The Nickel edition Brompton Bike

A shining example of forms follows function


When Andrew Ritchie started designing a folding bike in his South Kensington flat in 1975, he knew he wanted to make a better and more beautiful folding bike than the clunky, awkward fold-in-half one he had just tried out.His first Brompton bike faced challenges, but after 25 years of refining and constant improvements, Brompton Bicycle Ltd. is now the largest bicycle manufacturer in the UK.
With its striking finish and smart design, the bicycle folds into an effective compact unit that can be carried, towed or stowed easily.

The Nickel Edition is Brompton’s finest bike. The polished 50-micron high-phosphorus electroless nickel plating creates a rich, reflective finish and is Brompton’s most advanced finish to date with exceptional anti-corrosion resistance usually reserved for mining and deep-sea drilling equipment.
With over 45,000 bikes in production each year, the Brompton is an easy bicycle to pedal these days.

Current Issue

Nickel and sustainability

Towards a circular economy

August 30, 2018


Feature Story:
A catalyst for sustainable operations
Nickel-containing catalysts are widely used in the refining and petrochemical industries worldwide. At end-of-life, catalysts are either sent to landfill or sent for recycling to recover the valuable metals they contain. Refineries in Kuwait are changing the way they handle spent catalysts.