Custom Brompton Order Form

Because of the very long and unpredictable delivery times from Brompton, I am no longer doing complete bike builds – I am happy to build up a custom bike if you can source the base bike to start with. Retailers to try include St John Street Cycles, Dales of Glasgow, Evans Cycles, Brilliant Bikes and Brompton themselves.

When picking a base bike, all that really matters is that you get the right kind of handlebar – and ideally frame colour, though I can repaint the frame if necessary.

 

Bike Supplied* Rohloff Brompton (£1645)
Bike Supplied* Kindernay Brompton (£1845)
Bike Supplied* Alfine 8 Brompton (£795)
Bike Supplied* Alfine 11 Brompton (£845)
Bike Supplied* Enviolo Brompton (£795)

*You supply the base bike

Colour:

Mainframe: 
Extremities: 
Brushed stainless rear triangle (£0) 

Mudguards and Rack:

No change
Add Mudguards (+£60)
Add Mudguards & Brompton Rack (+£120)
Add Mudguards & Integral Rack (+£150)*
* Integral rear racks cannot be fitted to titanium frames.

Gear Shifter:

Standard
Cinq5 Thumbshifters (for Rohloff bikes only) (+£275)
Di2 Electronic Shifting (for Alfine bikes only) (+£500)
Jtek thumbshifter 8-speed (for Alfine bikes only) (+£50)
Jtek thumbshifter 11-speed (for Alfine bikes only) (+£70)
(J-Tek or Di2 strongly recommended for M and H bar Alfine bikes)

Transmission:

Chain drive Belt drive (+£395)

Seat Height (if different from what comes on the base bike):

Standard Extended Telescopic (+£40)

Saddle (if different from what comes on the base bike):

Brompton saddle
Brompton Wide saddle
Brooks B17 Special – Mens (+£70)
Brooks B17 Special – Ladies (+£70)

Tyres/Wheels:

Marathon Racer
Schwalbe Marathon
Schwalbe Kojak (+£20)
Schwalbe Marathon Plus (+£40)
Schwalbe Big Apple 305 (+£50)*
Schwalbe Big Apple 18″ (+£100)*
Schwalbe Knobbly 18″ (+£100)*
Schwalbe Kojak 20″ (+£100)*
(*these options will only work with disc brakes, no titanium frames)
For help with wheel size choice, see this page on Brompton wheel sizes.

Brakes:

Standard Brompton calipers
Cable disc brake rear only (TRP Spyre) (+£120)*
Hydro disc brake rear only (Magura MT4) (+£120)*
Hydro disc brake rear only (Hope Race X2) (+£195)*
Cable disc brakes (TRP Spyre) (+£565)*
Cable/hydro disc brakes (TRP Spyre, HY/RD) (+£585)*
Hydraulic disc brakes (Magura MT4) (+£565)*
Hydraulic disc brakes (Hope Race X2) (+£695)*
*Disc brakes cannot be fitted to titanium frames.

Lighting:

No lighting
Battery lights (+£75)
SP hub dynamo (non disc, Brompton lights) (+£120)
SP hub dynamo (disc, Avy 40-lux front light, LED rear) (+£195)*
SON disc hub dynamo, Edelux 80-lux front light, LED rear (+£400)*

Electric Assistance:
 Pendix Electric Assist (£1745)

Ready to order? Click the button below to go to the next stage. Don’t worry – you can take things off again if the total is too scary 😉

38 Replies to “Custom Brompton Order Form”

  1. Are you currently receiving the newest handlebar and stem design models just released in the last few weeks on the Brompton website. The new stock shifters (and bell) are part of the brake lever assemblies now. Everything is one unit. How do you work around this. Could I use the existing thumb shifters for the Rohloff or would I need to replace everything–with Cing5 and new brake levers. Thank you.

    1. Hello, yes, a bike ordered now will have the new handlebars and stem. The Brompton shifters can’t be used, the choice is the Rohloff shifter or Cinq5 shifters as usual. The original levers (with integrated bell) can be kept if you go for rim brakes or cable disc brakes.

      1. Oh yes I see. Looks like it defaults to a 1 speed Brom on your order form without the shifters as part of the brake/bell assembly. Very good. Thank you.

  2. Hi are you able to do the ‘black edition’ all black extremities with a custom build? Interested in the rohloff set up with either a nickel plated or bronze main frame, but would want everything else bar that black. Thanks

    1. I can do a lot of things in black – frame extremities, rims (either the Sun ones with silver sidewalls or all black powdercoated) cranks, bars, clamps. The seatpost is trickier as it can’t be anodised, but there’s a black titanium post available.

  3. Hi !
    Is there a “Belt Drive Transmission Kit” dedicated blog page is coming soon ? (or an article with some informations about it)

  4. I know it’s been addressed about a year ago but just touching bases to see if it’s possible to get black sbars and normal seat post in black now when doing a custom build? I don’t need titanium or anything just wanted to swap out the factory silver for the factory black.

  5. 1.
    Do MKS quick release pedals work with Brompton bikes with Rohloff gearing?
    2.
    What is the lead time to have a couple of Brompton bikes with Rohloff gears, disk brakes etc made up?

  6. Hello, I’m interested in the Alfine 11 Brompton, but I would like to install my own hydraulic disk brakes. Are there any exclusions to doing this? Or any brakes that would not be compatible?

    1. There’s a couple of considerations. On the back, really big callipers don’t fit, things like the TRP HY/RD (though that’s a cable brake). On the handlebars, things with large reservoirs on top can interfere with the folding. But apart from that it’s not too fussy.

  7. SP provides Dynamo Hub with disc brake support (8 Series). Could it be qn option? Now it seems that the only options are either SP hub without disc brake support or with an expensive SON setup…
    Thanks,

  8. Hi Ben! I have had 2 belt-drive bikes, a foldie and a hybrid, and I love it. My question is the following: do you have a belt drive Brompton yourself that you have been able to test extensively to assess the longevity of the belt, as well as general ease and comfort of use? (still hesitant about opting for it) Cheers.

    1. I don’t, but there are a reasonable number of them out there now working well. My main concern was about the belt doubling back when it folds, but several bikes now do that including the 2020 R&M Load cargo bikes, so I have much less concern about that.

    2. I don’t, but there are a reasonable number of them out there now working well. My main concern was about the belt doubling back when it folds, but several bikes now do that including the 2020 R&M Load cargo bikes, so I have much less concern about that.

  9. Hello!
    1- what is the difference between nickel plated and copper plated? (rust resistance)
    2- for the nickel plated version, it’s the same as the  brompton nickel édition  ?

    3- I didn’t get it. “Brushed stainless rear triangle.(£0)”

    you replace the original rear triangle with a stainless steel one, free of charge?! No !
    Thank you!

    1. Both are good for corrosion resistance – the nickel is very resistant, the copper will age (still protecting the frame) or it can be lacquered to stay bright. For nickel, it’s not quite like the Brompton shiny finish, I do a matt textured finish.

      The rear triangles I make are always stainless, so you can have them either painted, or just brushed.

  10. I am wondering if a Brampton with all the cables running inside the frame is even possible.
    I am in the market for one and wondering if you ever tried such a thing.

    Thanks

    1. It’s difficult – closest I’ve managed is one with a S2C rear hub (no cables) and an internally routed cable for the front brake.

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