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Old 12-19-10, 01:47 PM   #1
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scorcher on 349 outside diameter

an italian forum guy wonders if scorchers fit rear triangle of current bromptons

has anyone ever got a good measure of the od of a wheel with scorchers?

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Old 12-19-10, 03:50 PM   #2
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An accurate guess is to take 349mm and add twice the tyre width, eg if the Scorcher is 40mm wide, then the OD would be 429mm.

I don't know how wide Scorchers actually are.
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I have a Mk 2 Brompton, the clearance with the standard 1 3/8 tire is tight,
both between the chain stays and the bridge between them, so I'd say No.

Perhaps by the current Mk4 bike that has been changed ,
clearance indentations would be a welcome modification to their rear extremity.
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It is my understanding that the Scorcher does not fit on the rear because of the chainstay bridge. But it may fit on the front, and I think it's a grippier tire than any other available to the Brompton, so that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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OTOH, a Bike-Friday Tikit As Vic has shown , Will accept the wider Scorcher ..

schwalbe's349 titres seem fine, Kojack if you want a slick, Marathon if you don't.

Prices keep going up .. Anyone sell bundles of 10 tires at a discount?
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