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Old 03-20-09, 11:59 AM   #1
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New rider question

Hello all,

I've been lurking for a while and recently got a used Dahon D7 2006 model from ebay which is really nice. One thing I've found however is that the latch for the front wheel post is really stiff - it sometimes hurts to force it undone. Is this normal? The main frame latch is far easier in comparison.

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Old 03-20-09, 03:17 PM   #2
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About a 10-15 lbs of pressure should be good for a quick release. I keep a guesstimated 15 pounds on my wheel's quick release and about a 10 pound for the hinges on the actual bike. I notice some folders that have lighter QRs but I'm paranoid of my frame hinges coming loose as I ride. I find that a slightly tight QR adds stealth on the bike by making less noise.
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Thanks. Its difficult to visualise how much pressure I'm exerting. I looked up the manual and found out how to change the pressure. Its loosened a little now and certainly not the hand killer it once was.

I've noticed from the manual that there should be a black collar which slides around and prevents accidental release of the latch on the handlebar post. Mine is missing. I presume these might be available as spare parts.
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