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    Brompton Tool Kit - who is getting one? (video inside)

    I like the neat little package. At $79 though, I'm gonna need to convince myself that I truly need it (I've already got a toolkit I keep in my bag)

    http://www.pedalroom.com/member/J-Dogg

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    You truly need it.

    I'm not getting one. Nicer than I thought from previous pics but not really needed. Could be mistaken for a lady's toy.
    I'll get the new brake levers when they come out.

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    Great design, terrible price.

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    Ingenious design, however, can see two drawbacks, in addition to the price:
    1) You have to partially fold the bike to get at the tool.
    2) The short hex bits, used at a right angle, are too short for some tasks on most bikes (Don't have a Brompton, so can't say for sure).

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    I already stuff a Z allen wrench in the tube [M6 on one end , 5 on the other.]

    always use a Front bag.. tools in 1 rear pocket.

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    Price in UK ??
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    Nice product but not useful for me. I need anyway the Berthoud Small Saddlebag for the rest of the stuff (gloves, mirror, tube, sun screen, Rema patch kit, etc) so I can just store the tools in the bag. Recently I replaced the 15mm wrench and the two plastic tire levers with a single Lezyne Saber lever. Takes less space and does not break.
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    Price in UK ??
    call dealer? ..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 11-11-12 at 11:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinigis View Post
    Great design, terrible price.

    why is it a terrible price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    call dealer? ..
    Sunday night, and I am lazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    why is it a terrible price?
    I agree. A lot of time went into the design and I am sure the quality is good. I hate cheap tools that deforms after first use, that is false security. Especially since chagzuki suggest it is good for more than one use I`ll get one. I like the stuff I buy to be multi purpose!
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    That might void the warranty.

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    hehe...

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    Topeak has nicer tool kits with more tools for half the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Topeak has nicer tool kits with more tools for half the price.
    but is it multipurpose??
    °Empty drums make a lot of noice... (Old Hungarian proverb).

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    As a Mechanic I like real tools.
    My 8,9,10mm wrenches in my touring repair kit, are box open end combo from Snap On.. Quite small [10 is a short version]

    if the Brommy kit used Top quality rather than Prestige pricing
    to arrive at the same point , it would be different..

    4 layers of 100% markup add cost without improvement.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 11-12-12 at 09:24 AM.

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    the design is great but whats up with these company releasing around the same time. Tern toolkit and brompton.
    Current: 2012 Tern Link D8 w/Brooks B17

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    My 8,9,10mm wrenches in my touring repair kit, are box open end combo from Snap On..

    if the Brommy kit used Top quality rather than Prestige pricing
    to arrive at the same point , it would be different..

    4 layers of 100% markup add cost without improvement.
    Boooring..
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    Dahon Jifo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynocoaster View Post
    Does everything. Toenail clipper and nostril hair trimmer included.

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    I don't see the point. I think a spare tube is as important as any of those other things, so I'd still need to carry that.
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    I will probably get one. Price isn't too bad. I bought a Sidchrome shifting spanner which is in that spot in the frame; it cost $30 from memory and does a great deal less. It is top quality. But I have wrap it in foam to stop rattles, and use tape to keep it from falling out when folded.

    But there is another reason. It's cool. (Except if the quality is bad, then it would be seriously uncool.) I am hoping Brompton made sure the steel is the best tool steel available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    I will probably get one. Price isn't too bad. .
    Yes, consistent with bromptons usual high prices
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    It's certainly a clever tool kit for the Brompton. I would pick one up (if I had a Brommie that is).

    Quote Originally Posted by chagzuki View Post
    Could be mistaken for a lady's toy.
    Ha!

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    So long as the quality is there I'll get one. gotta pay to play.

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