Surly Pugsley bicycles have been recalled by Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with the Dirt Works Australia Pty Ltd due to an issue with the 135 mm spacing yellow forks fitted to the Surly Pugsley bicycles sold in Australia between October 12, 2012 to May 6, 2013. The forks where made by Aprebic Industry Co. Ltd, of Taiwan. Please note that the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission recall notice refers to 135 mm forks that are black, yellow or red and are stamped with date code 2012 06 19 on the steerer tube and also to 100 mm forks. The Surly Bikes recall notice on their website also refers to Surly 100 mm non-offset bicycle forks. I am assuming Dirt Works Australia only brought in yellow coloured fork 135 mm fork.
Archives For Health & Safety
All about keeping body and soul together both on the road and in kitchen. Think occupational health and safety from a cyclist perspective.
This paper reports on a trial of a cyclist roundabout design or c-roundabout undertaken in Auckland, New Zealand by the New Zealand Transport Agency. The cyclist roundabout design was installed at the Palomino Dr/Sturges Rd roundabout in Auckland, New Zealand. The operation of the C-roundabout was evaluated in terms of its safety, capacity, and the opinions of cyclists,pedestrians and car drivers.
The reported titled Evaluation of Shared Lane Markings for Cyclists was prepared by CDM Research for VicRoads. It is an interesting paper in light of the recent commentary in AdelaideNow by Gordon Kanki Knight on bicycle lanes and what he sees as their negative impact on cyclists’ safety.
In 2013 the Cycling Promotion Fund in-conjunction with the National Heart Foundation of Australia conducted their third study into cycling, the Cycling and Women Survey. This study builds on the two earlier studies, Active travel to school from 2012 and Riding a bike for transport from 2011.
Porsche Bike RS Driver’s Selection bicycles have been recalled by Product Safety Recalls Australia in-cooperation with the Porsche Cars Australia Ltd due to an issue the Magura MT8 brakes fitted to the bicycles. Apparently the brakes are prone to a sudden failure when operated in temperatures below minus 10 Celsius.