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    Wobbly mezzo

    I've had my mezzo for a little over 3 years, and the hinge in the stem has developed a serious wobble

    Over the years, tightening the hexes in the hinge got rid of this, but maybe six months ago this technique stopped working, so I decided to live with the wobble - it wasn't that bad then.

    But in the last month I've done 3200km (hit 2000.1 miles on the 30th June) and the wobble has got pretty bad. I examined the joint and found the wobbling had been wearing out the metal. It's all smooth and shiny in there, and the two sides no longer nestle together.


    It's not a safety issue, but I'm wasting energy wobbling rather than going forward, and I'm sick of the sneers I am getting from people that happen to handle the bike. I've bitten the bullet and taking it to the shop tomorrow to get a new hinge.

    Still love it, though.
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    How much does a new hinge cost? Guess with my heavy Mezzo
    usage I will have to get another eventually.
    Dual drive Mezzo (GOLD), Dual Drive Mezzo with bullbars (black), White Brompton thingy with Dahon Androes stem and bull bars. Birdie (old sytle) 7 speed. Downtube NS8. Birdie red.

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    All mezzo parts cost 45 :-)

    I destroyed my front wheel a few months ago, and it was about the same cost. This time I'm adding a tenner to let the bike shop fix it. Unfortunately Mezzo don't sell parts to public directly, but they gave me the name of a local shop and they've ordered parts for me twice now.
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    price may have gone up, but i paid about;
    forks 100 full kit or 10 a side for just the blades
    seatpost clamp 12
    seat post chain retainer(plastic) about 2
    Seatpost 40
    Dual drive Mezzo (GOLD), Dual Drive Mezzo with bullbars (black), White Brompton thingy with Dahon Androes stem and bull bars. Birdie (old sytle) 7 speed. Downtube NS8. Birdie red.

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