Brompton Bicycle Ltd has collaborated with Vic Lee, a designer from Clerkenwell, East London, to create a limited run of Bromptons, featuring a motif inspired by a love of London.
Brompton first collaborated with Vic in last Summer 2011 to create two hand-illustrated bikes for the male and female Brompton World Champions; this cooperation has developed into a collaboration on a limited run of gloss black S2Ls, to be decorated with an exclusive white decal before the bikes are given three further coatings of clear lacquer.
The designer said:
“I initially worked with Brompton on a one-off, hand-drawn design for the prize bikes for the 2011 Brompton World Championship. These got a lot of attention so we started to investigate if there was any way we could do something similar on slightly large scale. I have been creating this style of London-inspired schemes for a couple of years now; it is great to see this translated into the London Brompton.”
Along with the artwork on the main and front frames, the bikes come fitted with a limited edition vinyl graphic on the flap of the accompanying S Bag, also designed by Vic. The design has been further enhanced by the use of black mudguards and black leather Brooks grips and B17 saddle.
The bikes will also be supplied with a limited edition Vic Lee print (frame not provided), signed by Vic and not available elsewhere, along with a numbered certificate of authenticity. Only 500 London Bromptons will be built, along with 500 of the limited edition vinyl graphic flaps and 500 prints.
The full specification for the London Brompton is as follows:
S2L in gloss black
Vic Lee graphics
Black B17 saddle with copper rails
Black Brooks leather grips
S Bag set with limited edition S Bag flap, designed by Vic Lee
Limited edition Vic Lee print