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

    Tosser.
     
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  2. OP
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    Pro Tour Punditry Guru

    :thanks:
     
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  3. Regulator

    Regulator Scourge of stale, pale, male snowflakes.


    I thought all your bikes were tosser bikes? :whistle:
     
  4. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    Armonmy Way
    While I was half thinking this thread needed a change of title (''Why I bought a Brompton instead.'') I thought I'd go and have a look online at my local Decathlon website. Et voilà, it's reporting as in stock for £400. I'm tempted to go along and have a look when they open. I could do with a sort of get-me-to-the-pub bike for visitors, and my own bikes are too big for most. It's an irredeemably ugly bike that may transport all riders into tosserdom, mind. I wonder whether it could take a seatpost mounted rack for shopping - it looks like it's an oversized seatpost.
     
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  5. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    So I got to the shop and found out that the only belt drive model they had had been sold about an hour and a half before I got there. I went away empty handed and found a tap room.
     
  6. OP
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    Pro Tour Punditry

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    The one I ordered is gonna come in at 13.75kg so not much difference. It includes mudguards, rack, and dynohub.

    The Tilt 940 seems to be an elusive bike...
     
  7. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

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    It’s a discontinued model, hence the knock-down price.
     
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  8. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    According to the woman who served me at Decathlon there are only 3 of the reduced price offer in stock in the whole of the UK. One is in Edinburgh (allegedly), the other two are in Oxford and Cambridge. She's ordering one from one of the 2 nearer places and she says she'll give me a call when it comes in. We'll see.....or alternatively, we won't....
     
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  9. OP
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    The one in Edinburgh is very well hidden
     
  10. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

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    They always were a secretive lot in Edinburgh. Hiding things is second nature to them.
     
  11. OP
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    Pro Tour Punditry

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    I has been told a date. :okay:
    It is another 3 weeks :sad:
     
  12. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Fine young feller like you, she might agree to a meet-up even if you don't yet have a Brompton.
     
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  13. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Location:
    Armonmy Way
    I was told they'd let me know within a week a good 3 weeks ago. Meanwhile, I looked at the Decathlon website and found no 940s listed. With luck, your Decathlon is more reliable than mine and the website.
     
  14. OP
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    Brompton, Brompton, Brompton!!!
     
  15. MarkF

    MarkF Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I've asked about these before, it has some really thoughtful touches, but nobody seems to own one................I don't think it's heavy, same as the Dahons I've owned and I've managed to carry two, one of each shoulder, when Mrs F and I go on breaks. I recall the magazine reviews and videos when it was first released and love to have an actual owner review.
     
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