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Old 12-30-17, 09:17 AM
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Brompton E version

I started out with an E version to save on carrying weight. The bike fell down on folding many times. I'd hear a bang in the next room and sure enough the bike was on the floor. I got a rack and am happy with it but in the meantime many after market items for holding up E version Bromptons have come on the market. Anyone have experience with any of these products?
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Old 12-30-17, 09:56 AM
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what? be specific.

I have Brompton's own EZ wheels on the frame of an M3L.. mudguards are essential .







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Old 12-30-17, 10:30 AM
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The rack is all you need, if I've understood your problem. The larger wheels you can get for the rack may add a bit for stability.
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Minimods X-Roller will solve that problem. I actually use it with an R as I often wheel my bike around with full camping gear in the T-bag like a baby stroller (in train stations, stores, museums, restaurants and pedestrian-only parks) while touring. Un-tippable.
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Does the x-roller push the wheels out further and increase the likelihood of heel strike?
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Does the x-roller push the wheels out further and increase the likelihood of heel strike?
Yes, but it also makes the bike easier to push by the seat in the folded position by raising distance from the bottom of the shock to the floor. I don't get heal strike but I am close to it.
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Old 12-30-17, 06:12 PM
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E hook adapter

I was thinking more in the way of something lite like the H&H axle hook adapter or Nov e hook adapter. Do these work in help keeping the folded bike upright? The wheel extenders seems like it might cause heel strike widening the wheel base even more. I'm sure they are the best way out there of keeping the bike stable without rack or mud guard but add the negative of possible heel strike. These items are cheap enough to give it a try but I was wondering if anyone has had experience with them.
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Trade off is your feet hit the EZ wheels , pedaling... because they're further apart..

but they can raise the frames suspension piece to not drag when you pull it with the front wheel off the ground..

larger diameter wheels can do similar and not be wider..




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Old 12-31-17, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Pahana View Post
I was thinking more in the way of something lite like the H&H axle hook adapter or Nov e hook adapter. Do these work in help keeping the folded bike upright? The wheel extenders seems like it might cause heel strike widening the wheel base even more. I'm sure they are the best way out there of keeping the bike stable without rack or mud guard but add the negative of possible heel strike. These items are cheap enough to give it a try but I was wondering if anyone has had experience with them.
You are onto something. I remember seing what you are asking about but it is bookmarked on a computer that crashed a few weeks ago. I was thinking of buying it myself but then forgot about it. I`ll see if I can find it again. Some sort of aftermarket web shop.
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Old 12-31-17, 03:11 PM
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With this one I think you keep your old hook but install this thingy so thet the hook rests on it on the chain stay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-nov-E-t...0AAOSwA3dYfzmx

There are several other solutions where you buy a new hook that is said to solve the problem:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...+hook&_sacat=0

If you buy and install plse keep us updated.
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