Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Electrically assisted bikes, trikes, etc.
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georgew
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Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Postby georgew » 4 Aug 2017, 1:02pm

This is hardly new as the ARCCinnovations Brompton pedal assist has been around a good time now.

https://arccinnovations.com/brompton.php

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Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Postby Randy_Butternubs » 4 Aug 2017, 5:07pm

PH wrote:
Gattonero wrote:
PH wrote:I've looked at secondhand Bromptons and this is certainly true. Not so sure it'll transfer to the electric version - I don't have a crystal ball but I would be surprised if any electric bike produced today would look attractive against one produced in 5+ years time.


There comes the humble Brompton whom designs hasn't changed in decades 8)

I'll wager the battery and motor doesn't stay the same for anything as long as the bike has. Why would it if the technology improves? Or do you think it's already reached it's zenith?


Electric motors are a mature technology and are already extremely efficient. Given the low power output of a legal e-bike I think current motors will remain 'just fine' for a long time if the law doesn't change.

The battery is a different issue as new ones will become incrementally better through technological advances whilst existing batteries degrade as all batteries do. Hopefully Brompton will keep the connector block standard so that owners can buy the new, better batteries in the future.

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Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Postby Gattonero » 4 Aug 2017, 8:24pm

Randy_Butternubs wrote:...Hopefully Brompton will keep the connector block standard so that owners can buy the new, better batteries in the future.


They are known for keeping their bikes serviceable during time. That's why I bought one 8)
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Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Postby simonineaston » 28 Aug 2017, 12:26pm

[XAP]Bob wrote:There was a 'nano' motor which was available for the front wheel of a Brommie for a long while - are they no longer available?

Tony Castle, the bloke who does the conversion work at nano, has my Brompton at the mo' for purposes of said conversion :-) He's a fine fellow, who is always thinking about new ideas and is totally into bikes of all stripes. I took my Brompton to his small workshop near Pewsey t'other day and am jolly looking forward to the results. Might even be persuaded to write a line or two on the subject, for you folks!
Nano make three options available, a ready converted, new Brompton, they'll convert your own Brompton, or else they'll simpy send you the parts. For further info, contact Lynda, nano's excellent coordinator. She does, as they say these days, Great Comm.s lynda@nanoelectricbikes.co.uk
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Re: Brompton Electric. Game changer?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 29 Aug 2017, 10:30am

Gattonero wrote:
Randy_Butternubs wrote:...Hopefully Brompton will keep the connector block standard so that owners can buy the new, better batteries in the future.


They are known for keeping their bikes serviceable during time. That's why I bought one 8)


And given that it looks like they have used the existing luggage block as a basis for the connector then there is no benefit to futzing it...
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