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Brompton 2017

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by chris folder, 13 Nov 2016.

  1. chris folder

    chris folder Well-Known Member

    Hi:hello:on you tube video showing the new black rear rack video called. Brompton black edition folding bike 2017 version s6r review
  2. steve50

    steve50 Disenchanted Member

    West Yorkshire
    It's quite often a good idea to use the search box prior to posting to see if anyone else has posted the same thing :rolleyes:

  3. OP
    chris folder

    chris folder Well-Known Member

    I did there was no video of the new black rack^_^
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  4. Cycleops

    Cycleops Veteran

    Accra, Ghana
    That's going to be a riveting video.
  5. Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    In fairness, the new video is not the same as the old video, because the 2017 bike contains new parts.

    In particular, one of the gripes mentioned shifting. And this bike has new shifters. Granted, there are still two of them.
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  6. T4tomo

    T4tomo Über Member

    I would have thought the new shifters were more worthy of a mention by the OP rather than the rack having been sprayed black, which was presumably the same in 2015 when the first black editions were spawned.
  7. windmiller

    windmiller Über Member

    While looking at the 2016 updated Bromptons' at Cycle Heaven in York station - I wondered if the new shallower/shorter height handlebars, if fitted to the older M type would bring a benefit in terms of increased rigidity without reducing comfort too much.
  8. samsbike

    samsbike Über Member

    The issue will be with the new bars, is that they will be about 3 cm lower unless you get the longer stem to go with the new bars, which gets expensive.

    Also dropping the bars will mean that the cables will need adjusting as well.

    I must confess having seen the new 2017 bikes, the new shifters are really nice and given where they are, you can turn the bike upside down which you cant with the older style shifters.
  9. reppans

    reppans Active Member

    I understood the new 2017 M bars to have the same grip height - ie, longer stem with shorter bar rise. (That's what Brompton said).
  10. Kell

    Kell Senior Member

    I think you can drop the bars a fair bit without worrying about the cables too much.

    I bought an H type originally and fitted bars with a shallow rise.

    Yes the cables were too long, but it was more aesthetic than problematic..

    By which I mean they didn't look great, but everything worked.

    Took me a good couple of months before I shortened them all.