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    CSG
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    Mounting Ergons on Brompton M bars - now w/photos post #8

    Well, that was easy. Took some GP-1's off my mountain bike as I wanted to replace them with a bar end version and simply took a box knife and cut the Brompton grips off. Terrible grips and not worth saving IMO. Didn't bother to clean the goo off as it provided a tacky surface to help with the new grips (which easily slide on).

    Measured to the brake lever housing, grabbed a hack saw with a fine tooth blade, and made a clean cut to each grip. A little sandpaper to clean up the edges, slipped the grips in place, and Bob's your uncle. I know a few have put GC-2's with the stubby bar ends on but I didn't think they'd work well for me and my hands.

    It's a *significant* improvement and a much easier job than I feared it would be. Highly recommended.
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    I fit a pair of GC3 L , grip shift model Ergons on my Brommy M, it was a snap.
    No grip Mods needed.
    the longer Bar ends interfere with the fold, of the HB mast,
    to the catch [by an inch] But..
    with a loosening of the bolts that secure the grip/bar-end to the bar ,
    they can be rotated out of the way. to still fold as before..

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    I like bar ends in general but I felt they'd interfere with the heal of my hand on the now 4 1/2" width grips. And, the fold is everything to me as to the main reason I bought this bike. Interfering with it is the last thing I wanted to do.

    Next, either moving my Brooks B17 off the MTB or ordering a new one. Then, maybe, some strapless toe clips.
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    Something akin to GP1s are necessary on a Brompton IMO to make the front end more forgiving.

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    If you don't mind me asking, CSG, where are the photos you were planning to take of your new Brompton? Especially now with the upgrades you just done. I have trouble visualizing what you have done.

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    I took a few but now I've got to upload them. I'll try to put them here tomorrow.
    Last edited by CSG; 09-22-11 at 08:34 AM.
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    I`d like pix of more than one of the bikes mentioned. Just bought my first B (and one for my son) and put a black brooks on mine. Want ergo`s but would like them to match the saddle. Since we need the compact fold I do not want bar ends integrated in them but I was thinking to buy some barends that can be added when we need them for long rides.
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    Excuse the clutter in the background. The bike is in the back of my Land Cruiser which is in the garage.


    Ergon GP-1 grip cut to fit Brompton M bar by CSG_Photography, on Flickr


    Ergon GP-1 grip cut to fit Brompton M bar by CSG_Photography, on Flickr


    Brooks B-17 on Brompton by CSG_Photography, on Flickr
    Last edited by CSG; 09-23-11 at 09:32 PM.
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