Last Sunday I embarked upon my usual cleaning ritual. As I am sure you are aware I have two Brompton bicycles. One is an Orange Flame Lacquer, the other an Orange, Black Special Edition. The Flame Lacquer has become my commuter bike and what a bike to have as your commuter hack! The Orange, Black is everything else.
For me the jury is still out as to whether I prefer the black parts or the classic sliver parts. Certainly the silver parts are easier to keep clean - possibly as the dirt isn't as visible. It is a hard one but I am coming down on the side of the classic silver.
It was a lovely sunny afternoon on Sunday and I had an audience of cats lined up along the widow watching me from inside as I went through the actions of cleaning my bikes.
Of course I know people with a Brompton whose idea of cleaning it is to take it out in the rain. I like to keep things looking good. So, if I go on a ride that makes the bike dirty, I clean it as soon after as I can. In the case of the Flame Lacquer I wash it down once a week.
I now have the Orange, Black cleaned and waiting for an adventure and the Flame Lacquer that hasn't really got that dirty since I cleaned it on Sunday.
How often do you give your Brompton the attention it deserves?
Stay safe out there people!!