Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

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Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby peetee » 11 Jul 2018, 11:42pm

....Is it necessary to put this sticker on a left hand crank?
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What is so special about this bolt?
Why not put it on every bolt and remove all responsibility for assembly altogether?
This wasn't a cheapie from Tesco either. It was a fully Shimano equipped road bike that, while you wouldn't race on it, would be reliable mechanically for a good milage. Clearly the quality of the components vastly exceeds the skill of the assemblers.
and to top it all, the obligatory front mech sticker, still in place after 200 miles. flicking merrily all the time its on the little ring.
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Truly a Bicycle Shaped Object.
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Re: why, oh why?

Postby pwa » 12 Jul 2018, 6:49am

Imagine if new cars came that way, with stickers on wheel nuts telling you to check them before driving away from the forecourt outside a building populated by people properly qualified to do such checks for you.

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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby foxyrider » 12 Jul 2018, 8:21am

They work to the lowest common denominator - the same people who rendered lawyers lips necessary.
Convention? what's that then?

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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby Audax67 » 12 Jul 2018, 8:30am

Dunno about the UK, but the law here says that bikes must be safe and fit for purpose when sold, so no wee labels should be necessary. Telling someone to check that a bolt is tight might even lead them to overtighten it and break something.
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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby reohn2 » 12 Jul 2018, 8:38am

The crankbolt label I can sort of understandafter riding for the first time crankbolts,especially,need checking.
The gap sticker comes on every Shimano front mech and is usually just left on new bikes.the buyer needs to just peel it off.
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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby simonhill » 12 Jul 2018, 9:16am

Maybe because bikes can be delivered directly to the consumer in a box. Yet to see a car distributed like this.

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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby pete75 » 12 Jul 2018, 10:09am

simonhill wrote:Maybe because bikes can be delivered directly to the consumer in a box. Yet to see a car distributed like this.


Yes but a car comes with a hundred+ page manual full of safety warnings.

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Re: why, oh why?

Postby brynpoeth » 12 Jul 2018, 10:17am

pwa wrote:Imagine if new cars came that way, with stickers on wheel nuts telling you to check them before driving away from the forecourt outside a building populated by people properly qualified to do such checks for you.

If a vehicle is fitted with winter tyres that have a lower maximum speed than the vehicle, a sticker with the max for the tyres is put by the speedo
Saw a sticker on a child's cycle:
**Maximum 250 kmh ** :wink:
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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby hamster » 12 Jul 2018, 10:19am

Mainly as backside-covering by lawyers, especially for the US market.

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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby andrew_s » 12 Jul 2018, 11:14am

Where did the bike come from?
If from a shop, I'd take the stickers as evidence they hadn't done the pre-delivery checks they should have.

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Re: why, oh why?

Postby brooksby » 12 Jul 2018, 11:18am

pwa wrote:Imagine if new cars came that way, with stickers on wheel nuts telling you to check them before driving away from the forecourt outside a building populated by people properly qualified to do such checks for you.


And imagine if the purchaser of said new car had to decide what lighting system to fit onto their new car, and indeed whether or not to fit lighting at all...

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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby JohnW » 12 Jul 2018, 3:57pm

andrew_s wrote:Where did the bike come from?
If from a shop, I'd take the stickers as evidence they hadn't done the pre-delivery checks they should have.

+1 to that if bought on-line.

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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby peetee » 12 Jul 2018, 6:40pm

It was bought from a well known national car and bike part retailer and the brand is Car**ra.
I would estimate that 8 out of 10 of the their bikes that I see have the front mech sticker in place. Sometimes for years!
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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby 9494arnold » 12 Jul 2018, 7:24pm

Doesn't that retailer have a bit of form for letting mountain bikes out with the fork reversed ?

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Re: Why put safety/info stickers all over a new bike ?

Postby JohnW » 12 Jul 2018, 11:24pm

9494arnold wrote:Doesn't that retailer have a bit of form for letting mountain bikes out with the fork reversed ?


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