This is part 2 of the Brompton Toolkit review. To see the first part, click here.
And the way the toolkit sits in the bike leads me to this minor caveat for a the few owners who use the Brompfication hinges:
THE TOOLKIT WILL NOT FIT IF YOU USE THE BROMPFICATION LEVER BOLT AND LOCKING NUT! The longer bolt will interfere with the wrench during closing. You must switch back to the stock length lever bolt in order to use the toolkit as designed.
|Locking nut is impeding the path of the wrench into the bike.|
|The stock lever bolt provides sufficient clearance for the wrench.|
Once the toolkit is installed and the bike is ready to go, the toolkit is essentially forgotten. You don't notice it at all while riding... no weird sounds or anything of the sort.
As for the using the tools themselves, I am going to shamelessly copy and modify the list that The Bromptontalk Wiki has for which tools fix what. I have not personally confirmed all of these, so if a correction or addition needs to be made please let me know in the comments.
15mm: Back wheel and standard front wheel, chain tensioner.
10mm: Brake arms, brake wire, brake central bolt, front light (Edelux, Cyo), seat post clamp, suspension unit.
8mm: Back light, back fender.
5mm: Brake arms, brake pad holder, brake lever (Shimano BLR5500), gear lever (SA SLS50 T5), Pentaclip.
4mm: Front wheel (SON), front light (Edelux, Cyo), gear lever (SA SLS50 T5), luggage block, back frame hinge.
3mm: Powergrips, Blackburn mirror.
2.5mm: Alignment brake arms, back fender.
2mm: Brake pad insert.
Slot: Front fender.
Phillips: Luggage block lever, gear lever (SA SLS3C R3).