What rims? How much for the wheelset?
Minimods 22mm, £84 for rims, hope hubs are £230 or so, £85 build inc spokes
More shop stuff... anyone fancy an alfine11 Brompton? Non disc with ti fork / triangle on a gloss black lacquer frame / stem ideally...
This is one of the nicest and cleanest build! Kudos!!
How much RRP with all the mods?
It’s about £2k five or take, customer provided a lot for this;
Depends if you buy a bike and modify, buy a bike and it’s modified (parts off not paid for etc, or built from a frame.
£420 frame, £395 triangle, £295 fork, £170 stem, wheels like £400 = £1670
goss black lacquer
goss black lacquer
Matt or Luke? :)
Oh whoops! Gloss**
Update on 2 people on 1 brompton. Yes, possible. 1 person balances precariously on the top tube, other person cycles as normal.
New style anchorage ordered and on the way, should have my bike back tomorrow! 🤗
You assume its going to take less than a day to put that thing together...
Early brake lever inner cables are pear ends(road) and the newer brake lever inners are barrel (mtb)
I've never heard of Matt and Luke Gloss. :)
Spam: Selling the m-type stem and bar i took of my ages back
Got a lightly used 6 speed wheel and a SV8 dynamo front wheel (both silver) to sell for a friend.
Will make an ad shortly
Mechanic was great, new anchorage was missing a grub screw but he bodged something out of the old shifter... Haven't had a chance to ride it yet, looks great but folding is compromised a bit... Non-standard bars, innit? I'll give it a good once over tomorrow...
defo need some 800mm bars.
My shiney new Brompton arrived in the store today and I can collect it monday!
The question is, what lights should I get? Living in London they only need to be sufficient to help people spot me rather than lighting up a dark road. Are there any options besides the Cateye ones that won't impact on the fold?
Anything on the seat post (if you have the extended one), and most 'be seen' bar lights won't impact the fold
Do you mean the standard Brompton Cateye lights? I got a cheap pair of Cateye Orbs that work well as be-seen lights; depending on how you mount them on the front they don't interfere with the fold, or you can just swivel them around the bars and out of the way. I went for the battery rather than the USB rechargeable models as I only ever use them as backups to my dyno lights.
Unsure about extended seat post, I ordered it C&C when slightly drunk on Wednesday night and didn't look at the finer details :o
I guess I'll find out monday!
Sounds like I should be good to get any lights then, ta. Hopefully I'll be able to pick something up in the black friday sales.
I use the Brompton saddle specific Cateye on the rear - it works even though I don't have a Brompton Saddle.
On the front I use a modified Hope Vision One on an Exposure quick-release mount fitted to the LH half of the handlebars - plenty bright and the mount doesn't foul the fold.
I would get the new-ish Kong big cobber for the rear. They’re amazing for max exposure and visibility IMHO. (Granted they’re quite expensive but can you put a price on safety)
If you’re too in keeping with a Brooks saddle I would get a fizik saddle with a cateye mount. No compromise with your folding issues.
Brompton 400 Cateye is pretty good, get the xlite100 saddle mounted rear for £10-15 online and jobs a gooden.
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