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    Brompton Saddle Adapter Pin - Who knew?

    This is just a little rave for a little part.

    I finally broke down and bought the Brompton Saddle Adapter pin. I had been thinking I needed it b/c I kept adjusting my position on my Brooks saddle on my Brompton as I rode it...I was sliding forward on the saddle, so I would have to adjust and move my butt back a tiny bit on the saddle every couple minutes. My saddle was level and comfortable, so I knew I had the angle correct, and I already had the saddle as close to the handlebars as the rails would allow...I just kept sliding forward. But I wasn't sure how an unglamorous 3" piece of metal tube could help that much.

    Well, I received it on Thursday and boy did it make a huge difference!

    I put the Saddle Adapter pin facing forward and attached my saddle on it (putting my saddle closer to the handlebars only ~0.75 inch than it previously was). Wow...my Brompton is so much more comfortable to ride! And no more adjusting in the saddle! I think this is the best mod I have made to my Brompton!

    Happy times!
    2012 Brompton H6L raw lacquer, hub dynamo lights, eazy wheels, C + Mini O bag, Ergon GP-1 biokork S grip shift, Lightweights spoke reflectors, Saddle Adapter pin.

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    You can also use it as saddle quick release

    http://www.foldabikes.com/CloseUp/bike/sapMain.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamtsa View Post
    You can also use it as saddle quick release
    That is handy!
    2012 Brompton H6L raw lacquer, hub dynamo lights, eazy wheels, C + Mini O bag, Ergon GP-1 biokork S grip shift, Lightweights spoke reflectors, Saddle Adapter pin.

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    Good to know; I'm thinking of getting one to get more setback on a brooks saddle. This will be easier than changing out my stem. Plus I like the idea of being a bit farther back on the bike as it will help improve handling on my bike.

    Edit: quick googling suggests that it won't be that easy to find in the US of A; a lot of British online vendors appear to sell it.

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    quick googling suggests that it won't be that easy to find in the US of A
    They are a standard Brompton accessory part , any B dealer can sell you one.. Foldabikes is in California.
    NYce, Clever Bike,Oregon , Calhoun in MN, Harris in Mass. .. etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
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    They are a standard Brompton accessory part , any B dealer can sell you one.. Foldabikes is in California.
    NYce, Clever Bike,Oregon , Calhoun in MN, Harris in Mass. .. etc.
    Yes, thanks. I started to find a few dealers who have it in stock. I'll have to check one out.

    I think it might be easier, though, to simply use a breezed adaptor for a double rail saddle and then you can use a micro adjusting seat post to get more setback on a brooks double rail saddle . . .
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    I think it might be easier, though, to simply use a breezeR adaptor for a double rail saddle and then you can use a micro adjusting seat post to get more setback on a brooks double rail saddle . . .
    and so first you need a bike other than Brompton , or buy their 2 part, telescopic seat post,
    then Buy another seat post to replace the upper portion..

    BTW, Brompton Pentaclip is already a perfect step less micro angle adjusting saddle clip for Plain top seatposts.
    Last edited by fietsbob; 11-26-13 at 10:18 AM.

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