The other day I posted about a question regarding the rim quality of the Dahon. Now I have another about the hub.
I took off the front wheel last night to correct the mismatch in the rims. I was astonished to find that the cones were tightened so tightly I could hardly move them. Fortunately, I have only put a few miles on this bike.
But hey, that's OK. I haven't use my cone wrenches in years...
I normally would have chalked this up to incompetent assembly techniques (not uncommon), but John Forrester had the same complaint when he tested a Dahon back in '89.
(WARNING: This article is NOT Dahon friendly!)
Is this a trend, or did I just get a clunker? The rear wheel is OK.
Dahon will hear about this.