My copper-plated Brompton finally arrived!

CopperBrompton

Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops
Location
London
Ever since the nickel-plated Brompton was introduced, I'd been looking rather wistfully at them. The problem was, as I had a rather non-standard Brompton at the time (8-speed Sturmey Archer), and Brompton didn't sell the frame on its own, I'd have had to buy an expensive bike and then make the same relatively expensive modifications to it.

I figured if I was going to do that, I should do it properly, and get my ultimate Brompton built. Pretend it's the last bike I'll ever buy and hang the expense. So, instead of nickel-plated, copper-plated. Instead of 8-speed SA, a 14-speed Rohloff. Plus a few trimmings ...

This weekend was the first proper ride out on it, and I'm very, very happy!

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r04DiE

300km a week through London on a road bike.
I have absolutely no interest in Bromptons at all, but that is a thing of beauty! Enjoy, its a wonderful thing that you've done there :smile:
 

Andrew_P

In between here and there
Lovely pass the Duraglit Again no special interest in a Brompton but that does look rather nice. Could have done with a picture fully up. I am curious have you had a name change or did you know in 2008 you wanted a copper one and waited 9 years?!
 
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CopperBrompton

CopperBrompton

Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops
Location
London
Oh my! Now that is nice. Will it stay like that or weather over time?
It’s varnished, so should stay shiny.
 
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CopperBrompton

CopperBrompton

Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops
Location
London
Could have done with a picture fully up. I am curious have you had a name change or did you know in 2008 you wanted a copper one and waited 9 years?!
Yep, I'll add one soon. Changed my username when I ordered it. The plating took a couple of months (we’ll, the varnishing mostly).
 
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