Give me a shout when you're in town, might even have a place for your to bunk in if the room is spare then.
Will have to finally definitely decide what drive chain each bike needs...
Disc Rohloff or fixed gear?!
Are these the right bars to replace M bars for slightly more sporty set up and easy switch over?
And supplementary question, which grips are most favoured (non-ergo) to go with?
I think with those your M will have same stack/bar height as S.
I tried ergo grips but nothing beats ESI.
Pre 17 m or post 17 m?
Hmmm. Good question. Probably pre I think, but got it around then. Does that make a difference?
Upload photo, the stems are fairly different so need to know what you got really
Ta - will go and check in a sec.
How easy is it to change a 3 speed to a 6 speed? I bought my wife a 6 speed and find it a lot easier on my increasingly arthritic knee - on my old 3 speed I’m nearly always slightly grinding, whereas on the 6 I could always adjust just enough to avoid grinding.
Fairly, I can provide you a full kit of bits you can just bolt on under my instruction?
Send me a photo of said Brompton, we can go from there
God my memory is so bad. Very much pre-2017 as it turns out...2012 in fact!
You can fit a mid rise, but it’s about 70mm ish drop I think, compared to 30mm if you had a post ‘17.
Otherwise, if you don’t need wider, you could fit the new m type bar
I have these on my B75 which is pre 17 stem, would recommend.
Great thanks. Essentially, got the M because it was shared with the missus, but she's off to a gocycle now so I was hoping to get closer to an S position, with minimal outlay and fuss. Sounds like this'll do the trick.
(Pretty sure that new wheels are also not far off being needed but can't really justify that just yet).
Got this bundle to find a new home for...
What I don't get about the JK handlebars is - I have a 2016 M6L, and when folded the left-hand grip virtually touches the ground... a wider handlebar sounds great, but why doesn't it hit the ground? do you need a rack to lift up the main frame? or is just that the extra sweep is enough to get it out of the way? (it looks like <1cm from the ground rn, and the bar is apparently 7cm / 3.5cm per side wider?)
The sweep is the same, they are lower rise by 30mm
They do touch the ground unless you trim them slightly or have a rack / larger easy wheels
Off one yes, I bought it as a frameset but only using the frame
New bars ordered. And then obv had to get replacement easy wheels. Poor neglected brompton on the road to getting a bit more love.
I’ve ordered the 580mm flat bar that @sbbohr recommended from litepro, I’d have liked JK’s at 600mm but I couldn’t get any “real” ones sent to NZ
Yeah I like em! Less sweep too means the bike doesn’t get shorter
Yeah plus they were $27 so can’t go wrong!
And probably one of the lightest options!
Course dependent, if it's pretty flat then a 2 speed modded to 3 is probably the best?
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