Thursday 23 September 2010

Delivery date

The cycle shop I am buying my Brompton from have confirmed that it should be with me in 3 - 4 weeks. This seems like an age however a great deal less than some of my friends who were telling me that they waited up to 9 weeks.

My trusty Dahon is allowing me to get my daily folding bike fix but I know true addiction will come in the shape of an orange and black Brompton!

The waiting really does begin.

Sunday 19 September 2010

The wait begins!

Isn't it strange how when you are thinking of buying say a Vauxhall Corsa, you see lots and lots of Vauxhall Corsa's?  Well in the early hours of this morning in the middle of the City of London when taking pictures of interesting buildings, what did I see? BROMPTON'S. 

The order as you know, if you reading this, was placed yesterday and I feel it will be a long wait.  For the moment I have to make do with a Dahon Speed D7.  Now many would love a Dahon Speed D7.  For some a Dahon Speed D7 would be lovely and for them, they would surely wonder what I was moaning about?  But it isn't a Brompton.  Until it arrives I will have to be like Charlie Bucket standing on the outside of the sweetshop, watching Wonka Bars being sold.

Saturday 18 September 2010

Just ordered my Brompton!!!

What a moment...well it is for me anyway.  I have finally ordered a Brompton ML6.  Orange frame with black extremities, Schwalbe Marathon wheels, eazy wheels, extended seat pillar, front carrier with a T-bag!

I am so excited about getting this bad boy - or should it be girl?  Emm??  Not sure that sounds too good looking forward to riding that 'bad boy.'  The chap in the shop said that he would ring me on Monday with an estimated delivery time and when I said thanks and turned to leave, with a knowing smile he simply said, "well done."

I have saved up for ages to buy this bike and plan to use it on my short commute to and from work.  I also plan to venture, 'up west' as they say in 'Eastenders' when heading up west and take lots of pictures of out great Capital City.  (I will of course be taking pictures of my Brompton at these locations).

Well there it is.  This could be the start of something rather exciting.  A Brompton!  Anyone out there in the web who has a Brompton let me know what you think.

For the moment, over and out.