Last Updated 2022.01.06
BROMPTON I bought the strongest loose pota bike (Brompton) Reservation
This site, which has been attracted to niche needs such as long rides and brevets, is a road bike life, but the time has passed without being able to participate in long rides and brevets due to the influence of corona in 2020 and 2021. I lived an almost withdrawn life and lived finely with telework etc., but due to the self-restraint of Corona in 2022, I used a folding bike so-called mini brevet for rehabilitation, bicycle custom base, loose pota. I bought it.
The name is BROMPTON
The second bicycle that became my partner is BROMPTON, a luxury folding bicycle made in the United Kingdom. I knew that the BROMPTON bicycle wasn’t a folding bike from around 2018, but at that time I wasn’t so interested in road bikes and long rides. I used to train on a road bike with three rollers one to three times a week, but I couldn’t run outside due to the influence of the corona, and the frequency of riding the rollers gradually decreased. It was around the time when I was forgetting the fun of. When I was zapping YouTube, I saw a vehicle that customized that BROMPTON crisply. And I discovered the Brompton version of the road bike swamp called BROMPTON swamp.
The Brompton Swamp was discovered at the end of August 2021. From there I’ll be browsing YouTube about Brompton on a daily basis. Perhaps because of the influence of Corona, I got used to teleworking and was able to take a lot of my time, so I saw it quite a bit. From videos of shops customizing Brompton in Japan to custom videos of people from overseas. I looked around YouTube using searchable keywords. Then, I arrived at a YouTube channel called LORO TUBE of the shop “LORO CYCLEWORKS Kyoto store” specializing in folding bicycles.
Impact 12-speed BROMPTON
It was a shocking custom to me when I started to understand Brompton. It was a metamorphosis custom with a total of 12 speeds, 2 front, 3 rear interior, and 2 exterior. Anyone who knows about folding bikes and bromptons will understand, but in the case of folding bikes, the back is assembled with Shimano components like a road bike, and the front is a single, at most 9 speeds, Brompton The gear configuration is about that, with 3 speeds inside and 2 speeds outside, with 6 speeds at the back. That’s why the Brompton I saw at LORO TUBE had a double front and 6 speeds with 3 rear interiors and 2 exteriors, achieving 12 speeds. And the front double custom is not just a custom that wants to increase the number of gears, but by making it front double, it fills the gap between 6 speeds of normal Brompton well, and the lightest gear also supports steep slopes. It was a practical custom that did not end with the self-satisfaction of the possible gear ratio. I fell in love with Brompton at a glance.
Buy now or wait until the 2022 model announcement
After that, I bought BROMPTON and customized it, and the 12-stage project started. First of all, I entered the maze of whether to search for and purchase a car body that is in stock now, or wait until the 2022 model that will be announced around October or November. In conclusion, it was decided to wait for the 2022 model before purchasing it, but the journey is long and I visit every few days. Why not buy the 2021 model now? While being at the mercy of the temptation, I decided by looking at LORO TUBE while carefully imagining the color of the car body that I like and the presence or absence of handles, shifts, and racks, and finally narrowing down to the color of M6R black lacquer or flame lacquer. Is done. If it is black lacquer, there may be stores that still have the last stock, and flame lacquer was waiting for the 2022 model announcement because it is a limited color that is produced only in the first lot of the year called black edition.
I was so confused that it wouldn’t be strange to fall either way. I was at a loss, looked at YouTube, made a custom image, and repeatedly made a conclusion that I would buy it when the black edition or regular color flame lacquer was announced in the 2022 model announcement.
2022 BROMPTON announcement What is the flame lacquer?
After deciding to buy the 2022 model Flame Lacquer (provisional), I spent a messy day waiting for the announcement, whether it was long or short. On YouTube and the EC site of the LORO shop, I decided on a more specific custom image by choosing which custom parts to choose, and started to calculate the budget. If you announce specific numbers, you will be deducted as to how much money you are spending on your bicycle, so I will refrain from doing so, but a considerable amount of Mr. Satoshi is scheduled to leave. And the fate of October 27, 2021 at 8:00 AM, that time came. Brompton in 2022 was announced on Brompton’s official website. I still remember that day. The frame and large parts were kept in line with Brompton’s design philosophy, but the small parts, saddle, and attached inflator were changed. And the biggest focus is on color. The Black Edition has both Flame Lacquer and Black Lacquer.
This bothered me again. The limited black edition of black lacquer, which was almost decided by flame lacquer. In the absence of much time, I decided to re-image the custom direction and final custom image with flame lacquer or black lacquer. And it was the flame lacquer that I decided. The reason is that the 12-speed custom that I was shocked by BROMPTON for the first time was a black lacquer body. So it wouldn’t be fun to customize it in the same color, and I decided to take part in a limited and popular flame lacquer battle.
2022 BROMPTON Flame Lacquer Battle
On October 27, 2021, I decided to spend a day looking for a store where I could definitely book the M6R Flame Lacquer. I started to look at the shop homepage from one end by looking at the list of shops handled from Brompton’s official website. First of all, LORO is planning to request a custom, but the reservation was filled earlier than I expected, and there was a possibility that the flame lacquer of M6R would also be filled with the same day reservation. I couldn’t move until October 28th or October 29th at the earliest, so I decide to avoid specialty stores and smaller stores. The store that came up as a candidate was Wise Road, Japan’s number one sports bicycle specialty store, which is expanding nationwide. From my home, Fuchu Tamagawa store, Kawasaki store, Shinjuku store, and Shibuya store were nominated. Wise Road has published a blog at each store, and many stores have also described the reservation status of BROMPTON. It turned out that the store where you can definitely reserve the M6R flame lacquer is the Kawasaki store. I checked the reservation status by phone, confirmed that the M6R flame lacquer was available for reservation, and told that I would visit the store on October 28th, and October 27th was over.
Safely book BROMPTON 2022 flame lacquer
There was another reason why I decided to buy at Wise Road. This time Brompton is not the end of buying it, but the end of customizing it. In other words, the purchase itself is the start. For that reason, I was thinking of purchasing the car body with a split low interest rate loan. Since I will ask the LORO shop for customs, I will pay in one lump sum, so I wanted to leave money in my pocket as much as possible. After arriving at the Kawasaki store on October 28, I thoroughly tried out Brompton and checked the ride quality. After successfully passing the examination of the low interest rate loan, the reservation was concluded and I will be back on that day.
The model name has been changed from the 2022 model
BROMPTON has a unified model name throughout its long history. The model I pre-ordered this time is the M6R flame lacquer with a 6-speed rear carrier with M handlebars. From the 2022 model, the name of this M6R has changed.First, the regular model is Classic CLINE, the 2nd speed shift is Urban, the 3rd speed shift is Utility, the 6th speed shift is Explore, and the handle name is M type handle. Mid Handle, straight S-shaped handle is Low Handle, and color is selected, and the presence or absence of the last rear carrier is called With Rack. It seems that this name has been changed to such a name so that those who want to know Brompton from now on can select the model that suits them without hesitation, but I know Brompton for a while. Or, for those who have been accustomed to it for many years, the name seems to be long and confusing. In my case, it’s a flame lacquer for CLine Explore Mid Handle With Rack. It’s long. In my case, the M6R flame lacquer is a snap. For the time being, it seems that the shop will sell the old name and the new name together.
That’s why I was able to pre-order the 2022 model BROMPTON safely.
Since the content was intense for two months, the text became long, but next time I would like to write in detail from delivery to the first custom.