Step by Step: Mounting the all new 2013 brake levers on my Brompton.
My new Ciclosport CM 4.41 A bike computer mounted on my Brompton.
Preparing my outfit for the Brompton World Championship (BWC) 2013 I just run over a pair of lovely cuff links.
I liked them right off the bat. Perfect fit for my Pac Man fenders. Now I need a appropriate shirt – that’s one small step for man… one… giant leap for a Bromptoneer.
Less then two weeks until the BWC 2013. Got my train ticket from Cologne to Chichester. My Brompton is nearly ready to rumble. I will do a last service on the next weekend.
Hopefully my registration worked – I registered on the first day after the web form went online. Got an auto reply email from PayPal that Bikesoup Limited has received my payment. That’s it so far – never heard anything else from Orbital Festival (the organizer).
Update: uuhhhhh – sad news (at least for myself): can’t go to the BWC this year… <sniff>
A DIY bag to store the de-attachable pedal during the transport of the folded Brompton.
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.
This is the front of my Brompton. You spot some minor modifications too…
I need a pedal that can be used with a cleat under my sole and without. There are several options out there and here is a quick overview if you run into the same problem.