Sunday 27 May 2012

Orange Brompton back from being serviced

Today I received the call from Specialized that my Orange Brompton was ready to be collected after the butchering I inflicted on its gearing when trying to change the tyres.

It was lovely to have it back with the gears silky smooth, brakes adjusted to perfection and everything tightened up and oiled.

I will try to go on a Brompton specific maintenance course at some point. I know that these come up from time to time so I will watch out for one.

The @sw_bd chaps went their big ride yesterday which turned out to me 125ish miles. I cannot say I envied them as I went on a gentle ride to Barnes in this glorious weather we are enjoying at the moment. If you haven't made a donation please consider doing so. Three great charities and a mammoth task which isn't that long away.

Back to my Orange Brompton, the newer version of the Marathon tyres are pretty good and I prefer them to the older version. I will give them a good run in the week to come.


  1. Is there a site to where you got your Brompton serviced?
    Looking to get mine done at least once a year, but not trusting the likes of Evans or big chains.

  2. Specialized are pretty good as are Fudges Cycles and Compton Cycles.

  3. hi i did a maintenance training with cycletraining in London and it was great. gave me a lot of confidence regarding wheel removal and puncture fixing .

  4. Yes, ditto! Do the Cycle Training course. Not only did I learn quite a bit, it was also a very enjoyable day!


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