Don't buy this one just recalled:
More fixies recalled
30 June 2011. The fixie range from fashion and bike company Potential of Hydrogen has been recalled for lacking a chain ring guard.
A notice from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission has listed the Sulphuric Acid, Saliva and Baking Soda models for recall.
The ACCC says that in the absence of a chain guard, entrapment of clothing or body parts could occur in between the upper junction of the chain and chain wheel.
The bikes were sold between 1 December 2010 and 30 April 2011 at Potential of Hydrogen, Sable & Argent, Glue Stores and other independent bike shops.
The ACCC has asked that consumers stop riding the bicycles and contact Potential of Hydrogen Pty Ltd to be directed to the nearest authorised dealer to have a chain guard fitted.
Interesingly on the BikeVic website there is a whole page dedicated to recalls... some big names there too
It's only recalled because it was supplied by the distributor without chainguard and onsold by the retailer. Nothing at all wrong with the bike quality. All bikes must have 2 brakes, bell, reflectors and chainguard fitted when sold by the bike shop. What you do once outside the shop is your business and there is no law that says it must have a chainguard. Interestingly, where bikes with front derailleurs once had to have a round type chainring guard, they no longer have to as Standards Australia considers the front derailleur guide cage to be the guard.
So, take the bike back to the shop, get the guard fitted, wheel it outside and take it off and all is well.
No matter what the Standards say and try as they might, it's impossible to legislate against stupidity.
Australian Standards state that all bikes when sold MUST have two brakes, either two handbrakes or a coaster brake with a handbrake. Also, front, rear, wheel and pedal reflectors, bell and chainguard are mandatory.
There is a difference between road legal and mandatory Australian Standards for bikes sold. My bike is road legal, but I couldn't sell it in my shop without incurring the wrath of the ACCC.
TheStandards apply to all bikes as follows -
Pedal bicycles, including fully assembled or partially assembled bicycles, but not including:
ahh but see above, your front derailleur on roadie counts as a chain guard