The complete assembled toolkit weighs 6.0 ounces (approximately 170 grams) and the longest dimension was approximately 5.4 inches (13.7 cm). These initial run of toolkits were rushed out without any nifty packaging, just a foam envelope similar to what most electronics are protected with.
|The weight of the total Brompton toolkit was 6.0 oz.|
|Brompton Toolkit maximum length was approximately 5.4 inches.|
|Brompton toolkit with cover removed.|
|Compartmentalized internal structure|
|The aluminum cover has no protrusions into the middle of the tube.|
The kit consists of the following parts (and their respective weights):
- Aluminum cover tube (1.1 oz / 31 gm)
- Compartmentalized internal structure (0.9 oz / 25.5 gm)
- 15mm wrench & ratcheting head (2.1 oz / 59.5 gm)
- 8 & 10mm wrench and tire lever (0.6 oz / 17 gm)
- 8mm wrench and tire lever (0.6 oz / 17 gm)
- Phillips & Flathead bit (0.1 oz / 3 gm)
- 2 & 6mm hex bit (0.2 oz / 5.5 gm)
- 2.5 & 5mm hex bit (0.1 oz / 3 gm)
- 3 & 4mm hex bit (0.1 oz / 3 gm)
- Sandpaper and tube patch (less than 0.1 oz combined)
|Tools in the Brompton Toolkit|
15mm Wrench & Ratcheting Head:
The 15mm wrench is used for loosening and tightening the wheel axle bolts. It can be used on its own or while it is sticking out of the assembled toolkit.
The ratcheting head uses magnets to secure the drive bits during use. The bits only attach from one side, and of course the ratchet is reversible. There is a vertical significant offset between the wrench and ratcheting head.
Tire Levers with Built-In Wrenches:
The tire lever with the narrower edge has a combination 8 & 10mm wrench cutout. This lever also has a spoke hook to anchor it when removing a tire.
The tire lever with the wider edge has a single 8mm wrench cutout and no spoke hook.
Steel runs the entire length of both tire levers (I checked with a strong magnet). A plastic coating helps protect the rims. The tips of the tire levers seem sharper than most of the ones that I am accustomed to... hopefully this will make it easier to remove the smaller tires!
|Tips of the 8mm (top) and 8 & 10mm tire levers|
|Profiles of the tire lever tips. |
From top: PDW, Pedro's, Brompton 8mm, Brompton 8 & 10mm.
|Profile of the tire levers stacked as they would be when stored.|
|Another view of the stacked tire levers.|
|A latch on the internal structure keeps the tire levers secure.|
The Brompton logo etched / embossed onto some of the parts adds a nice touch:
Comment with any questions!