The Brompton: perhaps the ultimate human-powered, multi-modal commuting machine. Light, quick, and folds to the size of a postage stamp. Not bad for early-Saturday-morning coffee runs either.
Posted 5.8.10 in Photos, Riding | Bookmark or Share
Oh I knew it! Not fair!
Dude, you can only ride that bike in “TWEED”! Didn’t the manual tell you that somewhere! LOL!
; ) Dougman
Multi-modal yes, but a replacement for a comfortable big standard bike – no. I have several bikes, the Brompton being one of them. I still prefer the comfort and low rolling resistance of the big steel bike, though the Brompton does fit on transit nicely. And like a small dog, it has the advantage of being more welcome indoors, so locking is less often a concern.
bi-colour Brommies are the best!
I can see that a folding bike would be a perfect solution for my commute – 22 miles to work, then the bus or train home (because it’s quicker and I have to collect my son from daycare before 6pm) but I’m not sure I want to be riding a Brompton that far on a daily basis. Perhaps an Airnimal Chameleon, but like all bikes and bike parts they are stupidly expensive in Australia (if the importer is even still bringing them in!).
What bag set up is that?
That’s a Brompton S-Bag mounted on a front Carrier Block:
Got mine 6 years ago; simply the best piece of kit I’ve ever bought.
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