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    Junior Member bike.gang.uk's Avatar
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    Can it be simpler than this? (Brompton)

    A 2 speeds fully functional brommie.

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    Senior Member Ed in Toronto's Avatar
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    Well,... could be a bit simpler, remove the front carrier block, the fenders, and the rear reflector.

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    Not to mention the saddle bag+cover

    Still, cool bike.

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    The bike looks great. I especially like the handlebar set up, looks so clean. Nice work.

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    I second removal of the somewhat ugly carrier block.

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    a brompton with a kick brake...

    deliver us from evil...

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    You spot it! coaster brake to remove the brake lever, cables, brake pad ...
    Last edited by bike.gang.uk; 07-21-14 at 09:15 AM.

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    Brake delay as the chain tensioner moves up ?
    I note: didnt take out, links [half link] to push it up to be tensioned on the bottom ,
    and so the spring only kicks in winding the tensioner when you fold it..

    You are obviously a flatlander .. in Tyneside.

    Weight in the front bag makes the low trail handling better .. But to each their own... YMMV.
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    Simpler? You mean how you have to plan your crank position for folding and your stopping since there's no front brake(70% of your braking gone)?

    I would have forgone the coaster and lived with ugly brakes.

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    Greenspeed , Australian Brompton importing-distributor

    Re Machined a Sturmey Archer Drum brake to fit in the 74mm Fork

    to cleverly add a front brake back on.
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    I believe they used https://www.sram.com/sram/urban/products/automatix
    And you are right, for safety reason, front brake should be there. Folding is the same, mod the hub to fit the frame.
    Moulton has something similar. I wonder how well the belt drive works.



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