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First half of 2017

The first half of 2017 was an exciting period. On the cycling front, I sold off 3 of the Bromptons, keeping only the S2EX. The P6R and H6R were sold because (1) we don’t tour with our bikes anymore and (2) the Missus has to lay off cycling completely due to the recurring lower back strain while cycling. Rather than keeping them, I might as well let them go to other owners who will make use of them more. I hate to let go of the P6R as it was my first Brompton, it’s buttery smooth and I had it all set up even for commuting purposes. The M6R was exchanged for a Tyrell FX (pictured here) in a 1-to-1 swap. Loved the Racing Green on the M6R but the allure of a foldable mini velo is even more attractive. 

So here’s what remaining of the bikes: a Brompton S2EX, a Lynskey Sportive Disc and a Tyrell FX.


Purchased a saddle bag from a local maker, sixrollingwheels. Quality products at an affordable price. Ended up buying another 2 more for the other 2 bikes.

Sent the S2EX in for a full mod of the parts, 3 years after having it. A spur of the moment decision and boy, am I happy with the mods done, although it tore a hole in the pocket. At this juncture, only the frame, stem, front fork, rear triangle and crank are stock. Now, it is a R(riser bar)S(S-stem)2EX.


After leading a community ride for the local Brompton group, stopped by for some food for the Missus. Took the opportunity to snap a shot of the upgraded Brompton. 


Love the new minimalist look of the upgraded cockpit.

Before the start of the fasting month, I took the B out again for another training ride. 


Popped by a supermarket to grab some stuff. The B is equally at home in a tight environment. 

Found that in recent rides, I have been maxed out on the 54T. So, I decided to upgrade the crank from a 54T to a 56T oval crank. Full mods done.


Side view of the fully modded B. Must say that even though it is the fasting month, I’m still able to keep to an average rolling speed of 19km/h and even reached a maximum speed of 38km/h on this 2-speeder. 

Cycling will resume when fasting month is over. It will be a mixture of hosting community rides and individual rides. 

Cheers. 

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I’m Back.

After a month of fasting, and six more additional days to fast, we will be back on our Bromptons again, hopefully next week.
A month of fasting has not only been a process of spiritual and religious cleansing, it has also allowed me to shed a lot of weight. 10kg to be exact.
Will post images of explorations up the moment we get back onto the Bromptons.
Cheers.

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Adventures on Brompton

My wife and I purchased a pair of Bromptons in March,  after doing much research. Two reasons for choosing Brompton:
1) Our new house is much smaller than our current house. As such, the foldies we buy must be very compact after folding.
2) We are looking at the possibility of riding and taking public transport. Therefore, the foldies must be able to move about easily after folding.

We have had many rides on them thus far. This blog is a documentation of the images showing the sights we see, sounds we hear and aromas we smell on our adventures on our Bromptons.

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