Thursday, 20 June 2013

Buying a Brompton - Step 2 - It's all about the handlebars


I was thinking about getting a S model (the model with the handlebars that are T shaped). I liked the look of the handlebars but spraining my ankle made me reconsider this option. When my ankle was still sore I had to rely on being able to push the Brompton along using the Eazy wheels and I realised that doing this would be more difficult if I lost the height I currently have with my Brompton.

5 comments:

dbahn said...

Try the H with S bars for a more upright ride or just upgrade your old bike with 2013 spec parts.mark

Grace Black said...

I didn't know you could have the H with S bars. Thank you for the info.

Leslie said...

Yes, thanks for the tip. I was contemplating changing bike from a Brompton (horror!) 'cos of back trouble. An H with M bars may tip the balance in the Brompton's favour (thank goodness).

dbahn said...

I don't think you can buy H with s bars but just swap the bars over and alter cable length.mark

dbahn said...

hi another option rebuild the bike with titanium front and back the Brompton frames are bomb proof then sell all the old parts on ebay, at the moment trying to buy the new 2013 chainset and brake levers they are like hens teeth at the moment have a look on sjs cycles website for price of parts thanks mark.