Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Cheshire, North West England, UK
Bikes: Brompton S2L-X, Bridgestone Moulton, 1963 & 1966 Moultons, Scott Mountain bike
Converting Brompton M bars to S Type?
I wonder if anyone can confirm what is involved in this conversion?
I let my Dad have a ride of my S-Type 2 speed Brompton last Sunday and now he wants one. I asked him about the S bars and he said he really liked them and says that is the type he wants.
The problem is that I have phoned all the local dealers and none have got any S-Types in stock. Iíve mentioned the B-Spoke option but he is not willing to wait the 6-8 weeks... when he sets his mind on something he wants it now! So Iíll be at the Brompton dealers with him first thing Saturday morning.
So Iím considering buying him an M type and if he does not like it I will change the bars.
I know I would have to buy:
S-type bars & grips
S-type brake levers
S-type brake & gear cables, or might I be able to shorten the existing cables to S-type length?
S-type cable gatherer (not required if I use original cables)
Is there anything else that I have overlooked?
The S-type bars are far and away my preferred choice but my Dad has not tried an M-type yet, so he may find that he likes them once he rides an M-type.
I have even been looking on e-bay but it seems to me that even second hand bikes are fetching prices near to what I can buy a new one for.