So I've got a Brompton

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by nickyboy, 15 May 2019.

  1. nickyboy

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Due to a family bereavement I've inherited this


    I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to do with it as it isn't the most practical bike when you live in the Peak District

    Seems to ride ok. I'll hang onto it and maybe it'll come in handy
  2. Looks nice....congratulations.

    I’ve ridden The Way of the Roses on my Brompton and spent many a happy day in the Yorkshire Dales on it. It does get a bit scary going down hill over 35mph. Have fun.
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  3. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Ride it on Saturday for sure!
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  4. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    There good sellers aparently.^_^
  5. OP

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    Given the circumstances of me receiving it, selling isn't an option

    I'll hang onto it. Never know it may be useful on a holiday
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  6. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Just regear it for hillage. Even fully loaded with touring gear I’ve ridden mine over some pretty lumpy ground.
    They are a bit marmite, but you soon find they are very useful. Mine lives in the back of the car qnd is great for going shopping, holidays etc.
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  7. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    You can join the ranks of the lunatics who tour on them, race them, ride ridiculous distances on them, do their shopping on them, ride to the station, tie streaming behind in the wind, jacket in full on superman pose and anything else you can think of they were probably never meant to do. Not forgetting the hundreds of bling mods, copper plating, fancy carry handles, modded gearing.

    Oh you've entered a brave new world outside the comfort zone of decathlon. Given the circumstances of your ownership it deserves it all.
  8. GM

    GM Legendary Member

    North of the river
    Someone's got to say it..... Welcome to the fold! :okay:
  9. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    I have one - bought on a whim - didn't really need it. It certainly makes your legs strong and I have every admiration for people who do big distances on them. It is my indoor bike (lives in the hall) and I mostly use it for popping to the shops when i don't want to change my shoes. I have occasionally been to Manchester on it via the train but tbh, i find it really heavy to carry and it leaves my leg covered in bruises.
    I keep it because i love the way it fits together and it makes me smile.
    Al won't get one because he thinks they are ridiculous so it is of limited use for trips out together
  10. Tenkaykev

    Tenkaykev Well-Known Member

    I've mentioned in other posts that I have fitted a 44 tooth chainring on both my Brompton and my wife's.
    It has made the hills so much more manageable and is a ten minute job.

    Previous to getting the Brompton my wife's steed was a Roberts tourer, built like a tank to cover the miles. At first she thought the Brompton might be a mistake as it Rode so differently but she persevered and now loves riding saying it's great fun.

    A few weeks after getting our Bromptons a friend told us about a local WhatsApp group.
    " Brompton Real Ale Society" with about a dozen or so members who will arrange to cycle to local pubs / breweries /Cafe’s for a social meet up on occasion.
    Last edited: 16 May 2019
  11. Kell

    Kell Über Member

    You may find that a Brompton is a surprisingly useful addition to your household.

    Also, sorry to hear of your loss.
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  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Nah, it's got fat tyres. Be reet for the Dragons Back !
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  13. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    I'd never buy one but I certainly wouldn't get rid. Nice that with the mudguards.
  14. OP

    nickyboy Norven Mankey

    I met a group of Brompton riders in Holmfirth doing an ultra-hilly 100 mile Peak District ride so it is doable. But I'm bad enough on hills to happily accept all the advantages a standard road bike gives me. Thinking about it, it'll stay in the garage for now. If we go to the seaside for the weekend it can come with us. I always drive the family mad on these hols so going off for a couple of hours is probably good for everyone

    Last edited: 16 May 2019
  15. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    be OK for nipping to shops on, or pub.
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