Tuesday 26 March 2013

Updates for my Original Orange Brompton

If you are a regular reader of my blog you will perhaps already know that I recently upgraded the wheels on my Original Orange Brompton to the new 2013 double walled rims. (See link below) 

I have to say that I am really pleased with them and not too long ago I managed to get hold of the new 2013 chainset - the same one that is on my new Titanium Orange Brompton. (See link for my review of this new bike). This newer chainset is a significant improvement over the original and will be another 2013 update to my Original Orange Brompton.

I was also able to get hold of the new bottom bracket to complete the set, which arrived yesterday after a little wait.  At the moment the original is creaking away at times.  I now need to either get the tools to try and fit them or better still find a friend who had the tools and is able to guide me though the process.

The updates to my Original Orange Brompton will have to be done in stages as and when the new 2013 parts are released. Assuming I can get someone to help me the bottom bracket and chainset could be replaced soon. I am waiting for the new brake levers and until I get them the new cabling, handlebars and 2013 grips will have to wait.

By the time I have finished my Original Orange Brompton will have all the 2013 updates. It will also have new cables which definitely need to be replaced. Some of you may be wondering why I am doing this when I have just bought a brand new Titanium Orange Brompton. The simple answer is I want my original bike to be kept up to date. It is a bike I will not sell. I have had many an adventure on this bike and I want to continue to do so when I am not out on my new one.

Please click on the links below.

New 2013 Double Walled Rims

Full review of my new Titanium Orange Brompton


  1. Hi
    Who isBCD chainring? It can be 110mm or 130mm, unless Brompton uses his own measure.

    1. Sorry but I don't understand the question. Can you rephrase for me. Many thanks.


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