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Loose handlebars
#1
my handlebars are loose, as in, they turn and the wheel doesn't

from what i've tried to figure out, i'm supposed to tighten this

http://i.imgur.com/2yVY2AD.jpg

but it seems like it's as tight as it can be. there's also a nut underneath it which i've tightened as much as i can, but neither seems to have helped.

am i supposed to be tightening something else?

i'm actually not even sure if the front wheel hasn't done a complete 360 at some point, and don't know how to tell

here's another picture:

http://i.imgur.com/6anmDhM.jpg

sorry for my naivety. oh, and i posted links, rather than the pictures directly, as they were big, and looked like they ruined the formatting

thank you for any help
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#2
Your front wheel is facing correctly open fender to front. As per tightening I see a bolt right under the handlebar I think that's what needs tightening. Check carefully where the bars are loose.
Never Give Up!!!
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#3
Does the shaft from the handle bars move when you turn the bars? And is there a lock or pull pin that may keep the front wheel from moving (wife has a scooter that the front wheel locks straight for transporting).
Have fun and just enjoy the ride
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#4
(02-16-2013, 08:14 AM)FredS Wrote:  Does the shaft from the handle bars move when you turn the bars? And is there a lock or pull pin that may keep the front wheel from moving (wife has a scooter that the front wheel locks straight for transporting).

Yeah the shaft turns also.

If there is a lock or pull pin, I can't find it.

(02-14-2013, 02:18 PM)GeorgeET Wrote:  Your front wheel is facing correctly open fender to front. As per tightening I see a bolt right under the handlebar I think that's what needs tightening. Check carefully where the bars are loose.

I tried tightening that, didn't make any difference.

Thank you for your help though.
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#5
Don't know were you are at, but you may want to take it to a LBS and have them look at it.
Have fun and just enjoy the ride
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#6
Hi Dominic;

Sorry very few, if any of us, are familiar with folding bikes. I believe that the issue you are having is specific to folding bikes.
Nigel
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