Thanks for that , reason I ask is I've put a smaller chain ring onYes, it's mainly to tidy the chain when the bike is folded, and the derailleur function is a srcondary feature. If you add more chain, the arm will run out of travel and the chain will flop about after folding the bike.
I swapped out the 50 for a 44 on my Brompton. Ran it for a while with the standard chain to see how I got on with it. The chain pensioner took up the slack and there were no issues with it at all. I did eventually remove a couple of links when I decided to keep the 44 on permanently.Smaller chainring? Did you also take a couple of links out of the chain or buy a chain to match the new chainring size?
some ridiculous prices on flea bay, £2500 for a black edition, over 3k for a used older model Chpt3 or even £5500 for the new Chpt3 !!!!! Standard Bromptons asking a high price too.The Chpt3 has been around for a few years now but in small numbers.
You can still pick up normal Bromptons for 1/3 of the Chpt3 price.
A Brompton without guards just seems silly to me.
It's mostly because what looks like the derailleur isn't really a derailleur. It's a chain tensioner.I have recently bought a 6 speed . Is there any reason the derailure is virtually horizontal ? As other with less gears are virtually vertical
Standard Bromptons asking a high price too.
It's mostly because what looks like the derailleur isn't really a derailleur. It's a chain tensioner.
The job of actually changing the cogs at the back is done by a chain pusher. If it didn't fold, the one-speed and three-speed versions wouldn't need it at all because the chain doesn't move cogs.
Thanks I've now realized that took a few links out and Bingo , sweet
I've just filled in another Brompton survey and reading between the lines, even with the prices they charge, I think they're looking at moving manufacturing 'offshore' somewhere.
Pretty sure that the last three surveys I've filled in have mentioned something like: How important is to you that the Brompton is built in the UK? And then in another question: Are you prepared to pay more for goods made in the UK?