Lightweight Pedal upgrade

B75 come with a wellgo unfoldable pedal which is quite annoying, the protruding pedal when folded can be a hazard. There are many upgrade options, popular brands for foldable pedal like MKS , Sapience , brandless are generally available on Shopee ranging from $30 to $80. Quick release pedals is also a popular upgrade, the special clip-in design allow quick and easy removal of pedals. I selected foldable Sapience pedal, I like the lightweight and sleek design. it can be easily folded and magnetic locked to keep the pedal from swinging around. It cost me about $70 from shopee with discount coupon, lookout for flash deal you might even get a better price.
The process is pretty straight forward, you will need :

  • 15mm spanner
  • 8mm allen key

To remove the pedal, use 15mm spanner to loosen the pedal. Note: the left (non-chain side) pedal spindle is reverse threaded, you have to turn it clockwise to remove the pedal when facing the crank arm. The right side (chain side) is normal, so turn it anti-clockwise to loosen it.

Before installing the new pedals ,take note the pedals come in a L and R pair. It’s usually indicated on the pedal and you can see there’s a small “L” printed on my Sapience pedal. Once you get the direction right, simply just screw the pedals in. Remember L you have to turn anti-clockwise to install the pedal while R turn clockwise. You will need a 6 or 8mm allen key to hold the pedal while tightening the pedals.

Best EZ Wheel upgrade

The original EZ wheels from Brompton are made of plastic with a spacer as the center core. It’s attached to the frame or rack with 35mm M5 screws. There’s no ball bearing therefore creating a lot of friction when rolling and that’s why almost every owner upgrade the EZ wheel on the first day.

There are many different types of aftermarket EZ wheels, ranging from SGD $15 all the way to few hundred ! No kidding, check out this beautiful Koeing Hanami with a hefty price tag. I got the OEM classic biscuit EZ wheel from Taobao about SGD$18 per pair. Remember to get the 58mm, I tried the 46mm and it’s too small to keep it the bike above the ground. You will need a M5 25mm screw, 2 nuts and 2 washers on each wheel, this is the order of how I install the wheel. Result in smooth rolling, easy to push the bicycle around when folded and very affordable modification.