Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes: Brompton H6L raw lacquer (2012)
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Fact of Brompton life, or am I doing it wrong?
I just got my H6L on the weekend and have been practicing folding/unfolding the bike. I find that as I swing the back wheel under, the rear mud flap usually ends up scraping the ground either during the swing under motion or the swing back because I mistimed the lowering.
Do you other folks scrape your mud flap during folding? If not, do I just need more practice? Lift the back higher when I swing the wheel under?
I'm afraid that if I lift the back too high during the swing motion, the little wheel on the top of the fender is what will take the brunt of the force as I lower the bike down. Or is that is what is supposed to take the "drop" force during the fold?
Thanks for any pointers!