1. Before riding, check that the seat post lock lever is tightened and that the folding locking pieces are firmly in place, and the levers are turned tight.
2. The Brompton is designed for 110 kg maximum load, and for use in well-made paths and passages. It is not designed for off road use and oversized loads. When riding over grit on the road or on a slant the grip of small wheels is reduced. Be careful, especially when the surface is wet. Wet metal surfaces are very slippery with all wheels.
3. Fold the bike in the correct order, do not place your hands in places where they could become trapped.
4. Even though it is less critical that the bike is properly folded compared to the riding position, remember that if the folding lock is not properly done, the bike could suddenly open, on stairs or lifting the folded bike off a shelf could cause damage.
5. Do not use an S Type bike with anything other than the S-bag. Other bags are higher and hinder the steering. For the same reason, do not fill the P-type bags too full.
6. When you are driving a P-type bike, remember that when your hands are at the lower handles, you can not use the brakes. Be careful when changing hand positions.
7. Do not try to change the handlebar height of the frame tube at the point where the shaft goes to the front fork.
8. WARNING. Some parts of all bikes have a limited lifespan. You should regularly check stress-bearing components and ensure that they do not have any signs of damage, corrosion or cracking, if they do replace the parts as necessary.
9. In Britain the left brake lever is for the rear wheel and the right for the front wheel. USA is the opposite. In other countries, check for any local Legislature. We deliver bikes to Finland so the left brake lever is for the front wheel.
10. Other recommendations for safe riding:
- check brakes, tires, steering and tires on a regular basis
- make sure the brakes and gears are properly adjusted and cables are in good condition
- remember that braking efficiency may decrease due in the rain.
- check that all the bolts are secure
- read the national traffic regulations and comply with them
- use front and rear lights when riding in the dark
- use a bicycle helmet