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Old 02-12-14, 09:13 AM   #376
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soo after a wild man hunt couple years ago when above bike was stolen unlocked and out of sight ... and than recouped .... wild claims that this bike is worth an ungodly amount of money .. mainly r/d costs
( how much r and d is involved to copy somebody ? ) and the premises that this bike will see production, whatever happened ?
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Old 02-12-14, 03:43 PM   #377
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soo after a wild man hunt couple years ago when above bike was stolen unlocked and out of sight ... and than recouped .... wild claims that this bike is worth an ungodly amount of money .. mainly r/d costs
( how much r and d is involved to copy somebody ? ) and the premises that this bike will see production, whatever happened ?
If I recall correctly, I believe he put his focus into his bike trailer business.
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Old 02-13-14, 01:53 PM   #378
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I contacted Len Rubin because I wanted this project to take off. I suggested selling Brompton upgrades just to raise enough money to be able to bring the Ti Brompton to production. The "Special" pricing he gave me for the Ti adjustable stem was near US$1000.00. I asked how many he has sold and he said none.

I offered support for his business on social media and a responsive website, so people could learn more about his project from other platforms other than a desktop (phones, tablets, etc). He said his wife was taking good care of their marketing and he didn't need anything.

Too bad. I am willing to sell one of my top road bikes to buy an Extra-Light Bromptoneered folder, but time is telling me that my money will not go to the ultimate folding bike project.
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Old 02-13-14, 03:17 PM   #379
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...I offered support...
intervention may have been more appropriate...

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Old 02-13-14, 04:12 PM   #380
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Not sure if this was posted before. Brompfication is a company
in Thailand that sells mostly titanium parts for a certain British
folding bike. Just getting ready to order their ti seatpost. Anybody
using it?


7.33 kg Single Speed Brompton by Brompfication, on Flickr
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some room for some one to just get a Ti main frame replica of Brompton's own in a Chinese Factory

they already make the rear and Fork sections done abroad.. make it Retro-compatible

the X old Ti Seatpost , i think the sub -contract deal fell apart, the necking down to 7/8" let the pentaclip work
It offers setback after market ones seem to be zero setback.
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Old 02-13-14, 06:27 PM   #382
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What chainset is that?
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Old 02-13-14, 06:47 PM   #383
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extralite™

gorgeous..

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gorgeous..

I am looking for a new crankset to go with my replacement Swift frame. Where could I buy these, any tips? None on ebay right now.
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I am looking for a new crankset to go with my replacement Swift frame. Where could I buy these, any tips? None on ebay right now.
seems they produce a whole range of products - here. but, be prepared to pay around 600 ...

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My brompton seatpost is the original Ti, the one with the blueish hue. Should I be concerned with safety issues?
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My brompton seatpost is the original Ti, the one with the blueish hue. Should I be concerned with safety issues?
Not sure if safety was the reason that B'ton stopped making Ti seatposts.
I was talking to a dealer(BFold in NYC), and they said B'ton customers were
complaining of scratches from the post going up and down.
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Old 02-14-14, 12:41 PM   #388
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I contacted Len Rubin because I wanted this project to take off. I suggested selling Brompton upgrades just to raise enough money to be able to bring the Ti Brompton to production. The "Special" pricing he gave me for the Ti adjustable stem was near US$1000.00. I asked how many he has sold and he said none.

I offered support for his business on social media and a responsive website, so people could learn more about his project from other platforms other than a desktop (phones, tablets, etc). He said his wife was taking good care of their marketing and he didn't need anything.

Too bad. I am willing to sell one of my top road bikes to buy an Extra-Light Bromptoneered folder, but time is telling me that my money will not go to the ultimate folding bike project.
Be willing to bet he figured out that after he fulfilled a run of about a dozen to everyone in the world who would buy one, it would not be a particularly money-making venture.
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I am looking for a new crankset to go with my replacement Swift frame. Where could I buy these, any tips? None on ebay right now.
here's another beauty. full custom titanium:



as fitted to brompton:


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Old 02-15-14, 05:55 AM   #390
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Oh wow, I am so smitten with titanium... Are these available to mere mortals?
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180 degrees:

lugged cr-mo




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Could've done a better job of routing the rear brake cable.
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Could've done a better job of routing the rear brake cable.
true but pretty interesting geometry!
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Could've done a better job of routing the rear brake cable.
Sharp elbows...

I like the general design, but there's something about the seat-stays not paralleling the downtube that just throws it off for me. Of course, if they did, I'd be complaining about way too long seatstays and an obnoxiously large triangle formed by the st/tt/sstays...
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I like the general design, but there's something about the seat-stays not paralleling the downtube that just throws it off for me.
Reminds me of GT's frames,so I'm fine with that. Was going to harp on the parts spec,but after running the price through a currency converter,it's actually reasonably priced.
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Hey smallwheeler, do you have any leads for me on the availability of those titanium cranks?
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