Brompton chpt3

Legster73

New Member
Hi all I bought a brompton chpt3 6 speed when they first came out used for about 3 months not used since looking to sell as sat in the spare room is it worth getting service before selling and what is it worth second hand as no point looking at Ebay hope this is aloud to be on here any advice would be welcome. Thanks
 

Cycleops

Guru
Location
Accra, Ghana
Bromptons tend to hold their value well so you should be able to achieve around a couple of hundred off the list price I'd have thought. It's a bit of a specialist model so you might take a while to move.
Wouldn't think it even needs a service.
Why didn't you like it?
 
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berlinonaut

Active Member
CHPT3 models are well perceived by buyers but the fixed prices on ebay are more than speculative. You'll get more for it than for an average Brompton but probably not ridiculously more. Put it on ebay and let the auction run and you'll get a result. Personally I prefer the older, original CHPT3 model as it looks better in my opinion and there was a 2-speed version available that's lacking from the later models. But everyone's mileage is different.
 
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Legster73

New Member
Hi all I bought a brompton chpt3 6 speed when they first came out used for about 3 months not used since looking to sell as sat in the spare room is it worth getting service before selling and what is it worth second hand as no point looking at Ebay hope this is aloud to be on here any advice would be welcome. Thanks
I loved it but stopped commuting so sat in spare room wish I used it
 
I'd never heard of the CHPT3 but, having googled it, it looks pretty cool. Not a practical commuter without mudguards but people will buy anything Brompton.
 

Tenkaykev

Senior Member
Location
Poole
I fitted aluminium mudguards to mine, colour matched in CHPT3 red courtesy of those excellent people over at BrommieMods

Really pleased with the result, they've added a bit of weight but there's the option of titanium stays and carbon fibre fixings, and I've fitted a titanium seat post which has brought the weight down somewhat ( and seems to have smoothed out the ride, but that might be placebo)

EDIT: just weighed the bike with rear battery light fitted ( mounted on the rear reflector bracket ) it is 10.6kg
 

Kell

Über Member
I've fitted a titanium seat post which has brought the weight down somewhat ( and seems to have smoothed out the ride, but that might be placebo)
Friend of mine at work has a Superlight and has fitted a Titanium post. There is noticeable flex in it, so I'd imagine it is somewhat smoother.
 
My much-modified S3L - probably an S3L-X now - is a similar weight but it has the old Brompton titanium post (which saved a fair bit of weight for the £80 premium) and Kojak folding tyres. Some of the mods actually added weight, like better grips and a UN55 BB and Sugino crankset. AM 3-speed hub internals, so much closer-ratio than an SRF3.
 
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