I'm in love w/the Brompton 6 gear, H style, with added e-z wheels, front mounting block and basket, and would love to get Brompton owners' opinions about a few customizations before I order:
a) Rack or no rack? I plan to get the e-z wheels. Will wheeling the bike be unsteady without the rack? I don't plan on using the rack to carry items (will get a front mounting block and basket)
b) Shimano or SON hub dynamo lights? I prefer the Shimano pricing, but have read that these don't give out as bright light and wear out faster. The SON is super expensive, but if the light quality is better (I've read the weight is lighter and resistance is less) and in the long run is a better investment, perhaps I will suffer the cost.
c) Raw Lacquer or Turkish Green? The raw lacquer is about $200 more--is the price worth it? Will raw lacquer rust faster than the painted steel? Anyone have the Turkish Green? Does it get dirty and rust faster?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.