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Brompton B75 Folding Bike - Blue - 16" Wheel - £670.50 @ Halfords using code
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Brompton B75 Folding Bike - Blue - 16" Wheel - £670.50 @ Halfords using code

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Posted 9th JulEdited by:"ionic"

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If you are after a folding bike, specifically a Brompton, and you don't want to do a ride to work scheme where you are stuck in a woolly contract this deal might be for you!

Brompton's aren't often reduced so this is a great deal. Yes its more expensive then the cheap alternatives but the build quality and resale value make Brompton's a good investment if you can afford them.

Halfords blurb,

The Brompton B75 Folding Bike - Blue - 16" Wheel is the perfect introduction to city cycling. A simple spec, ready to go, with all the benefits of the Brompton fold.

The compact fold means it fits into the tightest of living spaces and can be stashed away at work, in the café or the bar, making stolen bikes locked outside, a thing of the past.

Get up late, zip down to the train, fold the bike up, jump on, arrive on time. A B75 lets you do more. Discover more of your city by bike. Caught in the rain? Or out late for drinks? No need to ride, a folded B75 easily fits in an Uber.

The classic M Type handlebar offers a comfortable ride position, ideal for getting around the city. Paired with a robust 3 speed hub gear (meaning way less maintenance), this bike doesn’t stop at anything. Made with the same durable frame, handmade in London and finished in a distinctive Water Blue colour, which is both eye catching and stylish. Classic above-bar plastic gear triggers and Brompton 30 degree brake levers.

Compatible with all Brompton spares and accessories. Add on Brompton luggage with ease. Upgrade components as an when you need.

Full warranty and support service that you’d expect with any Brompton.

  • Frame: Steel
  • Forks: Rigid steel for durability
  • Gears: 3 Speed hub gearing, a great choice for everyday cycling
  • Brakes: Brompton dual-pivot calliper for reliable stopping
  • Wheels: 16" rims with Schwalbe Marathon Racer tyres for quick acceleration and simple manoeuvrability - ideal for stop-stop city riding.
  • Folded dimensions: H: 565mm, W:585mm, D:270mm
  • Front and rear mudguards are not included
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The general idea is you fold it up and take it inside work etc and beat the thieves that way.
I paid £350 ten years ago for my M3L Brompton on a cycle to work scheme. Being a steel frame its still in great condition with 10K miles on it. Over that time I have updated various components incl adding an electric motor!

This model is a cut down version using older Brompton parts (they are clearing old stock) and I think the older front stem but still good value for money. Only one color choice though.
Edited by: "jerrysimon" 9th Jul
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I paid £350 ten years ago for my M3L Brompton on a cycle to work scheme. Being a steel frame its still in great condition with 10K miles on it. Over that time I have updated various components incl adding an electric motor!

This model is a cut down version using older Brompton parts (they are clearing old stock) and I think the older front stem but still good value for money. Only one color choice though.
Edited by: "jerrysimon" 9th Jul
Nice bike but I doubt it would see sunset with the thieves in this town.
The general idea is you fold it up and take it inside work etc and beat the thieves that way.
Good post. Good bike, but the 3 speed is a drag. I want a Brompton H6R version at some point. Preferably with a discount also.
Those brakes don't look much good - can anyone confirm?
C2W schemes are no longer burdened with the crappy £1000 limit, so that makes the better specced bikes the same price.
Besford09/07/2019 10:02

Those brakes don't look much good - can anyone confirm?


Its not like you'll be going fast on this beast...
Great price for a quality product.
Unusual to have a discount code that works on Brommies. Brompton usually wont let their bikes be discounted.
But it seems to work, so a nice £75 saving.
jerrysimon09/07/2019 09:02

This model is a cut down version using older Brompton parts (they are …This model is a cut down version using older Brompton parts (they are clearing old stock) and I think the older front stem


It's a Bromptenstein
Great price, just be aware that this is the 'budget Brompton' - it's missing the mudguards and luggage block, and has non-folding pedals and slightly cheaper tyres. You can add all those afterwards but the mudguards are the only bit you really need to add.
"... this bike doesn’t stop at anything..."! Not keen on that bit!
Great Code
On the Halford's web page it says the bike comes with a lifetime guarantee on frame and forks so this must be something Halfords offer on top of the standard 5 year guarantee Brompton offers. Definitely worth doing a screengrab of that if you buy one as it could be useful. Such warranties are limited to manufacturing defects not fair wear and tear i.e. normal fatigue of the metal as you use the bike but if for some reason a weld failed that would normally be covered as a manufacturing defect but a crack in a tube caused by fatigue 10 years from now wouldn't. It is possible for welds to fail. Pretty sure the Brompton frame is a mixture of steels, chromoly steel and high tensile steel in order to adjust the properties of the frame for comfort and strength. I believe where you are welding different steels together there is slightly more chance of welds failing probably a marginal difference though and would depend on the different steels used.
jerrysimon09/07/2019 09:02

I paid £350 ten years ago for my M3L Brompton on a cycle to work scheme. …I paid £350 ten years ago for my M3L Brompton on a cycle to work scheme. Being a steel frame its still in great condition with 10K miles on it. Over that time I have updated various components incl adding an electric motor!This model is a cut down version using older Brompton parts (they are clearing old stock) and I think the older front stem but still good value for money. Only one color choice though.


Hi Jerry,

Good to see you around here (Pat from pedelecs) . How do you get on?

Pat
butpatbut09/07/2019 13:45

Hi Jerry,Good to see you around here (Pat from pedelecs) . How do you get …Hi Jerry,Good to see you around here (Pat from pedelecs) . How do you get on? :)Pat



Hey Pat,

Yes all good now retired two years and busy with two grandchildren. Still use my E-Brompton but not everyday like when I was working

Jerry
Bought an S2L 3 months ago now (£1000 i think) but have ridden the M3L and P6L
From my experience the M handlebar is great for comfortable ride unless your super tall then get the H
3 speed offers the best value and flexibility 6 speed is unnecessary, but I'm happy on my 2 and its really light
Mudguards worth picking up if you intend to go out in the wet
Carrier block and a bag really useful especially for commuting (no sweaty back!)
I got my bag and block from Cycle surgery as they were offering free block with every bag and they were £10 cheaper. Its also super simple to fit the block yourself

Been commuting happily back and forth from Streatham to Kings cross now (10 Mile journey) for three months and the bike has been brilliant. Had my fair share of people walking out in front of me and brakes have worked really well for emergency stops (was a little worried initially as I have only used hydraulic brakes for the past 7 years)
jerrysimon09/07/2019 09:02

I paid £350 ten years ago for my M3L Brompton on a cycle to work scheme. …I paid £350 ten years ago for my M3L Brompton on a cycle to work scheme. Being a steel frame its still in great condition with 10K miles on it. Over that time I have updated various components incl adding an electric motor!This model is a cut down version using older Brompton parts (they are clearing old stock) and I think the older front stem but still good value for money. Only one color choice though.


Hi jerrysimon,

May I ask a few details about your electric conversion and if you did the work yourself?

Thank you in advance, barker.
Also if you need a cheaper folding bike Go Outdoors have their Claris equipped folding bike for only £199. Fantastic price for the spec.

gooutdoors.co.uk/159…287

I posted it at 'latestdeals' and don't tend to post deals here now (you earn points towards amazon vouchers there by posting).

So if anyone wants to post that here feel free.
barkerbarker09/07/2019 18:48

Hi jerrysimon,May I ask a few details about your electric conversion and …Hi jerrysimon,May I ask a few details about your electric conversion and if you did the work yourself?Thank you in advance, barker.



Yes I built the wheel and electrics/battery myself. Go over to the pedelecs website and all the details are there.
Thanks for posting @ionic we have added this to today's Highlights
Besford09/07/2019 10:02

Those brakes don't look much good - can anyone confirm?


Looks like the ones I had on my 2010 Brompton - they're absolutely fine. Newer ones look better and feel nicer but don't stop you any faster.
Amazing price! I’ve already got a Brompton on cycle2work otherwise I’d be all over this. Thanks for sharing!
It looks like it belongs in the circus
would extra 10% off for British Cycling member work on this?
PeteW09/07/2019 11:01

Great price, just be aware that this is the 'budget Brompton' - it's …Great price, just be aware that this is the 'budget Brompton' - it's missing the mudguards and luggage block, and has non-folding pedals and slightly cheaper tyres. You can add all those afterwards but the mudguards are the only bit you really need to add.


Do you need to fit Brompton mudguards or are there cheaper alternatives ?
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55derek09/07/2019 09:07

Nice bike but I doubt it would see sunset with the thieves in this town.



I think the point is that you can fold it up and take into the office with you - I had a couple of cheap and nasty bikes nicked when I was commuting, and the only way to overcome it was to keep it beyond harm's reach!

The Brompton is the design classic against which all other folders are measured - there are likely to be "degrees of desirability" and I wouldn't be surprised if this was towards the "economy" end of the range, but build quality is pretty reasonable, and they probably hold their value better than "no-name" immitations.
bonzobanana09/07/2019 19:55

Also if you need a cheaper folding bike Go Outdoors have their Claris …Also if you need a cheaper folding bike Go Outdoors have their Claris equipped folding bike for only £199. Fantastic price for the spec.https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15903287/compass-fast-forward-folding-bike-15903287I posted it at 'latestdeals' and don't tend to post deals here now (you earn points towards amazon vouchers there by posting).So if anyone wants to post that here feel free.


I'd advise you to steer well clear of this bike. It has the same frame/hinge design as on the Tern folding bicycles - and they have been subject to a myriad of recalls. It just doesn't seem like aluminium in this design is capable of enduring the stresses that such bikes are put under.

The Brompton design is far better - as is the frame material.
bonzobanana09/07/2019 11:46

On the Halford's web page it says the bike comes with a lifetime guarantee …On the Halford's web page it says the bike comes with a lifetime guarantee on frame and forks so this must be something Halfords offer on top of the standard 5 year guarantee Brompton offers. Definitely worth doing a screengrab of that if you buy one as it could be useful. Such warranties are limited to manufacturing defects not fair wear and tear i.e. normal fatigue of the metal as you use the bike but if for some reason a weld failed that would normally be covered as a manufacturing defect but a crack in a tube caused by fatigue 10 years from now wouldn't. It is possible for welds to fail. Pretty sure the Brompton frame is a mixture of steels, chromoly steel and high tensile steel in order to adjust the properties of the frame for comfort and strength. I believe where you are welding different steels together there is slightly more chance of welds failing probably a marginal difference though and would depend on the different steels used.


Plenty of bikes out there made from a mix of steels with no issue. Cotics have 853 front triangles with cro-mo rear, Shand blend 853 and Columbus tubing.

Steel doesn't fatigue unless it goes beyond Endurance limit. It's not like aluminium that will always fail eventually.

In any case, a Brompton isn't a welded frame.
Edited by: "johnnystorm" 9th Jul
deleted36172609/07/2019 23:38

I think the point is that you can fold it up and take into the office with …I think the point is that you can fold it up and take into the office with you - I had a couple of cheap and nasty bikes nicked when I was commuting, and the only way to overcome it was to keep it beyond harm's reach!The Brompton is the design classic against which all other folders are measured - there are likely to be "degrees of desirability" and I wouldn't be surprised if this was towards the "economy" end of the range, but build quality is pretty reasonable, and they probably hold their value better than "no-name" immitations.


They hold their value remarkably well. I sold my old Brompton M6R I think it was to a woman in South Korea for more than I bought it for! (She was desperate to get her hands on one of these !)
Also the frame and wheels are the important bits, the rest is just dressing, so if you find something is a bit poor you can just upgrade later. The frame is brazed and fully painted, including internally, it will last *forever*.
Edited by: "Gareth79" 10th Jul
johnnystorm09/07/2019 23:43

Plenty of bikes out there made from a mix of steels with no issue. Cotics …Plenty of bikes out there made from a mix of steels with no issue. Cotics have 853 front triangles with cro-mo rear, Shand blend 853 and Columbus tubing.Steel doesn't fatigue unless it goes beyond Endurance limit. It's not like aluminium that will always fail eventually.In any case, a Brompton isn't a welded frame.


I forgot Bromptons were brazed and in fact that is by far the best approach to joining different steels so there you go. I think I got confused as Bromptons with titanium parts have welded parts for the titanium components. Welding different steels is I believe more likely to cause issues but obviously they are engineered in order to minimise such problems but different steel alloys react different ways and welding is a slightly destructive process where the join is. I fully understand the difference in properties between steel and aluminium and have often posted about aluminium not having an endurance limit. Steel frames do fatigue though and are often taken beyond their endurance limit but that is much less often than aluminium which fatigues with every use and even has issues with air hardening over time even when not used which can make it become brittle as it ages. Brompton frames do fail and crack, some people put such ridiculous miles on them and keep them a long time and many people have used them beyond their weight limits but no question a fantastic quality frame with a very long lifespan for most people.
yadiyada09/07/2019 23:42

I'd advise you to steer well clear of this bike. It has the same …I'd advise you to steer well clear of this bike. It has the same frame/hinge design as on the Tern folding bicycles - and they have been subject to a myriad of recalls. It just doesn't seem like aluminium in this design is capable of enduring the stresses that such bikes are put under. The Brompton design is far better - as is the frame material.


It doesn't compare to a Brompton but it's still great value and the Tern situation was caused by using many different factories of which only 1 I think was making the frame incorrectly and I'm unsure if the frames from that supplier were certified. Tern don't make frames themselves or at least didn't at the time so bought in all components from other suppliers for assembly and I'm not even sure if they even assembled them themselves. Even a 9 year old child of minimal weight broke one of the Tern bikes. However this Compass folding bike has been extensively tested for the certification and would have gone through many ageing tests and Go Outdoors / Compass probably buy the complete bike from one factory. I don't think you have to worry about it's quality although in fairness I don't think it would last as long as Brompton. I'm sure the current Tern bikes are fine too as that recall was a while ago now. Personally I think the stresses of a hinge are better handled by steel over the long term but aluminium can be overbuilt in order to be strong but that does reduce some of their weight advantages in folding bikes. The Dahon Curl which is a fairly blatant clone of the Brompton in aluminium seems to have similar pricing, horrible ride quality and likely a much shorter lifespan.
For anyone that bought the B75 there is a £25 voucher card by doing a quick survey for purchases on the Brompton website, takes around 5 mins to complete to get your code.
Back on for today only
esq358512/07/2019 19:54

For anyone that bought the B75 there is a £25 voucher card by doing a …For anyone that bought the B75 there is a £25 voucher card by doing a quick survey for purchases on the Brompton website, takes around 5 mins to complete to get your code.


Do you have a link
esq358512/07/2019 19:54

For anyone that bought the B75 there is a £25 voucher card by doing a …For anyone that bought the B75 there is a £25 voucher card by doing a quick survey for purchases on the Brompton website, takes around 5 mins to complete to get your code.


Where do I go for that, purchased a B75 today 😁😁, be good to get the folding pedals at a reduced price.
The deal on the card expired a while back unfortunately
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