If you have to carry them any distance on a regular basis the reduced weight is a benefit. Apart from that, there's no real point except it can be an enjoyable technical challenge.
Marginally lighter can be a few kg...
Yeah there are some sub 7 kg builds out there. Usually they won’t have a single component made by Brompton.
It is a rich person’s game if you want to go that far though.
even sub 10kg compared to 13kg is a fair chunk, without spending silly money
for me, weight is nice but the bike needs to ride well and function perfectly
V happy with my Kinetics Brompton, thank you to this thread for the heads up to the ebay listing!
I have an intermittent squeak, which seems to comes and go - for example often it’ll be quiet on the way to work and noisy on the way home, It seems to follow the cadence of my cycling and after initially presuming it was pedals/bottom bracket I’m now pretty sure it is the pivot or rear dampener.
Any tips for things to keep on top of in terms of regular maintenance and or squeak reduction?
Yup, light lube around the rear triangle pivots, then take the rubber suspension bung assembly apart and grease the bolt shaft. That usually sorts it.
Got lots of bounce? Or rear end quite stiff?
Thanks I'll try that out
Yes quite alot of bounce I reckon, definitely when I am setting a good pace
Do you reckon I should investigate harder bushings?
Sounds like the suspension block, same thing happened to me and disappeared when I replaced it...
did you. ever install the sugino 75 on. your bike? if so what BB did you use?
Yeah. Defo look for something stiffer unless you need the comfort
With massive lead times will used prices be soaring?
Did Brompton change the gearing setup in the end or not?
No lead times now!
Was 28 weeks, now it’s no more bike ordering until September.
Sales rep thinks we will have two orders of 20 bikes each cancelled...
Nothing solid... as always, so helpful!
I haven't taken it off the Roberts yet... Looks like I'm gonna have to stick with the old ISO BB that's in there, there aren't any other options, are there?
Is BSA the same as ISO? It is, isn't it?
No. BSA is the thread. ISO is the taper. Two entirely different things.
I’ve got one of the early kinetics disc conversions, set up as single speed, with a brompfication tensioner. What are my options to go to a 2 or 3 speed?
photos? need to see what hub etc..
Thanks. Hubs are Hope pro 2 EVO. Cranks are Sugino 75s with original Brompton BB and brompfication tensioner. Chain line looks ok.
Of course it is, I wasn't thinking... That ad doesn't say JIS or ISO, I thought I may have stumbled on a solution to the pre-2013 ISO BB problem...
What's going on with your seatpost?
Looks like something smeared all over it!
hmmm, DR mounting will be off at an angle, maybe you could use a 135 sturmey hub, with cassette body, but just SS it and use the internal only?
That would allow the chainline adjustment, the disc and gears...
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