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Old 10-01-09, 10:48 AM   #1
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Simple frame clip for Brompton?

Afternoon,

I picked up an old Brompton last week after years of curiosity, it's an L5 with the SA Sprinter 5 speed hub.

Just put on a pair of Schwalbe Kojaks and it rides well.

Looking back at threads and pictures I have seen a simple curved clip that is held by the seat post clamp bolt and clips over the rear frame to hold it in place when lifted.

I've seen reference to Merc having made these clips, but I can't seem to find one anywhere.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

I know Brompton have the new design that has a built in locking mechanism but I'd rather not spend 23 if I can help it...I know, I'm tight.

Many Thanks.
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Old 10-01-09, 03:02 PM   #2
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Spa Cycles did the clip before Merc. They probably still have a few left but the Brompton QR clip is much better.
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Old 10-01-09, 07:29 PM   #3
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Martin Bronsdon, on the Yahoo BromptonTalk list, did them. Sign up for the list (if you haven't already), and search for "Bronsdon clip."

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Old 10-01-09, 07:33 PM   #4
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Spa Cycles did the clip before Merc. They probably still have a few left but the Brompton QR clip is much better.
Found the link: they apparently still do have them.

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products....=m2b17s124p128

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Old 10-02-09, 06:53 AM   #5
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you can make one with some extruded 15mm aluminium strip and a pair of round-nosed pliers...
That's what I did when my Merc one snapped (as it will eventually)
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littlepixel: can u take a closeup pix of it and is it easy to take it off and on like the brompton rear clip?
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for you vince I'll take five...
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for you vince I'll take five...
never mind....just forget i ask....

ps he is mad cuz i call him out for buying a merc...lol

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So quick to judge... Here's your pix Mr Sarcastic.
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Cool thx man.
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littlepixel: how did you get the brompton clip around the small metal coil on this pix:
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you can make one with some extruded 15mm aluminium strip and a pair of round-nosed pliers...
That's what I did when my Merc one snapped (as it will eventually)
Little Pixel, you must have been a true Blue Peter child, bet you even have a badge !
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Old 10-06-09, 08:43 PM   #13
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littlepixel: how did you get the brompton clip around the small metal coil on this pix:
I bent it first then took the bolt out of the frame; held the clip in place and threaded the bolt back through so it was attached.

Did I have a Blue Peter Badge? No - but I watched 'The Great Egg Race' religiously..
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wow...thx bhkyte...even a cheaper easier solution!

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