Britain’s Brompton Bicycle has announced the release of a Nine Streets special edition folding bike that was designed last year to mark the opening of its Brompton Junction Amsterdam store.
The special edition features a new fade finish that’s said to be “inspired by the creativity of the [Nine Streets] canal-side district in Amsterdam” where the store is located.
“The effect is a two-tone fusion of red and blue lacquer which is created by hand spraying each frame,” says Brompton. “The process leaves a unique finish on each Nine Streets bike, meaning no two bikes are the same.”
Brompton has been able to add unique finishes to its folding frames since bringing its painting operation into its West London factory rather than having the work done off-site.
Only a small number of Brompton Nine Streets will be produced, with prices starting at £1,225.
For more info go to www.brompton.com/ninestreets
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