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Own a piece of cycling history…Brompton No 2 for sale by private auction.
This is your opportunity to own a unique bicycle from the history of cycling, UK design and manufacture.  This Iconic bicycle is part of a private collection owned by Tim Whitty from Cyclecare Swindon and has been lovingly cared for by him for over 30 years.
The Brompton No 2 folding bike was made in 1981 and is numbered and stamped on the frame with proof of manufacture. Built with a 3-speed Sturmey Archer, with a hub marked May 1980. This bike is one of the earliest Brompton’s made!

This Brompton No 2 clearly shows the early development of the brand concept. It is unique for the way the frame and stem folds. Both of these folds are operated using lever/locking mechanisms. The cable routing is opposite to the norm and the gear cable router is in a different orientation. Several components are clearly handmade.

The head tube is hand painted and whole head tube front frame is acute in angle to the mainframe. This entire aesthetic gives a very different appearance to the modern Brompton but is clearly an “early runner” for this bench mark folding bicycle brand.

Tim commented “I have been a Brompton dealer since 1988 and the no 2 bike came my way over 30 years ago. I have the name of the original owner and can provide this to the successful bidder.

I have stored the bike in a clean dry space and the condition is very good (except the mudguards) In the time I have had it, it’s been ridden no more than a few hundred yards. On my recommendation I changed the tyres for the previous owner.

I believe this is one of the oldest Brompton, that shows the compact size of the bike that’s gone onto set the standard for folding bikes”.

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