2008 Downtube 9 Play In Stem & Fork?
Just got my first folder a 2008 "9" with the hope of being able to always have a ride on my few travels. The ride seems fun, but I have some questions about the folding stem part & the suspension fork. The suspension fork has some play like the fork doesn't have bushings beneath those seals. This is probably normal being a cheap fork which seems to also have rather soft springs. The next issue I'm not so sure about, but there is a bit of play where the folding clamp is on the stem. All this tested by holding the brakes & rocking the bike on it's front wheel. I know some flex is likely normal because fo the length of those parts, but should they be stiff like the frame fold point or is the play normal?