Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Folding Bikes Discuss the unique features and issues of folding bikes. Also a great place to learn what folding bike will work best for your needs.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-30-16, 02:09 PM   #26
dynaryder
PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes
 
dynaryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,983
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by keyven View Post
Personally I hated the L-type rolling, but I guess the third wheel is more for setting down than rolling.
Quote:
Originally Posted by nz6666 View Post
Have you found the roller on rear mudguard (L type) a bit tight?
Folks,the roller on the fender is only to facilitate the fold without damaging the fender. When rolling,you're supposed to tip it up on the main rollers/easy wheels.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bike.gang.uk View Post
Wheels need bearings to roll smoothly. I think 2016 version has improved roller wheels with bearings, but not mudguard wheel?
2016 easy wheels are just a different size. We've also had breakage issues(including straight out of the box). The original 'disc' easy wheels are still the best,unless you go aftermarket.
__________________

C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X
dynaryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-16, 02:07 PM   #27
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
2016 easy wheels are just a different size. We've also had breakage issues(including straight out of the box). The original 'disc' easy wheels are still the best,unless you go aftermarket.
How are they different? They have a bigger diameter?
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-16, 03:19 PM   #28
dynaryder
PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes
 
dynaryder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,983
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
How are they different? They have a bigger diameter?
The newest ones are larger than the previous ones;I think they're almost the same size as the original 'disc' style.
__________________

C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport,Dahon Speed Pro TT,Brompton S6L/S2E-X
dynaryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-16, 08:42 AM   #29
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 8
Posts: 27,229
Mentioned: 49 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2612 Post(s)
They roll just fine on the 16" wheels.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-16, 10:47 AM   #30
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
They roll just fine on the 16" wheels.
Unfortunately there are lots of situations where you'll get lots of grief rolling an unfolded bike. The one that I repeatedly use is DC Metro where you might do a considerable amount of walking to get to a platform: it's quite common to see folks get stopped trying to enter with a full-sized bike during peak hours. I can name many more examples.
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-16, 10:51 AM   #31
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 8
Posts: 27,229
Mentioned: 49 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2612 Post(s)
DC ?whats wrong with the surface? Its not that Big.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-16, 11:06 AM   #32
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by dynaryder View Post
The newest ones are larger than the previous ones;I think they're almost the same size as the original 'disc' style.
Hmmmm ... I must be really far out of the loop. The disc style wheel is what I remember and I found them inadequate ... although much better than the glop wheels that came with the bike. I'm unaware of anything else.

This is what I remember.

https://web.archive.org/web/20070301...zywheel.html#5

What else is out there?

Anyway, bigger diameter but skinny EZ Wheels are a welcome addition, IMO.
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-16, 11:21 AM   #33
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
DC ?whats wrong with the surface? Its not that Big.
I don't understand your question.

I'll elaborate on my earlier point. I bet that in big stations like Metro Center, Gallery Place, and so on, you will walk at least 50 yards to some busy platforms from popular entrance points. If you take a wrong turn or decide to go to the front/rear of the train, you'll go a lot further. The surface is smoother than most well maintained sidewalks, but you'll still get lots of rattling with circa 2007 EZ Wheels that make steering the folded bike in a crowded station a pain. It was much better with larger skate wheels. No comparison, IME. Totally worthwhile despite the occasional heel strike. Skinny 70, 80, 90+ mm wheels would be a welcome experiment IMO. (perhaps it has already been done but created other problems)

During doctor visits at GWU Hospital and NIH, the distances were much further than that.

For a short period of time, ~25 pounds isn't that much weight; but it gets old really quick since one is typically carrying other stuff too.
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-16, 02:49 PM   #34
Sbinto
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I too just got a 6 speed L Brompton ... have to say I'm finding the rolling when folded much better than I thought it would be. My experience is somewhat different than yours though, since my front wheel rolls nicely both forward and backwards. For the most part I push/pull flat and only lift onto the two small wheels when I need to turn. The one in critical thing that no one mentioned, was to make sure not to lower the seat post right to the ground, effectively putting on the brakes. Once I caught onto that, was pretty good rolling around.

That said, it's not much fun going over carpet or bumpy terrrain but the rolling of the front wheel seems to provide some stability as I use the bike as a shopping cart. I have thought about putting on easy wheels but am wondering if increased height will stop the front wheel from turning ...
Sbinto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-17, 01:30 AM   #35
queenillasng
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Bikes:
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I think another option is to get the imperiumcycle Eazy wheel. I know they can push it in a way like a R model at the same time it's quite stable.

I saw it at this website called: ohmybike

Can try your luck!
queenillasng is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-17, 03:11 AM   #36
badmother
Senior Member
 
badmother's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 3,634
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 211 Post(s)
Ohmybike is a web shop. Nothing else..
badmother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-17, 10:46 AM   #37
invisiblehand
Part-time epistemologist
 
invisiblehand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Jamis Nova, Bike Friday NWT, STRIDA, Austro Daimler Vent Noir, Haluzak Horizon, Salsa La Raza, Hollands Tourer, Bike Friday tikit
Posts: 5,815
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 104 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by queenillasng View Post
I think another option is to get the imperiumcycle Eazy wheel. I know they can push it in a way like a R model at the same time it's quite stable.
I think there are multiple sizes and versions. Out of the one's that I found, this looked like the best bet. Thin and 60 mm diameter. Although I would still look for bigger ones.

Multi-S ImperiumCycle Eazy Wheels for Bromptons | BromptonB
__________________
A narrative on bicycle driving.
invisiblehand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-17, 02:10 AM   #38
bike.gang.uk
Senior Member
 
bike.gang.uk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Bikes: Brompton H3L, RAF, M3L, Dahon, Giant NRS, GT
Posts: 220
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
9 Street as demo bike

Aluminum CNC machined ezwheels with bearings are quite common mod if you want to roll a B. (Don't know what the new "improved" stock ezwheels are still without Bearing.)

You will need to upgrade the little mudguard wheel to bearing version, if rack is an overkill for you .

Some easywheel even with LED light built -n.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 19601278_1711583125811212_2375105593408298718_n.jpg (99.9 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 19732342_1931404780472931_2955668059954645131_n.jpg (97.2 KB, 48 views)
File Type: jpg 285740366.jpg (74.2 KB, 48 views)
bike.gang.uk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 PM.


 
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.
I HAVE A QUESTION