I notice a lot of the newer Dahon folding bikes come with Lock Jaw folding hinges. I have been unable to find a picture of these hinges. I would also like to see the folding in action. Where can I find a picture of these hinges, both static and dynamic pictures would be great.
Any commentary on the strength and/or durability and stability of these newer Dahon hinges?
The Dahon Lock Jaw hinges appear to be constructed of aluminum. Aluminum is quite a soft metal. I wonder how the aluminum locking surfaces will hold up with a routine of folding and unfolding. It seems to me that the soft metal will be compressed and worn away in the locking area and become less than tight after several months of use. Any first hand experience with the durability of the mating locking surfaces?
I would hate to end up with an articulated bicycle frame. I wonder what the warranty by the manufacturer is for this frame hinge?