brompton

  1. M

    Colt on my Brompton

    After a rather protracted purchasing process (during which I first bought a Swallow, then realised how thin the leather was, then considered and rejected a B17N) I have bought myself a lovely black Brooks Colt for my black and white S6L Brompton. I have heard that they are a literal pain in the...
  2. L

    Converting Brompton to Fixie?

    Any idea how I can convert my Brompton to fixie...Been thinking about this for quite a while...Guess I could get a rear wheel made up with the right hub...Anybody else done this? If so tips on how to do this,please.Cheers.
  3. Bimble

    Inside the Factory: Brompton Bicycles

    First shown in Aug 2016 but repeated this weekend. For those who missed it the first time around: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b07pmyd6/inside-the-factory-series-2-4-bicycles
  4. doginabag

    Cracked Brompton rear mudguard

    I noticed a crack on my rear mudguard yesterday and was wondering if it is a common issue or not before I head down to the store I bought it from. The crack has originated from the jockey wheel bracket where you would expect the highest stress concentration when folded and being pushed around...
  5. bikegang

    2017 Brompton Nickel Ti

    So it now annual limited edition, and no number plaque any more... :laugh:
  6. mitchibob

    Brompton Crank Length

    I have short legs. Probably need to get measured properly, but a tailor once said I had a 27" inside leg. I love my Brompton, but for slightly longer periods in the saddle, I have been finding I start getting some hip pain. Also, even after various saddle positions, find that at higher...
  7. srw

    Brompton lead-in times

    Does anyone have any current info on the time taken for a bespoke build? I suspect my 8-speed will be consigned to a corner of the garage until I get more time and energy and manage to link up with an engineering adviser, and in the meantime I need something to commute on. I'm inclining towards...
  8. M

    Brompton posing...

    Cycling with my son along the promenade at Portobello this weekend. I had to go very slow since my son doesn't even have pedals on his bike yet. Trying some manoeuvres and Brompton-esque flick turns etc. I cycle past a guy who says 'Ive got to get me a folding bike like that.' Cue lots of...
  9. simon.r

    Brompton 6 speed - which chain link?

    I like to carry a chain tool and a quick-link with me in case my chain breaks (I know it's not a common occurrence, but a couple of long walks home when I started cycling mean I'd rather be prepared!) I know the chain on a Brompton 6 speed is 3/32", but I understand that this is the internal...
  10. simon.r

    New 2017 Brompton - I've succumbed

    Isn't it odd how circumstances sometimes combine to almost force your hand?! I had a small windfall a couple of weeks ago and last week an hour to kill in Leicester gave me a chance to pop into Evans and test ride a Brompton. The combined events led directly to me picking this up yesterday...
  11. 12boy

    Brompton front wheel cones

    I have on older front wheel with single wall rims and noticed a tiny bit of pitting on the cones. Does anyone know of a source for the cones? Shame to replace a wheel when everything else is good. Haven't checked on bearing availability and if they are some odd size a source for them would be...
  12. U

    Brompton H6R

    Available for sale here, is my 2012 Brompton H6R folding bike. I bought it 2nd hand last Sept (16) from the widow of a cycling friend. I'd always wanted one, so seized the chance. Sadly, after riding it to work (12 miles) for one week, I realised it was NOT to bike for me!!. Although a lovely...
  13. Kell

    Telegraph journo tries Brompton and loves it...

    Here's the link (you have to sign up to see the full article): Jonny Cooper 13 February 2017 • 11:45am The thing about Bromptons is that they just look a bit silly. They have tiny wheels, weird handlebars, and they bend in half like no other bike. The people who ride them aren't much...
  14. cosmicbike

    Brompton 'Ticking' & Ratios

    I bought my M3L last year, and so far have only covered about 130 miles on it, largely through not getting round to using it. All my other bikes have 'normal' gears, the Brompton SA hub. In the lowest gear all is well, nice and peaceful. in 2nd & 3rd gears though it 'ticks' in the same way as it...
  15. chriscross1966

    Fitting "normal" brake calipers to a Brompton

    Hi folks, has anyone fitted "normal" brake calipers to a Brompton amongst us?.... I would really like to get Francesca fitted out with Campagnolo brakes (to match the rest of the groupset) and at the moment I can see the following issues: 1: Campys are pretty short reach. 2: Cable entry is...
  16. chriscross1966

    Wanted: Pre-2004 Brompton headstock piece, also any Brompton handlebar stem set.

    Hi Folks, I've got the frame front, still looking for a stem :-) for a couple of ongoing projects I'm looking for a pre-Mark4 Brompton frame front/headstock piece (the bit about 8 inches long at the front of the frame with the headset in it. They have a different hinge piece than the later ones...
  17. chriscross1966

    Picking up a Brompton, with a Brompton

    Hauled latest eBay acquisition home today... Geraldine, an M3L with a snapped handlebar stem. Plans include a dynohub, a rack and a Campagnolo bottom bracket, all bits I have sitting around... Then a decision whether or not to sell...
  18. R

    Favorite Brompton Tips, Tricks, Accessories, and Mods

    Anyone care to share some of your favorite ideas and add-ons? This bike is so unique and versatile that it's got me all excited about bicycling again. :bicycle: - Alphabet Cottage Adaptors & Zefal Mini/Half- Clips: Uses existing pedals, doesn't really impact fold, not too expensive, keeps...
  19. Kell

    Brompton World Championship anyone?

    It's in London again on the 29th July. First day of my holidays unfortunately, otherwise I would have applied for the ballot. Anyone got in?
  20. smith4188

    Brompton touring

    A few good folk on here have mentioned touring on a Brompton. How were your gears configured? I think Brompton does a 1-, 2-, 3- and 6-gear version as standard but I've heard of people modifying up to 11 gears. How easy is it to upgrade to 11? Also, what was your average or typical distance per...
  21. U

    2012 Brompton

    Available for sale here, is my 2012 Brompton folding bike. I bought it 2nd hand in November 2016, from the widow of a cycling colleague (he was a Brompton dealer). The model is H6R. it has 6-speeds (3-speed Sturmey & two derailleur). The colour is apple green. It has M-type bars, a telescopic...
  22. chriscross1966

    Possibly insane Brompton tour in France, summer 2018.

    OK folks, this might be a rambling stream of consciousness post... Normally my summer revolves around working at the Glastonbury festival and it sort of squats there like a freshly calved ice shelf off Antarctica... However it is a fallow year in 2018, so I will have a spare couple of weeks of...
  23. chriscross1966

    Wanted: Brompton X-Bar

    Anyone got one they don't need?... I can cut you a deal on an unused J+L titanium H/M set of handlebars (pre 2016). I'm in the Oxford/Swindon area
  24. e-rider

    Dahon Qix vs Brompton

    I have been looking at a Brompton for some time and I have no doubt that they're are great folding bikes. However, the price tag is just so high I'm struggling to get the pennies up together for when I start work later this month. I have seen the Dahon Qix that gets great reviews for about half...
  25. U

    Brompton Wheel Builders

  26. bikegang

    Christmas ride with New York LE Brompton

    The new stock upgrades are kind of nice. Love the colour and ergonomic bull horn grips.
  27. Archie

    Brompton January sales?

    OK, so my Bike2Work voucher has arrived for the purchase of my first Brompton. :hyper: I've got the spec sorted in my own mind, the only question now is when I cash the voucher in. Is it worth hanging on for the January sales to save a few quid, or do Brompton disdain such marketing tactics...
  28. redfalo

    SOLD - Brooks Cambium C17s

    This is the female version of the Cambium, which is a tad wider than the male one. It has seen very little use, as my other half did not like it. 50 pounds posted.
  29. e-rider

    Brompton for beginners questions

    I've never owned a folder but I've been looking at the Brompton bike builder and have a few questions that experienced 'folder' users shold eb able to answer hopefully: 1. extended seatpost - at 6'2" I guess I need this? 2. handlebars - how low are the straight bars? As a tall person, the...
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