A bit of a long shot... anybody have a 'spare' 8H frame (Later model with 30.4mm seatpost) to sell? I actually only need the rear half!
My Downtube 8H which I bought in Dec 2009... Frame cracked at the seatpost after about 450 trips / 3800 miles... Same failure point as my
previous NS. I guess I'm too tall and extend it too far and the stresses are too much for the aluminum.
If you've got one PM me with your price & ship to Philadelphia.
A lady in my neighborhood is selling her 2009 Downtube 8H for $275, if you're interested in the whole bike. It's in like-new condition as she hasn't ridden it much at all.
thanks for the info. Yesterday I pulled the trigger & ordered a new bike (details when I get it).
I may try to find someone who can weld aluminum and see if I can fix the old bike enough to be a light duty "beater" folder -- trust enough to ride around the neighborhood but not enough to ride down my commuting hill at 35 MPH.