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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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    There's a post with photos of a Brompton with skate wheels, I think that the bearings were changed too...

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    Last edited by brommie; 07-07-09 at 06:59 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folder4life View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by invisiblehand View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Folder4life View Post
    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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