We only sell our bikes through specialist bicycle retailers, partly because we believe that there is no substitute for proper advice at the point of sale, but also because we consider it essential that our bikes are properly serviced by qualified mechanics.
The everyday maintenance needs of a Brompton are much the same as those of a conventional bike - the drivetrain will need regular cleaning and lubrication, brakes adjusting, and various components replacing as they wear and fatigue. However, there are features unique to the Brompton that should be considered: the seatpost sleeve, the rear hinge bushes, and hinge pins. More detail on these areas, as well as other general maintenance advice, can be found here.
We cannot accept delivery of bicycles for servicing direct from the public, even for substantial repairs or warranty claims. By handling relations with the public, our dealers allow us to focus on our manufacturing operations while offering the public the best service possible.