Rohloff Brompton Demonstrator

When Howard at Velovision Magazine suggested that I send him a custom Brompton to review, it seemed a good opportunity to build a test bike.

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I didn’t want to go too experimental, this is a pretty normal Brompton with Rohloff hub and disc brakes.

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One thing I have tried out is a TRP HY/RD disc brake, it’s an interesting design which uses a cable to pull a hydraulic piston which then operates the brakes. It’s too big to fit the back, but works nicely on the front.

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White Rohloff Disc Brompton

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This was a fun bike to build, with loads of upgrades – Rohloff hub and Hope discs of course, but also Brooks saddle and grips, Hope headset, SON lighting and some Brompfication upgrades.

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This was a new chainset to try too, quite a retro look!

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And the Cinq5 shifters:

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Brompton Fork Weight

People sometimes ask what my Brompton forks weigh, so here you go – first the normal Brompton forks:

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Then my Brompton forks, with cast ends, cast crown, Columbus blades:

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Apart from the paint, there’s nothing in it 😉

Grey & Red Brompton

This was an interesting project – a very modified Brompton:

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The frame was repainted grey, and it got Rohloff hub and disc brakes, with a new design of integral rear carrier.

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Lots of red anodised details, including a Hope headset.

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