brompton

  1. Alembicbassman

    Found this Brompton Article from 2005, Prices have shot up since then.

    You could sell your 2005 Brompton for more than you paid for it. http://www.atob.org.uk/folding-bikes/brompton-folding-bikes-2005/ "The good news for traditionally-minded folk is that the old C, L and T-types remain on the books, and at similar prices.The C type becomes the C3E at £380, the L3...
  2. doginabag

    The Brompton creak

    I know this has come up here and all over the interweb, but I don't think I have ever found a conclusive answer. Does anyone know the source of the common creak that's associated with peddling, particularly down stroke on the left peddle? I have checked and double checked, all bolts are done...
  3. Nibor

    Brompton Advice

    Hi I know this is a folder but I am looking for very shallow advice, I am about to pull the trigger on a Brompton and have decided on an M6L with the low gear ratio option the only question is what colour? I quite fancy grey with Lime green forks and rear triangle but other suggestions are welcome.
  4. Kell

    You don't have to be mad to own a Brompton...

    ..but it helps. View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2G099tCs9g&list=PL3CA453EBD20AC9EB
  5. bonker

    Spoke and rim induced punctures on Brompton

    I've had a Brompton for about two years, its a 2012 model 3 speed S,raw lacquer. The problem I have found with it is punctures but from the inside of the rim ( it's got Schwalbe Marathons on. I've had about 4. The first three, rear wheel, punctures were soon after I got the bike, I replaced...
  6. C

    Help: Brompton gear cable tension adjustment

    Hi, My 6 speed Brompton is having a lot of trouble downshifting in the left-hand gear. The sturmey archer hub is working fine, but the chain isn't going from the small sprocket to the large sprocket when I shift using the left hand gear lever. It has no problem moving from the large sprocket...
  7. doginabag

    Heavy duty Brompton rear mudguard bracket

    I have done a bit of work on my Brompton which I need to finish off this weekend. I find the bracketry that holds the rear mudguard is not really up to the job when the bike is folded as the weight of the bike is transfered through the fragile plastic mudguard. My original mudguard...
  8. CharlieB

    Some Brompton bits to make some space…

    I have: An unused standard Brompton saddle for which I'd accept a tenner, and A pair of unused standard Brompton pedals, which would retail for about £35 the pair. I'd accept £15 plus postage.
  9. 12boy

    Riding a Brompton on studded tires

    Recently fitted some Schwalbe 349 72 stud tires to my Brompton. I have other bikes with studded tires better suited to deeper snow, slush on ice etc, but my commute is sometimes fairly clear except for icy patches which I don't wish to encounter going downhill quickly or any other time...
  10. R

    Child Seat for Brompton

    Hi! Planning to mount a child seat to my other halfs Brompton, Looking at the Yepp Mini or one from BoBike... Any experience? Ta!
  11. chriscross1966

    Carbon Fork for Brompton Kickstarter launched

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1214187207/piumanera-r1-carbon-fork-for-brompton-bicycle Not the cheapest bolt on you could fit, but I have no doubt I will find the wherewithall to obtain one ...
  12. steveindenmark

    Brompton in London

    A bit of a sad story about a distinctive Brompton in London. http://road.cc/content/news/233442-stolen-bike-alert-london-cyclist-tells-how-he-was-mugged-his-brompton
  13. Binka

    Got myself a new folder, but not a Brompton in the end!

    Picked this Phillips Folda up for £20. It's in amazing condition to think its late 79s or early 80s? Thought it's worth a try for the money.
  14. lazyfatgit

    Brompton rear wheel spoke cover question

    I've just replaced 2 spokes on my 2008 rear wheel. Unfortunately now that it is reassembled and back on the bike, the spoke cover/hub cover has been discovered lying on the workbench. How essential is this for keeping crud out of the hub? Should I disassemble and refit this now or leave it in...
  15. ianrauk

    Brompton tyres sucking the life out of me

    The tyres that were supplied with my Brompton are sucking the life out of me. They are Marathon Plus. 16x13/8 So any recommendations as to a better rolling, quicker tyre. Obviously I will be trading off the puncture protection of the Plus', but dammit, they really are hard work.
  16. jay clock

    Brompton puncture repair (F$%^&*KIN& HEKK)

    I have a Brompton with Marathons on. There or four punctures in 3-4 years. All of them I think are rim tape related. I have (Now for the second time on the back) used electrical tape as well. The issue is that the valley of the rim is v shaped so it is impossible to get it seated flat About...
  17. CopperBrompton

    My copper-plated Brompton finally arrived!

    Ever since the nickel-plated Brompton was introduced, I'd been looking rather wistfully at them. The problem was, as I had a rather non-standard Brompton at the time (8-speed Sturmey Archer), and Brompton didn't sell the frame on its own, I'd have had to buy an expensive bike and then make the...
  18. Julia9054

    Bike insurance for my new Brompton

    This morning i picked up my new Brompton - it's lovely! My other bikes are insured against theft and damage on my home insurance policy. I rang them to add my new bike and was told that i have reached the limit in value of bikes that they will include on the policy. I was prepared to increase my...
  19. bikegang

    Brompton 2018 C caliper Brake

    Looks lighter .. but the brake pad . Some like marathon racer tyers
  20. U

    Brompton recall: BB66 failures

    Heads up for Brompton owners. Cant see this posted elsewhere. https://www.brompton.com/recall
  21. Dogtrousers

    Brompton Voluntary Recall Notice

    I received this email today ... Edit. I ran the check and my bike is affected. I'll keep you posted how it goes. Voluntary Recall Notice FAG Bottom Bracket cartridge BB66 (April 2014 – May 2017) Through our warranty and quality assurance process we have become aware of an issue...
  22. simon.r

    ACE rack and wheels for Brompton

    I didn’t like the standard Brompton rack, so removed it from my bike and sold it. A few weeks on and I realised that as well as the obvious ability to carry stuff, the rack protected the mudguard from scratching and the bike was much easier to wheel around on 4 wheels than 3. I also got fed up...
  23. Bill

    Information needed regarding Brompton gear changing.

    Hello, I am debating wether to buy a Brompton cycle. It's basically the small fold I am interested in. I visited a main Brompton dealer in Birmingham to look at the bikes. Now, the chap in the shop described the method of changing the two triggers and what they are changing...but me being...
  24. doginabag

    Brompton on the Eurostar?

    I am going to Paris next week for a business trip and ordinarily I get around ok via their tube network. But I am considering taking my brompton and avoiding having to use any public transport and might give me a bit more scope to do some sight seeing in my free evening. Does anyone have any...
  25. P

    Brompton 3sp SA hub rear wheel and shifter- price reduced

    These are parts which were replaced when upgrading from a 3 speed BSR Sturmey hub Brommie to the 8 speed SA hub by means of the Kinetics conversion kit. I doubt if I had exceeded 300 miles before upgrading. I'm selling these as a complete 3 speed kit. The 3 speed kit consists of a standard rear...
  26. LCpl Boiled Egg

    Brompton rear hinge - fix myself or under warranty?

    I'm on my Brompton pulling away from a stop this morning and I feel the back wheel wobble in an alarming fashion. Stopping quickly as possible I check the bike over and somehow I've lost one of the bolts holding the rear spindle in place. The replacement part would be £20 but Brompton recommend...
  27. simon.r

    Tannus tyres on a Brompton

    I've fitted Tannus tyres to my Brompton. Fitting them is probably worth a thread of its own, but suffice to say it's doable at home but very difficult - and I consider myself a fairly competent home mechanic. I've done 10 miles on them and my initial impressions are that they're absolutely...
  28. M

    Brompton London championships

    Velovision had a great scoop on Saturday Simon the new editor was able to interview Bromptons MD and discover revealing plans for the new electric version . The video can be found on VV website
  29. Kell

    Electric Brompton is (almost) here...

    Demo bikes at The Prudential Ride London event this weekend.
  30. simon.r

    Brompton bottom bracket replacement

    i've just got around to removing and greasing the BB on my few hundred miles old Brompton. It's a FAG with plastic cups - the fixed cup side of which I've sheared off the outer portion: This doesn't affect the function, but I suspect it will be a hacksaw and hammer job to remove the remains...
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