With the streets mostly free of ice I've been back to pedaling to work and had looked forward to a trip downtown tomorrow afternoon on my Dahon Eco 3 for an appointment with my doctor. Unfortunately, on my way into work I noticed that my foot was not sitting on my right pedal in a stable fashion. Upon closer inspection at my office, I found that the Suntour pedal was halfway unscrewed from the crank. Hmmm, nonetheless bolt felt quite tight and unmovable.
I asked Bob to take a look at the crank when he got home. He was unable to unlock the bolt with a wrench and said that the threads in the crank looked torn. Drats! Does this mean a new crankset? Do I replace it with the original crankset from the entry level Eco 3 or go for an upgrade? Does this mean I'll also have to replace the Suntour pedals?? I rather like the way they feel? I'm not opposed to upgrading components but really would prefer not to do so at this very moment.
On the other hand, I want to take the Eco 3 with me for transport on our upcoming trip to San Francisco. I guess I'll be carting the Dahon off to the bike shop with weekend for some expert assistance. While I'm there I'll pick up a red light to install on my ArcLite rack and see if I can get a replacement bolt for the one that popped out of the side mirror I installed on the handlebar. At least the Eco 3 repair bill and accessories won't look anything close to a bill from the Honda dealership.