Avid, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Avid Tri-Align II Brakes shipped by Avid during the time period of December 1, 1994 to March 20, 1995. The pad adjustment screws may break which could cause loss of control of the bike and injury to the rider. As of this date three screws have failed in non-riding situations, either during or shortly after tightening. The problem is in the way the screws were heat treated by the screw manufacturer. Not all brakes shipped during this time period are affected. Only pad adjustment screws with knurled heads, shipped by Avid between the above dates are affected by this recall. All other screws, either knurled or plain (smooth) head, are unaffected. Owners of these brakes should stop riding immediately and go to the dealer where they were purchased to pick up replacement screw packets, which include complete replacement instructions, or call Avid for replacements. Any further questions may be directed to Avid, Inc., (303)762-9353.
If you are not mechanically competent, have a qualified bicycle mechanic make the necessary changes according to the instructions.
1. To replace the pad adjustment screws in the Avid Tri-Align II Brakes remove and replace one screw at a time. 2. Make sure that the two washer are installed of the screw in the proper order. Split washer goes on first, thin washer goes on second. 3. Maximum tightening torque for all bolts - 320 Ncm OR 28 Inch Pounds. If you have any questions regarding installation please call (303)762-9353. Avid Enterprises, Inc. 2875 W. Oxford Ave., #7 Englewood, CO 80110 USA 303-762-9353 - FAX 303-762-1133