A roadie tries a Brompton...

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Kell, 22 Nov 2018.

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  1. Kell

    Kell Über Member

  2. alicat

    alicat Guru

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    Does anything happen on the video beside a roadie trying a Brompton? Before I expend 8.46 mins of my life on it?
     
  3. Threevok

    Threevok Purveyor of Quality Meets

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    :laugh:

    and does the car chase look real, or just tacked on ?
     
  4. Milkfloat

    Milkfloat Veteran

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    Just an advert for a clown bike, no mention of the negatives.
     
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  5. Silvercloud

    Silvercloud Senior Member

    Loved this :smile:
     
  6. ukoldschool

    ukoldschool Well-Known Member

    Negatives?

    I certainly learnt something, and that's that 2 of the 'other carriage 'proper' Bromponist's I see every morning on the 7.47 from St Albans are apparently racers....
     
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  7. rogerzilla

    rogerzilla Guru

    If you get an S-type, you're reasonably tall (so there is a bit of drop to the bars from the saddle) and you use the firm suspension block with a jubilee clip around it, it's not too bad for faster riding. Bar ends really help for climbing, and so do closer-ratio gears. The latter involves advanced tinkering.
     
  8. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

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    Michael Hutchinson wrote that he annoyed the occasional roadman by passed him on his Brompton.
     
  9. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

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    When I was Brompton-ing... It was a regular occurrence for me on my commute. I can confirm roadies do not like it ^_^
     
  10. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

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    They get especially upset as they went for a carbon super bike to make up for their deficiences.
     
  11. simongt

    simongt Über Member

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    Norwich
    The GLW & I both have Bromptons among our other bikes and we love them - ! They do exactly what it 'says on the tin'; mixed mode transport. We both use them for wizzing around the city for shopping, going to the pub, flicks etc.. :bicycle: I'll often take mine into a shop, fold the rear wheel so it sits unsupported and I've yet to have any negative comments from shop staff. The Brompton's character appears to make it acceptable for such occasions. :thumbsup: And yes, we do often get admiring / interested glances & comments from folk. Around the city we find Bromptons more fun than full size bikes. Can't explain why, they just are - ! ^_^
     
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  12. trewlis

    trewlis Regular

    Good review of the bike.
     
  13. Being a new Brompton owner I am quite surprised how many Brompton owners think it is something other than an every day run of the mill bike. Suggesting taking it gravel and you are regarded as a heathen in some quarters. Its a "City Bike", it says it on the box.

    Well my City bike is loving getting dirty on the farm and gravel tracks in Denmark.
     
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  14. 12boy

    12boy Über Member

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    Casper WY USA
    To parody the Beach Boys.....
    She had fun, fun, fun till
    Her daddy took the Brompton away.
     
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  15. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Sad post.
     
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