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Push or Pull?

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by jokey, 2 Dec 2016.

  1. jokey

    jokey Regular

    Location:
    Stroud
    Had a stinker of a cold and not been on either bike for 2 weeks :sad:

    Before that, still enjoying the Brompton, but still having problems trying to move it around partially folded (handlebars still up, but otherwise folded) and am wondering if I am doing it wrong! So do you push it in front of you or pull it behind you?

    Ta!
     
  2. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Pull
     
  3. shouldbeinbed

    shouldbeinbed Rollin' along

    Location:
    Manchester way
    I tended to leave the seatpost up as the handle rather than the handlebars and push it along. Particularly so if leaving front luggage on.
     
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  4. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Two votes and it could scarcely be more exciting.
     
  5. Regulator

    Regulator Egregious Professor of Cruel and Unusual Geography

    I shall take the new one out tomorrow and then cast the deciding vote...
     
  6. davidphilips

    davidphilips Senior Member

    Location:
    onabike
    carlsburg option, carry it.
     
  7. fivelittlefish

    fivelittlefish Regular

    Location:
    South Bucks
    Push, using the seat as handle.
     
  8. bikegang

    bikegang Mod before ride, my bike my style...

    Location:
    Newcastle, England
    Pull with front rack handle, fully folded ...



    Or push with handlebar, half folded.

    If move with seatpost, better tie wheel with frame (velcro strap?).

    02+Frame+Garter+Securing+Rear+Wheel+To+Main+Horizontal+Spar+Brompton+Accessories+01-140313-01.jpg
     
    Last edited: 3 Dec 2016
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  9. 12boy

    12boy Active Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    So far I have been able to roll my unfolded bike with the shopping bag on it through the grocery store with no pushback. Were there any I would fold it and put it in a grocery cart. I think actually riding it wouldn't fly, though. I tried roller blade wheels because the flimsy ones which came with it were not very good, but they exacerbated the heel strike problem I had with the originals. So I put on some very thin non-turning ones because without any wheels the folded bike rests on the rear fender. I like the cord and button above, though.
     
  10. chris folder

    chris folder Active Member

    Hi:cold:i have a nice cold right now sore throat to
     
  11. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    To What?
     
  12. Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    Mine has the EZ wheels, but not the rack and TBH, I don't think it works well at all.
     
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  13. Rockymountain

    Rockymountain A Scotsman abroad

  14. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset

    Pick it up with both hands. And lob it into the canal. Best place for a Brompton.
     
  15. I'm an EZ wheeler