Monday, April 30, 2012

The bikes

 Racing Green
We have ordered two different versions of the Brompton bikes. Sue has gone for the straight handle bars. Less of a sit-up-and-beg position for the smaller stature.  I have gone for the "M" type. jerry

 Gearing

6-speed (BWR Hub standard ratio) 
The combination of the highly-efficient BWR [Brompton Wide Range] hub with our own derailleur system gives six evenly-spaced gears. Control with the two triggers is easy and, with its low transmission losses and wide range, this multi-gear system is the right choice for touring and for riding in hilly areas.

Saddles

The Brooks hopefully will be a comfortable option!
 Quote "This version of the B17 is made with our extra tough, organic leather for high mileage cyclists. It also features our hand hammered copper rivets.
The B17 is our flagship model, ideal for long distance sports touring, trekking and ATB use. It has been on the market for over 100 years, being featured in as early as the 1898 catalogue ."