Omnium Cargo & Mini-Max MKIII Fork Recall

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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


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


What The Boss Rides

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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).


Harry Dunbar Cargo Winner at CMWC ’15

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

Get More Cargo On In Australia

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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)
+61 (03) 9533 5162
+61 (04) 5885 8713

Omafiets Dutch Bicycles
Shop 17
17 George St
New South Wales
+61 (02) 8014 4228


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


Safety Note – Please Check Your Steerer Bar

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Safety issues!

It’s always a good idea to check the steering rod once in a while as part of general maintenance. But we just learned that some of the complete build MRK3 bikes have left Taiwan with the steering rod and ball joints not tightened properly.

It is the responsibility of the dealer where you purchased your Omnium bike to check the bike in detail for any safety or performance issues before passing it over to the owner. But just to be on the safe side we are issuing a general urgent message to all owners and dealers to check the steering linkage on all Omnium bikes.

If you are qualified to do this yourself then you should remove the rod assembly with an Allen key and spanner. Unscrew one of the ball bearing heads completely and remove the washer. Then re-insert it and tighten it up again. Tighten up the other ball joint. They should now align and be ready to be remounted. If you have any doubts of your ability to do this then please walk your bike to the dealer where you bought it and ask them to help. If you don’t want to take the bike back to the dealer then any competent bike mechanic will be able to do the job in 5 minutes.

Please get in touch if you need more info.