Many thanks for taking the time to reply. It is greatly appreciated. 🙂
I’ll get the pliers/adjustable spanner out tomorrow and give the nut you mention a couple of turns and see where we go from there.
I was really starting to enjoy using the SE, until the time came and I tried to apply the front brake, even though I was traveling at a relatively slow speed, (5kmh or so), but it kinda took the edge off things when I squeezed the brake lever and felt nothing but travel, even when it was pressed almost against the throttle grip. I just thank my lucky stars that I decided to conduct my trial run in our flats’ quiet courtyard. Heaven only knows how many shades of white I would have been, if this was on the open road, even in light traffic. 🙁
Out of interest, does the Model 15 have a “dipped beam” mode? The reason I ask, is my lights seem to have just two settings; on or off. It doesn’t bother me per se, but if there are issues with the bike, then I would like to address them sooner rather than later, if you know what I mean?
Finally, I unwrapped the pedals and was expecting these to be the folding variety. Unfortunately, I found that they weren’t and I can’t fathom the left or right, as they appear to be marked in Chinese. Thankfully, I have an old folder, which I was able to scavenge some folders from, so no big deal there.