Cycling in Sydney Australia
Left - Riding along the river at Sydney Olympic Park.
Below-Right - Sydney Olympic Park - ANZ Stadium in the background.
Below: In front of the garage door. There have been lots of changes made since these pictures were taken - it is still a work-in-progress, but I hope to have something presentable in the not-too-distant future. The general plan is to re-built it as a touring bicycle which I can fold into half for travel by train/bus to start/end points, without having to pull it to pieces.
I understand the newer 5-speed SA hubs ( X-RD5-W) are wide ratio (0.63 - 1.6), as on the Pashley, which has a slightly wider range than a Shimao 7-speed (0.63 - 1.55) . My feeling is the gaps between gears are getting a bit large - the narrower range 5sp (0.66 - 1.5) might be more practical. I've rounded the figures to two decimal places here. Sheldon's gear calculator has been updated to include a lot more hubs than previously, but no doubt you know about things like this long before I do.
Surely just a stem with removable clamp plate would solve the handle bar change-over problem?
What about setting up two complete handlebars with duplicate levers, shifter, bell, etc then you can swap the bars using the removable clamp plate and that leaves the two brake and one gear cable to connect which is not especially quick I know, but may be simpler than re-mounting things on the bars each time.
The lap record attempt was 6 mins 31 sec. I'll call a provisional record until I can find another Brompton rider who wants to challenge it. Although I'm aiming to go sub 6mins.
Love the two-tone blue!
Wow! lovely! my 6 year old wants a blue brompton for her (10th-or whenever she can ride it!-(might be fiddling with the handlebars and seat in the interim!) birthday! Im about to pick up a 6speed outfit like yours (only 8 months old) but in black for $1000...now to find someone who can change the colour..