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Old 01-03-18, 06:55 PM
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Brompton Electric Clone

Just saw it online , a Brompton Electric Clone. I believe it is made in China factories. The wholesale price( battery excluded) is 500 USD. Wanna hear some opinions from you guys.




















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Old 01-03-18, 07:01 PM
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Old 01-03-18, 08:41 PM
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It is very interesting to me. Could you post the link where sell/make it?
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Old 01-03-18, 09:08 PM
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Where's the battery?
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Old 01-03-18, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by wernst View Post
Where's the battery?
Since they so faithfully copied the Brompton, I would assume it's in the luggage bag which is not shown.
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Old 01-04-18, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Schwinnsta View Post
Since they so faithfully copied the Brompton, I would assume it's in the luggage bag which is not shown.
Well the bike does not seem to have a carrier block. But there are some cables inside the frame: https://ibb.co/fRMchG
Would possibly be a tiny battery if this would be it.

What kind of crankset/botton-bracket is this?
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Old 01-04-18, 02:57 PM
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No lug in the front: Where do they hang the battery ?

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Old 01-04-18, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
No lug in the front: Where do they hang the battery ?

you can hang the battery pack on the seat post
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Old 01-04-18, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by MJBikes99 View Post
you can hang the battery pack on the seat post
So is there any way to buy this thing, or are we just going to debate battery location for 6 months?
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James Starley invented the tangential spoke pattern in the 1870s. As they discovered on the old penny-farthings it is much stronger than radial spoking when transmitting torque. Small diameter rims and large diameter hubs are progressively more problematic to build into wheels as spoking pattern approaches tangential. Solving this problem by going to a radial spoking pattern for a front hub motor - as I see done on a great many small wheel ebikes - is probably not a great idea. The better manufacturers do one-cross in this application.

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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
James Starley invented the tangential spoke pattern in the 1870s. As they discovered on the old penny-farthings it is much stronger than radial spoking when transmitting torque. Small diameter rims and large diameter hubs are progressively more problematic to build into wheels as spoking pattern approaches tangential. Solving this problem by going to a radial spoking pattern for a front hub motor - as I see done on a great many small wheel ebikes - is probably not a great idea. The better manufacturers do one-cross in this application.

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Good point. Those are badly built.
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Old 01-04-18, 09:12 PM
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500 dlr sounds like another bike, albeit more but bigger and supposingly built with titanium tubes
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
James Starley invented the tangential spoke pattern in the 1870s. As they discovered on the old penny-farthings it is much stronger than radial spoking when transmitting torque. Small diameter rims and large diameter hubs are progressively more problematic to build into wheels as spoking pattern approaches tangential. Solving this problem by going to a radial spoking pattern for a front hub motor - as I see done on a great many small wheel ebikes - is probably not a great idea. The better manufacturers do one-cross in this application.

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The Brompton Electric front wheel appears to be radial spoked...

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Originally Posted by MultiplexMan View Post
The Brompton Electric front wheel appears to be radial spoked...
Not exactly. They've used an interesting, unique 'splayed, paired' 28-spoke pattern on the Brompton. Durable & robust? I dunno, but clearly some thought went into it.

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Old 07-26-18, 10:43 AM
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Do you have a link of this?
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Old 07-26-18, 11:17 AM
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Wanna hear some opinions from you guys.
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From an opinion standpoint ( he slowly climbs onto his soapbox... ) I have a moral problem with purchasing ANY knock-off, clone, or other offspring of the theft of another's I.P. or hard-earned good reputation.

That said, no matter how good it MAY prove to be (or not) I'd never consider it, as I'd always feel like I was riding on some pirated plunder. Thats just not how I want to roll.
( he slowly climbs offa his soapbox )

YMMV
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