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    Brompton S2L

    The Brompton S2L (2008?) is said to have a “Brompton Special 2 Speed” gear. It has one 3-speed gear lever on the right hand and another gear lever on the left hand handlebar. Does that mean it is a 6-speed gear?
    Please excuse my ignorance - total newcomer to bikes/folding bikes/gears.

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    it sounds like you are describing the 6 speed.

    Both the 2 and 6 speed bikes use a derailleur operated by the two position lever on the left side of the handle bar. The 6 speed has an extra three position lever on the right hand side of the handlebar that controls the 3-speed internal hub.

    The 2 speed bike has two cogs on the rear wheel and the derailleur (lever on left handle bar) is used to change between the 2 gears.

    To summarise, if the bike has two gear levers it is a 6-speed. A single gear lever on the left is 2 speed. If it has a single lever on the right it is a 3 speed.

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    To summarise, if the bike has two gear levers it is a 6-speed.
    Many thanks PDR. The bike does indeed have two gear levers - hence must be a 6-speed.

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    The S2L is a two speed. If it were a factory six speed, the model designation would be S6L.

    Many retailers are not careful about illustrating their item with the correct picture.

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    Well, got my S2L aka S6L today and I'm very, very pleased with it - once I get used to the 16" wheels and get the hang of folding/unfolding . . . Thank god for YouTube demos.

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    Congrats, you will soon get used to the fold and probably find that you fold it at every opportunity..... it is just so easy to do.

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    Just as well you can't see me - dripping with perspiration - folding/unfolding/folding/unfolding/folding. But I think I've got it. Now off for an early night!

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