YIKES! Specialized Recall - fingers crossed

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    Charlotte Alice Button

    Charlotte Alice Button Unicorn Tamer

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    Yes, it was mentioned that no injuries or fatalities have come from it - I do like prevention rather than cure!
     
  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    not actually sure if any Viscount owners actually suffered
     
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  3. Thorn Sherpa

    Thorn Sherpa Senior Member

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    A pain in the backside but like you say better knowing about it than being out and it fails! Glad no one's been injured and hope they can sort it out quickly for you
     
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    Charlotte Alice Button

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    Yes! I am glad they discovered it now and not next year when I have duathlons planned! I just hope it gets fixed quickly....well...by May at least :blush::cycle:
     
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  5. Thorn Sherpa

    Thorn Sherpa Senior Member

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    Never a convenient time to have your bike recalled but I bet your glad it hasn't happened before the duathlons! Hope they can get everyone sorted out quickly :okay:
     
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    Charlotte Alice Button

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    Yes, I have had particular bad luck with this bike, lets hope for some compensation as that can go towards my new tyres!
     
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  7. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Compo would be entirely appropriate. If your car gets recalled and they say "you mustn't drive it but we can't exactly tell you when we will have the replacement bit for it", for sure they're going to have to compensate. I'd be going in all guns blazing....telling them it's my commuter bike and how am I supposed to get to work now???
     
  8. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    I fell off mine at some speed. I still have the scars....
     
  9. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    "Get the ****in' bus" or some polite version would be the response. They aren't responsible for your consequential losses.
     
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  10. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    I get what you mean but that isn't want compensation means. You'd need to demonstrate/evidence you'd suffered a loss, are out of pocket, and only then would they compensate you for that lost and no more. So you can't end up ahead of the game if you are honest.
     
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  11. Cuchilo

    Cuchilo Prize winning member X2

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    Specialized are always recalling bikes . You'd think they would check this stuff before selling it eh :rolleyes:
    I had my TT bike recalled because the bolts holding the ski's on may snap :wacko: I think the bike was a five year old design so they had sold quite a few . Mind you i did get some nice zipp bars to replace them and £100 to spend on specialized products .
     
  12. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Northamptonshire
    Due to fork failure?
     
  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    Good luck with that me thinks
     
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  14. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    1979, pre-loved Viscount from early- mid- 70's that the Aged P bought from a bloke he worked with as an 18th b'day present iirc. I only found out about the so-called "death fork" years later. I don't remember much about the off. Barrelling along on a SC road, woke up beside said SC road, when I went to collect the bike days later it was a wreck and the forks were broken... I pretty much gave up cycling at that point, not entirely coincidentally and concentrated on playing Rugby.

    Accept that 2+2 may make five in my defective memory. I've always been amused about the 1% failure rate. 1% reported failure rate, in the 70's when reporting things wasn;t like it is now ;)
     
  15. I think I have the Yamaha replacement.
     
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