Favorite Brompton Tips, Tricks, Accessories, and Mods

Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
I'd recommend something like this where the mounting plate is lower, you could also reuse the black backing plate, just re-drill your bracket.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rixen-Ka...776757?hash=item5b7169b435:g:KiAAAOSwHNhegqh5

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oldkit

Regular
After years of seeing the wheels being built, early 90s, and helping load them onto the van I finally got one last year. (bike that is)

My first mod is copter tape on the main tube, there will be lots more.

I have an Ikea bag, haven't tried to get the bike in it yet.

Will keep an eye on this thread, lots of interesting stuff on here.

Cheers all
Kit
 

straas

Veteran
After years of seeing the wheels being built, early 90s, and helping load them onto the van I finally got one last year. (bike that is)

My first mod is copter tape on the main tube, there will be lots more.

I have an Ikea bag, haven't tried to get the bike in it yet.

Will keep an eye on this thread, lots of interesting stuff on here.

Cheers all
Kit

What does this mod achieve?
 

oldkit

Regular
Taping the top of the tube behind the pivot point prevents the paintwork getting scuffed if you mount as I tend to do by throwing my right foot over the tube. Sometimes I will catch the paint, I saw one for sale last year with virtually all the paint worn away. I use an 11.1/4" length of 4"tape lengthwise along the top which ends just in front of the Brompton sticker.
Works for me, I don't have to be so careful getting on and off.
 

tel123

Regular
Location
Norfolk
The basket was from Decathlon

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/front-bike-basket-black-id_8031536.html

Bracket was from fleabay very similar to this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/362989989387

I used an old car numberplate as strengthen plates, but it was quite an easy modification. @JhnBssll has done a similar mod but his is better, his basket has the mounting holes lower so he didn’t need to add strengthening plates, it’s detailed on his Brompton build thread.
Hi. How do you get to peoples bike builds??
 

12boy

Veteran
Location
Casper WY USA
I have 2 of those shifters....one for a flat bar and another that is a bar end shifter. The flat bar one is mounted on a Nitto stem on my 82 Holdsworth which I converted to an SA 3 speed. They are so much more robust and solid looking than the old pressed steel ones.
 
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