the rack. There has been one report of a bike rack falling. No injuries have been reported.
GMSR ACCIDENT: According to Matt Bowman, Saturday's Stage 1 accident took place as a truck and the peloton attempted to cross a narrow bridge at the same time. At least 20 riders were involved in the accident and 2 of the injured riders were Bowman and local rider Doug Luther. Bowman suffered a punctured right lung, two broken ribs, fracured right collar bone, and fractured left hip in two places. Matt, a member of the Mount Washington Velo Team and owner of the As You Like It Cafe in Jackson, had surgery on Saturday night and is recovering at his home in Jackson.
September 5, 2005
ACCIDENT AT GREEN MOUNTAIN STAGE RACE: As the peloton crossed a bridge, the mirror of a truck coming the other direction clipped a rider in the peloton causing an accident that injured a number of riders. Matt Bowman, a member of the Mount Washington Velo Team and owner of the As You Like It Cafe in Jackson, suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung and broken pelvis. Local Doug Luther and another rider suffered significant but not life threatening injuries. We will post more information as soon as we get it.
September 3, 2005
ACCIDENT AT GREEN MOUNTAIN STAGE RACE: According to reports a vehicle pulled out into the path of the peloton, injuring a number of riders. Matt Bowman, a member of the Mount Washington Velo Team and owner of the As You Like It Cafe in Jackson, suffered significant but not life threatening injuries. We will post more information as soon as we get it.
August 27, 2005
Mount Washington Valley riders excel in 2005 Mount Washington Hillclimb.
Men 50-54: 3rd (18th overall) - Terry Marshall of Conway; Men 19 and under - 5th Pete Ostroski of Intervale; Women 20-34: 3rd Joanna Peters of North Conway; 4th - Tracy Clemons of Bartlett; Women 40-44: 1st Heather Mckendry of Eaton
Tyler Hamilton is back, in SPADES, winning the 2005 Mount Washington Hillclimb in a phenomenal 51:11! The next rider was 4:01 behind Hamilton's amazing display of power. The weather was not good, with temps in the mid-40's, gusts to 32 and rain. A horrible day for cycling, but in spite of the conditions Hamilton came close to beating Tom Danielson's 2002 record of 49:24 and almost beat his own personal best of 50:21, set in 1999.
August 19, 2005
Torelli Imports of Camarillo, CA Announce Recall of Bicycle Tires: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces a recall in voluntary cooperation with Torelli Imports. The tire can separate from the wheel, resulting in a flat tire and causing the rider to lose control and fall.
This recall involves Torelli Verona and Lugano Open Tubular bicycle tires with folding Kevlar beads, used to hold the tire to the rim. The tires are packaged in red and white boxes with the Torelli logo on the front.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with American Classic announced a voluntary recall of American Classic road and mountain bike wheels. The hub in the bicycle's rear wheel can fail to engage properly, causing no resistance when pedaling. The bicycle rider could lose balance, fall and suffer injuries.
The recall includes all American Classic aftermarket rear wheels and hubs, as well as the following 2005 bike models which use American Classic rear wheels or hubs: Fuji Team Super Lite (Team SL); Orbea Aletta, Onix, Lobular 50, Dama Race, Mitis and Mitis Dama models;
Felt F55 and F2C; Fetish Cycles Road and Mountain Bikes; Argon 18; and Motobecane LeChampion SL. The recalled models were made at the start of January 2005 and the outside of the rear hub shell has a serial number that starts with the letter "S." The serial number is printed on the
center of the hub shell opposite to the American Classic logo. Front
wheels and front hubs are not included in this recall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with VisionTech USA, Inc, has announced a voluntary recall of the SuperMax, TriMax, TriMax Plus and Pro model Integrated Bicycle Aero Bars. The center piece of these bicycle aero bars can crack or break, causing the bicycle rider to lose control and crash. Consumers should stop using the bars immediately and contact VisionTech to have their bars tested.
VisionTech USA, Inc. at (866) 204-5798, pin number 0118, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Free Ride Park Festival - Saturday, July 16
Fundraiser to build a park that will provide the youth in our community a safe place to do all the incredible things they can do on their boards, bikes and inline skates. Festival takes place at Cranmore Mt. Resort, the site of the future Free Ride Park! There is an Importec and Red Jersey Cyclery Summer Race Series Bike Race, registration at 8:30, with the race running from 9-Noonish. Gates open at 11:30 and there will be 4 bands playing all afternoon. BBQ also available from 12-4 and there will be 2 drawings for our bike raffle. A Cannondale Dirt Jumper has been donated by Red Jersey Cyclery of Intervale as well as an Orange County Chopper bicycle donated by Barney's Trucking of Effingham.
July 6, 2005
WASHINGTON , D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Rolf Prima Inc. of Eugene, Ore. announce a voluntary recall of 2003 Rolf Prima Vigor and Elan Bicycle Wheels (rear wheel only). Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Hazard: The rear wheel freehub mechanism can malfunction causing no
resistance when pedaling. The bicycle rider could lose balance, fall and
Up in the White Mountains over the July 4th weekend? Be sure to check out the free fireworks in Schouler Park in downtown North Conway on Monday nite. In addition there will be great food and entertainment all afternoon.
June 7, 2005
Health Net - Maxxis rider Chris Wherry gave his team a first ever hat trick in the Wachovia Cycling Series. Wherry and teammates Greg Henderson, winner of Wachovia Cycling Series - Lancaster, and Gordon Fraser, winner of Wachovia Cycling Series ń Trenton swept the menís three race 2005 Wachovia Cycling Series.
Over the three short final laps that circled Lemon Hill and the finish line the trio of Werry, Chris Horner (Prodir) and Danny Pate (Jelly Belly) maintained their breakaway, holding off a charge by Freddie Rodriguez (Davitamon ń Lotto) and a pack who finished 44 seconds back. Wherry's sprinted to the finish ahead of Pate the second place finisher and Horner, the third place finisher.
Local cyclist and author Marty Basch and cook Jan Dupre will be doing a book signing for Marty's new book, 29-Hills, at the White Birch Bookstore in North Conway on June 17th. The book details their ride of the Continental Divide Mountain Bike Trail from Canada to Mexico. Besides a great story the book includes Jan's favorite "one-pan" recipes. Marty will be signing copies of his book and Jan will cook up a tasty treat for everyone to sample!
Crank The Kanc 2005 is on tap for this Saturday. I rode a portion of the course on Wednesday and there is significant construction going on from just below Bear Notch Road all the way to Rocky Gorge. There is no blacktop, it's all dirt with embedded gravel. If you have thick tires they are suggested, as are extra tubes. Organizer Phil Ostroski says that the race will go on regardless, so see you there.
May 15, 2005
Bike-to-Work Week is May 16 - 20, 2005 and Bike-to-Work Day is Friday, May 20, 2005. May 2005 marks the 49th Annual National Bike Monthô designated by the League of American Bicyclists.