Brompton Warranty and Fenders
I just recently bought a brompton to allow me to commute to work (in an building with absence of bike parking). I've been riding it for a little over a month, but noticed there is a small crack in the front fender/mudguard. It's not very noticeable - in fact for all i know it could have been there when I bought it. I asked about it at my place of purchase, but they said i would have to pay for a new fender. Said the only thing that could have caused it is forgetting to turn the front wheel before i pushed in the back wheel. Further that it wouldn't be covered by warranty. I remember not turning in the wheel once or so, but never pushed hard enough for anything to break. Just wondering if anyone else had experience with this? I found a reference to a broken fender covered under warranty posted elsewhere on the web, but if my LBS won't deal with it, not sure what I can do other than fix it myself or just buy a new fender? Its not to the point where i could really justify paying for a replacement. But considering how much i paid for it, I'd hope I'd have something to stay in one piece.