Join Date: Dec 2005
Bikes: Bike Friday Crusoe and Pocket Tourist. Dahon Curve D3 and Speed P8. Raleigh Twenty. Bianchi Eros. Highly modified Mongoose Dynametric (hybrid)
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Any official word on what Dahon will do to honor the warranty has to come from them. The full warranty can be found in your owner's manual; the one on the Dahon web page is abbreviated.
Worst case, you might have to pay a bike shop to strip the frame, and ship it to Dahon, and also to put the old components back on after it comes back. This might be a requirement even if you have the necessary tools and knowledge yourself. That's fairly standard practice for the honoring of frame warranties, but it can add up to a big percentage of the original cost of an inexpensive bike. It's how I read the warranty in the manual, though. If you bought your bike through a shop, rather than on line, then the shop might not charge you, or charge you as much, for stripping and reassembling the bike. That would be between you and them.
But don't take the word of anyone here, including me. Contact Dahon and see what they'll do for you.