1. clid61

    Brompton Question

    I have recently bought a 6 speed . Is there any reason the derailure is virtually horizontal ? As other with less gears are virtually vertical
  2. FrankCrank

    Bargain Brompton.......!!!! Who'd a thunk it - seen it all now :laugh:
  3. Cycleops

    Packing Options for Flying with a Brompton.

    Came across this video which gives some useful packing tips. View:
  4. C

    Fitting new brake levers to an old Brompton

    Hi all. I've found that my bike has the old 'open clevis' brake cable couplings, and so I need to replace them for safety. Can anyone advise please whether there is any problem with fitting the newer/newest brake levers to an older P-type? Thanks
  5. Bee

    Brompton -- comfort orientated mods for all day riding

    Anyone else banging out long days on their Brompton? I wonder what comfort orientated modifications you have made? My own setup is as follows: 44T chainring -- yields a 29" bottom which is just about adequate for the terrain I ride... though I keep wondering about a Stronglight double and the...
  6. FolderBeholder

    Brompton telescopic seatpost ???

    Follwing the included printed installation instructions which came with the telescopic seatpost, they refer to removing the 2 o-rings which live beneath the PentaClip in order to remove the standard seatpost, but never re-visits installing them onto the telescopic seatpost despite detailed...
  7. Bee

    Brompton integrated 3-speed shifter

    Re: Brompton 2017 onwards integrated under-bar 3-speed shifter Hello fellow Bromptonauts, I've got a recurrent problem with Brompton 3-speed shifters... over time the amount of trigger rotation required to shift down (3 to 2, and 2 to 1) seems to have increased. This is more pronounced when...
  8. FolderBeholder

    Brompton on-line survey?

    I’m located in the US (you know, with the orange-colored President...) Wife and I just completed an on-line survey Brompton sent out this week, the gist of which is designed to either validate or reinforce their position as a premium, handcrafted product and solicit more free-form input. The...
  9. Cycleops

    Subscription Brompton Scheme to launch.

    From September you'll be ble to subscribe to access a Brompton for from £30 a month if you sign up for 12 months:
  10. kj92

    Bought a Brompton rear luggage rack, and cat steals an Easywheel.

    I wish it was one of my old little ones, but no... it's the new bigger easywheel that came to replace the smaller older ones. The little bastard doesn't know what a kerfuffle she's caused either. I called Brilliant Bikes to tell the tale, and to see if they can find a spare easywheel they can...
  11. S

    Replacing Brompton spider crank set.

    Hi I have a 2019 50T silver crank set i want to replace with a black one. There's not much on the web or youtube about under-taking this myself but it looks relatively easy. So a couple of questions: 1. Is changing the Brompton cranks set the same as changing any bike crank set and would i be...
  12. philepo

    Please convince me of M6L or M3L Brompton

    I'm not going to argue, would just appreciate some opinions: I did test ride a 6 and 3 speed. I preferred the range of the 6 as it's close to my 5 speed, but the double shifting was annoying (from a "this seems like a rather Heath Robinson solution)... but the 3 speed gaps in the ratios are a...
  13. philepo

    Brompton with 3 speed derailleur instead of hub?

    Hello all. I have a 5 speed hub Brompton that i am about to sell on ebay as prices for Bromptons are sky high at the moment. I will then order a new one when the demand falls back post covid. My question is should i buy 2 speed derailleur in order to convert to a 3 speed derailleur (i am in a...
  14. clid61

    Brompton chain ring

    I bought a second hand brompton start of the year(It's a 6 speed , the guy I bought it off raced the damn thing.). TBH not been out on it a great deal at present, due to lockdown etc. I'm a skinny bugger pushing 60 live on the edge of the Pennines. Needless to say I need a more sedate chainring...
  15. Cycleops

    Brompton stolen from health worker turns up in Indonesia.

    Disturbing story about a stolen Brompton:
  16. bikegang

    Brompton wins out in copyright case against Get2Get (Chedech)

    Interesting read. "A copyright infringement case brought by UK folding bike manufacturer Brompton against a South Korean bike maker has drawn to a conclusion in a landmark case that could have wider implications on copyright law. ..... " There are more direct copy one out there.
  17. rafiki

    Convert Brompton solid front axle to quick release?

    Is it possible? Has anyone managed to do this on a Brompton standard front wheel?
  18. U

    Folding bike (Brompton) mudflaps

    When riding behind somebody else's Brompton in wet weather, M6R to be specific, I could feel quite a bit of spray coming onto my face from that rider's rear wheel. The rear fender is on the short side and its mudflap is short. One reason for these sizes seems to be the interest in keeping the...
  19. thisonetimeyah

    Brompton left crank arm loose - do I just need a new bolt?

    The left crank arm came loose on my Brompton. I didn't ride on it loose so I have good hope I haven't damaged the spindle, crank arm or threads. I suspect it was a result of vibrations of lots of long commutes possibly added by it dropping once during Sunday's winds in London. I lost the black...
  20. kj92

    the South East - where to cycle next?

    To fill you in, I have been given a challenge: reach 480km by the end of July (I'm on a Brompton, versus a road bike owner... Yelp!) The yellow jersey winner gets a vino bought for them by second place. Sounds easy, right? Yesterday I went for a "I don't really want to" bike ride, had a really...
  21. slowmotion

    Lights for a Brompton

    I know nothing about Bromptons, but somebody not a million miles away is taking delivery of one in the next six weeks or so. It will be used mainly for pootling about London, the odd ride in the country, but no midnight dashes through rocks and stumps and other daft stuff requiring Hermann...
  22. S

    Brompton rear mudguard hack help

    Hi Please refer to pics.. In the middle of my non-rack rear brompton bespoke custom-made alloy powder black mudguard are two screw holes, as is the case for plastic brommie mudguards supplied on purchase. I want to attach a small u-shape hook loop to as in pics. 1. Does anyone know the...
  23. kj92

    Brompton B75: How to fix Uneven brake pads on front wheel?

    Morning all! Mere kilometers away from my 200km goal this month, my bike riding buddy noticed that the brakes on my bike were constantly biking on the front wheel (a lot more so on one side than the other). First I tried adjusting the brakes using the nut on the brake levers, but they made no...
  24. S

    Spare chain & chain links for Brompton folding bike

    Hi I'm putting together some spare parts. Can anyone advise or link me to Brompton spare chain and chain links for Brommie folders ? I have a 2019 standard 6 speed with a T50 front ring if that is important to know. I'm not quite sure which chain/links i should buy ? Can i use generic...
  25. rafiki

    Removing cables from Brompton brake levers (newer style).

    I want to remove my 2019 brake levers and replace them with Shimanos. Looking at the current levers I can't see how the cable can be simply lifted out of the lever in the usual way, no slots. What am I missing? Bit of a nuisance to have to remove both brake cables completely.
  26. kj92

    How to bring your Brompton abroad

    Evening all! I'm wondering how I can take my trusty Brompton on a flight with me (once the COVID situation is all done and dusted, of course). Note that my B75 still doesn't have any folding pedals but probably will be needed to be more compact, right? Preferably hand luggage, but open to...
  27. Geedubbayoo

    ID this front rack for Brompton?

    I found this image online while searching for a Brompton front rack. It’s the only image of this particular rack I can find suggesting it might be custom made but I’m hoping someone here might recognize it and tell me where I can order one like it. I like that it has a large platform. I’m...
  28. J

    Brompton gear change problem

    Hi guys, I recently bought a Brompton M6L. I tried to use it this morning but about half way through I noticed that the numbered gears (on the right handlebar) were not changing properly - gear 1 is now gear 2, and gears 2 and 3 are both gear 3 (the gear doesn't change when I move between 2 and...
  29. L

    Brompton quick release axels

    I am expecting my first brompton soon, a single speed with S handle and mudguards. I know already I want to change the axels for quick release. Sjs cycles seems to have one for the front, but can't find any rear one. Has anyone done this change? The idea of carrying a spanner on longer rides to...
  30. jay clock

    Brompton for £7.5k. Am I missing something?

    An old Brompton for £7495. Is there actually a market for this?
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