Looking in on Brompton dealers can be an interesting event. Finding a B-spoke Centre (Brompton Premium Dealer) in Malmesbury, a small town in the Cotswolds, I just had to look around. Lo & behold, there in a cabinet was my first actual sighting of a Brompton Toolkit. Yes, still equipped with the tyre levers that are due to be replaced but here it was; available! In fact, they had “too many…” & so I promptly purchased two. Quite a little engineering masterpiece & far classier than my version of an on-board tool set? I cannot fault the new toolkit (well, maybe I need to test the tyre levers first but I’m pretty confident in them) & my version was always meant to be temporary, with awkward fit & removal & a basic, limited tool-set now able to be retired.
Along with many Bromptons on display (& another 70 in stock?) there was the usual local bike shop wide assortment of bikes. What was a surprise was the variety of folding bikes (& e-bikes), with many brands – & some unusual models?
Bromptons included a Nano e-bike