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    Lacquer Knackered

    my LBS called to say that due to production problems Brompton were no longer producing raw lacquer, so what colour did I want my SL2-X. Boo. I went orange. Raw Lacquer now a collector's item.
    it aint the size of your wheels, its the rhythm of you cadence. And I got powergrips too.

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    Well, you have my condolences. But don't take it too hard: an expensive steel bicycle really needs a dependable finish, so if the lacquer manufacturer wasn't good enough, you are probably better off.

    Of more interest to me.... So, Gringogus is getting a Brompton, eh? New toy, or necessity? That is, are you expanding the fleet, or replacing something that wore out? What's the whole story?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringo_gus View Post
    my LBS called to say that due to production problems Brompton were no longer producing raw lacquer, so what colour did I want my SL2-X. Boo. I went orange. Raw Lacquer now a collector's item.
    What a shame! I was looking forward for another Brompton in my life. That one would have been the Raw Lacquer colour. So now I have to settle on another colour or colour combination? Well, I seem to have more time to make that decision-or stick with black and save $$$.

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    My bike is a complete delete s/s,no options,but i really wished i got raw version.Now i'm really wishing i got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhm View Post
    Well, you have my condolences. But don't take it too hard: an expensive steel bicycle really needs a dependable finish, so if the lacquer manufacturer wasn't good enough, you are probably better off.

    Of more interest to me.... So, Gringogus is getting a Brompton, eh? New toy, or necessity? That is, are you expanding the fleet, or replacing something that wore out? What's the whole story?
    expanding the fleet. there is a logic that I have that I need this bike. the reality is is through the UK govt cycle-to-work scheme I can get a real good deal, and pay over 10 months...

    But I wish it was raw lacquer... never mind......
    it aint the size of your wheels, its the rhythm of you cadence. And I got powergrips too.

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    Congrats on your purchase,bet you cant wait.Almost a Christmas present methinks.

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