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New Handlebar
The Brompton "M" handlebar is ideal for small wheel bikes and I have one on my Raleigh Twenty. When used with an adjustable stem it gives the extra height and legroom that I need. This combination also distributes some extra weight over the front wheel to steady the steering.
Posted by Dave (UK) on March 23, 2012 Full Size| Slideshow

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Reply Dave (UK)
2:23 PM on April 20, 2012 
You are right Sir W. I believe that these aluminium 'bars were fitted on the original Bromptons back in the 70's so it was hardly surprising when a small number started to fail under heavy use. Brompton modified the design in two different ways. The first was to fit a torsion bar across the top of the original 'bar. The second was to design a stronger handlebar. The later design can be identified by the dull anodised finish. The earlier ones were polished. I have used both.
Reply Sir Walter
6:21 AM on April 19, 2012 
I like the look of these handlebars but wasn't there some problem with them a few years back?