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Old 04-23-15, 07:00 AM
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SA BWR Hub proble - Brompton sl6

UPDATE:

Brompton has sent a replacement wheel for my bike. Im very happy this chapter is soon to be closed with good faith.

Recap:

I bought a super awesome sl6, from a brompton lbs that closed shop. The 3 speed hub started feeling crunchy, not smooth. Contacted Brompton, and the lbs. The Brompton LBS shut down, so now i was without a dealer to work the claim. After much back and forth England contacted NY for help with this matter. And my road bike lbs is being a bridge for the claim.

Now Brompton is in for a complete over haul and wheel install.

Hey guys i need some help here. Purchased a new Brompton on 09/14 sl6.

Last week I noticed a drag on the rear wheel, and upon opening the hub, found the "outer dust cap" of the non drive side was deformed. Thing that i dont know how excatly happened as i hadn't touched the thing.


Ive had great experience with the vintage 3 speed and 4 speeds. So to have this on a new one was a surprise.

Hopefully a change of part is enough, but the thing seems stuck in place! Im thinking this should be covered by warranty and emailed sunrace usa, bromPton, and my local dealer. No response yet. I use this bike as my main vehicule so i really want help fast.

Can this be fixed, do you guys think i should stop riding the thing?

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Old 04-23-15, 09:40 AM
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Did you See the other Double Post in Mechanics you put there?
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Old 04-23-15, 10:55 AM
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Did you See the other Double Post in Mechanics you put there?
The one where someone suggested this be posted here...?
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Old 04-23-15, 11:04 AM
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Post it everywhere, then Why miss anyone? .. OP Tried the tried and tested plan I stated in Mechanics section Yet?

O thats right most posting is While at Work .. (dont get caught !)


Seems resolved back here .. https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-me...on-6speed.html

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Old 04-23-15, 11:12 AM
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It's a press-fit, you can carefully nudge it out by inserting a wide flat-head screwdriver underneath, taking care to avoid the bearings or hub shell, and tapping the screwdriver handle down with a hammer to provide leverage against the outer hub shell, slowly working around the circumference. Perhaps put some fabric over the screwdriver head to avoid scratching surfaces. Quite easy to push a new one into place with a wooden block and hammer.

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Old 04-23-15, 11:34 AM
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Yeah sorry about that. I figured i post in both folding and mechanics. If you wanna merge either, id merge this to the mechanics cause its a topic for them mostly.

And they hace replied now so thats good. Thnx


Thnx chag, im gonna wait for the dealer to inspect the unit, wait for parts to arrive and ill follow the advices here to get it out. Thnx
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UPDATE: got the dust cap, changed it, pretty easy. Now im trying get into the lightest gear and cant seem to tune it! Im gettin desperate. Its late here and i wanted to make this work.

Im thinking i may have to open this thing again!

Any thoughts?
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More info please.
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Well...im very sad right now.

So i took off the dust cap. Changed the bearing, put the new dust cap and put the cone.

Long story short...i didnt thread the non drive side cone to the end, and assembled the thing. Rode it and i noticed no 3erd gear. So i started reading and rapidly remebered the CONE!

Today i open up the unit...... The big bearing on the drive side was loose, because the cone wasn't rightly placed, and spat 2 ball inside the rotating mechanism. 1 looked like didnt go far. But a 2nd destroyed one of the pawls.
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Call Your Brompton dealer Or any Of them yet?

The whole Core can be bought as a whole and screwed into the Hub shell .. from the right side Which having removed it as pictured you sorted Out OK..

Only have the BSR, the 3rd AW3 type Hub in bikes Over My life , all have performed Fine ..
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Fietsbob i called sturmey/brompton/and the local dealer.

Sturmey said i should contact Brompton as this hub is a brompton exclusive hub.

The dealer sent someone to inspect the unit. Havn't called me since.

Brompton sent me the parts for the first sitauation. And now are sending new pawls to fix my new problem. Also sent me a manual for the hub.

im happy for bromptons supoort. But am a bit dissapointed with the local dealer.
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UPDATE:

Brompton has sent a replacement wheel for my bike. Im very happy this chapter is soon to be closed with good faith.

Recap:

I bought a super awesome sl6, from a brompton lbs that closed shop. The 3 speed hub started feeling crunchy, not smooth. Contacted Brompton, and the lbs. The Brompton LBS shut down, so now i was without a dealer to work the claim. After much back and forth England contacted NY for help with this matter. And my road bike lbs is being a bridge for the claim.

Now Brompton is in for a complete over haul and wheel install.
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