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    Brompton suspension block weakening over time?

    I've never seen mention of the need to replace the suspension block due to it losing firmness through use, but over the last couple of months I get the feeling the pedal clearance on my brompton is shortening. The block is around 2 years old, is that the sort of lifespan others are getting from it?

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    Just wondering: do you have the firm or standard suspension block?

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    I had a Mk2 bike AW3 hub was British, then.. stamped '94.. its suspension block still worked fine..

    Do You need an excuse to get their firm one?

    Pix seen: people wrapping a jubilee(hose) clamp around the suspension rubber ,
    to restrict it's expansion and thus stiffen it.. you could play with that idea.

    My current Mk4 , standard block, is fine.. I got the bike, used, a couple years ago, sold the Mk2.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 12-20-13 at 12:39 PM.

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    It's the standard block. I've not put on any weight... can't be that. It might also relate to the rear frame hinge bushes wearing... they need replacing really.

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    2 year old bike? Go have a pint , you are over thinking this

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    2 year old bike? Go have a pint , you are over thinking this
    Once again I'll take the selfless route just to help out a fellow member and have a pint in his stead... well maybe two just to be sure.
    I plan on living forever... so far so good.

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    I better back you up in case two pints isn't enough.

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