Broken Brompton - help needed

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by jay clock, 24 Oct 2018.

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  1. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
  2. gizmo1994

    gizmo1994 Active Member

    Location:
    France
    I'll let others comment more wisely but forget the LBS and get it to a Brommie specialist. This is a main structural part that is unique to the Brommie. Get it done properly.
     
  3. ABikeCam

    ABikeCam Throwing Frazzles at a badger

    My LBS could fix that, but it depends on how good your one is. If you're in any doubt take it to a Brompton dealer for your peace of mind if nothing else.
     
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    Thanks. If an LBS sells Bromptons does that make them a dealer?
     
  5. simongt

    simongt Über Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Not certain, but I think Brompton have levels of 'accreditation', depending on what level of service etc. that the respective LBS can provide.
     
  6. Needs a replacement rear hinge bush and spindle kit...
     
  7. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

    If you can buy the above, it's a potential DIY fix. Getting the bolt out of the other side may be challenging. It makes sense to fit new bushes too, and these should be reamed by a dealer before the new spindle goes in.
     
  8. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Brompton wont sell the parts to the pyblic, they insist it is a dealer job. If youve got a hankering for it you can get a titanium aftermarket part from ebay. Personally i would advise most folks to take it to a Brompton main dealer, they're a service spare
     
  9. 12boy

    12boy Über Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    This is one of two jobs I would pay someone else to do ..the other is reaming the seat sleeve. Maybe you could do it yourself but letting an expert fo this for you would be my choice.
     
  10. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    all noted. There is a big LBS nearby that sells them. Will call in the morning
     
  11. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

    You used to be able to buy all parts for a Brompton but they seem to be creating work for dealers these days. It also explains why the spare hinge kit I had sold so quickly on eBay. The problem is that you have to get the bike to a dealer, and we don't all live in London. I do luckily have a dealer 10 miles away but that's still two 20 mile round trips by car.
     
  12. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    ok, my local dealer were very honest and their mechanic has not done the training on that part yet! So I have booked it in with a premier dealer in London where I work and will drop it in on Monday. £80 flat rate which I just have to suck up I guess.
     
  13. 12boy

    12boy Über Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    When I needed to have the hinge rebuilt and a new seatpost sleeve installed I had to make a box and ship it about 1400 miles to a shop I knew would do a good job. Fortunately they returned it in a brompton box so next time I can just ship it and they did a good job, too.
     
  14. OP
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    jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    everywhere is a long way from Wyoming!
     
  15. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    Brompton tip: Keep the box it comes in if you have room, because you never know when you might want to send the bike somewhere.
     
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