Fold, unfold, etc.

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Al C-F, Mar 25, 2006.

  1. Al C-F

    Al C-F Guest

    I've been folding and unfolding the order form since last November
    thanks to the Halfords debacle over trying to supply a Brompton.

    This morning, I collected my shiny new Brompton. The more I play with
    it, the more I appreciate what a brilliant design it is.

    I am one happy cyclist.
     
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  2. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:36:22 +0000, Al C-F
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I've been folding and unfolding the order form since last November
    >thanks to the Halfords debacle over trying to supply a Brompton.
    >
    >This morning, I collected my shiny new Brompton. The more I play with
    >it, the more I appreciate what a brilliant design it is.
    >
    >I am one happy cyclist.



    Excellent.

    You know the drill: What colour is it? What colour is your kitchen?


    Tim
     
  3. Al C-F

    Al C-F Guest

    Tim Hall wrote:
    > On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:36:22 +0000, Al C-F
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>I've been folding and unfolding the order form since last November
    >>thanks to the Halfords debacle over trying to supply a Brompton.
    >>
    >>This morning, I collected my shiny new Brompton. The more I play with
    >>it, the more I appreciate what a brilliant design it is.
    >>
    >>I am one happy cyclist.

    >
    >
    >
    > Excellent.
    >
    > You know the drill: What colour is it? What colour is your kitchen?
    >


    OK. Have fingery camera. Where's the easiest place to post the pics?
     
  4. Al C-F

    Al C-F Guest

    Al C-F wrote:
    > I've been folding and unfolding the order form since last November
    > thanks to the Halfords debacle over trying to supply a Brompton.
    >
    > This morning, I collected my shiny new Brompton. The more I play with
    > it, the more I appreciate what a brilliant design it is.
    >
    > I am one happy cyclist.


    Bad form to reply to own post'n' all that. Should point out that the
    bike did NOT come from Halfords, though they did send a little tool kit
    to me as some form of compensation for arsing about.

    Top marks to Cycleworld in Thornhill, for entering into the convoluted
    business dealings that are part and parcel of dealing with Halfords.
     
  5. > OK. Have fingery camera. Where's the easiest place to post the pics?

    This <www.fotki.com> is free, and does the job.
     
  6. On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:36:22 +0000, Al C-F
    <[email protected]> said in
    <[email protected]>:

    >This morning, I collected my shiny new Brompton. The more I play with
    >it, the more I appreciate what a brilliant design it is.


    I find my new seatpost a bit Ti-ght.

    Hint hint.

    Guy
    --
    May contain traces of irony. Contents liable to settle after posting.
    http://www.chapmancentral.co.uk

    85% of helmet statistics are made up, 69% of them at CHS, Puget Sound
     
  7. davek

    davek Guest

    Al C-F wrote:
    > I am one happy cyclist.


    I'll be another soon - I've paid for it and it should arrive before the
    end of the week. Very exciting! :)

    d.
     
  8. triddletree

    triddletree Guest

    davek wrote:
    > Al C-F wrote:
    >
    >> I am one happy cyclist.

    >
    >
    > I'll be another soon - I've paid for it and it should arrive before the
    > end of the week. Very exciting! :)


    They are brilliant - until they puncture.
    I've just the wet afternoon fixing the fifth rear wheel flat this year :-(

    tt
     
  9. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:
    > On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:36:22 +0000, Al C-F
    > <[email protected]> said in
    > <[email protected]>:
    >
    >> This morning, I collected my shiny new Brompton. The more I play with
    >> it, the more I appreciate what a brilliant design it is.

    >
    > I find my new seatpost a bit Ti-ght.
    >
    > Hint hint.
    >


    Do you have a Brompton to go with it? You've kept that quiet if you
    have - I doubt anyone here knows. ;-)


    --
    Tony

    "The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the
    right."
    - Lord Hailsham
     
  10. wafflycat

    wafflycat Guest

    "Tony Raven" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Just zis Guy, you know? wrote:
    >> On Sat, 25 Mar 2006 12:36:22 +0000, Al C-F
    >> <[email protected]> said in
    >> <[email protected]>:
    >>
    >>> This morning, I collected my shiny new Brompton. The more I play with
    >>> it, the more I appreciate what a brilliant design it is.

    >>
    >> I find my new seatpost a bit Ti-ght.
    >>
    >> Hint hint.
    >>

    >
    > Do you have a Brompton to go with it? You've kept that quiet if you
    > have - I doubt anyone here knows. ;-)
    >


    He's never mentioned it. Perhaps he's buying one bit-by-bit and so far he's
    only managed the seatpost?

    Cheers, helen s
     
  11. Tony Raven

    Tony Raven Guest

    wafflycat wrote:
    >
    > He's never mentioned it. Perhaps he's buying one bit-by-bit and so far
    > he's only managed the seatpost?
    >


    Maybe a consequence of being a bit Ti-ght ;-)

    --
    Tony

    "The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the
    right."
    - Lord Hailsham
     
  12. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    triddletree wrote:

    > They are brilliant - until they puncture.


    But wehn they do you can always just fold them up and get on a bus/into
    a taxi, rather than have to deal with it right there.

    > I've just the wet afternoon fixing the fifth rear wheel flat this year :-(


    Have you got Schwalbe Marathons? If not, might be a Cunning Plan, as
    they're relatively bombproof. Think I've managed 2 punctures in 5
    years, rather than 5 in 3 months...

    Pete.
    --
    Peter Clinch Medical Physics IT Officer
    Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Univ. of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital
    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
    net [email protected] http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  13. triddletree

    triddletree Guest

    Peter Clinch wrote:
    > triddletree wrote:
    >
    >> They are brilliant - until they puncture.

    >
    >
    > But wehn they do you can always just fold them up and get on a bus/into
    > a taxi, rather than have to deal with it right there.


    True if such were easily available. Luckily this last puncture was a
    slow one which a couple of pumps managed to get me home. The previous
    one was up Watership Down where a bus has probably never been seen -
    ever, and the nearest taxi would be many notes way.

    >> I've just the wet afternoon fixing the fifth rear wheel flat this year
    >> :-(

    >
    >
    > Have you got Schwalbe Marathons?


    No, Bromptons own.
    Marathons are on my shopping list. I hear they are even worse than the
    Bromptons to get onto the rims tho'.

    > If not, might be a Cunning Plan, as
    > they're relatively bombproof. Think I've managed 2 punctures in 5
    > years, rather than 5 in 3 months...


    I've been averaging less than one flat a year until this winter :-(

    tt
     
  14. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    triddletree wrote:
    > No, Bromptons own.
    > Marathons are on my shopping list. I hear they are even worse than the
    > Bromptons to get onto the rims tho'.


    Having not tried the Brompton tyres myself I can't really compare, but
    having said that I've not noticed any obvious difficulty in getting the
    Marathons onto the Brompton rims.

    Pete.
    --
    Peter Clinch Medical Physics IT Officer
    Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Univ. of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital
    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
    net [email protected] http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  15. triddletree

    triddletree Guest

    Peter Clinch wrote:
    > triddletree wrote:
    >
    >> No, Bromptons own.
    >> Marathons are on my shopping list. I hear they are even worse than the
    >> Bromptons to get onto the rims tho'.

    >
    >
    > Having not tried the Brompton tyres myself I can't really compare, but
    > having said that I've not noticed any obvious difficulty in getting the
    > Marathons onto the Brompton rims.


    Its good to hear. I suffer from very weak hands/wrists, one where I cut
    through the thumb's tendon virtually losing its use, and the other
    through a form of RSI, so anything that makes life easier is welcomed.

    tt
     
  16. Clive George

    Clive George Guest

    "Peter Clinch" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > triddletree wrote:
    >> No, Bromptons own.
    >> Marathons are on my shopping list. I hear they are even worse than the
    >> Bromptons to get onto the rims tho'.

    >
    > Having not tried the Brompton tyres myself I can't really compare, but
    > having said that I've not noticed any obvious difficulty in getting the
    > Marathons onto the Brompton rims.


    Do you have particularly monster thumbs? I was playing with changing
    marathons on brompton wheels yesterday, and much swearing was had. (these
    weren't new ones either).

    cheers,
    clive
     
  17. Peter Clinch

    Peter Clinch Guest

    Clive George wrote:

    > Do you have particularly monster thumbs?


    No, rather the opposite, if anything (my left thumb is certainly
    weakened after a minor dislocation skiing a few years ago). I often
    have to resort to a little help from a tyre lever to get a tyre back on,
    and while on the one hand I know it's meant to be better not to do it
    that way and just use thumbs, I've never yet managed to prang a tube
    that way in ~30 years of opportunities.

    Pete.
    --
    Peter Clinch Medical Physics IT Officer
    Tel 44 1382 660111 ext. 33637 Univ. of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital
    Fax 44 1382 640177 Dundee DD1 9SY Scotland UK
    net [email protected] http://www.dundee.ac.uk/~pjclinch/
     
  18. triddletree wrote:
    >
    > Its good to hear. I suffer from very weak hands/wrists, one where I cut
    > through the thumb's tendon virtually losing its use, and the other
    > through a form of RSI, so anything that makes life easier is welcomed.


    You want one of these:

    http://blogs.sun.com/roller/page/chrisg?entry=product_of_the_day

    Whilst the CTC shop no longer carries them, grr. The old CTC shop does
    still carry them. I've never used it with a Brompton as I have yet to
    get into fold, unfold, yet.


    --chris
     
  19. Al C-F

    Al C-F Guest

  20. David Martin

    David Martin Guest

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