B'twin Tilt 940 - there are none, now going for a Brompton. I am far too excited about it.

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Pro Tour Punditry, 22 Jan 2018.

  1. Crackle

    Crackle Pah

    Ask Milkfloat how much he's willing to sell it to you for
     
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  2. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    Location:
    London, UK
    Brompton is to folding bikes what apple laptops is to other laptops and what apple phones are to other phones. If you don't use it, you don't understand why you should use it.
     
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  3. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    You're not selling it to me! :laugh:
     
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  4. OP
    OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    I got caught up at work yesterday so missed getting into Decathlon.

    And now I have gone and clicked onto the Brompton website. I'm doomed.
     
  5. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    [QUOTE 5129358, member: 259"]Whatever you do, don't click on the innocent looking tab that says "Superlight" :ohmy:[/QUOTE]

    Or google Indiegogo Vostok brompton disk conversions..... https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vostok-titanium-components#/ or for the deep-secontion carbon-fibre rims you can get, or those staggeringly gorgeous deep-section Andoza rims....
     
  6. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    It isn't hard to spend as much as a Brompton on a Rohloff hub to put on it, as much as another Brompton on a set of wide-hub capable titanium extremities and the front hub to go with that, as much as another Brompton on a set of fabulous rims (plus spokes adn wheelbuilding costs) for it to run on, and as much again on a titanium seatpost, a titanium handlebar stem and some beautiful but fairly pointless titanium/carbon bling... At that point all that is left of the original Brompton is the main frame and the saddle......
     
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  7. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    It's way easier to modify a Brompton than an Apple :-)
     
  8. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Riding a Brompton to the station is much more effective that trying to ride a Macbook. People should label things!
     
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  9. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Whatever you do, don't click onto the Hummingbird website - you'll be even doomederer.

    Just so you know exactly which website not to click onto, it's this one: https://hummingbirdbike.com/
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    Nah, nae chance of that.

    But having had a good explore of the Brompton website/build your Brompton thing I reckon that I might go for that.

    To be honest I had really wanted to avoid Brompton as all the CC Brompton owners just look complete t*ssers; having explored the site I now realise that Brompton are outstanding and as I am magnificent that it's a great match. All the rest of youse are just t*ssers so will look like t*ssers

    :tongue:
     
  11. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    Location:
    The Red Enclave
    Tossers gonna toss.

    Best modification I ever made to mine was swapping the rollers for skateboard wheels. Fluoro orange ones.
     
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  12. OP
    OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    The only memory of early 1980s skateboard wheels are the noise of spinning them round when upturned and starched aprons.. I had nae balance. I did visit the A&E a lot.
     
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  13. OP
    OP
    Pro Tour Punditry

    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    I paid a visit to Edinburgh Bike Co-op on Sunday and shall be placing an order tomorrow.
     
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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Presumably it looked pretty decent?
     
  15. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Which version?
     
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