Brompton’s have been handmade in London since 1975. Back then, inventor and founder Andrew Ritchie, created prototypes of the bikes from his bedroom in South Kensington, London. Now, each bike is hand brazed by a skilled craftsman at their London factory. This makes every bike incredibly tough and unique. Each brazer is trained by Brompton for 18 months and has a ‘signature’ which they stamp on the parts of the bike that they work on.