Brake Lever Update

Step by Step: Mounting the all new 2013 brake levers on my Brompton.

Ciclosport CM 4.41 A

A New Cycle Computer

My new Ciclosport CM 4.41 A bike computer mounted on my Brompton.

cuff links

Pac Man Cuff Links

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>

DIY: a bag for my pedal

A DIY bag to store the de-attachable pedal during the transport of the folded 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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Crank Brothers Mallet M Pedale (Magnesium)

Clip or no clip – your choice

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.