Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hello everyone!  I'd like to wish everyone safe and festive Thanksgiving (Americans and non-Americans alike).  It's a rather scorching 82 degrees F (about 28 C) here in Tucson and it feels like it's too hot to bike (sorry for those of you with snow)!  But I toughed it out today...


Saturday, November 1, 2014

Brompton Saddle Height Insert Fitting

Brompton has released a video showing how to install a Saddle Height Insert Fitting.  This fitting limits the seat post height a maximum extension to the height that you prefer.  No more guessing when you pull your seat up!

I've had a prototype of this for since BUSC, but just got around to installing it today.

Installation was pretty easy, as shown in the video.  You do have to make sure that the fitting "bottoms out" on that back slot.  And when you are cutting the fitting, err on the short side (cutting off less material).  You can always go back and cut another section off.

Fitting is bottomed out

There are a couple of things to note:
  • You will still have to make sure that your saddle is pointed straight forward.
  • If you share the Brompton, you will have to set the insert for the higher (taller) position.  Either that, or buy another Bromtpon!