Reynolds fork recalls Newsletter
Issue No. 315 - 10/25/07: You, the Wheel Builder
ISSN 1536-4143

—Product recall: About 330 U.S.-made Reynolds UL carbon forks
are being recalled because the aluminum dropouts could separate from
the composite legs and allow the front wheel to disengage, creating
what’s termed “a serious fall hazard to riders.” These forks were sold
in U.S. bike shops from October 2006 through May 2007 for about $500.
They were also included in custom 2007 bicycle frame kits from
Independent Fabrication, Litespeed, Lynskey, Merlin, Parlee, Rock
Lobster, Spectrum, Strong and Vicious
. Specifically, the recall
involves Reynolds UL forks with serial numbers 09100 through 10403. The
number is on the steerer tube so can’t be seen unless the fork is
removed. A photo of the recalled fork, and instructions for receiving a
replacement, are on the Reynolds website at Hayes Bicycle Components