Raleigh20 PugFixie, Merc
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: London UK
Bikes: 1982 Raleigh Twenty Hotrod Fixie; 1984 Peugeot Premier Fixie, 2007 Merc Lightweight folder
I've had a look and will be commenting via the survey feedback too. My main feeling is that the more traditional materials are ones that suit the brompton brand best - the idea of leather fits well with the use of Brooks saddles and leather saddlebags which has really come back into vogue recently along with spiffy designer clothing by the likes of Rapha.
But I also like the concepts where the tools are hidden away. I'm very much a minimalist and don't really like to have extra things bristling from the bars or frame of the bike spoiling it's pure lines so as a Bromptoneer, I feel the ones that fit into the seat-tube or the little cavities of the frame fold are the best solutions. It's nice to not be reminded of them every time you get on the bike (who wants to be reminded of the idea something might break or need adjusting this
journey), but knowing that they are there should you need them and not in that other bag you forgot to clip to your bars this time makes for the best solution. It's about confidence and reliability.
Nice job on the concepts - lovely to see some marker visuals too (I trained in Graphics - though it's years since I've had the Magic markers and layout pad out - It's all photoshop for me these days!)