Bromptons are not the only fruit (or "Oranges are not the only Brompton")

24 watchers
14 Apr
9:38am, 14 Apr 2022
54,070 posts
  •  
  • 0
LindsD
Thank you
15 Jul
4:07pm, 15 Jul 2022
9,243 posts
  •  
  • 0
AdrianB1066
Couldn't fold my Brompton for love nor money this morning the seat post just would not go down so when lifting it the rear wheel was swinging freely. Put a velcro strap around the wheel & frame & carried it that way

Phone call to dealer said to bring it in which isn't that convenient.

Anyhow upon closer inspection the rear mudguard had somehow shifted and not following the curvature of the rear wheel anymore hence blocking the descent of said seat post. Pushed it back into alignment & job jobbed.

A small victory for my admittedly limited fettling skills.
15 Jul
4:37pm, 15 Jul 2022
55,732 posts
  •  
  • 0
LindsD
Well done!
15 Jul
5:20pm, 15 Jul 2022
4,387 posts
  •  
  • 0
Kieren
Well done adrian.

I keep some velcro tape on mine. I broke the handle bar to fork clasp, so it comes in useful.

The smallest roll I could buy was a few meters
15 Jul
5:35pm, 15 Jul 2022
9,245 posts
  •  
  • 0
AdrianB1066
It's a great idea to carry a bit with you. I got around 20 or so ties from 4cm for cables to about 30cm for about Β£5 and always keep 3 wrapped around the frame.

Good as well to stop the cables rubbing the paint off to boot.
22 Aug
7:15pm, 22 Aug 2022
9,761 posts
  •  
  • 0
AdrianB1066
Chapeau!

road.cc
23 Aug
8:13am, 23 Aug 2022
16,836 posts
  •  
  • 0
Garfield
Wow, chapeau indeed!!
23 Aug
8:36am, 23 Aug 2022
138,530 posts
  •  
  • 0
GregP
Indeed. So I followed the bloke on Instagram and got a follow-back, which surprised me.

Got something to say?

To join the discussion, sign in or join us.

About This Thread

Maintained by GregP
Which it is the "folding bicycles for dummies" thread of the world, for all love.

Related Threads

  • brompton
  • cycling

The Doctor K Cup

This year sees the fifth edition of our annual challenge in memory of the Fetchies who have sadly passed away. It's named after Doctor K, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2017

Are you doing the right training?

See typical mileage, pace and long run stats for every distance and goal. See a comparison with your own training.

Heart Rate Analysis

See your heart rate training data from the last 12 months broken down in technicolour.

Flat as a pancake?

We've collected thousands of your reviews from events, and worked out which races give you the best chance of a fast time!


Back To Top
X

Free training & racing tools for runners, cyclists, swimmers & walkers.

Fetcheveryone lets you analyse your training, find races, plot routes, chat in our forum, get advice, play games - and more! Nothing is behind a paywall, and it'll stay that way thanks to our awesome community!
Get Started
Click here to join 109,069 Fetchies!
Already a Fetchie? Sign in here