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WANTED Brompton

Discussion in 'General Classifieds' started by Techno, Aug 18, 2016.

  1. Techno

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    S6L
     
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    I've got some bad news for you Andy ... they don't float!
     
  3. Techno

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    Not doing a boat
    Just bought a Brompton bespoke from sunset cycles in Cardiff with 10% off
    No other dealers will give a discount
    Might have to wait some weeks but no charge until order ready
    Bought the raw lacquer S6L with Brooks saddle
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    Just looking at them last week in Shrewsbury and the raw lacquer looks really good.

    Martin
     
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    Sure is Martin and the 10% off is genuine
    Will live in my garage permanent
    They simply sell themselves so I could not find any of the London dealers who would give even tuppence off
    The sports bar is perfect for short arses and lighter too
    I got the raw lacquer and Brookes saddle for only £90 more than black and Brompton saddle which would normally be £215 extra
     
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    Watched them being made on telly the other night, very interesting.
     
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  7. Techno

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    Missed it :cry:
     
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    I thought you were after a second hand one - and was tempted to say they are like hen's teeth. The reason is Brompton owners don't sell them, they just collect them!
     
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    think I'd get raw knak'@@s with that saddle
     
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  10. Techno

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    Used Brompton I've discovered are folly and later models are much improved over early examples
    Yes they command silly money but usually from people who don't really know what they are buying
    A new model is coming out later this year with revised gear shifters but it's all hushed up just now like iPhone 7
     
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    Lovely little bike seen workers on the bus with them and folded up are very light! Do they do hills or mainly commuting ?
     
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    This is why so many don't know what they are buying
    Options include
    Single speed
    Two speed
    Three speed
    Six speed
    And all with alternative gear ratios at extra cost
    Safest option for all round or touring is 6 speed
    At least half as light as an AS folding bike

    Also sports bars M bars H bars and P bars
     
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    Impressive .seen loads in York!! And shops that sell them ,have lots of colours!
     
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    On iPlayer.
     
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    Yes and the average punter buys one based on how it looks without a clue as to all the many variations
    S6L is basically sports six speed with mudguards
    The titanium version adds £600 and is not full titanium
    The frame remains steel or it would flex
     
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    we like things to look nice as well as work well!! There is a cult thingy about Bromptons as well as the practicalities.
     
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    BBC2 last Tues. "inside the factory" Greg Wallace presents it. The piece on the Brooks saddle is a must watch bit. Catch it on I player Andy. (y)
     
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    Cult is the word
    Yes there are annual races and continental tours amongst the varied goings on
     
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    Bo**x and we watched all the flippin cereal episodes too :LOL:
     
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    Won't your little legs be spinning round like whirling dervishes though Andy ... it doesn't appear to have that large a chain ring - how may teeth has it got?
     
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