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Brompton - substituting a 2003 rear wheel. Any issues to expect?

Old 05-20-21, 08:03 AM
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Brompton - substituting a 2003 rear wheel. Any issues to expect?

I must put a new rear wheel in my 2003 Brompton. I have found a potential substitute online.
My doubts are:
- can the 2021 rear wheel fit in the 2003 frame?
- is the size of the 2021 rear wheel exactly the same as in 2003, or do I have to purchase a new tyre?
- is the excursion of the little chain of the gear system the same as in 2003, or do I have to put a different lever on the steering wheel?
I hope someone can answer my questions.
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Old 05-22-21, 12:53 PM
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Well, the wheel will fit the frame and tire. As far as the "gear system", you didn't say what Brompton you have. I have a 2013 M3L totally stock and a 2008 M3L that I swapped out the wheelset for a 5 speed. Is the wheel you are buying the same gears?
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Originally Posted by bugly64 View Post
Well, the wheel will fit the frame and tire. As far as the "gear system", you didn't say what Brompton you have. I have a 2013 M3L totally stock and a 2008 M3L that I swapped out the wheelset for a 5 speed. Is the wheel you are buying the same gears?
My bike has 2*3 gears and the new wheel is meant for double sprocket. I'll just move the sprockets from the old to the new bike.

I would not know which model is my bike. The baggage rack on the back has a shape that is no more present in current models.

About the excursion of the little chain of the gear, I understand my Sturmey Archer gearbox is no longer utilized, so reckon I will buy a new set of levers for the handlebar.

Thank you for your attention :-)
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