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Brompton Wheel Builders

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Regulator, 3 Jan 2017.

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  1. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Can anyone recommend someone to build a new Brompton rear wheel for me? I'm think about putting a Sturmey Archer S-RF5 in to make Boudicca into a 10 speed...
     
  2. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    Location?
     
  3. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Well, I'm in Cambridge but anywhere in the UK would be OK.
     
  4. samsbike

    samsbike Senior Member

    Isnt there someone on this site who builds?

    Also Spa Cycles is another place to go to.
     
  5. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Warlands in Oxford have taken on building my wheels up. Shimano Alfine-11 and a custom Schmidt SON-XS into custom made SMCBike deep carbon rims with specially modified Sapim spokes.... if they can do that they can take on stuffing a 5-speed Sturmey into a 28-spoke stainless 16-349 I'm sure....
     
  6. Brommyboy

    Brommyboy Über Member

    Location:
    Rugby
  7. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
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  8. Elybazza61

    Elybazza61 Veteran

    They've done three wheels for me; an archetype/novatec disc set,a re-build of my old mavics with xt disc hubs and converted to single speed some well used 80's mavics.
     
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  9. dim

    dim Guest

    Location:
    Cambridge UK
    they are good guys .... I take all my bikes there for servicing ....
     
  10. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    Another recommendation for Andy at Bicycle Ambulance. He rebuilt one of my Brompton wheels albeit with a std hub. Still strong and true 2 years on.
     
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  11. srw

    srw AGM 2008, Dykes medal 2011

    DIY.

    Building Brompton wheels is about as simple as it gets, once you've got the right length of spoke (SJS sell them).
     
  12. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Active Member

    Location:
    Swindon

    For Alfine hubs fitting to 38mm deep carbon rims?.... doubt it :-
     
  13. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    Well, Boudicca has gone into Bicycle Ambulance for her transformation. By the end of the week she should be an M10L...
     
  14. 12boy

    12boy Active Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    Be nice to hear about how you find the hub. The older version were supposed to be very finicky and not as reliable as the new 3 speeds. A 5 speed would add a gear at both ends of the 3 speed range which might be a simpler and easier solution than the 3/2 arrangement you now get from Brompton.
     
  15. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography


    I discussed the issue with a few people before going ahead. Apparently there was an issue with the 5 speed hubs a few years ago but that their reliability is now fine.

    We'll see how it goes once Boudicca gets a fat lump like me on her...