Hi everyone, this is my first post ever in the forum, and it's the exact same one I posted earlier today on the Dahon forums. Maybe some of you guys might be able to advice:
I bought a 2008 Mu P8 two weeks ago and was very happy with it until this evening. True, I had to have the gears adjusted at my LBS a few days ago, since they weren't shifting properly. But the guy at the shop warned me when I bought it that the gears may need a minor adjustment, so no problem with that.
However, this evening while riding out I suddenly noticed that the handlebar was clearly not perpendicular to the front wheel, so I thought "never mind, I'll tighten whatever needs tightening when I get home". So I get home, pick up the user manual and I read tigthen this, tigthen that and loosen that.
And I get to Step 3.5 and read "...LOCTITE..."
You cannot be serious. Am I supposed to believe that it is perfectly normal for a critical part such as the handlepost, in a €700 (yes, that's what it costs over here in Spain, in Euros) bike, to require adjusting with GLUE after less than 25 hours' use on streets and some flat paths in the park???
Surely, this kind of, erm, adjustment is not intended to be made on a bike that's been used as recommended for so few hours. Right?
Am I right to believe that my bike, or at least this handlepost is faulty and I should seek a replacement from the dealer who sold it to me? Cause I'm no engineer nor mechanically inclined, but in my book, applying glue is not something I expect to do on a €700 piece of equipment, labeled "P" as in "Premium" after a mere two weeks' use.
NOT HAPPY at all. What would you guys suggest I do?
Thanks in advance for your help and advice.