My shiny new S-type has a minor niggle - front brake cable rubs on the tire when turning right. No fenders, but I do have the little Al semicircle 'guard' attached to the fork which I believe is supposed to catch the brake cable and keep it off the tire / wheel.
However, the setup of the bike is such that the brake cable comes down out of the brake and then loops under the 'guard'. When turning the cable slips under it, and then makes contact with the tire. The cable routing goes from there, through a ring on the front half of the main tube and then to a second ring (actually attached to the front brake cable) which holds the other two cables together (it's a three-speed) in a bunch.
I think if the cable / housing had been cut about an inch or so shorter then the routing would be perfect (it seems to sit right if I pull a little more through the second ring toward the brake lever). I'm not sure if the bikes come already set up from Brompton or if the cables would have been installed and housings cut at the LBS I ordered through.
I can take it back to the shop for them to sort out, obviously, but if it's a fix I can make myself I'd rather do it. As I said, my guess is that cutting down the housing will solve the problem. Has anyone seen this before / have any alternative suggestions?