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In my opinion, this should NOT be done. Bicycles are very versatile, and one can not only use a single all-purpose bike for many purposes, but also to have/design specialty bikes, as it is the case of a Strida. And, by the way, is the case with a lot of child-carrying specific bikes and/or equipment. But, as it seems to me, a Strida is a SPECIALTY BIKE NOT ...


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If it's a pre-2012 steel folding pedal, it takes a 24mm socket. If it's titanium or a 2012 onwards steel pedal, it needs a 10mm allen key. See the options at listed at this SJS Cycles page.


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(Brompton doesn't provide any detailed pictures or component data on their web site, so I'm working from the crummy little pictures I can find.) Basic service is no different from any other bike, with a few twists. You can get yourself a "chain washer" (and accompanying solvent) to clean the chain, wipe dry with a rag after cleaning, then apply a good ...


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The Brompton owner's manual states: SECTION K: ROUTINE REPLACEMENTS. Planned replacement is advised to ensure both safety and good performance. The suggested intervals between replacements are for bicycles subjected to normal use: the most appropriate timing depends on the conditions of use and your riding style. ALUMINIUM COMPONENTS: as on ...


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You have a Mk2 Brompton which uses a slightly shorter pump. I think your pump might be a Mk2 also. Does it physically fit within the frame? (the handle goes towards the axle). The bit you are missing is the adapter bolt for holding the Zefal pump. This goes into the seatpost-end pump bracket and slots into the hole on the nozzle end of your pump. You could ...


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Aluminum in general has a useful fatigue life of about 5 years. Which is why most manufacturers have started limiting frame warranties to 5 years. Fatigue Life data for 6061 alloy here. If your folder has been ridden regularly over the 7 years you've owned it, then consider replacing them. If it's been lightly used, or mostly garaged, then you're are ...


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I'm going to say yes based on this photo. It looks that the hole is big enough to pass over just about any axle, quick release or nutted. I think what is throwing you off is that it comes with a quick release skewer that is longer than what is typically used for wheels. You may not need that provided skewer. Burley uses a similar one and I was able to ...


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If you go with one of the bigger, more solid folding bikes you can use a standard child seat. With most smaller-folding bikes you'll run into weight limits even if you can get one to fit - they're often only rated for 90kg or so, which means that even a light 60kg adult and a 10kg child doesn't leave a lot of margin for "it wasn't designed for this" ...


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I have a Chariot (now Thule) cart attached to my Brompton (with internal gears). It has the standard adapter (similar to the one in the picture above) and works fine. I didn't have to do any adaptations. The only issue is that the cart leans forward due to the 20" wheel but my little one does just fine.


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Flying with a Brompton is typically dependent on the airport staff and flight crew, rather than airline policies and procedures. I've had success getting the bike on larger planes no problem, mostly because overhead compartments were very large, or because there was sufficient space to store the folded bike (with seat and pedals removed) with strollers and ...


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As per an email from Brompton: ...the folding pedal needs a 24mm socket to remove unless it is a superlight bike, the titanium folding pedal bolt uses a 10mm hex. The right hand pedal uses a standard 15mm spanner.


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If you'll be in the Netherlands any time soon, many used bikes are sold via www.marktplaats.nl. There are also a lot of addvertisements from shops, including these to: Advertisement 1 Advertsiement 2 The second one has some 2013 M6R Black bikes. I don't have experience with these shops. I do often use marktplaats.nl.


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The page you linked to has indicated that the Pere is now available again for 199 euro: http://www.milianparts.com/en/products/pere/ The new/re-release version unfortunately doesn't have folding pedals, which some people have noted causes some difficulty in folding.


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I have a Brompton of around that vintage (1998 to be exact) and there is a very good reason why it will not come with the original Bluemels rear-triangle fitting pump and that is that they don't work very well when new and very quickly seize up as a result of all the muck and water thrown over them by the back wheel. Mine was ditched years ago and replaced ...


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The Brompton-listed set use a Busch & Muller lights - the IQ Cyo with the SON and one of the halogen lights with the Shimano. All of the B&M lights use the same front mounting bracket to the top of the fork crown, so it looks like any of them would work. Those brackets are also fairly easy to come by, and you could pretty easily modify any ...


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How much "like" does it have to be? I have seen trailers that clamp onto the seat post. These have the added advantage that when unhooked from the bike, you can use it like a hand truck. I used to go grocery shopping with a Burley axle-mount, and had to rearrange the groceries when I lowered the tow-bar to axle height. In one model I saw, the cargo ...


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Light & Motion makes a headlight, side markers and tail light that straps to your helmet called the Vis 360. That might be a better option so you don't have to worry about the lights getting into the way of the folding.



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