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    Default Shimano American Corp. Recalls Wheels for Bicycles; Flat Tire Can Pose Injury Risk to

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

    Name of Product: Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheels for Bicycles

    Units: About 275

    Importer: Shimano American Corp., of Irving, Calif.

    Manufacturer: Shimano Components SDN, of Johor, Malaysia

    Hazard: Rim surface and spoke hole plugs on the wheel can cause a puncture to the inner tube, resulting in a flat tire. This can cause the rider to lose control and fall.

    Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

    Description: This recall involves the Shimano Dura Ace Carbon Clincher Wheel Sets with model number WH-7850 C24CL sold for road racing bicycles. The rim has labels that read "Shimano WH-7850", "Dura Ace", and "Carbon 1380." These wheels are intended for use with high end adult road racing bicycles.

    Sold at: Bicycle specialty stores and dealers nationwide from April 2008 through August 2008 for about $1,300.

    Manufactured in: Malaysia

    Remedy: Consumers should stop using the bicycles with the recalled wheels, remove the wheels, and return them to their local bike dealer or retailer for a free inspection and repair.

    Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Shimano American Corp. at (800) 353-4719 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at bike.shimano.com

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    Are these the same as the 7850sl wheels which are 2nd prize in the BikeReg raffle?
    (not that I plan on coming in 2nd)

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    Mike -- I haven't seen the details of the 2nd prize, but the SL's are not the same as the C24CL. The SL's are an all aluminum rim...no carbon on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith A View Post
    Mike -- I haven't seen the details of the 2nd prize, but the SL's are not the same as the C24CL. The SL's are an all aluminum rim...no carbon on it.
    And no spoke holes. 7850SLs are tubeless.

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