My Brompton got new pedals – de-attachable Lambda Ezy Superior from MKS.
It’s really simple to build your own leather frame cover for your Brompton. You need some leather, a sharp cutter knife and a hole punch.
To customize my Brompton is like a desire I can’t control. I have to. No excuses.
When I saw those wooden fenders on Facebook for the first time, I loved them from the first sight. The fenders I saw from Nisna Cycles were not the ones I own now, but very nice designs too – the Pac Man fender transports just everything a computer guy of my age ever dreamed of. They are one of a kind. Great craftsmanship. Perfect.
Maybe I overtightened the original headset on my Brompton. I had some play and after fixing it, the added force maybe caused premature wear to the bearings. It is easy to overtighten the headset – this is a job that needs experience, a “feel” for the right torque – but a non pro mechanic has to adjust a headset only once in a year – max – nothing to build up the needed sensitivity.
Anyhow. I had a reason to get a new headset and since I love Chris King headsets (I run one on my Moulton too): that was the place to look for a new one.
Expensive (around 200 €), but a perfect solution… from Park Tools – called PRS-4W-2.
The wall mounting plate is 15cm x 6cm and fixed with two mounting bolts. The stand uses what Park Tools calls “the 100-3D Micro-Adjustable clamp”. This clamp allows adjusting the clamping pressure in a very sensitive manner. I use the seat post of my Brompton to mount it.
The stand is a rock steady solution – quick entry and no legs to run over. I like it a lot.
This is the front of my Brompton. You spot some minor modifications too…
This is just a short illustrated walk through the replacing of the rear sprockets on a Brompton.