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Old 11-13-10, 04:45 PM   #1
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Brommie on "How It's Made"

Sorry if this is old news - I saw an episode of HOW IT'S MADE on the Science Channel featuring the Brompton. Good stuff. They repeat those a lot so check your listings to see if it comes up again.
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Old 11-16-10, 06:35 PM   #2
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It looks like this is series 15 episode 8 from last year. It's pretty recent. Can anyone find this on youtube or the discovery channel site? (The bandwidth sucks where I am now.)
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Looks like 11/25 @ 12:30PM EST. Just set the Tivo! Happy Thanksgiving, too.
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It looks like this is series 15 episode 8 from last year. It's pretty recent. Can anyone find this on youtube or the discovery channel site? (The bandwidth sucks where I am now.)
Yes, season 15 episode 8 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1696769/ No luck in my local TV lineup.

Edit: direct link to the episode on Amazon ($2 fee): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MFYO6G

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Looks like 11/25 @ 12:30PM EST. Just set the Tivo! Happy Thanksgiving, too.
On what channel?
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Thanks for the heads up. I'll be recording it
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Let us Know when there is a You Tube uploaded access , to archive video

and offer the on demand access for folks.
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On what channel?
Science Channel HD has the Brompton episode scheduled for that date and time.
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Recorded it and posted a link in my blog. Happy Thanksgiving all!

http://utilitycyclist.blogspot.com/2...bly-video.html
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Thank you for the link. That was very interesting.
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Old 11-26-10, 10:51 AM   #11
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Thanks for recording and uploading the link.

I also saw the episode on Brooks saddles too. That was fun.
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Recorded it and posted a link in my blog. Happy Thanksgiving all!

http://utilitycyclist.blogspot.com/2...bly-video.html
Incredible. Thanks for posting that link.

All that heavy machinery needed just to make the Brompton bike! I was surprised at how expensive and time consuming the whole process is but now you know why there won't be a Ti Brompton any time soon. To think Mr. Ritchie used to do all that by himself!
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Thanks for the link! this is cool!

those are some pretty expensive machinery involved with just simple looking bends in the main bar, but that tells you the amount of force you would have to put on to even break that frame. I think the hinges and other parts would go before that frame. And that guy has pretty good brazing skills, so clean looking.

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