Why an electric Brompton bike?

The iconic Brompton folding bicycle has a deserved reputation for hand made quality. With the smallest fold size of any bike and firm rigid handling characteristics, the Brompton has gained a strong following amongst city commuter cyclists and bike tourists alike. Constructed of brazed steel tubing, the basic design has not changed much since 1975. This is one of the main reasons the Brompton holds its value and can be customized with a variety of after-market parts. A typical price for a previously owned Brompton is $1400 USD and even stripped down frame sets bring prices of $700 USD on auctions. Brompton owners are fiercely loyal and tend to hang onto their precious bikes forever so the second hand market for them is very lean. Here at St Thomas Bikesmith, we build custom Brompton wheelsets with dynamo hubs, exotic internally geared hubs and electric assist systems. We also supply quality after-market titanium parts and specialized handlebars & saddles. We work with an excellent powder coating company that has experience in color coating Brompton frames. This can be a difficult job considering their complex hinged areas. We install Tannus solid tires for flat-free riding and even build a special smaller 16"…

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