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#1 2019-04-17 11:56:40

Jack
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Recall on some rental bikes--brakes issue

See https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/15/ele … wg1bWzNUp4    and http://john-s-allen.com/blog/?p=7743

The blog post suggests the recall comes from brakes that are "too strong" which is certainly not a reasonable description of a problem with brakes.  The John Allen post seems to show the real problem--maintenance.

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#2 2019-04-18 18:15:18

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Re: Recall on some rental bikes--brakes issue

More on that from Streetsblog:
NEW YORK, NY: ENTIRE CITI BIKE E-BIKE FLEET GROUNDED
-> Streetsblog NYC reported Citi Bike announced early Sunday that it would pull all its popular pedal-assist bikes off the road after reports that some riders had experienced "stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel." The bikes started disappearing off the Citi Bike map earlier this weekend, but the Lyft-owned company issued a "service update" to its 150,000 members on Sunday at 5 a.m. after Streetsblog inquired about the missing electric-assist bikes late Saturday night. Citi Bike was expected to deploy 4,000 of the speedsters by June, but said only about 1,000 of the bikes had made it to the streets. Those bikes will be replaced by non-pedal assist bikes, which Citi Bike refers to as the "classic" model. http://bit.ly/2GjOASS

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#3 2019-05-05 17:03:26

Jack
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Re: Recall on some rental bikes--brakes issue

And more.  Perhaps it's a lack of a recommended power modulator for the Shimano drum brakes, not a wear/maintenance issue. 

https://www.bicycling.com/news/a2728786 … re-recall/

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