this is true.
a friend showed me his curve (he said it was 2008)
consulted me about his rather wobbly handlepost.
upon closer inspection:
yes, the hinge, the rear anchor, cracks!!!
I am not sure whether the bike was mishandled or not.
but nevertheless I advised him to check, if the bike was among the ones dahon recalled.
I haven't heard from him yet.
If, it is among the recalled, is this the answer to our bepuzzled minds after all these days, about the recalled handlepost?
metalurgical failure (in certain batch)?
I still don't get a satisfying answer. let alone an 'official', 'satisfying', 'truthful', 'transparent', answer from dahon.
(I guess I am too demanding, like my mother)
meanwhile, I (with many other friends, here) am still waiting for the replacement handlepost for my 2008 vitesse.