Thursday, May 21, 2009

All New Ellsworth Epiphany!!!

2009 Livestrong Challange: Join or Support!

Dear Oceanside Glasstile Friends and Family,

There is no doubt; it has been a tough year. While there are signs of economic recovery it is not an easy time to be asking for money and it is with the greatest respect that we ask you to consider participating in our ongoing philanthropy efforts this year. The ugly truth is that cancer does not wane with the current economic situation; its impact continues to touch the lives of many.

Please consider joining or sponsoring the Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kickers for the 2009 LIVESTRONG Challenge. We are again recruiting teams of walkers, runners and cyclists to participate in the 4 LIVESTRONG Challenges being held across the country. At each of the events we will walk/run a 5K (3 miles) or bike a 10, 40, 70 or 100-mile course.

The LIVESTRONG Challenge is the Lance Armstrong Foundation's (LAF) signature fundraising event inspired by the hope, courage and determination that exist in all of us. With the LAF we take to the streets on foot and bike, uniting individuals to stand together in the fight against cancer. Through the awareness and dollars the LAF raises, they inspire and empower individuals and improve the quality of life for the more than 12 million Americans living with cancer.

Take the LIVESTRONG Challenge with us and register for an event or make a donation by clicking one of the blue, underlined links below:

Seattle, WA - June 21

• San Jose, CA - July 12

Whether you walk, run, ride or donate, your involvement in these events is a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer. Recruit your friends and family to join you on the Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kicker team. Each registered participant will receive an Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kicker LIVESTRONG Challenge t-shirt. Cancer Kicker bike jerseys will be available. For information about placing your logo or name on our 2009 t-shirt and jersey please see the attached sponsorship form.

We look forward to walking, running or riding with you at the 2009 LIVESTRONG Challenge!

Thank you for your continued support,

The Oceanside Glasstile Cancer Kickers

For additional information about joining the Cancer Kickers please contact:

David Fatula - (760) 994-5488

Scott Fleming - (760) 822-2422

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

2009 Trek Hybrid Fork Recall

Product Recall Notice - May 19, 2009

As previously announced to dealers, a small number of the 2009 Trek model 7300, 7300 WSD, and 7500 bicycles were made with a SPA suspension fork involved in a recall. The fork could come out of alignment with the handlebar, which could allow the front wheel to turn unexpectedly. This recall notice has now been released to consumers by the CPSC. For more information, please read below and view the full details and latest updates on Dexter.


SPA Fork Safety Recall Released to Consumers

Over the last couple of weeks, Trek has been providing you information about the SPA Fork Safety Recall. Today, Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, the CPSC (Consumer Products Safety Commission) formally announced the recall information to the public. Your customers may now be coming into your store to ask about the recall. Make sure you are properly informed so you can assist your customers with any affected bikes.

The new consumer announcement and a new consumer poster to display in your store are available to download as PDF's below. In addition, the previously released dealer announcement, service information, and clarification on the red/blue plugs can also be downloaded below as PDF’s.

  • NEW - SPA Fork Safety Recall Consumer Announcement (pdf)
  • NEW - SPA Fork Safety Recall Consumer Poster (pdf)
  • SPA Fork Safety Recall Dealer Announcement (pdf)
  • SPA Fork Safety Recall Service Information (pdf)
  • SPA Fork Safety Recall Red/Blue Plug Info (pdf)
  • Also available is a 10 minute instructional video on how to repair the affected forks. Click below to play this video, although be patient as this large video may take some time to load. It is definitely worth your time for you and the shop mechanics to watch.

    Log into for the full details about this safety recall notice.

    Sunday, May 3, 2009


    Our good friends over at MASH just launched MASH TV.

    Check it out for some good cycling entertainment. Enjoy!