CHPT3

berlinonaut

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Not only is your link full of tracking bits - it is also the very exact link I already posted two days ago a couple of postings earlier w/o the tracking bits: https://www.brompton.com/bikes/special-editions/chpt3

Possibly now, that you posted the tracking link to a public forum Brompton will consider you to be either very keen on buying a CHPT3 or to be a not too tech savvy massive incfluencer person and will in future bombard you with marketing stuff. :laugh:
 
Not only is your link full of tracking bits - it is also the very exact link I already posted two days ago a couple of postings earlier w/o the tracking bits: https://www.brompton.com/bikes/special-editions/chpt3

Possibly now, that you posted the tracking link to a public forum Brompton will consider you to be either very keen on buying a CHPT3 or to be a not too tech savvy massive incfluencer person and will in future bombard you with marketing stuff. :laugh:
I was hoping for a freebie tbh 😉
 

Kell

Über Member
Not really and even the previous models differed. The initial one of 2018 had a grey/red mainframe and a red Brooks C19 saddle, tanwall Kojaks and it was available in 2 and 6 speed versions. The 2019 one had a camouflage fabric saddle, a black/red mainframe, tanwall Schwalbe Ones and was only available in 6-speed. The 2020 version has a "lunar-grey"/red mainframe, a "Brompton CHPT-3 saddle", Schwalbe One tires and is available in 6-speed only. What they all have in common are the black titanium fork and rear frame and red grips (though of different brands)
2020 spec: https://www.brompton.com/bikes/special-editions/chpt3

As until now all Brompton special editions have basically been mainly special color schemes plus some easily exchangeable components like grips, bags and saddle it is no surprise that the differences in between model years are not huge and neither are they to standard Bromptons.
I was being slightly facetious in as much as at that point, when little or no information was about, you could pretty much guess that it would be a combination of red/grey/black - because all CHPT3 bikes are (not just Bromptons).

As you say above, it was never going to come with a carbon or titanium main frame because that's not what Brompton does with special editions. They stick some paint on and occasionally, some non standard parts.

There's nothing very 'special' about any of the special editions I've seen.
 

Tripster

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I like the Chpt3 but its near impossible to get one when they went on release last week. I thought about signing up for online release notification but as you say, the more you look the more underwhelming. Better to wait for the full website bike builder to return and spec a Superlight 6E
 

rogerzilla

Legendary Member
An S6E-X with fancy contact points and different paint. It's not exactly the racer's choice with the clunky and heavy 6-speed arrangement...a 2-speed or a close-ratio hub (come on Brompton, commission a re-run of the AM) would have been more appropriate.
 

Gunk

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Oxford
An S6E-X with fancy contact points and different paint. It's not exactly the racer's choice with the clunky and heavy 6-speed arrangement...a 2-speed or a close-ratio hub (come on Brompton, commission a re-run of the AM) would have been more appropriate.
Or just build your own
 

rogerzilla

Legendary Member
Or just build your own
I did. 21lb, weirdest feature probably the Dura-Ace 7400 cup-and-cone bottom bracket.
 
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berlinonaut

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Berlin Germany
@stevedeer just saw this on twitter and remembered someone on here was asking after these bikes:

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Twitter tells me this account would not exist: https://twitter.com/chpt3brompton (was looking out of curiosity who is behind that account, no intention to buy one of those bikes if they even exist).
On Instagram you end up at a "CHPT3 Cycling Club" https://www.instagram.com/chpt3brompton/ - a page/account that seems to collect photos of CHPT3-bikes and is claimed to be curated by a person called Stuart J Clapp (which might be true or not) and it links to https://chpt3.com/pages/chpt3-x-brompton - which seems to be part of the CHPT3 brand. and claims to be "the official CHPT3 Brompton Club"
 
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Tripster

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Nothing on official chpt3 website or bromptons. All bikes where sold so to keep 50 back and not sell through the same channel, method as before would seem dodgy to me. I would have liked one but wasnt successful in the random selection so opted for a Mason instead. Still like the Bromptons and would love one as they seem a fun bike and thats what all bikings about eh
 
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