Thanks @andyp and @JurekB for your recommendation for Compton Cycles, will get something sorted out with them. Cheers
one out the door, next one starts
I could be interested, what sort of price?
Soz put up a sale thread and it's gone!
What rear triangle is that?
Vostok, only 2 left now.
What a nightmare... beautiful products, horrendous time dealing with them a a company.
Greetings from a Brompton user in Sheffield. I ride what was an early 2000s T6 bought from new, which is now a low-geared SA 3-speed (thanks to SJS for recently supplying a neat H&H 40t chain ring with its built-in chain guard).
I do the main maintenance myself, but have any folks on the list used a dealer in Yorkshire or Derbyshire they can recommend for the trickier jobs like rear hinge servicing? The last dealer I used for the rear hinge in the Midlands did a sloppy job, which only got corrected after being sent to Brompton for their comment. Thankfully it is fine now.
Not sure how close but always heard good things about cycle heaven in York?
I think the Edinburgh Bike Coop in Leeds does Bromptons? Recall hearing good things about them.
Thanks for the suggestions about repairs in York and Leeds. I'll pop in Cycle Heaven's Brompton shop in Station Road, York, next time I'm there for a day trip and have a browse around.
More Rohloff disc fun
Definitely Cycle Heaven in York, definitely not Edinburgh bikes in Leeds. Seen a Brompton they used a chisel on to extract the seatpost bush...
Am wondering if the hinge is that hard to do yourself.
No, if you know what to do and have the right tools.
What size hammer do I need ;)
The reamer (allegedly brompton specific) is the only specialist tool I can see.
This is all a bit academic really as I am no where near sandblasting and painting the replacement rear triangle.
replacing with a newly painted? What’s up with the old one?
Rusted through center brace.
It's lynx by the way, I re named myself ElephantBreath as I though farrow and ball ElephantsBreath was a joke colour made up by radio 4 comic writers, I was wrong and it is a real colour. So decided to change my name for my own amusement.
Ouch - and they're electric dealers, too, so should really know better...
Cycle Heaven are a great shop - I've bought Brompton bits there before - but I thought Leeds might be more convenient from Sheffield.
Well, I could get that fixed for you or you can message me when ready and I’ll acquire it off you for a sneaky project!
You got a triangle now? I have a spare!
I have the, new to me replacement triangle. No longer have access to the shot/sandbasting.
Like the idea of every bit of the frame being a different colour.
That sounds fun.
Matt @ the powder shack or Warren at Bristol Motorcycle powder coating have both been spot on for me.
Thought I had mentioned the colour idea before, make the bike unique. Unnickable. Loss of free blasting changes a few things.
This is what happens if you’re not quick enough picking your folded Brommie up at the top of an escalator
Your bloody easy wheel got lost mate!
Can I dibs the old rear triangle to repair mine?
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