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Old 07-06-09, 07:47 PM   #1
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Brompton Rolling Wheels Advice

I currently have the stock plastic rolling wheels on the bike and no fenders. I want to upgrade them so I can roll the bike when folded. So I was wondering if I would be able to roll the bike with the new rolling wheels? Or will the tire drag since I don't use the fender system?
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Old 07-07-09, 02:51 AM   #2
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There's a post with photos of a Brompton with skate wheels, I think that the bearings were changed too...
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Old 07-07-09, 06:50 AM   #3
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Maybe this will help
http://iamstuffed.com/blog/2008/07/3...on-a-brompton/

or maybe this
http://utilitycyclist.blogspot.com/2...grade-for.html

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I currently have the stock plastic rolling wheels on the bike and no fenders. I want to upgrade them so I can roll the bike when folded. So I was wondering if I would be able to roll the bike with the new rolling wheels? Or will the tire drag since I don't use the fender system?
You can roll the bike without fenders. Although I typically leaned the bike back by the saddle to do so.
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If you look around there is a video on youtube showing off the Brompton rolling. At work right now and can't search.
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Cool, thanks. The cheap skate idea seems great. I will look into it.
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You can roll the bike without fenders. Although I typically leaned the bike back by the saddle to do so.

Great. I was hoping I didn't have to put fenders on it to get it to roll.
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Cool, thanks. The cheap skate idea seems great. I will look into it.
This is a really easy mod that works much better than the factory wheels. Sometimes heel strike might be an issue.
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I hate heal strike! It happens with the stock ones. I saw in my folding mag an offset part that puts the wheels further in.
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