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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Brompton bicycle, Strida, Folding bicycle, Birdy, Andrew Ritchie, Dahon, Neobike, Xootr, Portable bicycle, Tikit, Montague Bikes, Brompton World Championship, Small wheel bicycle, YikeBike, A-bike, Swift Folder, Bike Friday, Joe Breeze, Mini125, Bickerton, Riese und M ller, Samchuly, Pocket Bicycles. Excerpt: Brompton Bicycle is a bicycle manufacturer based in Brentford, London, in the United Kingdom. It is notable for its folding bicycle and being the last transport manufacturer of any kind based in the capital city. It is the largest volume bicycle manufacturer in Britain, the other being Pashley Cycles. Approximately 22,000 bicycles are produced by the company each year of which 70 percent are exported. The Brompton folding bicycle and accessories are the company's core product, noted for its self-supporting compact size when stored. All available models of the folding bicycle are based on the same hinged bicycle frame and 16 inch (349 mm) wheel size. Components are added, removed, or replaced by titanium parts to form the variations. The modular design has remained fundamentally unchanged since the original patent was filed by Andrew Ritchie in 1979, with small details being refined by continual improvement. Ritchie was awarded the 2009 Prince Philip Designers Prize for work on the bicycle. In reviews of folding bicycles, the Brompton is often the winner. All Brompton folding bicycle models share the same curved frame, consisting of a hinged main tube, pivoting rear triangle, and hinged handle-bar stem. The steel sections use brazing to join the steel (instead of welding). Wheels are 349 mm rim size, carrying tyres with 16" tread diameter. The handlebars and some periphery components are aluminium. A Brompton bicycle uses over 1,200 individual pieces, eighty-percent of which are manufactured purely for the Bromp...