OK, so I have not had my bike a week and i’m already messing with it. I’m keen to make what is a standard-ish model my own. Customize it a little i guess.
Last night I added a Brooks saddle and handle grips. Leather wears with age and should mould to my hands and bum. No doubt it will after time.. after we all get ‘broken in’.
I had a mind to camouflage the frame but am having second thoughts… It’s not an easy task.. Then i thought.. I’d get @Magiprint to make me stickers in camo colours of all the social media platforms I use. That would look like camouflage from a distance but says something close up. Not sure about that now.
I am still looking for black 16″ rims and black mudgards. It’s not as easy to find pimping parts for a Brompton. Maybe I’m not looking in the right places.
If you have a Brompton pimped or not let me know and I can add you to my Twitter list.
I have already blogged about my recent acquisition on my other blog. It’s good to have a hobby.. albeit another one. 🙂
Nice pimping job. I have to admit to never seeing black rims for a Brompton. I’m thinking they might be quite a specialist part. For the mudguards you may have to resort to getting the silver ones resprayed.- Neil.
Could look at getting the rims powder coated.
Cheers @scottgroovez I will look into powder coating but I am sire someone somewhere must do black 16″ rims..
What’s the Brooks saddle like in comparison to the standard saddle? The standard seat is pretty uncomfortable.
@scottgroovez it’s very comfy but I am still breaking it in.
I have a Brooks B17 on my Brompton. Its a massive improvement. Its also half the price of the Brompton Brooks saddle The biggest single improvement came from using Shimano SPD pedals. I can now do ten miles before work without too much trouble.Brompton bags which fit on the front are excellent. I never use anything else when cycling now.I live in a hilly area so I have fitted a 44T chain ring to reduce the ratios.What I haven’t done is change the appearence ofthe bike. No doubt I will in time