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Old 04-06-16, 07:20 AM
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Brompton: Green or pink

I'm almost ready to head out shopping for a Brompton, although I'm not sure I can actually justify the idea of owning one. I think I've got the technical details sorted out -- six-speed, M handlebars, fenders, all the normal stuff.

But do I want to get it in Berry Crush, a sort of raspberry pink, or British Racing Green?
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Old 04-06-16, 07:36 AM
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I'm biased towards BRG
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Old 04-06-16, 07:55 AM
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Pretty.

What's the green bag?
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It's from a spanish company call Demano. They make bags from recycled advertising banners.
While some companies may have 3 or 4 color choices; Demano has over 20 designs/colors to
choose from. Waterproof by itself(no separate cover needed), will swallow a 17 in. laptop, has
side pockets so you can reach for your drink while riding, plenty of different sized pockets inside:
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Raw lacquer or green would have more resale value if that matters.
Get what you want though since it is a premium that should feel special.
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If I ever get a Brompton, the Berry Crush Black Edition would be it. It all depends on your tolerance for flash vs. a more traditional British look.
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Berry crush or the bright green. Even the orange one look great in the black edition. Just spent time drooling over them in a shop in Copenhagen.


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Personally, I would go for the more subdued color frame and accessorize bags, grips, etc., with color pop. That way it is easy to change up the color scheme later when you get bored and less expensive than a new paint job. Lots easier to color coordinate the dark green than the pink.
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Most bags can be found in black so colour on the bike is not a problem if you want that.

I would look more on what you tend to wear. If you use a lot of red maybe stay away from the berry crush if i was looking for a neutral bike it would be full black or raw.
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Originally Posted by ttakata73 View Post
Raw lacquer or green would have more resale value if that matters.
Get what you want though since it is a premium that should feel special.
I'm not planning to sell it, but you never know. I suspect at the end of the day it will depend on what's in stock at the local suppliers. Once I decide on a purchase, I'm going to want instant gratification, rather than waiting weeks and weeks for a bike to be built and shipped.

Having said that, that Berry Crush Black Edition is seriously tempting. Very, very elegant.
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My 2nd hand M3L is BRG , its Predecessor Black , They were either Black or Red Back then (Mk2)


Now they have even more black components .. may 'the schwartz' be with you ..
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Something you might consider. I bring my folder inside a lot pf places. Even places that said no bikes;
museums, offices, stores, hotels, buses, etc. I guess you could always carry a lock or the cover with you at
all times. But I don't; so having a color that doesn't stand out(yellow, white, neon green, etc.) helps in being
a bit low key and successful in getting your bike in.

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Something you might consider. I bring my folder inside a lot pf places. Even places that said no bikes;
museums, offices, stores, hotels, buses, etc. I guess you could always carry a lock or the cover with you at
all times. But I don't; so having a color that doesn't stand out(yellow, white, neon green, etc.) helps in being
a bit low key and successful in getting your bike in.
I would always use a cower if I brought it to places like that.
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The key is to fold it and bring it along without asking, acting as if it is a perfectly normal thing to do, which of course it is. As opposed to wheeling a bike inside.
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The key is to fold it and bring it along without asking, acting as if it is a perfectly normal thing to do, which of course it is. As opposed to wheeling a bike inside.
You can, of course, try the same with a regular sized bicycle. It even works. Sometimes.
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You can, of course, try the same with a regular sized bicycle. It even works. Sometimes.
Yep now that you mention it I have done it a few times, in a clothes shop of all places, the attendant didn't bat an eyelid. Or acted as if it was a perfectly normal thing.
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As a burly heterosexual male I would ride the berry crush all day its lovely in the flesh, i hate brg its boring, buy with what attracts you to it not others, although i was in my lbs the other day and the raw looked best of the lot on display, dont forget the new nickel version and the new green brooks ltd edition.
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As a burly heterosexual male I would ride the berry crush all day its lovely in the flesh, i hate brg its boring, buy with what attracts you to it not others, although i was in my lbs the other day and the raw looked best of the lot on display, dont forget the new nickel version and the new green brooks ltd edition.
Someone mentioned brooks ltd edition?









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I admit the Brooks Limited does not grab me. Colour is very bleh.

And yes, of course it's my choice in the end, but it's always fun to see what others have to say. And it could end up being something completely different. There is an orange one in stock, with roughly the specs I want, in one of the local dealers.

Not orange and black though. That would be classy. I could call it Tiger.
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I like the Brooks Edition, but good luck finding one. They're only doing 150 in specific stores..none in the US. I like BRG, too, but really, aren't there enough dark green Bromptons in the world? Berry Crush, baby! Orange is nice, too
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I am not into Orange at all but the new black edition orange is also one I could actually buy.
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Green.

The raspberry pink was not available for instant gratification.

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You can always get other colored parts(saddle, grips, tires, etc.) and accessories(front bag, helmet, clothing, etc.).
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