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!