Impression: Brompton Raw Lacquer Finish
One other impression from the Times Up Folder Festival today.
Steven from bFold had his personal Brompton there, and it had the raw lacquer finish. For this finish, Brompton just coats the steel parts of the bike in lacquer, so the grey shows through, and the welds are gold color. A good photo of this is here:
I tell you this, if I ever get another Brompton, this is the finish I will get (my current one is orange and black, which is quite sporty, distinctive and visible). It's beautiful but wonderfully subtle. Not that I ever intend to lock my bike to a rack, but if mine were next to the raw finish bike, I'm sure mine would be the one stolen.