Brompton Mods - for a newbie
So I bought my Arctic Blue M3L Brompton about three months ago and commute on it daily. Within two days of owning it I had modified some skate wheels to replace the factory fitted castors and that is as far as I have got, until now...
I want to change the M handlebar I have for a lower riser bar. I also think the stick gear shifter for my standard 3 gear sturmey archer is ugly and want to replace it. If I am doing that... then let's also look at the brake levers, grips and bar ends.
My question to you bike gurus out there is, what components would you recommed and will go together? They should not interfere with the fold (hence a riser bar should be perfect) and the total weight should be comparable if not lower than what is there already.
Brompton bars are 25.4mm at the clamp. What about gear shifters, do they have specific mounting diameters? Same question for brake levers?
Also, what complications do I need to look out for? Do I need to replace my factory fitted cables or will they slot straight into the new 3 speed gear shifter and brake levers?
Lots to get wrong here, and as a bike lover but a newbie bike tech, I need your help.