Rapid Transit

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.

9 Responses to “Rapid Transit”

  • Lovely Bicycle! says:

    Oh I knew it! Not fair!

  • Doug R. says:

    Dude, you can only ride that bike in “TWEED”! Didn’t the manual tell you that somewhere! LOL!
    ; ) Dougman

  • arevee says:

    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.

  • dm says:

    bi-colour Brommies are the best!

  • AdamM says:

    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!).

  • John in MD says:

    What bag set up is that?

  • Alan says:


    That’s a Brompton S-Bag mounted on a front Carrier Block:



  • Wilm says:

    Got mine 6 years ago; simply the best piece of kit I’ve ever bought.

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