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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 ..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 05-08-12 at 03:53 PM.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
    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

    Regards

    Jerry
    Last edited by jerrysimon; 05-08-12 at 03:26 PM.

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