CUSTOM BROMPTON BUILDER
So, you're thinking of ordering a custom Brompton? Exciting! Here's how it works step-by-step.
STEP ONE: READ UP!
We're the oldest Brompton dealer in Canada and our website has tons of info!
If you want a Brompton chances are good that you're asking whether to order custom or take one off of our shelves. While nearly 80% of our sales are what we will call the Curbside Brompton, another 20% are custom. To help sort out the differences we recommend reading our Brompton Buying Guide as well as a brief intro to our own Curbside model. Whatever you do, it's always fun to check out the Brompton Bike Builder, whether it means choosing colours, or playing with the specs to build the ultimate touring bike, the lightest bike, or the most practical do-everything bike. We know you might have a ton of questions, so do not hesistate to call our toll-free number at 1-866-920-4933 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to help!
STEP TWO: CHECK OUT THE BUILDER
Brompton's online builder (click to go there) is a fantastic resource
The Brompton Bike Builder is something that really should be embedded on this website (they are working on it) but currently you have to jump away. The Brompton Builder is a three-stage customizer that starts you off with the fundamentals, let's you tweak various aspects (gear ratios, etc) and finally lets you add on the various luggage options. To start the bike builder click the "Start My Build" button in the upper left hand corner of their website.
STEP THREE: LOGIN TO BROMPTON WEBSITE
Enter your details and you're almost there!
To save your build Brompton asks you to register with them. Pretty easy stuff. Just fill in all of the details and you're almost there!
STEP FOUR: GET YOUR (CR) REFERENCE NUMBER
The CR Number is that long 17-18779486541 number. Of course, your number will be different.
Once you've logged in you'll get a page like the one you see below. It will show the weight, it will show the price (we follow Brompton's Canadian prices to a tee), and it will show a big number on a black background with white font. This is your CR# (customer reference number).
STEP FIVE: ENTER CR# ON THIS PAGE IN THE SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS AND PAY DEPOSIT. DONE!
You're already on this page. Just scroll up and enter the CR number!
Now you just need to take that CR# and type it into the box (above). Once you've paid the deposit we'll see this CR# and we'll enter it into our own Brompton ordering system. We'll confirm with you the build (we may offer some suggestions too) and you'll be riding in a short time. If you want to inquire about Brompton's current lead times (usually 4-6 weeks), please email us at email@example.com
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
We imagine that anyone entering a CR# on this page has probably called or emailed us several times to help sort out their decisions. We've sell about 150 Brompton bikes a year and we have a ton of experience building custom Bromptons for people. For us, this is super fun and we love to hear about your project and how we can best assist you. Our toll-free number is there for your questions and we are prompt to respond to email too.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call us at: 1-866-920-4933
Brompton is the only company we've seen that answers all three criteria - and believe us, we've tried every brand out there. The reason others can't compete is because Brompton has answered a fundamental engineering problem. If a bike is going to unfold to a large footprint (which takes the twitch out) then it is unfolding to a bigger bike - and by all logic, a bigger bike unfolded would be a bigger bike folded. So, it's pretty much true that for most folding bikes they either have great rideability but poor transportability or vice versa. And nearly all of them are a mess to fold.
Not Brompton. Brompton has designed the Platonic form of all folding bikes. The bike folds to the smallest size on the market, unfolds in a highly precise and easy manner, and has the same axle-to-axle footprint as a hybrid bike. How did they do this? By not only designing a clever frame, but also designing some 1200 proprietary parts that make everything fit - and fit perfectly. Oh, and nearly all of this is made in England. No wonder this bike has a cult following.