When you pay £89 for a bike from a catalogue shop you shouldnt expect the forks to be the right way round. Supermarkets often display bikes this way but the mistake rarely makes it into print...

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The current Index catalogue features this £89 Universal Rampage with its rigid forks pointing in the wrong direction. And this was no hastily taken studio shot, the photographer has taken the bike to a rugged, rocky location and then photographed it.

The mistakenly assembled bike was spotted by Ian Lennox of the Lex Cycle Company of Worthing.

This is a serious safety issue. I have informed Index, writes Lennox in a letter to BikeBiz, adding, This is a lesson [for consumers] to use IBDs [and not catalogues].

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