Yesterday I was riding rather slow when my Dahon Speed P8 handlepost port/hinge broke off! I ended up holding the detached handle bars in my hands like in a Buster Keaton movie.
I was extremely lucky that although there was car traffic on the street I managed to hop off the seat and stop safely.
The troubling thing is that The bike is 7 months old, has fewer than 30 riding days on it. I use it every now and then to commute to work, I avoid potholes, don't jump off curbs and weigh 170 pounds.
Has anyone experienced anything similar or it's just me who ended up with a defective part? I am really concerned and determined to find out if this could be a design flaw. I hope it was just a manufacturing defect.