Omnium Cargo & Mini-Max MKIII Fork Recall

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – WE ARE SORRY FOR THE COMPLEXITY OF THIS ISSUE

In 2015 we made an urgent announcement that there was a potential safety problem with the fork on MKIII Omnium Cargos. At the time we thought it did not affect the Mini-Max model MKIII. It turns out that in some rare circumstances the fork from the Mini-Max MKIII can also be weakened.

Why? Our factory had decided to machine the fork thread all the way down to the crown – against specifications. We could not see this on the assembled framesets, but we have now had a reported fork failure on a Mini-Max MKIII as well as the failures on Omnium Cargo MKIIIs. See the images below to help you identify if your Omnium Cargo is affected. If your bike is a Mini-Max MKIII then it is affected if your serial number is in this range: WJUM 1XXX J.

If your bike is one of the bikes affected then please STOP riding it immediately and contact us or the dealer you bought it from. We are in constant communication with our dealers. Omnium will be providing new forks for free to all affected owners. These forks will all be matt-black powder toughcoat.

We are very sorry for this issue and assure you that we are taking serious action to ensure this kind of problem does not occur again.

How to check your bike:

If your Omnium Cargo MKIII is affected then it will have BOTH the shown details in the pictures below or in the case of the Mini-Max MKIII have a serial number in the range: WJUM 1XXX J. If in any doubt please STOP riding your bike and contact us.

Telephone Jimmi Bargisen : +45 30 32 28 52
Email: jumbo@omniumcargo.dk

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(An integrated stand plate is a thick welded-in plate for the stand to bolt through.)

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What The Boss Rides

After a flirtation with a Cargo Titanium prototype, Jimmi Bargisen, the man with the golden thighs, is back on a totally stock, matt black Omnium Cargo MKIV (with rack extensions from an IKEA drying rack or something like that).

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Elrond Green – A New Colour

Today we are introducing a new green paint choice on all Omnium models. Softer and more beguiling than an Elven King’s mesmerising eyeballs… Elrond Green. Available from June.

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Harry Dunbar Cargo Winner at CMWC ’15

We like to think the bike is good, but without the right engine it’s nothing!

Get More Cargo On In Australia

Woo! Now we have two dealers in two of Australia’s biggest cities. One in Sydney and one in Melbourne!

Dutch Cargo Bike AU
69 Arkaringa Crescent
Black Rock (Melbourne area)
3193
Victoria
+61 (03) 9533 5162
+61 (04) 5885 8713
info@dutchcargobike.com.au
www.dutchcargobike.com.au

Omafiets Dutch Bicycles
Shop 17
17 George St
Redfern
Sydney
2016
New South Wales
+61 (02) 8014 4228
contact@omafiets.com.au
www.omafiets.com.au

 

If you don’t have a pouch, then get a platform! Couldn’t resist sorry.

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