Brompton Bicycle from Excellent Books


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Brompton Bicycle from Excellent Books



Brompton Bicycle - 3rd edition

Brompton Bicycle, from Excellent Books, tells the fascinating story behind one of the world’s most unusual and popular folding bikes.

It also details how you can modify and convert your Brompton for such uses as:

  • child carrying
  • tackling hilly country

It also acts as a unique maintenance and repair manual, full of tips you won’t find in any standard bike repair book.

In short, everything you need to enjoy this incredible bike to the full.

Brompton 3rd edition - sample pages

Contents, including

  • A brief history of folding bikes, putting the Brompton in the context of previous developments.
  • The story of how the Brompton came about – from a sketched idea by engineer and Brompton founder Andrew Ritchie, to a bike with major sales throughout the world today.
  • Brompton specials – converting for use by children and multiple riders amongst many other uses.
  • Using and maintaining a Brompton – tips on caring for and repairing your cherished machine.

Brompton 3rd edition - Contents page

‘Brompton Bicycle’ will appeal to all those who love this iconic British brand including:

  • Brompton riders & owners and other cyclists – especially those who are curious about the bike’s background but also keen to use and maintain it correctly.
  • Designers – the Brompton is more than a bike and was used as a British icon in the London 2012 Olympic ceremony in Beijing.
  • Those who love a good British underdog story of success in the face of adversity!


'A to B' magazine e-Brompton review issue

‘A to B’ magazine e-Brompton review issue


This A to B magazine covers the bike in a full extended review and compares it to one of the current retrofit options already out there. 

It’s the perfect companion to the Brompton Bicycle book, which also has plenty of further info on other electric retrofit options.

‘Brompton Bicycle’ from Excellent Books

No of Pages: 224

Page Size: 210 x 148

Publisher: Richard Peace at Excellent Books

Authors: David Henshaw

Published Date: 3rd Edition 2020

Cover: paperback

Illustrations: colour photos and graphics.

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