Cycling in Sydney Australia
I agree - I think the Brompton clamp is far superior to any other style. It looks and feels sold and has no dinky little plastic locking clips like the various Dahon family of folders. Another reason I'm looking to buy a Brompton.... P6R-X is on the wish list....
Funny thing is that the clamp design that the Brompton uses is at least 40 years old. The Dawes Kingpin was using this exact same design in the 1960's! It isn't over-engineered or flimsy - it's that goldilocks "just-right" design which works.
There are quite a few Aldi folders around; mine is a bit different (see earlier post in this thread) - wish it had come with the nice alloy levers your one has!
Might see you at the Solstice Ride anyway.
Thanks:-) Yes, it is a little fun bike and far better suited to my style of riding. As for tomorrow night, I am entirely not sure at this stage but the plan was to bring this one into the city...
Note that Mark has changed the start time for the ride to 6pm (at Taylor Square).
I originally planned to go with a 5-speed hub, but it is hard to justify the cost when for only a little more I can get an 8 speed hub. The plan now is to save up extra and get the Shimano 11-speed hub for my Twenty and turn it into a folding tourer. I bought a Dawes Kingpin off ebay which will be getting a SRAM 2-speed Automatix hub and a drum brake front hub for a nearly zero-maintenance bike I can keep at college. My brown Twenty was stolen from the campus one night and I want a bicycle which I can fold and take upstairs with me from now on. What has me especially annoyed is that the stolen Twenty had my broken-in B67 saddle on it!