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Old 07-04-12, 01:07 AM   #101
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What I'd like to do:


Fit a black seatpost
Cheers
A bit late on the response but here is a black seatpost made for Bromptons...Not sure if availabe in your neck of the woods.
This company manufactures other well thought out accesories for Bromptons.

http://www.milianparts.com/en/products/crocodile/
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Old 07-04-12, 06:35 AM   #102
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Hi,
I am currently using some milianparts on my brommie, like the superb dolly leather grips (100% pure sheep leather) that matches colour with a brown brooks seat so great!
Very well finished products as Girona says.
I guess they have a brand new online shop btw.
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A bit late on the response but here is a black seatpost made for Bromptons...Not sure if availabe in your neck of the woods.
This company manufactures other well thought out accesories for Bromptons.

http://www.milianparts.com/en/products/crocodile/
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Old 07-04-12, 08:48 AM   #103
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A bit late on the response but here is a black seatpost made for Bromptons...Not sure if availabe in your neck of the woods.
This company manufactures other well thought out accesories for Bromptons.

http://www.milianparts.com/en/products/crocodile/
Height marks, very nice. Why "low friction" is a feature? I would think that high friction prevents slippage.
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Old 07-04-12, 03:52 PM   #104
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Height marks, very nice. Why "low friction" is a feature? I would think that high friction prevents slippage.

To make it easier to slide in when folding the bike??
Not sure, but regular old chromed steel is quite low friction as well.
The aluminum seatpost in my Dahon has developed wear on it, making it darker and also making it dirty. It will stain your hand if you grab the seatpost in that area. Maybe this "low friction black chrome" prevents this?
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To make it easier to slide in when folding the bike??
Not sure, but regular old chromed steel is quite low friction as well.
The aluminum seatpost in my Dahon has developed wear on it, making it darker and also making it dirty. It will stain your hand if you grab the seatpost in that area. Maybe this "low friction black chrome" prevents this?
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Low friction is to prevent the chrome to peel or wear off. Some seat pillars are painted and they will be scratched after some use, this doesn't happen with black chrome. It doesn't affect slippage either.
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Old 07-07-12, 07:23 PM   #106
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My mods on a raw lacquer S6L:

- Origin8 50mm rise gold handlebar
- Shimano BL-R550 brake levers
- Ergon GP1 Biokork grips
- iOttie iPhone mount
- Brompfication Brass Hinge Clamp Set
- Brooks B67 Select Saddle
- Gold Jagwire brake cables
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Old 07-08-12, 04:15 AM   #107
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My mods are really few and limited but I am working on it. I started with a M6L, took out the mudguards and changed the original handlebar with a low rise one. Replaced green labeled tyres with a pair of Kojak. Now I am waiting for a bullhorn handlebar type arriving from the US.

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Old 06-04-15, 05:19 PM   #108
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Hi guys. Will like to know a SLK 386EVO crank which have 30mm spindle can fit on on the brompton.
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Old 06-05-15, 08:19 AM   #109
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Also , added a 2nd QR, a band clamp *, that goes upside down directly on the seatpost Itself..

gripping the seat post + the one on the frame are combined to keep the seat post from slipping..

*the Shoulder-Lip on the Band removed, so as to slip over the seat Post

Tacx 10t sealed bearing pulleys in chain tensioner.

M3L + 2 speed mountain drive crank 54:15, Ergon GR3grips
DiaCompe PC7000 levers , new cables longer front housing

Kool Stop salmon pad inserts

shimano dyno hub B&M Eyc T headlight top mount line tail-light


saddle: a Fizik Vitesse CP3 with Gaffers tape patches on the nose and Flanks ..

Replacement time: Wipperman 108 1/8" chain & new 15t S-A cog..

Schwalbe marathon plus tires and A/V # 4 tubes (threaded Schrader with a ring nut)

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Old 06-05-15, 01:36 PM   #110
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My Brompton mods are:

1. Taking off the glued on grips and replacing with Ergons
2. Upgrading to the new EZ Wheels and brake levers, but those buying Bromptons since about 2012 already get those standard
3. Adding fenders -- thought I wouldn't need fenders when I bought the bike, silly me (I live in Seattle!)
4. Upgraded the saddle (have had Brooks B-17, Terry Fly and Selle Royale on there and currently Selle Anatomica
5. Took the reflectors off the back and replaced them with Sunlite combo lights/reflectors and added post-mounted taillights right under the saddle

If the metal hinge clamps from Brompification ever come down in price I will likely upgrade those as well.
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Old 06-05-15, 08:28 PM   #111
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2013 S6L-X; mods so far:

- Brompfication titanium seatpost
- Primo Comet tires
- Shimano Dura Ace 39T chainring
- Shimano Ultegra 10 speed chain
- Xpedo M Force titanium clipless pedals
- Nov Design hinge clamp bolts(titanium) + levers(carbon)
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Old 06-06-15, 09:52 AM   #112
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So far on my first M6R...


1. Changed to M2R
2. Installed Carbon-Ti Rack (sans fenders)
3. Installed S-stem with lo-riser carbon handlebar
4. Switched from Marathons to Kevlar to Kojaks
5. Installed lightweight ORZ rims
6. Installed Ergon GS1 white grips
7. Installed carbon seatpost
8. Installed carbon saddle
9. Installed superlight KMC 10-speed chain
10. Installed MKS Compact Ezy pedals
11. Installed aluminum folding hinges
12. Installed 39T KCNC Chainring


Happy with the weight and happy with the ride.
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Old 06-07-15, 05:37 PM   #113
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All these mods,, all the money,, wow, I feel very lucky Indeed.

Oh, I did add a luggage rack and a tail light.
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Old 07-13-15, 09:58 AM   #114
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At least those are positive additions! After many years of service, my rear light broke so I took out the innards and stuck a cheap LED to the base with Sugru. There are some pointless fixings on the handlebars for front lights/speedometers/etc long since discard. I have also added a lot of greasy mud to the rear axle to give it a distinctive look. However I have only had the bike 20 years and feel there is much more to come. Anyone want photos?

Current project: trying to figure out how to get the broken rear mudguard off to replace it with a rear rack/mudguard. The screws are immovable. Contemplating wire cutters.

Future projects: Brake maintenance. Finally getting the saddle at the right angle.
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Old 08-24-15, 07:41 PM   #115
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BB 386 Crank

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Hi guys. Will like to know a SLK 386 EVO crank which have 30 mm spindle can fit on on the brompton.
Yes it can. I just installed a FSA Gossamer crank with a 386 EVO BB and it woks perfectly. You will have to install a 1 mm spacer on the drive side BB shell and make sure to have single chain ring bolts to avoid having to use spacers. Works well.
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Old 08-24-15, 09:16 PM   #116
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Nice. Thanks
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Old 08-27-15, 08:08 PM   #117
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My favorite sites for Brompton mod part:

Bike48 - Brompton Ti Custom Parts | Bringing the bike closer to you
Great quality and relatively good prices. Prices in Singapore dollars. Deduct approx 30% for USD prices.
Brompfication - Modifications for Brompton Folding Bikes - Brompfication
One of the originals. The chain tensioner is a work of art.
http://novdesign.co.kr/?ckattempt=1
Perhaps the most high-end of aftermarket parts. A few US retailers including nycewheels and B-Fold
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