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    Shameless. About as shameless as charging 20 quid for some rubberized glue or 50 quid for an alloy seat pillar. . . Brompton is a designer label, the branding built around snobbish principles. Brompton, you snobby bastards. Nice bike though.

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    Incidently, is the Brompton frame logo always some sort of sticker/transfer? The bike I bought second-hand had sat in a garage for several years and had clearly hardly been used at all. There was a wrinkled plastic film covering the frame logo, I guess protection that the original owner hadn't removed. . . it'd turned into a nasty gluey mess and it took me a long time to get it off. But looking at the Brompton logo itself, it appears to be some sort of super-scratch-resistant sticker due to the fact that there's a couple of air bubbles where it's lifting off the underlying paint. . . is it designed to be easily removable and replaceable with a fresh decal? I've seen Brompton decals on sale but I assumed they were for people who do custom paint jobs on their frames. . . perhaps not? Or maybe what I'm seeing is some type of rectangular-shaped clearcoat laid precisely over the logo?

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    I understand his folks got a tandem as a wedding gift.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    Oh man! I bought my Brompton just a few weeks ago. If ONLY I had waited! (LOL!!!)

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    It costs HK$15,000 in Hong Kong. That is US$1923.08
    I thought all the loyalists got passports and a big loan they were not going to repay,
    and flooded into Van/Hongcouver BC ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vmaniqui View Post
    how wonder how much it cost ?
    $40,000,000 according to this site

    http://www.showbizspy.com/article/20...payer-40m.html

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    Seriously? WHY? I mean, it's cute and all, but why make a bike to commemorate the wedding? Aren't coins, stamps, tea cups and plates enough?

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    The Brompton's Limited Edition British Royal Wedding Bike is built in a special colour, Sake White.
    Sake white Sake is a liquor, and not white..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amuro Lee View Post
    It costs HK$15,000 in Hong Kong. That is US$1923.08
    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    I thought all the loyalists got passports and a big loan they were not going to repay,
    and flooded into Van/Hongcouver BC ?
    I'll take the bait, fietsbob. Is this part of your crotchety old man shtick? Or perhaps another of your incomprehensible, non sequitur rants? Would you care to say more about your dislike for immigrants?

    And what in the heck does that even have to do with tasteless memorabilia?

    I'm calling you out because I can overlook your snide bike-related retro-grouchiness, but not xenophobia. I'm not going to stand silent and let that kind of comment slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    I thought all the loyalists got passports and a big loan they were not going to repay,
    and flooded into Van/Hongcouver BC ?
    You probably like more those immigrants that give you a loan (C$800,000, 5 years and two months, zero interest).

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigra...tors/index.asp

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    How about this one made by a German?

    Last edited by Amuro Lee; 04-27-11 at 02:52 PM.
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    Is the Black baby doll some sort of political statement?
    Punctuation is important. It's the difference between "I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse" and "I helped my uncle Jack off a horse"


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    is this really the "special" thing Brompton is working on? their webpage still has that note saying they are working on something BIG...

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    There's mention somewhere on the site that they've been working on a telescopic stem. . . isn't there? I thought maybe it might be that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucille View Post
    Seriously? WHY? I mean, it's cute and all, but why make a bike to commemorate the wedding? Aren't coins, stamps, tea cups and plates enough?
    Looks like they only made a sticker the bike was already made....

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    Quote Originally Posted by himespau View Post
    Is the Black baby doll some sort of political statement?
    yeah, it's multiculturalism, innit?
    Would have been interesting if Ponce William had married a black woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5b00 View Post
    I'll take the bait, fietsbob. Is this part of your crotchety old man shtick? Or perhaps another of your incomprehensible, non sequitur rants? Would you care to say more about your dislike for immigrants?

    And what in the heck does that even have to do with tasteless memorabilia?

    I'm calling you out because I can overlook your snide bike-related retro-grouchiness, but not xenophobia. I'm not going to stand silent and let that kind of comment slide.
    +1 - that's what the "report" button is for.
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    Brompton reveal that this is not the Big Secret. But that's as much info as is given: let the speculation begin.

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