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Old 08-10-12, 05:01 AM   #1
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Kamoya custom Brompton rear suspension

Can anyone see the merit in this? Ignore the price, I know it's outrageous!


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BROMPTON-F...#ht_500wt_1288
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Old 08-10-12, 06:23 AM   #2
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I'd have thought it'd be more bouncy, i.e. worse.
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I'd have thought it'd be more bouncy, i.e. worse.
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I find the Brompton suspension works great anyhow, I'm not sure much improvement could be made.
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However these custom clamps are a different story so going to order some! Aesthetics and functionality always a winner :-)

http://www.brompfication.com/23-hing...set-brass.html
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Old 08-10-12, 07:09 AM   #6
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I bought a set; they're not perfect. The Brompton clamp widens inside in the middle to ensure it clamps at the corners. The after-market is straight inside and mine did not clamp at the corners leading to excessive movement.
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I have one and appreciate it. Yes, the bike is more springy, but in a good way where the extra bounce gives you back more energy, rather than interferes out of sync with your riding. There are 3 elastomers to choose from, working with the spring, soft/regular/hard. I think I have all of them but can't remember which one is on the bike.
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Can anyone see the merit in this? Ignore the price, I know it's outrageous!
I have one but did not like it and went back to the Brompton stock elastomer. I found it to be too hard. I did not like the Brompton hard elastomer either.

The workmanship is very good and I did not have any problem installing it.
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that a Honda, Nissan or a Toyota valve spring?
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