08 Cannondale Scalpel Recall

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  1. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    RECALL: Cannondale 2008 model year "Scalpel" mountain bikes

    Manufacturer:

    Cannondale Bicycle Corporation, Bethel, CT

    Reason:

    The frame can break while in use, causing the rider to lose control and suffer injuries from a fall or collision.

    Analyst Comments:

    Please click on the hyperlink and the attachment to view notification details including product photo(s) dated January 8, 2008. The firm has received six reports of frames breaking. This recall is a result of discovering that the chainstays in these frames may be improperly bonded. There is a risk that the chainstays may separate from the rear dropouts, with risk of an accident or injury. Please do not ride your bike until the frame is replaced. Sold Price: Between $3,200 and $4,300.

    No injuries have been reported. Manufactured in: United States.

    Consumers should stop using the bicycle immediately and contact
    Cannondale or authorized dealer for a free replacement frame. In the US,
    if you wish to confirm whether your serial number is subject to recall,
    or have any questions please contact Cannondale Customer Service at
    1-800-BIKE-USA (245-3872). Consumers have been directly notified. For
    further information, contact Cannondale at (800) 245-3872 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
     

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  2. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Isn't all of this a "given" when purchasing a Cannondale???
     
  3. DH Diva

    DH Diva Wonderwoman

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    Ouch. But I guess they didn't get the nick name Crack-n-Fail for no reason.
     
  4. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    thats what ive always called em
     
  5. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    So this only affected the Alivio through Deore-equipped models?
     
  6. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Exactly, always thought if you bought a CracknFail, you wanted to crash somewhat violently. On a serious note, good to see they want to attempt to fix the problem
     
  7. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    i like how it says the frame can break during use....gee thank god it cant break while not being used
     
  8. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Model # Product Retail Price
    8AVPFR Scalpel Frameset about $3,200
    8VPO Scalpel Team about $6,900
    8VP1 Scalpel 1 about $6,400
    8VP2 Scalpel 2 about $4,300
     
  9. UNHrider

    UNHrider Monkey

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    my old race bike had a stress fracture along he seat stay yoke. frame was raced for 5 hards years, they replaced it no questions asked. at least theyre doing something about it.

    wouldnt hesitate to buy another.
     
  10. MtnbikeMike

    MtnbikeMike Turbo Monkey

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    I was talking to a buddy of mine who races for C'Dale was saying the bikes that broke were a few demo's, FWIW.
     
  11. deadatbirth

    deadatbirth Monkey

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    they do have a lifetime warranty
     
  12. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    this recall has been known about for quite some time already. anyone who bought one of these Scalpels should, by now, be on a new one.
     
  13. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    While I do enjoy knowing that A product I own would have a Lifetime warranty, I hope never to have to use that warranty, or to find out the hardway what it feels like to catastrophicly<SP> break a frame while riding
     
  14. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  16. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    i work at a Cannondale dealer. We knew about this, as did the only customer that had an affected frame, at least 3 weeks ago.
     
  17. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    Don't argue with him. He has an all black FJ.