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Old 10-22-14, 06:49 AM   #1
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Brompton Raw Steel

wondering if Brompton has ever made bike with no color. I have the Raw Lacquer which looks terrific but I'm thinking a bike in the raw steel form would be great too.
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Old 10-22-14, 07:10 AM   #2
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Bike in raw steel form would quickly acquire a "rust" brown/orange tint to it. While such patina might be desirable, steel oxidization is a destructive finish and would shorten the lifespan of your bike.

However, I bet Brompton might accommodate, and if not, you could always just strip the raw lacquer finish from your bike to achieve your desired finish characteristics...

Personally, I think a bike made of appropriate Corten steel tubing would be da ballz, yo.
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Old 10-22-14, 07:41 AM   #3
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I think all the real colours are Powder Coat now . ^^ that above Is the raw steel and brazing showing , under a clear coating.


people pay extra money to plating shops, after they own the bike,
for Nickel , Chrome and Gold plated frames too.

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Old 10-22-14, 11:13 AM   #4
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The "Raw Lacquer" finish you already have gives you the raw steel and brass brazing filler appearance without exposing the bare steel to the elements. Unless you want your Brompton to look like an abused rust bucket, leave it the way it is.
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Old 10-30-14, 05:16 AM   #5
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There is a copper-plated Brompton:

Limited Edition Copper Bike by Tom Dixon + Brompton Bicycle
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A bike with no color? Space Ghost would have one of those, though you couldn't see it at all ..
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