Rolling a folded Brompton, what am I doing wrong?

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by areyouactuallymoving, 9 Oct 2018.

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  1. areyouactuallymoving

    areyouactuallymoving Active Member

    Location:
    Stroud
    I cannot work out how to roll my Brompton when folded. I have tried leaving handlebars up, using saddle to push (which usually means the handlebars pop out) and replaced the stock wheels with Eazy Wheels, but still cannot roll the damn thing. So what's the secret?

    It's an M6L if that makes any difference.

    Ta!
     
  2. Brocky49

    Brocky49 Regular

    Location:
    South Somerset
    Saddle post must pushed all the way down to lock the fold, otherwise the whole thing comes apart. Push with handlebars upright and, if necessary, you can leave the bag in situ.
    I hope that helps.
    I'm a newbie to the Brompton and I've owned an M6L for about 6 weeks.
     
  3. u_i

    u_i Regular

    Location:
    Michigan
    The seat post must be slightly up - otherwise it acts as a brake.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    areyouactuallymoving

    areyouactuallymoving Active Member

    Location:
    Stroud
    OK, thanks.

    I will try lifting seat post out today, and using handlebars again.

    Ta!
     
  5. alicat

    alicat Guru

    Location:
    Staffs
    Could you do a video of what is happening - that could help us diagnose what is wrong?

    If the handlebars are unclipping when you don't want them to, the angle of the female part that they clip into may need adjusting slightly.
     
  6. ukoldschool

    ukoldschool Well-Known Member

    I had an issue with mine not rolling properly, the front wheel spokes were hitting the sturmey archer chain 'indicator' thingy, I googled it and it is a common problem but easily solved by unscrewing this bit and putting it back upside down...

    brompton-handlebar-catch.jpg
     
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