Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Bikes: Rivendell Sam Hillborne, Brompton S/M3L (modified)
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Another I just bought a Brompton thread
I have been wanting to buy a Brompton for a couple of years now, but I wanted it just for a travel bike. My idea was to buy the ultimate Brompton, the superlight version and take it on my trips. But that plan never materialized because Brompton's shortage of the superlight. Plan number two was hatched. Buy two Bromptons, one for myself and one for my girlfriend and we both can have bikes when we travel. I knew she would never spend that kind of money on a bike, so with a bit more money than I was going to spend on my ultimate, I can buy two normal Bromptons.
Took her to test drive the bike at Curbside here in Toronto and she liked it, which was good enough for me. Today 2 B Spoke orders were done.
Her bike is M3L in pink, with EZ wheels, Brooks saddle, reduced gearing and front folding basket.
Mine is a S3L in orange, with EZ wheels, Brooks saddle and reduced gearing.
In six weeks we should have our bikes.
Now you would think that waiting six weeks is the worst part of this experience but it isn't. Curbside happened to have two Moultons on the show room floor and one was the TSR 2 in orange. They asked me if I wanted to test drive it but I knew if I did I would have walked out with that bike in my hands.