As stated in a previous post, it’s not all that easy to choose the Brompton that suits you best. Since I wanted to ride the Brompton World Championships, a model fit for racing would have been the obvious choice. But there were other things to consider besides that one crazy idea, such as weight, comfort, gearing, mudguards and a rear carrier or not.
When testing different types of Bromptons, the M type in combination with an extended seat post seemed to do the trick for me. However Flanders – the Flemish speaking part of Belgium where I live – is mainly flat, I opted for six gears. Don’t really know why, but six gears it was. The rear carrier I chose for stability rather than carrying stuff. If Billy the Brompton – as my bike was to be baptized – was going to ‘live’ in the house, I definitely wouldn’t want him to bump into the walls. Icing on the cake was the nifty Brooks seat, ’cause I simply love Brooks.
So there he is my M6R that officially goes by the name of Billy the Brompton. Believe you me, I’ve tried a wide range of color combinations, but in the end basic black still remains timeless. Up until this moment, I’ve not regretted my purchase.