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Old 05-08-12, 06:47 AM   #1
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Brompton rim

Anyone here have an idea as to who manufactures the Brompton rim? Like other Brompton components I'm guessing it's available somewhere at half the price under a different name, but so far I've not found it.

It looks rather similar to these:
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/budget-20...ole-prod23894/
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/budget-16...ole-prod23892/
but sjs don't have one in the 349 size.
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According to the Spocalc rim database, the Alesa alloy 219 is the standard 20" Brompton rim, and the ERD is actually 345.0 mm.



There's a pair on eBay right now:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-PAIR-ALE.../261019586659?
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Alesa don't exist anymore do they? Presumably those are the old type.
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Bike Friday for their quick fold 'Tikit', also run a 349 rim,
theirs ordered in 24 spoke hole, rather than the 28 hole Brompton uses.
Seems like you have to contact them, and converse,
rather than a click to ship online store,

I heard VeloCity rolls one of their extrusions down
to be usable in a 349 requirement.. but no hands on experience

SJS has Brompton rim spares:
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brompton-...-qrim-prod720/

just not at the 8 and 16p of the other ones ..

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Alesa was bought by Rigida, but there doesn't appear to be any on-line presence for either, so you may be right about the Alesa rim being the old type.
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but sjs don't have one in the 349 size.
I think they do. Take your pick Brompton or double walled Sun CR18. I prefer the Brompton ones as fitting tires to the Sun CR18s is a nightmare!

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/rims-16-%...9-dept635_pg1/

The ERD is actually 338 as I measure it. Built up quite a few of these now.

Ps Even cheaper and free delivery at Brilliant Bikes http://brilliantbikes.co.uk/brompton...099027002.html

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