The Great Respray

I bought my first Brompton two years ago, and ever since I've been hooked. It was a 1995 model, and in need of some tlc. In the past two years I have replaced almost every part - except the frame. I don't advise this as a 'cheap' way in to getting a Brompton - but it is fun to know your bike inside out. As part of this series of upgrades, I converted the bike to run with an 8-speed Sturmey Archer hub. More about the pros and cons of 8-speed hubs later. I've now converted four Bromptons in this way. After two years of fun, it is now time to tackle the most shabby part of the bike: the frame. The paint on a 21-year-old bike was never going to be great, and when I stripped the top tube removing a sticker from the 2015 Brompton World Championships, I decided the time had come to strip down and respray. I started with a...
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