I've had the handlepost on my Mu P8 2007 replaced under warranty with a new handlepost which looks to be set up differently to the old handlepost.
Comparing the two photos, I'm sure you'll be able to clearly see the differences:
- Both the handlebar clamp and telescopic clamp are oriented in opposite directions.
- The groove in the telescopic section of the old handlepost is oriented towards the front of the bike, whereas the groove in the new handlepost faces to the back of the bike.
Generally, it appears that the handlepost has been rotated 180 degrees (apart from the main locking lever which stays where it was before amd has a stiffer action than the old one ever had) so at first I thought that the handlepost had been incorrectly fitted by my LBS, but on closer inspection found that couldn't be the case. Or could it?
I'm guessing that Dahon have supplied a 2008 model handlepost to replace the faulty one on my 2007 bike, so can any of you 2008 model Mu P8 owners out there confirm from this photo and this photo that my bike's handlepost is indeed correctly set up?
Thanks in advance