Originally Posted by jur
I cannot recommend these. See the 2nd last pic in the eBay description, showing the new and original clamp's inside side by side? You can see the Brompton clamp is wider in the middle while the new one is straight. That slight widening in the middle is there for a reason: It ensures that the outside corners of the clamp are forced together. That is crucially important for firm clamping. When I used a Brompfication clamp, I found the frame wobbled a bit. That clamp was the reason. Went back to the old clamp and all is right.
Anyone else have this same problem?
I don't have a Brompification clamp, but I have another similar aftermarket design titanium clamps and titanium lever bolts...
With the aftermarket clamps I notice that they come loose a full turn during my 5 mile commute and gets to the point that the frame will wobble and make knocking sounds as it works itself fully loose.
I've also tried it with using the OE clamps and aftermarket titanium levers... same thing... the levers still work its way loose....
Now that I have the stock clamps and bolts back on, the frame stays nice and solid, the oe plastic levers stay snug and don't budge even during the 40 mph downhill portion of my commute.
Really love how the aftermarket clamps and levers look on my Raw Lacquer bike... but the OE stuff seems to be much more functional... am I using them wrong?