Saturday 19 June 2021

Making your Brompton your own?

For many, part of the fun of owning a Brompton is that you can really make it your own. There are so many after market parts and accessories out there, you are spoilt for choice.

The other day I saw a Brompton that was so heavily customised I had to give it a second glance to see if it was a Brompton. Now I am guilty of adding the odd after market accessory but this particular bike had so many clashing colours of bolts, grips, spokes, rack, suspension block, cables, seat post and seat, my immediate description could be summed up in just two words...pure toilet.

This is of course being unkind. I mean, you are probably wondering why I have a thing for the colour orange? I do however tend to think that less is more. I do remember getting some orange mudguards and being terribly excited at fitting them only to have done so and looked at my Brompton in horror at the result. They were instantly taken off. A Brompton looks so good anyway, in my opinion it needs little to make it better. 

This got me thinking about my Condor road bike. I could be wrong but it is my understanding that you wanted to have your bike resprayed by Condor themselves, it is subject to their approval. This might mean your exotic colour combination might not meet the threshold of the Condor style police. It's a good job that Brompton do not offer this service as I suspect the owner I mentioned might be sorely disappointed. All in the eye of the beholder I suppose.

Stay safe out there people!!

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