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    Just to close off this thread. + The old...

    Just to close off this thread.

    + The old rims are still available. Got one from "On Your Bike".
    - Looked at a new rim. They're worryingly light!
    + Can now change a rim in an hour...
  2. I only recently realised you could attach the bag...

    I only recently realised you could attach the bag with the bike folded! Must be slow on the uptake. I also used to remove the brake blocks when changing the pads. Duh!
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    I got the new ring/crank from the dealer I got...

    I got the new ring/crank from the dealer I got the bike from for that very reason. When asked he reckoned just the ring on the new set would be a similar price. And I was in a hurry so I didn't...
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    Ok. Looks like this upgrade is not optional...

    Ok. Looks like this upgrade is not optional which is fair enough. Interesting to see if it lasts as long. Shame as I was planning on reusing the spokes this time. Last 3 rebuilds I've always...
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    Brompton Double Wall Rims

    Hi,

    Looks like I'll need to replace my Brompton rear rim again soon. So I looked on the SJS site to order the bits.

    However the site now describes them as "Brompton 16 x 1 3/8 (349) Angle...
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    Without a front bag I find there's a distinct...

    Without a front bag I find there's a distinct tendency for the front wheel to lift on my Brompton when pulling away from lights.
    That said the wind resistance seems to be increased out of all...
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    I broke a spoke on my new brompton a month after...

    I broke a spoke on my new brompton a month after buying it. Replaced it myself. Ended up replacing two or three before the rim wore out at 12 months.

    Just my opinion: it's virtually impossible...
  8. In the UK many of us travel on crowded commuter...

    In the UK many of us travel on crowded commuter trains with many passengers standing. From what I see the only folding bike that is small, will not stain other passengers clothing and will stay...
  9. I've used both types of kevlar tyres on my...

    I've used both types of kevlar tyres on my Brompton. The only time I've had an 'instant' puncture was when I rode over a pozidrive screw that was sitting in the road pointing upwards! The...
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    Thanks, Might be worth taking to the shop I...

    Thanks,
    Might be worth taking to the shop I bought it from and asking them. Really fancy separate chain ring. Are there really different tapers on bottom brackets?
    Rob.
  11. Result!!! New seat post and no knee pain. Only...

    Result!!!
    New seat post and no knee pain. Only had it a week but looks good.
    It's actually rather fun. Without the top bit extended it's the same length as a standard seat post so quite...
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    Just checked. There are four old chains hanging...

    Just checked. There are four old chains hanging in the garage. So on fifth - one every six months or so. Needs a new one for the new chain ring.

    Are you sure about the BB? Sjscycles list...
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    Brompton M3L Chainring

    Hi,

    The chain ring on my standard M3L Brompton is now ridiculously worn. I'm having to file the burrs off the teeth!

    But its made as a single piece with the crank so will cost me nearly 60...
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    IMO it's never going to wear out through just...

    IMO it's never going to wear out through just folding the bike. I find the vibration from riding fast on London streets is enough to wear the paint off the spare batteries in my bag! Downside of...
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    Never dry the bike. Continuous use stops it...

    Never dry the bike. Continuous use stops it rusting. It gets a scrub down before I have to maintain it - but only to keep me clean(er). Hinges are well oiled and still oily.

    The clamps are...
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    Brompton Frame Hinges

    Hi,

    My Brompton is now two and a half years old and used every day.

    On the free service, about nine months after I bought it, 'On Your Bike' found the folding frame hinge pins worn and sent it...
  17. Physio identified it as a tendon. Took ages. ...

    Physio identified it as a tendon. Took ages. Complicated things knees. Gave me lots of stretches to do.

    I think the week off 'Bromptoning' clinches it though. Immediate improvement. ...
  18. I'm always using the seat post fully extended. ...

    I'm always using the seat post fully extended.
    The problem seems to be caused by riding the Brompton rather than running or swimming - or the road bike. I tried a week on the tube. Knee...
  19. Brompton Seat Height and Knee Pain

    I use a Brompton daily for commuting. I've been using the fixed longer seatpost for the last year or so. Even so seat is lower than ideal. But then it's a folding bike! My tailor would say I...
  20. Fixed! And I didn't have to use the tube. I...

    Fixed! And I didn't have to use the tube.

    I stripped down the entire hub gear, regreased and re-assembled it. All now works fine.
    As it was slipping in all gears I reckon the freewheel pawls...
  21. Many thanks for the link. Looks like more than...

    Many thanks for the link. Looks like more than one evenings work. So I'm braving the tube tomorrow :(
  22. Plot thickens. I've just changed the chain. It...

    Plot thickens.
    I've just changed the chain. It had stretched a little over 1/8" in 12" so I hope I'm replacing it in time. I also changed the indicator pin as a couple of the tiny links were...
  23. I'm replacing the rear tyres just before the main...

    I'm replacing the rear tyres just before the main tread disappears. The problem cycling in London is glass. I go over both tyres every couple of weeks looking for cuts. At the bottom of every...
  24. Brompton Sturmey Archer 3 speed servicing

    Hi,

    I've been using my Brompton for daily commuting for nearly 18 months. Nothing strenuous - just 7 miles per day across London. So less than 2,500 miles.

    I'm now having trouble finding...
  25. Thanks Dan, Dropped the bike off at "On Your...

    Thanks Dan,

    Dropped the bike off at "On Your Bike" this morning. They're tightening it up now.

    It does seem to have become loose very suddenly. Could something have failed internally?

    I...
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