Damn! I knew it had been a while but over six months??
I've been busy but the Dahon is still going strong and I'm putting in between 70 and 120 commuting miles each week. I did have to replace the front wheel after the rim wore through (!) but after 7,000 miles I don't think it owed me anything...
And a replacement was a princely £25 for the genuine Dahon article.
It also seems that my blog got hacked too - 45 posts advertising cheap, Canadian viagra!
I'll try to keep on top of things a bit more regularly!