Personalizing the Brompton

Urban Adventure League

It’s been three months since Emee and I have gotten our Bromptons. We bought them from REI, since no one else seemed to have them when we were looking (at least not at an affordable price.) I’m really thankful that REI had them (hello, dividend!) but they only carry bare-bones versions, and only in black. I didn’t mind black, and I knew that I’d be changing out things to fit my preferences, so it wasn’t the biggest deal. What have I done so far?

Grips. The stock Brompton grips are perfectly okay, but I wanted something with a little more flair, and a little more cushion. I found a set of leather PDW ergonomic grips. They looked and felt nice, but were just too long for the not-that-long M-type handlebars. I then got the cork version of the PDW ergo grips, and they fit after a little bit of trimming…

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