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Old 07-14-14, 04:56 PM
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"Lightweight Milian, 6660gr.

It is a pleasure to announce that after nearly 2 years of hard work we have finished the preparation of the lightest and coolest Brompton I have ever seen (I can tell I have seen quite a lot of them ).

In no case we have thought that the current Brompton could be improved as it is by default. If it was not due to Andrew Ritchie stroke of brilliance we would not explain this today…

This bike is just another preparation within many others that will come with time, where a bunch of restless and curious youngsters try to express their feelings on a machine.

We are fully aware that it could be made following other criteria, using lighter and more expensive materials, although the point was to let loose our imagination. Thus, making it as if it was intended for ourselves, besides having great fun we have found a way to articulate our particular style and symbol of identity.

These have been our main goals:

- Improve our skills on raw materials.
- Transgress the current design standards and performance on a Brompton
- Carry out a different job where R&D comes first
- Satisfy our technical and aesthetic curiosity

Another main thing is that, as you will see it does not have nor gears neither rear break. It is meant to be a badass bike, to race on uphill chasers, to simply cruise or to be grabbed by a fit triathlete that gets to Andorra and back non-stop. Not much more explanation, it is a dream comes true, nothing else…"








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Old 07-14-14, 05:07 PM
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meanwhile, in korea:

note: this is completely built from scratch. coming up with that stem alone was completely worth the whole exercise.














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Old 07-14-14, 09:31 PM
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@smallwheeler - this last one is SMOKIN!
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Old 07-26-14, 03:29 PM
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Old 07-26-14, 04:47 PM
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Old 07-26-14, 06:19 PM
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Arghh! I can't stand this thread smallwheeler! I want to try practically every damn bike you post and there's literally nothing in my region. I've got a Brompton and Rivendell and THAT's about as exotic as it gets here.

Sigh.

That being said, I'd love to see a slightly larger Brompton that has wider gearing and can take 20" Big Apple wheels! Yeah... I know it'll never happen....
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Old 07-26-14, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Ozonation View Post
Arghh! I can't stand this thread smallwheeler! I want to try practically every damn bike you post and there's literally nothing in my region. I've got a Brompton and Rivendell and THAT's about as exotic as it gets here.

Sigh.

That being said, I'd love to see a slightly larger Brompton that has wider gearing and can take 20" Big Apple wheels! Yeah... I know it'll never happen....
you have a brompton and a rivendell, yet still complaining... so shameful...

sounds like you need a PBW custom folding bike..






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Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
sounds like you need a PBW custom folding bike..



What a minute! What's PBW? Very cool...
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Hotness! I love that frame! Is even got wheels off my other favorite bike the tyrell. If I ever get back to japan I am going to need a very large bag to check on the return flight for all the bike frames I am going to buy.
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Old 07-28-14, 05:41 AM
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Reminds me of an quadrangle bmx
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oh my. looks like i'll be giving up lattes for 2 months to offset this purchase. currently on the 'bay. (actually, i wonder if BF would pull out the drawings for this fork and make a custom order?)

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the way the BF Silk rear end is, it cries out for a suspension strut between the swing arm and the frame



but the CC Thudbusters are good .. Im in the Black-elastomer 190Pound range
2x grey is suggesting a lightweight rider on that one .. blue is their medium density

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Old 08-05-14, 11:00 AM
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my current fav. Jetstream with 20 derailleur gears, German A Kilo front fork, German A rear shock, heavy duty 32 hole rims shot with 2.15 Big Apples, avid discs, and yes a carrier ..lol
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Old 08-05-14, 11:58 AM
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That bike friday is horrible. You will regret it.
Post it to me if you buy it......
Its a service I am willing to provide
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Old 08-06-14, 03:28 PM
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bought this rare beauty recently. powerfully built all-terrainer. i put it throught it's paces. flies over cobblestone and grassy knoll with aplomb; even with the 13 year old tires. it's pretty filthy and gunked. i'm going to enjoy giving this keeper a full overhaul. definitely going to be stripped and repainted. any suggestions for color?



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Old 08-06-14, 04:05 PM
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any suggestions for color?

Raw Lacquer!
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Raw Lacquer!
you read my mind
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Bright orange.

Fire up Photoshop and try before you buy.
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Bright orange.

Fire up Photoshop and try before you buy.
you also read my mind!

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Old 08-06-14, 07:20 PM
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Should start a new thread for lovers of Peregrine Bicycle Works products.. custom made in the USA ! ...
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Grape looks good.
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Truck bed liner black, FTW.
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Truck bed liner black, FTW.
what about vinyl wrap graphics?

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Old 08-07-14, 07:36 AM
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or maybe wet dipping...

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meanwhile, in korea:

note: this is completely built from scratch. coming up with that stem alone was completely worth the whole exercise.



WOW! That's a brilliant stem concept AND execution!
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