- Brompton questions…
The front luggage is expensive but for me it’s a really important part of the package. Given that I use the Brompton for work it means I can get to places without a sweaty back from a courier bag, except on the hottest days. It also helps to stabilise the bike – it feels much twitchier without it.Posted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
Top tip – when you have to sort your first puncture or change a tyre, change the rubbish plastic rim strip that’s put on in the factory for a nice proper cloth one – makes tyre removal, repalcement / seating waaaayyyy easier. The technical description for a Marathon Plus with the Brommie plastic strip is ‘bastardtight’!Posted 4 years agoLenHankieMember
Do test ride the 2 and 3 speed versions for comparison – I think you’ll get what I and others are saying: The 2spd gears seem more useful than those on the 3spd. It’s MUCH lighter and the gears can easily be swapped. If you want a 6 spd however, then go for it.
I can’t agree with ransos – Feels like a BMX. Super nippy and great acceleration.Posted 4 years agobent udderMember
Two years on an S3 here – 85 miles a week year round.Posted 4 years ago
Marathons are good – got my first puncture the other day because the sidewall wore out just before the tread did.
Front luggage block and S bag is worth every penny.
One thing- I did manage to shatter the pawls in the SA hub withinna week or two. Advised to start in easiest gear rather than pushing the big meat..bent udderMember
I’m constantly puzzled about these remarks about flexy. I’m pretty sure the stock Stronglight cranks are as flexy as heel, and I’m going to swap them for some old HT 105s soon, but the rest of the frame seems pretty beefy to me. Where are the flexy people seeing the flex, may I ask?
On the Alfine conversion: I’ve got a Nexus 8 hub on my Specialized Tricross at the moment that is cut down to 120mm OLD. I’m quite tempted to build it up for the Brompton at some point – although it seems overkill for my 6.5 miles each way commute. That might resolve the Alfine oil problem – although it’d be no help on the disc side of things.Posted 4 years ago
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