Join Date: May 2005
Location: Anti Social Media-Land
On my own Brompton Companion, I just did a simple solution to my braking system. This configeration is intended to tide me over until I decide the permament braking system I will install when I find it. Here goes:
I rotated the brake levers up a bike forward to reach it better (I have small hands) and have more braking power or leverage when I depress the levers.
I added a far better brake pads (Kool Stops) to both front and rear wheels and I am very please with it's performance.
I limit my riding to dry weather for now.
This simple set up is very inexpensive (I had it done at the time of the bike's first tune up about a month after purchase), easy, and bought me time to find the right braking system for me. It does not interfere with the folding part and I am very satisfied with it. But I am still looking toward a complete new braking system with new levers, cables, pads, and everything else needed when I finally locate the ones that suit me the best. Things like this can't be rushed into.
Last edited by folder fanatic; 09-27-06 at 03:40 PM.