Sustainable Commute FailIf you've been following this blog then you'll know that I'm attempting to replace the car trip I take to get to the GO station with a folding bike which I can take onto a bus or train as needed. The first week was excellent, with the only day I couldn't ride being the days when it rained or when I planned to shop for textbooks.
Unfortunately, a critical linkage in the folding mechanism of my bicycle became damaged yesterday, rendering the handlebars unable to remain in the upright position. As an unsafe condition, I had to take the bike to the Cycle Shoppe on Queen West immediately for repairs. It could be a month before it's back on the road, with a possibility of the problem reoccurring. In the mean time, I'll be riding my other bike to the GO station but won't be able to bring it downtown.
While I stand by my purchase, if anyone at Dahon (as their bikes do not suffer from this problem) wants to send me a free sample, I'll be more than happy to accept it and review it.