Friday, January 9, 2009

Who do these Children think they are playing with?

Roll in the new year with an off - bike team bowling challenge of oily lanes and beer frames. Plenty of fun, suds, and surprises.
~assemble three of your strongest rollers for a single elimination smack - down of sweaty ball hole glory.
(if ya got six people, we can organize two teams)
Friday January 30th
AMF Pro 3oo Lanes
3031 se Powell Blvd.
$10 plus beer $$!
7:4o sign in - 8:oo we roll
~Team Beer~Super Relax~Grundelbruisers~Hup United~Iron Clad~Gentle Lovers~S&M~Veloshop~Bike Central~River City Recycled Cycles Racing!!!
In other news:
Bike Swap on Feb 21 is down to 10 spots left for hawking your cracked aluminum frames and 3 season old carbon fiber bars. Check it out:
2009 Seattle Bike Swap
Saturday, February 21, 20099 AM to 2 PM
Same Location - Magnuson Park Hangar #30
The Seattle Bike Swap, now in its 13th year, is a bike bargain hunter's paradise with up to 100 vendors under the same roof! Expect great deals on new and used bike related goods of all types and sizes. Don't miss this one-day only sale!
General Adult Admission is on a sliding time scale:
9 AM to 1 PM - $51 PM to 2 PM - FREEKids under age 15 are FREE all day!
Best to arrive early because the really good stuff goes fast!
Note: the Bicycle Expo has moved to March 14 - 15 to Magnuson park Hanger #30 – plus more rooms.
Anyone with a surplus of road, mountain or track bike stuff (components, frames, clothing and complete bikes) can rent a seller's space at the Seattle Bike Swap. Due to the high demand, only pre-paying confirms your vendor space.
Selling space options:
Before January 23, $40 for a floor spaceAfter January 23, spaces increase to $50. So book early and save!
10' x 10' area, includes two vendor passes. Space is limited and is available on a first come first serve basis so reserve early! Space does NOT include a table. Tables can be rented for $10.
Vendor Registration
Again this year sellers can reserve a selling space online with a credit card via (service fee of 7% applies).
Speaking of shit that is ready to fail at the worst possible moment:
Magura safety recall (Yes, that's my fork)
MAGURA Durin Race 80/100
Magura USA today announced that long term product testing has revealed a structural flaw in the lower leg assembly of the Durin Race 80 and 100mm suspension forks. The recall only affects early production runs of the fork. If your fork is found to be within the recall serial numbers please do not use it from this point forward. Further use of this product may result in failure and pose a possible risk of danger to the user.
Durin Race forks affected by the recall will be identified by their serial numbers. Durin Race serial numbers can be entered and checked on a specific web page dedicated to the recall. Follow the recall link on home page.
Once a fork is identified as a recalled product, it must be sent to Magura USA headquarters in Olney, Illinois for repair. Not all Durin Race forks are affected by this recall so it is essential to check your serial number on the site.
Mavic announces R-SYS recall
Mavic has determined its R-SYS front wheels are at risk of spoke failure.
Mavic has issued a voluntary recall of its R-SYS front wheels, the company announced this week.
Mavic is advising consumers not to use the front wheels from any of its R-SYS wheelsets (R-SYS, R-SYS Test and R-SYS Premium) because of the possible risk of spoke failure.
The system relies on a unique set of tubular carbon spokes. While front wheels rely solely on the tubular carbon spoke, the rears combine those with Zicral spokes and the risk of failure is, therefore, lessened.
According to Mavic, consumers should immediately cease use of the front wheels and return those to a Mavic dealer. The company has promised to deliver “a new upgraded R-SYS front wheel” at no charge beginning on March 31. Until the replacements become available, the company will also provide consumers with a set of Aksiums wheels that they can keep even after they have received the replacement R-SYS front wheel.
The company advises anyone with further questions to contact their Mavic dealer or call 800-664-9228 for further information.

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