Friday 23 March 2012

Keeping my Orange Brompton as it is.

Owning and really liking an SL2 Raw Brompton I have considered changing the gearing of my beloved Orange Brompton to that of a 2 speed. I have even considered changing the M bars for the flat S bars. This morning I went out on the Orange Brompton for the first time in ages.

I have come to the conclusion that I will keep the Orange one exactly as as it is. To change things that drastically would be costly and just not worth it.

I have written many times about how much I love the weight, agility and simplicity of the 2 speed and the lower more sporty riding position. Cycling through London this morning I really enjoyed the very different, more upright riding position. Added to this was the fact that with a huge amount of 'stuff' to take to work, I welcomed the cavernous capacity of the C Bag.

So, I have the best of both worlds. The more leisurely upright ride of the M and the lower, firmer and sporty ride of the S.

If I change anything on my M Type it will be to the newer 110 psi Marathon tyres that really do bring a nippier ride.

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