Have you test ridden one?No idea where the desire has come from, but I really want a brompton.
But I don't know what to use it for?
I've got a commuter for the 6 mile work trip, and a roadie for the weekends - so why should I get a brompton?
My wife has done a lot of eye rolling...
What experience have you got riding a Brompton, Cyclops? Have you ever owned one or put some serious miles in on one? You always seem to be quite negative about them but I’d find it helpful to know why.I'm with your wife. It's a premium folder and unless you're using it for a train commute it's hard to justify. Why don't you buy a cheaper folder there are loads about especially second hand and try that?
I bought a used Bike Friday whilst in the UK a few months back and intend to use to travel by train somewhere and tour from there. It's a very different experience to a large wheel bike but by no means unpleasant. The fold isn't as neat as a Brompton but it's a quarter the price and ride is probably better.
If you like the kiddie wheels you could then maybe justify getting a Brommie.
Think @straas is in ManchesterI'm with @MarkF on this one.
I've never ridden seen plenty can't make my mind up if they are great fun or a total nightmare.
Go for it if you can worse is you sell it can't see you losing too much at best you may end up loving it.
Only way is to try and see. Don't know if one is near you but brompton have a hire scheme.
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