Brompton folding bike
Date Listed 05/12/2018
For Sale By Owner
Brompton 6-speed folding bicycle in very good condition.
Steel frame, 16-inch wheels, folds into a tiny package (I have taken it as carry-on Kulula -- that's how small.)
Weight around 12kg.
This is a 1992/3 SWB model with a standard 3-speed Sturmey Archer rear hub. However, I have fitted a Schlumpf Mountain Drive, a fantastic German-precision-built steel crank with 2 sprockets which doubles the the number of gears available.
The photo shows the bike before the Schlumpf drive was fitted.
Folded dimensions are are 585mm high x 565mm long x 270mm wide.
The Brompton is British-built engineering genius with the smallest, fastest and most practical fold of any folding bike. Hundreds of thousands of have been built (there are an estimated 100 000 in London alone). The steel frame is robust -- some people have used them on trans-continental rides -- and they are amazingly zippy, even on those "small" wheels.
Reason for sale: I am building up a second Brompton from parts and spares and can only ride one Brommie at a time.
Location: Craighall Park, Johannesburg
Price: R14 000 or R6 000 without the Schlumpf drive and standard 3-speed Sturmey Archer hub only