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New Brompton!

Discussion in 'Tandem and Other Bikes' started by Flying_Monkey, 25 May 2008.

  1. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Just ordered a Brompton for my wife - although I am sure I'll be using it on those trips to London etc. M6L in Turkish Green. Mmm mmm. :tongue:

    I know it's not interesting - I am just happy at the moment! :biggrin:
     
  2. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    That's true love that is.
     
  3. CopperBrompton

    CopperBrompton Formerly Trikeman

    Location:
    London
    Bromptons are great. I sold mine when I started working from home a year ago, then recently got a contract that means working on client premises so bought another one. I'm going to hang onto this one - I'd forgotten just how handy it is having a 'take anywhere' bike.

    Ben
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    What did she do to deserve that?
     
  5. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Oh come off it bonj folding bikes are great for citys and trains.
    You have some issues with things you do not understand.
     
  6. Flying_Monkey

    Flying_Monkey Toll Collector on the Road to Nowhere

    Bromptons are also a beautiful example of the best of industrial design and still made in England - which is in itself unusual these days. It is simply the best everyday folding bike there is.

    Bonj - the amount you understand about any of these subjects could probably fit onto a postage stamp - so why don't you just try not bothering posting your utterly worthless opinion in threads about things you just don't get?
     
  7. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    That's one of many handy things about having a Brompton, once there's one in the household pretty much anyone can use it.
     
  8. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    I had a go on some Bromptons today. I liked the titanium one, looked pretty cool aswell. It rode not too bad, nothing like my racer but it was still nice.
    I also had a go on a Mezzo, which i hated. I think it would of needed more setting up to suit me more, but i didnt like the ride it gave.
    Brompton much better i think.
    If only they weren't so expensive, i would have one for commuting on and general getting around. Lovely looking bikes. Just needs drop handlebars though.:sad:
     
  9. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    :biggrin: *indignance*
    How makes you think i didn't mean "what good thing did she do to deserve that?"
     
  10. Amanda P

    Amanda P The CycleChat user formerly known as Uncle Phil

    There are currently at least eleven Bromptons going on Ebay.

    That's where I got mine - it's worth taking a look. I got it for a sensible price because it had a puncture!
     
  11. WheelieG

    WheelieG New Member

    Location:
    Herts & London
    I love my Brompton, it sits in the hall next to the front door so it's always ready for action :biggrin: I just pull out the back wheel and we're ready to go.

    I've got 3 other bikes but this is the one that gets used the most because I don't have to get it out of the shed or faff about wheeling it through the house. And those bags you can attach to the front are brill, I can stick a ton of shopping or parcels in there without affecting the balance .
     
  12. We have recently taken delivery of twenty assorted Bromptons from the factory. :tongue::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  13. Mickle Ive got my self in a hole:blush::blush:.....















    I dont know which one to ride home tonight:evil::tongue::evil::biggrin::evil:???????
     
  14. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Guru

    Location:
    Reading
    Bromptons are expensive, but ingenious, very useful, and still made in England. The only other cycles made in England, apart from custom made bikes, that I can think of are Pashleys and high end Orange mountain bikes.
     
  15. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Oh yeh. The thing i didnt like is i caught my shoe on the wheels on the rack. But that could be because i have big wide feet and wear wider 'skateboarding' style trainers.

    Spandex you should ride the Titanium one, it looks better.
    I'll give you 2 camels, a duck and a chicken for your Brompton:laugh: