My copper-plated Brompton finally arrived!

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by CopperBrompton, 15 Oct 2017.

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  1. CopperBrompton

    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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  2. r04DiE

    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:
     
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  3. alicat

    alicat Legendary Member

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    Chapeau!
     
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  4. Andrew_P

    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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  5. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

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    Oh my! Now that is nice. Will it stay like that or weather over time?
     
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  6. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
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    Very pretty :-) <3
     
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  7. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Fabulous! Now it really looks like a gas-pipe special ;-)
     
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  8. midlife

    midlife Guru

    Nice to see copper back in fashion :smile:

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    I think they look great :smile:
     
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  9. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    It’s varnished, so should stay shiny.
     
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  10. Drago

    Drago Flouncing Nobber

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    I'm not a Brompton fan either, but that looks awesome.
     
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  11. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    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).
     
  12. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    Wooden mudguards?
     
  13. bikegang

    bikegang Mod before ride, my bike my style...

    Location:
    Newcastle, England
    Holy ... Cooper says hi from Dubai...
    Can I share your photos?

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  14. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

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    London
    Yes, from Proou, but I'm not sure if they do them any more. :-( https://www.proou.com
     
  15. OP
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    CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    Location:
    London
    Sure. Do you have more photos of that one?
     
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