We are chuffed in the extreme with the news that Mr. Aaron Ritz arrived 3rd at the Brompton World Championships, held this weekend at Blenheim Palace, England. Ritz, who teaches Tool School for Trophy Bikes, builds bamboo bikes, and works as a transportation planner for the City of Philadelphia (not exactly in that order), won the Brompton US Championships in March of this year.
Aaron did some interesting mods on his Brompton S2-X, including a carbon-fiber reinforced suspension block and a 3-speed derailer system which combined an 8-speed twist-grip and 10-speed drive train parts–shifted perfectly, BTW. We’ve telegraphed Mr. Shimano with the good news and look forward to the new Ocho-Deca component group.
Julie Secor, of Washington, D.C., Women’s Brompton U.S. Champion, also placed 3rd. A great showing for the U.S., in the largest Brompton Championships ever–673 riders.
Well done, Julie and Aaron!
See video of this year’s event here.