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by mick skinner
3 Oct 2015, 12:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: Calling Brompton riders

lingy wrote:a common question is how hard it is to ride small wheels...the answer is not at all as long as you keep the tyre pressures right .


Is it best to have tyre pressure at the maximum limit?
by mick skinner
30 Sep 2015, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: Calling Brompton riders

I eventually found it on the Brompton homepage, straight from the horses mouth. https://brompton.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203295861-What-are-the-Brompton-gear-ranges-and-ratios- Btw, Brucey, I didn't mean to be disparaging about the advice you gave, just having a grumble about my own deficienci...
by mick skinner
30 Sep 2015, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: Calling Brompton riders

I have an L3 (in other words, a rather old M3L). It is of that particular vintage right after Sturmey went bust and they put SRAM hubs in their place (though that finally died earlier this year and there's a current Sturmey in now), and also they had the gubbins in place to retrofit the 6 speed whe...
by mick skinner
30 Sep 2015, 2:56am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Re: Calling Brompton riders

Standard gearing is 50T chainring, 16, 13T sprockets on a BWR hub. This gives nominal gears of; 16T: 32.0", 50.2", 78.7" 13T: 39.4", 61.8", 96.9" Now that's confusing because this website http://www.bromleybike.co.uk/images/product/main/desc_step2%20copyd.jpg has a gea...
by mick skinner
29 Sep 2015, 8:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Calling Brompton riders
Replies: 32
Views: 2756

Calling Brompton riders

How many Brompton riders look at this forum? I want to buy a Brompton and I want information and advice from people who have got one. My first question is; How many gears have you got on your Brompton, and do you like the gearing or would you prefer a machine with a different number of gears? Ideall...
by mick skinner
6 Sep 2015, 7:13pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 2014

Re: Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?

The only problem with the 2 speed and the 6 speed machines is the bell that's a permanent feature of the left hand shifter; I'm embarrassed by the modern pinging bicycle bells, they're very feeble, not loud enough. Whenever I've bought a new bike that comes with a bell on it I've started by taking t...
by mick skinner
6 Sep 2015, 4:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 2014

Re: Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?

http://www.bromleybike.co.uk/shop/bikes/folding-bikes/step-2-brompton-gearing-1023007.html Looking at that Brompton gear table I think I'll got for the two speed, 75inch and 56inch are ample good enough gears. The 100 inch gear on the 6 speed is faster than I'm ever going to go on a Brompton and 33...
by mick skinner
6 Sep 2015, 1:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Mudguards for 16 inch wheels.
Replies: 6
Views: 979

Mudguards for 16 inch wheels.

Next question about Brompton; where can I get cheaper mudguards than the ones that are marketed specifically for Bromptons?

(These ones are extortionate; http://brilliantbikes.co.uk/brompton-mu ... steel.html)
by mick skinner
6 Sep 2015, 9:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 2014

Re: Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?

75 inch seem a good gear to me, I think I could get pretty much anywhere on that. Thanks.
by mick skinner
5 Sep 2015, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Washing Machine.
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Bike Washing Machine.

I guess nobody know if and when they'll be available in Britain then.
by mick skinner
5 Sep 2015, 8:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?
Replies: 7
Views: 2014

Single speed Brompton, what's the gear?

I want to buy a single speed Brompton and I want to know what is the gear on it equivalent to? I mean what gear on a road bike with 700c wheels is it the same as? In other words how many inches per pedal rev does the bike travel? Currently I'm riding around on a fixed gear bike with a 46x15 gear, I ...
by mick skinner
2 Sep 2015, 9:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike Washing Machine.
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Bike Washing Machine.

Is anyone aware of these (http://www.tuvie.com/bike-washing-machi ... nary-bike/)?

I WANT ONE!!!
by mick skinner
30 Aug 2015, 7:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS for distence only?
Replies: 17
Views: 1364

Re: GPS for distence only?

... as I have no sensible way of recording seperate mileage. Unless anyone knows any different? Paper and pen? But anyway, I was looking at running GPS's but I was concerned about bike riding being that much higher velocity, the running GPS might not be able to handle the difference in speed? Other...
by mick skinner
30 Aug 2015, 5:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS for distence only?
Replies: 17
Views: 1364

Re: GPS for distence only?

Yep, got it in one, several bikes each with different wheel sizes. Ideally I'd like one that I can put in my pocket and not even bother mounting it on the bike. Besides for the real mudfest mountain bike rides I think an old fashioned computer that counts wheel revs wouldn't last long. Both the the ...