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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,647
Posted By Brompton_X

Not sure if you have placed the order. I just...

Not sure if you have placed the order. I just want to add my 2 cents here. Since you are considering the 24", why not check the 20" with 451 wheels first? The frame is almost the same as other 20"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,165
Posted By Brompton_X

I got that marketing email too on 5/14. Looks...

I got that marketing email too on 5/14. Looks like someone is still running it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-14-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
Posted By Brompton_X

New stem for the 2019 model. ...

New stem for the 2019 model.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x373/s_l1600_324e61de8c2f209796953a5dca6d73f6076b8a16.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,862
Posted By Brompton_X

I bought the 4-speed kits from a Korean guy. You...

I bought the 4-speed kits from a Korean guy. You can find more info by searching Brombacher 4 speed kits on Facebook. It works fine when I ride in the hilly San Francisco but could be better if I can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,862
Posted By Brompton_X

3/5 of the people I know who purchased the...

3/5 of the people I know who purchased the titanium main frame they returned. I know the sample size is very small but still I think that's a very high ratio. Anyway, like I said, you can definitely...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,862
Posted By Brompton_X

I have ridden my full titanium bike for more than...

I have ridden my full titanium bike for more than two years. It is a 4-speed (11T~13T-17T-21T). The weight is about 7kg. I ride the bike in the hilly San Francisco about once a week. Never have any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,079
Posted By Brompton_X

Just saw this today. This might be the most...

Just saw this today. This might be the most complete list I've ever seen.

"Folding Bike AtoZ, A reference page which will grow with time." (http://long-john.com/pagefoldlinks.htm)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-19, 03:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,205
Posted By Brompton_X

Why buy Dahon? Tern is better.... For Dahon, I'd...

Why buy Dahon? Tern is better.... For Dahon, I'd probably only buy used.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,165
Posted By Brompton_X

Thanks for the reply. They said they still taking...

Thanks for the reply. They said they still taking online orders which I don't believe. That's why I was asking.
I purchased three Brompton bikes from them in the past two years. What a shame........
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 14,165
Posted By Brompton_X

Any one placed an order online after their store...

Any one placed an order online after their store closed? Did you receive your order? I doubt they are still taking order but just want to double check. Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-18, 01:50 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,903
Posted By Brompton_X

Yes, it is the same.

Yes, it is the same.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,903
Posted By Brompton_X

I ordered my 4 speed kit from Korea. You can find...

I ordered my 4 speed kit from Korea. You can find the info by searching Brombacher_Brompton 4 speed on google. It is on their Facebook page.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,419
Posted By Brompton_X

Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it. I...

Thanks for the info. I really appreciate it. I already ordered the Alfine hub but haven't received it yet. I will check the internet and see if I can find the bike in Hong Kong you mentioned.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 05:53 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,903
Posted By Brompton_X

Cycling in San Francisco is very challenging to...

Cycling in San Francisco is very challenging to me. I even modified one of my my Brompton from 2 speed to 4 speed (11T/13T/17T/21T) because of the steepest hills in San Francisco.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 05:47 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,903
Posted By Brompton_X

well, Brooks C13 carbon carved weight is about...

well, Brooks C13 carbon carved weight is about 290g but that's not something I'd recommend because you need a new seatpost or at least different pentaclip for carbon saddle rail. Cost about $30 for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,903
Posted By Brompton_X

Actually 18. :) There are 10 Bromptons from that...

Actually 18. :) There are 10 Bromptons from that picture I post. :):):)
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,419
Posted By Brompton_X

I bought a curl i3 last year. I rode it for like...

I bought a curl i3 last year. I rode it for like 10 min and put it on the shelf and go back to ride my Brompton. I didn't like the bike. The 3 spd shifter is very difficult to use. Anyway, last month...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-03-18, 05:38 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 20,903
Posted By Brompton_X

lol ... Just saw the thread.... I have both of...

lol ... Just saw the thread.... I have both of them, chpt3 6spd and Black Lacquer 2spd. Bought last year from Thanksgiving sale with 15% off and free shipping.

I live in bay area. When I go to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,409
Posted By Brompton_X

The pictures I got are from facebook. It is a...

The pictures I got are from facebook. It is a closed group and in Chinese. He didn't say too much but just sharing the pictures.
Two chain rings or mountain drive are probably easier to get the job...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-17, 10:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,409
Posted By Brompton_X

And I saw this Korean guy selling the 4-speed...

And I saw this Korean guy selling the 4-speed conversion kit. (11T~20T) For $250 you can get a complete kit, I think that's not a bad deal at all.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,409
Posted By Brompton_X

I am not sure about 19T is doable, but I saw...

I am not sure about 19T is doable, but I saw someone installed a 18T cog. Here are the pics he shared for what he did on his Brompton modified from 12T/16T to 13T/18T. Looks like tensioner is not a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-17, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,574
Posted By Brompton_X

I don't really recommend you buy from that ebay...

I don't really recommend you buy from that ebay seller from China. I ordered one Brompton stem from him and waited over six months. Not to mention the quality is very poor once I got it. I had to...
Forum: Introductions
10-07-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Brompton_X

Thank you all...... Here I'd like to share a...

Thank you all...... Here I'd like to share a picture I took today.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/u3wSptvxPJvvLTEH2
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,574
Posted By Brompton_X

That's the conflict and you want to reduce the...

That's the conflict and you want to reduce the weight of your Brompton. Personally I don't like Brooks because they are too heavy for me. Not to mention they are expensive and outsourcing most of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,574
Posted By Brompton_X

Brompotn Butterfly ... hmmm... I wonder it will...

Brompotn Butterfly ... hmmm... I wonder it will be ever in production. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,306
Posted By Brompton_X

Helios is a great bike. I saw Dahon Japan brought...

Helios is a great bike. I saw Dahon Japan brought Helios back last year and looks very nice. I guess it is quite popular over there for a reason.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C6N4y0UUwAAQBtr.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 05:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,374
Posted By Brompton_X

I bought my Brompton in 2005 new for $750 and...

I bought my Brompton in 2005 new for $750 and sold last year for $950. Not bad... you don't see too many bikes the value goes up like Brompton. If you have a MK I, last time I saw on ebay some sold...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Brompton_X

Thanks for sharing. I have more than 20 folding...

Thanks for sharing. I have more than 20 folding bikes but always have one or two on my purchasing list.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,986
Posted By Brompton_X

My Brompton 2-speed has 12T/17T cog with 54T...

My Brompton 2-speed has 12T/17T cog with 54T chainring. It does need some extra step to make it work. I suggest you to keep your Kevlar tires for a while. They are not that bad.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,286
Posted By Brompton_X

I asked the Brompton dealer in NYC if I can ship...

I asked the Brompton dealer in NYC if I can ship the bb back and send a new one to me, they said that's not allowed. 6 of my Brompton bikes were manufactured between 2014~2017. That's not good.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,995
Posted By Brompton_X

I like bfold too. Bought two Birdy from them....

I like bfold too. Bought two Birdy from them. David is great and very helpful.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 01:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,382
Posted By Brompton_X

That color plus is a rip off. You can buy...

That color plus is a rip off. You can buy something similar for much less, such as H&H.

I also got my Ti seatpost on ebay and like it very much.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 01:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,662
Posted By Brompton_X

The reason Brompton used trademark to sue Dahon...

The reason Brompton used trademark to sue Dahon Curl is because the look and feel seems like Dahon Curl copied from Brompton. I am not sure about others but it seems to me Curl looks like the MK I,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 12:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,246
Posted By Brompton_X

I think 2017 M bar should be good with your...

I think 2017 M bar should be good with your height. I also recommend you to try P bar. I think it is even better than the M/H bar.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 12:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,574
Posted By Brompton_X

I bought the H&H carbon seatpost and really like...

I bought the H&H carbon seatpost and really like it. For titanium seatpost, I have tried one from ebay (J&L) and some other from China, Aliexpress I think. They are pretty much all the same. The...
Forum: Introductions
10-06-17, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Brompton_X

Hello from Bay Area

Hi all,

I am 50 years old and retired. I moved to the bay area a few years ago to spend time with my family. I start to assembly my first bike when I was 15. Now I like to collect folding bike,...
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