Very excited - built it up right away, and took it for a ride. All bearings were sensibly adjusted, and to my surprise, the hub was 95% on the button too; a couple of shifts skipped a little, but I'm confident it'll be dandy with a tweak. Can someone remind where I can find the instructions for that?
Riding wise, I was pleased to find that it pretty much fit me - with the post all the way out, my thin soled work shoes on, and my arches rather than balls-of-the-foot on the pedals, I was at full extension. I'd like to go 1/4-1/2 inch higher, but it aint the end of the world for commute distances. The gearing, so far, seems perfect, though it'll be interesting to try the lowest gear on the very steep path out of the station. I'm able to push 7th round reasonably easily on a flat road, and 8th, a big step up, feels like it'll be perfect for descents. The stempost felt a little wobbly, which I expected to some extent, but most of that was sorted by tweaking up the hinge bolt a little. I think for someone my size, the Mini is probably a better fit than a Brompton, and I'm really looking forward to giving it a proper trial on a commute. In the meantime, it's also coming on World Naked Bike Ride, but it'll be ridden by a voluptuous young woman, so it should garner some attention! I'm wondering how I might hang a sign on it, without springing for another seatpost rack.
In the near future, I hope you'll be seeing this bike in the national papers, men's magazines, and certainly in the bike press, as my PR campaign can now kick into gear. Pics to come soon!