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BMC recalls some Timemachine 01 bikes and frames

Published August 3, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — BMC is recalling its Timemachine 01 bikes and frames because in some situations the front tire can hit the downtube, posing a fall hazard.

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The CPSC said BMC has received four reports of falls in the U.S., including one that resulted in a broken finger. 

The company is asking owners to bring the bikes to an authorized dealer for inspection. A replacement fork will be available in September or October. In the meantime, the dealer can replace the front tire with a 23 millimeter width model to increase clearance. 

BMC said that a loose headset and a wide tire can result in the tire hitting the downtube when the bike is ridden under load.  

About 430 bikes and frames are being recalled in the U.S. The recall involves all model year 2017 and 2018 Timemachine 01 bicycles and model year 2018 Timemachine 01 framesets. Timemachine 01 is printed in glossy black letters on the flat black top tube. The bikes were sold in red, yellow and black.

The bikes were sold from September 2016 through June 2018 for between $7,000 and $13,000.

More information: CPSC recall page | BMC recall page.

 

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