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Old 08-08-11, 01:40 PM   #1
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Eazy Wheels on a L version Brompton?

I have an L version Brompton (i.e. without the rack). I am thinking of getting a set of eazy wheels to help wheel my bike around the station section of my commute. I was wondering if it is worth it to get just the 2 wheel set for the L version or go the whole hog and buy the rack, mudgard and 4 wheel set? I get the impression that with two wheels it may still be awkward to push the bike along but I'd be interested to hear if anyone has a positive experience of the L version easy wheel set.

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Old 08-08-11, 02:06 PM   #2
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I've got an 'L' with easy wheels. Pushing not so good. However, I've had no problem 'pulling' the bike. I either leave the handlebars unfolded and grab the bike by where the stem meets the bars, or my the handle on the bag frame if that is mounted.

The only problem I've had doing this that if there's a loaded bag on the bike, it feels heavy after a while.
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Old 08-08-11, 03:04 PM   #3
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I really like the rack. I have an M6R. It does not tip over easy and worth it. Went all out and got all the options even the expensive dynamo. Added a Garmin GPS computer. Love it. Other bike is a Trek 7.9 FX.
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Old 08-08-11, 03:12 PM   #4
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As they are considerably thinner, constitute less overall width,
So, there is little contact with your feet as you pedal .
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Old 08-08-11, 03:18 PM   #5
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I've got an 'L' with easy wheels. Pushing not so good. However, I've had no problem 'pulling' the bike. I either leave the handlebars unfolded and grab the bike by where the stem meets the bars, or my the handle on the bag frame if that is mounted.

The only problem I've had doing this that if there's a loaded bag on the bike, it feels heavy after a while.
Thanks for the response. I take it you feel there is enough clearance such that the suspension block doesn't rub against the ground.
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Old 08-08-11, 03:42 PM   #6
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i have a brommie with eazy wheels + rear rack, and my bf has one that is an L, with 2 easy wheels. mine is definitely easier to wheel around than his, but i would settle for an L if i did not intend to use my brompton as a shopping cart.
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FWIW, standard wheel 45mm,OD,... EZ type are 59mm OD
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Old 08-09-11, 08:17 AM   #8
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The rack makes the bike easier to roll and fairly stable as a shopping cart but obviously adds weight. I took a standard M3L type and by the time I'd added Ergon grips, a rack, telescopic seat pillar and a Brooks saddle it was somewhere around 12.7kg, i.e. not so nice for lifting up stairs.
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Old 08-09-11, 12:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for the responses. I'm think I will just go with L set wheels to avoid the extra weight and expense.
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Old 08-10-11, 07:31 AM   #10
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try this method on pushing the brompton if you just have the back two eazy wheels:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJlqf5W-lUk

if you look carefully he velcroed the maintube with the rear wheel so it doesn't fall apart and you can easily roll it anywhere in the subways.
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