R&K Klickfix handlebar fitting on a Brompton?

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Fab Foodie, 28 Feb 2017.

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  1. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Does anyone use one, do they fit without fouling anything when folded?
    I have a bar-bag I was planning to try....
    Cheers
    FF
     
  2. I tried. They foul. Basically, anything that sits forward of the bar when the bike is unfolded can be a problem when you fold. Think which way the bars, er, drop... I even have to tip my clip-on blinky light upwards/backwards before folding.
    I do use a barbag though!!! Just not a Klick-Fix one.
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  3. OP
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    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Cheers Rebecca, I thought as much. In fact I do the same as you I think with a £10 decathlon bar bag mounted inboard.
    Cheers x
     
  4. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    You'd be far better off with a Brompton luggage block and one of the myriad available bags tbh, a bag on your handlebars will upset the already twitchy steering
     
  5. jay clock

    jay clock Massive member

    Location:
    Hampshire UK
    And weight on the block helps the handling
     
  6. I suspect so, too. The OP is a very experienced Brompton tourer, by the way.
     
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  7. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Senior Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Ah... I withdraw my suggestion then... Er... Yes, dealing with stuff projecting forward is most of the issues I'm having with Francesca (my n+1) ... A lot of extra swivelling bits on quick releases would solve it, but would be ugly, and Francesca will be beautiful...
     
  8. Kell

    Kell Über Member

    As the block mounted bag doesn't turn, do your bags not foul each other in this set up?
     
  9. bikegang

    bikegang Mod before ride, my bike my style...

    Location:
    Newcastle, England
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    You meant this?
     
  10. OP
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    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    That's the one, but on an S bar.
    Does it foul when folded?
     
  11. bikegang

    bikegang Mod before ride, my bike my style...

    Location:
    Newcastle, England
    It will only work if you expand the fold a little (the brass bit), S should be the same as M type handle.

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  12. With the front bag mounted, you cannot drop the handlebars to fully fold the bike. The only time I leave the front bag on, is when pulling the bike around like a trolley by its (still extended) handlebar.
    Try it. You'll see.
    The bar bag, mounted inversely as in my photo, will simply sit to the very outside of the "package" when the bike is fully folded.
    Photos on my blog HERE may help.
     
  13. OP
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    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Fab! OK, will have to get a little Brass wotsit then!
    Thanks FF
     
  14. OP
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    Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    I sooooo wish you hadn't posted that link.......
     
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    Fab Foodie

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