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Brompton Rear Frame Clip Retro-fit Kit

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NEW PRODUCT Latest Brompton innovation! Retro-fit able to EVERY Brompton ever made!
Over the years, countless Brompton owners have come to appreciate the way the Brompton’s rear wheel folds under, the ease of parking generally far outweighing any inconvenience in carrying the unfolded bike. However, some consumers remain unconvinced by a bike that is not fixed under them as they ride, while others, who regularly carry luggage on the rear rack, would benefit from having their loads secured to the mainframe when lifting the bike over obstacles or up stairs.

The RFC, described as a development in the best Brompton tradition, aims to offer the best of both worlds the rear frame can be fixed or allowed to fold under as the rider chooses; the additional weight of the latching mechanism is almost entyrely offset by the new lighter seat clamp, the whole package being just 1g heavier than a pre-July Brompton.

How does it work? Quoting the data sheet which will be supplied with it, the RFC can be set in latch mode or non-latch mode. In latch mode, the clip automatically engages with the rear frame when it’s unfolded, so that the rear frame/wheel doesn’t fold when the bike is lifted. In non-latch mode, the clip can’t engage, leaving the rear frame free to fold, and allowing easier parking. To switch between the two modes you rotate the suspension block using an indicator mark as a reference.

Suspension rubber block not supplied, simply re-use your origional.
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Product Reviews (14)
Overall Product Rating 4.6 / 5
Small Points About The Spring And Shim Washer
By
20 Aug 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone
ProsGenuinely useful improvement
Quick release and frame clip: I feel the instructions, whilst correct, would be improved if they made clear that the right-angle bend in the spring has to bear against the notch in the latch.
Suspension block: no shim washer provided but it seems unnecessary so far.
25 Year Old Brompton Upgrade
By
17 Jul 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone
ProsMakes handling the bike much more easy
Ordered the frame clip retro kit for my 1991 Brompton together with a new suspension block and all were fitted 2 days ago .
My eternal thanks to Brompton & SJS .
Worthwhile Enhancement For Early Bromptons
By
18 Jan 2013
5 / 5
Consfiddly
Proseases the carriage of bike up/over kerbs
A little fiddly to fit and perhaps a little more pricey than it could be but more than worth the effort.
Brompton Retro Fit Clip
By
18 Jan 2013
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consn/a
Prosn/a
Easy to fit and very convenient for occasional bike lifting.
Brilliant Addition For Older Bromptons
By
02 Jul 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Conscost
Proseasy to fit
The retro kit is perfect for older Bromptons. I can now carry the bike up the stairs at the station and wheel it to the end of the platform as opposed to folding and carrying.

Very easy to fit, the only snag is, as always with premium products, the price. But dont let this put you off, it will revolutionise your bike.
Muy Buen Accesorio, Imprescindible En Un Brompton
By
17 May 2012
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Muy facil de instalar por ti mismo, un buen y practico accesorio que te facilitara la vida a la hora de cargar tu Brompton en diferentes niveles.
Un poco injusto en el precio, pero quien tiene un Brompton quiere lo mejor para su bici...no es asi?
Muchas gracias por su pronto envio, de UK a US en solo una semana.
Does The Trick
By
02 May 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsA bit overpriced
ProsEasy installation, well made
A well made addition that lets me pop my brompton saddle on my shoulder and carry the bike unfolded up and down the train station steps. As with all Brompton extras though, it's a bit overpriced in my opinion.
Useful Add-On
By
16 Nov 2011
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNo installation instructions supplied - had to google.
ProsWell engineered
Once I'd found & downloaded the excellent installation instructions from Brompton, fitting was a breeze. Very useful to be able to lock the tail end from flopping down, especially when carrying a load on the rear rack.
The kit came with a full set of options for older (like mine) and newer variants.
Worthwhile
By
21 Jun 2011
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consprice
Prosconvenience
Not really necessary but nice to have for lifting a Brompton up and down steps or over fences when on paths. I have now had it for a few weeks of daily use and I never disable it. I can see why it is now part of the standard cycle. Very easy to fit to my early LWB.
Nice And Fast Service
By
22 Mar 2011
3 / 5
I recommend this product
Consno free shipping
Prosfast
but no wonder why no international free ship when up to some amount
Easy Install
By
13 Feb 2011
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsCan catch on something
ProsEasy install, choice
Very easy to install with the added instructions.
With the clip installed, you still have the choice whether or not to use it.
Excellent From Sjs Cycles And A Good Product To Boot!
By
22 Oct 2010
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Constricky, fitting
ProsMake, bike, better
The dialogue with Shelley Bennett made buying from New Zealand simple. The goods arrived in good time and with a bit of tweaking the frame clip fits and works a treat. My brompton is now a different bike and better for the kit. Maybe it is because my frame is not new, but I had to trim suspenson rubber to get the gear aligned correctly. In my view this item should be standard issue on all Brompton's bikes.
Brompton Rear-frame clip
By
17 Apr 2008
5 / 5
Best item for every brompton owner.I highly recommended this. You will not be disappointed.
Nice bit of kit, but...
By
11 Sep 2007
3 / 5
Cool bit of kit, let down by self tapping screw to hold the plastic lever on which stripped any grip it might have had instantaneously when tightened up. I substituted a nail, bent over at the end. Take note Brompton! :-)
Questions & Answers (1)
Do You Ship It To Thailand?
By
18 Jun 2014
SJS Customer Service:
Hi,

I'm afraid not, Brompton have set their own selling restrictions in which all European dealers cannot send any parts to any countries outside of the EU.

Thanks.