Stuart Pigott on a Brompton

“Weinwunder Deutschland”

A TV series about wine with a protagonist on a Brompton.

DIC Brompton Leather Frame Cover

DIY: Leather Frame Cover

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.

Wood Nisna Cycles Fender with Pac Man Design

Nisna Cycles Wood Fender

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.

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Chris King Headset, Mango

Chris King GripNut™

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.

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My new wall mount stand

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.

6-speed gear ranges and ratios

My orange Brompton came with the standard 6-speed option. Here are my thoughts about the change to a -12% setup.

NYC – Black & White

Some black&white shots from a short trip into the Big Apple in January 2013