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Old 06-11-13, 10:43 AM   #1
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Brompton Front Axle Nut came off

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One of the axle nuts on my front wheel has come off. I want to buy a collection of them for future need too. So I thought they'll be like 5 for a 100 or so, but it turns out they are crazy expensive for what they are!! To be fair, this does come with other bits and pieces that I do not need.

All I want is some nuts of the correct size. Does anyone know where I can get some that will fit?

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Old 06-11-13, 10:48 AM   #2
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Did you try your nearest bikeshop? This should be standard bike nuts, not something special for Brompton. With such items it is the labour that is costing, not the nut its self.
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Old 06-11-13, 11:24 AM   #3
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Hi Guys

One of the axle nuts on my front wheel has come off. I want to buy a collection of them for future need too. So I thought they'll be like 5 for a 100 or so, but it turns out they are crazy expensive for what they are!! To be fair, this does come with other bits and pieces that I do not need.

All I want is some nuts of the correct size. Does anyone know where I can get some that will fit?

Thank You.
2.75 for the kit does not look too bad. They should not come off so I don't think you need a collection of them.

BTW, did you notice anything while riding with loose nuts? Looks like the holders did very good job. People often complain about those 'lawyer lips'.
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I'm not sure what you mean by the holders, I'm not very good with bike terminology But I only noticed that the damn thing was missing today, so I've no idea how long I've been riding without one of the nuts.

I'm guessing a week though, because it has been a week that my front wheel (when un-folding) has been making a noise as it touched the ground.

I'm also thinking of replacing my chain, but have no clue which to get, apparently there are many different types I have 6 speed Brompton 2011, but even then, there are 2 to 3 options according to this Brompton page.
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Some nuts for you.

http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/page/find...%20nuts&page=1

.. and Iwould not call those lawyers lips..
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... I only noticed that the damn thing was missing today, so I've no idea how long I've been riding without one of the nuts.

I'm guessing a week though,[/URL].

Sounds like monkey business to me

Ever thought of getting one of those quick release skewers that fasten with an allen key?

3 GBP for a set of two complete fastenings doesn't sound unreasonable though.
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I didn't know the quick release ones existed for the Brompton! Can you link me please?
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I didn't know the quick release ones existed for the Brompton! Can you link me please?
I ordered this one recently: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/schmidt-a...ubs-prod19064/
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That one is not for a regular Brompton wheel Elvis!

Edit: This is a regular wheel http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/16-x-1-3-...fwss-prod3019/
and you need regular nuts (like you bought for your Shimano hub) for this.

what you linked to is a quick release skewer for one of the duno hub wheels for B.

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Maybe others can clarify. I'd be surprised if it didn't fit a regular Brompton hub. Are they that exotic?

As you know mine lives in a 74mm Dahon hub, in a Bickerton fork...
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I wouldn't risk it if it wasn't for a Brompton. I HATE buying stuff, and returning them when they don't fit. The stress and disappointment kills me
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Maybe others can clarify. I'd be surprised if it didn't fit a regular Brompton hub. Are they that exotic?

As you know mine lives in a 74mm Dahon hub, in a Bickerton fork...
I edited, read my post again. The difference is a hollow axel hub or a solid axel hub with nuts.
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Ah, I thought the hub shell was always the same, just the innards different. I almost killed poor Ciwan. So much to learn...

With the nuts themselves it's a nuisance that nobody seems to publish the specification. I know the original Bickerton nuts were smaller than on other bikes, needed a 14mm spanner too - hopefully not the same on the Brompton.
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I didn't know the quick release ones existed for the Brompton! Can you link me please?
a shorter allen bolt skewer.
its used in the super light wheel http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brompton-...ngs-prod22331/

and for the hub dynamo ,
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/16-(349)-...son-prod22349/

both are hollow axles.

standard one is solid.

SJS is a good go-to for Brompton bits in UK & world wide
C.M.Wasson http://foldabikes.com/ has been selling Bromptons the longest in the US..

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Ah, I thought the hub shell was always the same, just the innards different. I almost killed poor Ciwan. So much to learn...

With the nuts themselves it's a nuisance that nobody seems to publish the specification. I know the original Bickerton nuts were smaller than on other bikes, needed a 14mm spanner too - hopefully not the same on the Brompton.
We need to be careful with the fragile ones you know .
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We need to be careful with the fragile ones you know .

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... With the nuts themselves it's a nuisance that nobody seems to publish the specification. I know the original Bickerton nuts were smaller than on other bikes, needed a 14mm spanner too - hopefully not the same on the Brompton.
Surely Brompton isn't so traditionally English that they use metric threads instead of BA.
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aint that a standard axle nut ..available in every bike store ? Just asking .... having a couple Brommy guys breathing down my neck about all those propriarity parts on Dahons ......

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5/16 x 26tpi unless anyone proves me wrong...
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aint that a standard axle nut ..available in every bike store ? Just asking .... having a couple Brommy guys breathing down my neck about all those propriarity parts on Dahons ......

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The hardware store nuts don't have a 'B' stamped on them.

Seriously, the complaints are about Dahon's spare parts availability, not about the usage of proprietary parts.
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