I'm still loving the new bike and I have been riding as much as I can. Pity it has been raining and very windy here in Melbourne.
I have been looking for a better way to take the bike on the plane. Still I have not found the best answer.....I will keep looking. I have asked CaseMan (@candccases) here in Melbourne for a quote for a special custom case. I am looking forward to seeing what they can do.
I sold my old Brompton last Wednesday. I will miss it as it travelled a lot with me. However, the new custom Brompton is a big improvement and I'm certainly not looking back!!
The custom Brompton is fantastic! I am very pleased and enjoying it immensely. The ride is smooth and much better with the improved gear selection. I am now riding more efficiently in all conditions. The disc brakes are a vast improvement over the Brompton standard brakes.
I do however have a couple of minor issues to deal with:
More to come....
The new bike is to be posted very soon! I am excited and looking forward to the first ride.
Not much to report about my riding lately. I have been doing standard rides around the local area just maintaining my fitness level. I need to start getting the fitness level up to a higher standard. Once the new bike arrives, I have no excuses left to not get a bit more active on the bike again.
I've received good news about the custom bike. It is closer now to being built and hopefully I'll have it in 3 weeks time. The slowest part now will be the delivery by the postal service in in Australia. They have been a little slow in the past and I'm not expecting too much from them this time.
I will start preparing to sell two of my bikes soon; the MTB and the current Brompton will be given a good clean and then onto the market they go. Exciting stuff.
Slow progress in the fitness rebuild process. I've been hit by the cold bug that is floating about and that has of course slowed me down. The new custom bike is delayed which is a little frustrating. I believe the base bike needed to do the build has not arrived from Brompton at the Glasgow shop. I need to be patient which is tough when I am looking forward to the bike.
The weather is not so great today and I'm hoping it will clear so I can get a good ride in this afternoon. Crossing fingers.
Not much to report at this time as I have been only doing light rides to slowly build my fitness up again. It has given me the chance to give the Brompton a good workout before the new one arrives. I will be giving the current Brompton a very good clean up and check over before I put it on the market. It is a well travelled Brompton and I will be sad to see it go but, I do not need two fold up bikes.
I will be finding out more about the arrival date for the new bike shortly. With luck, it will be here in around 3-4 weeks.
The Ti Parts pedals I have put on the Brompton are going very well! I am super pleased with them still.
I am back home in Melbourne after a great driving trip to Alice Springs. I enjoyed the chances to ride the Brompton and hopefully next time I have the chance to travel with the bike, I will not be recovering from sickness. I am feeling refreshed after the past couple of months recovering and I am ready to rebuild my fitness and get riding more again.
The new custom Brompton from Glasgow (Kinetics) is now getting closer. I should hopefully have it by the end of next month. I am already planning day trips for its first rides around Victoria and Melbourne. I will place my current Brompton on the market once the new bike arrives.
Who am I?
I am a keen bike rider who lives in Melbourne, Australia. I have owned the usual variety of bikes over the years - road, MTB, electric and folder. Read More...