Brompton World Champs

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Brompton World Champs

Postby memsley89 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:36 pm

Apologies if this has already been covered (I googled and hunted through amatuer race)
I'm also aware it was over two months ago, but i've been offline :oops:

Who raced and how did we all do!?
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby JonGinge » Wed Oct 02, 2013 13:03 pm

@Issy to thread. She did quite well, I hear
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby Green Brompton » Wed Oct 02, 2013 13:23 pm

Ha yes, I somehow managed to win the women's race. :D

TGOTB was hot on the tail of Hutch, and I think BromyG did well!

Did you race? Seems like ages ago!
Why? Because I'm guaranteed a seat all the way in.

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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby Asprilla » Wed Oct 02, 2013 13:23 pm

Didn't GreenBrompton make the podium?

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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby TGOTB » Wed Oct 02, 2013 14:52 pm

Was an awesome ride from GB, for a well-deserved N+1

I was 5th, but Hutch had quite a time buffer on me; I don't think he has to start worrying quite yet...
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Wed Oct 02, 2013 15:02 pm

A shameless excuse to plug my mate's clever Brompton carrying handle. I told him he should try to get a Cyclo-cross race added to the world champs as a way of plugging his handle, but he didn't seem convinced.

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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby TGOTB » Wed Oct 02, 2013 15:09 pm

Jonny_Trousers wrote:clever Brompton carrying handle

Sure I'm missing something, but why is holding the handle better/easier than grabbing the frame tube itself?
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Wed Oct 02, 2013 16:18 pm

TGOTB wrote:
Jonny_Trousers wrote:clever Brompton carrying handle

Sure I'm missing something, but why is holding the handle better/easier than grabbing the frame tube itself?


No idea, mate, as I've never tried to carry a Brompton. If I was to take a guess, however, I'd say that the tube diameter would be a bit large and potentially slippery for those of us who don't have giant hands. I do know that's not why my friend created his handle, though. It came about after his second saddle split from carrying his bike in the method advised by Brompton. He made the handle for himself, others asked him where he got it from, and so he put it into production. It's just a little side project of his, but it's getting great feedback. He was telling me that, although he didn't go to the World Champs himself, enough people there were using his handle that they were spotted by Brompton and the following Monday he received an email from them asking if they could have some freebies for their staff. Cheeky sods!

Just out of interest, are you allowed to customise your bikes at the World Champs? Change the gearing/clipless pedals, that kind of thing?

I've come across a couple of Brompton riders on my commute who I've really had to work hard to keep up with on my road bike; maybe it was one of you guys?

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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby Agent57 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 16:33 pm

Dunno about the World Champs, but I have SPDs on my Brompton. The only down side is that the "folding pedal" doesn't fold (obviously), so it's not as neat a package when collapsed.
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby cyclingprop » Wed Oct 02, 2013 16:34 pm

Jonny_Trousers wrote: I'd say that the tube diameter would be a bit large and potentially slippery for those of us who don't have giant hands


Nice phraseology.
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Wed Oct 02, 2013 16:45 pm

cyclingprop wrote:
Jonny_Trousers wrote: I'd say that the tube diameter would be a bit large and potentially slippery for those of us who don't have giant hands


Nice phraseology.


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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby cyclingprop » Wed Oct 02, 2013 17:23 pm

My immediate reaction was to suggest using two like the rest of us.
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby TGOTB » Wed Oct 02, 2013 17:23 pm

Jonny_Trousers wrote:Just out of interest, are you allowed to customise your bikes at the World Champs? Change the gearing/clipless pedals, that kind of thing?

Clipless pedals seemed pretty standard at the front of the field, and it looked like quite a lot of people had modified their gearing too. Tri bars are specifically forbidden. I did spot someone using imaginary tri bars, but I was terrified enough holding the bars properly...
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby memsley89 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:53 am

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I went clipless, on a borrowed m-type steel 3speed (which was actually more 2speed!)
I rested my forearms on the tops, and looped my wrists over the levers...
it worked, although I was significantly bruised!

12 seconds off hutch... I'll get him next year.
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby t4tomo » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:00 am

Jonny_Trousers wrote:A shameless excuse to plug my mate's clever Brompton carrying handle. I told him he should try to get a Cyclo-cross race added to the world champs as a way of plugging his handle, but he didn't seem convinced.

http://www.offyerbike.com/


Nice solution to a problem that doesn't exist. I've been carrying mine by the seat or frame for 8 years and havent had a problem yet. The beauty of a brompton is that you don't need to carry it far at all. You either ride it or wheel it.
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Re: Brompton World Champs

Postby Jonny_Trousers » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:24 am

memsley89 wrote:Image

I went clipless, on a borrowed m-type steel 3speed (which was actually more 2speed!)
I rested my forearms on the tops, and looped my wrists over the levers...
it worked, although I was significantly bruised!

12 seconds off hutch... I'll get him next year.


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