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 Bicycle: a means of transport between cake-stops

    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.

  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    What did she do to deserve that?
  5. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    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. OP

    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

    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

    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. 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

    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

    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

    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:
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