"Today I rode Radclyffe Brompton up the driveway (very steep) for the first time. No, she's not a new acquisition but she has new gearing! Thanks to John at Epic in Brisbane who sourced and fitted the 39 and shorter cranks, disposed of the…"
"MS..Granny must have said that before the days of TV, junk mail and the infamous Brompton catalogue..The days when it was possible to avoid "seeing" and keep one's heart safe from the ravages of shiny things...The only way to…"
"Thanks for the congrats, CM. It has been a long and anxious wait (and poor MS is STILL waiting despite ordering well before me!). (Feel guilty posting photos....). The weather DID clear yesterday, long enough for the Bromptons to spend the morning…"
"I actually like the old Brompton label - Black letters in a black rectangle - more than the "new" one which has "Bropmton" on one side and the three fold stages on the other side of the frame. It just doesn't…"
"It has done nothing but rain since the Bromptons arrived. They have sat by the front window, bored to death, wondering if they are destined to live in a glass case like museum pieces. I've explained to them about a bad experience with a Hoo Koo…"
"The raw lacquer is fantastic. The frame is sort of dirty bronze/brown and the gold brazing really stands out. I don't regret for a minute paying the extra (humungous) $ for this finish. Every time I look at the bike over the next 30 years I…"
"Renovations mean everything we own (and ourselves) is in the one (large, dust-filled) room with moonlight pouring in.... The shiny new toys are going to perform like rather large night lights I suspect! kerryblooatyahoodotcomdotau…"
"Wonderful news - so VERY VERY pleased for you MS! I feel free now to "wax lyrical" about our new Brommies.... They are delightful. They are little works of such mechanical cleverness as to be quite breath-taking! (Get the drift....couple…"
"Thanks MS. Feel awful that you have missed out. Not comfortable loading photos etc later today as will seem like gloating. Very awkward. Due not local LBS 0900QLD. Gear (helmets etc) in car in preparation. Still raining but shouldn't bother the…"
"Time to contact Brompton direct and have them sweeten the delay with a freebie o bag, brooks saddle or whatever? Word from our NSLLBS is that light weight is unavailable indefinitely. There is speculation that Brompton may have recalled some…"
"Indeed, a great part of the world - but happy to make semi-regular returns to Leichhardt. Miss the mix of ethnic backgrounds, faces, food and culture of SYD but that 's the price for living in paradise. Good luck with Nick today. Tomorow is d…"
"Extract from Brompton's email to me of 22 SEP 2011
I do apologize that you have not been updated but we are sending monthly updates to the dealer which should in turn be sent onto you./ This is an extremely…"