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Suitcase for Brompton. Dimensions?

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by Sara_H, 21 Apr 2017.

  1. Sara_H

    Sara_H Guru

    im looking to find a second hand suitcase for my Brompton on eBay. does anyone know what minimum dimensions I need to look for?
     
  2. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

    Dimpa bags which you can carry a Brompton in, are 65x65x22. I would take that with a bit of caution though as they are flexible.
     
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  3. Adrian

    Adrian Heed the elf's wisdom

  4. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    65 x 65 x 27 interior dimensions will easily fit a B with no telescopic seatpost and the pedals removed with room ofr some bubblewrap. Based on my dimpna experiences and coming home from cph buildabromptombox shenanigans.

    Brompton say 585mm x 565mm x 270mm or 23" x 22 2/10ths" x 10 6/10ths" post-Brexit measurements.
     
  5. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    a tip : Definitely take the hinge bolts out completely is putting it in a soft bag as checked luggage. Mine got dropped on the hinge bolt on the way out to chp. Wrecked the zip on the dimpna bag and bent the bolt to such a degree it was unusable.
     
  6. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Wot Greg sez. A Brommie with SPDs will fit in a Dimpa bag, but the LHS pedal sticks out a bit.
    That would be fine for Eurostar, but a bit dodgy for a flight.
    Pretty sure I've read that a Brompton will fit in a 29" Samsonite, with space left over.
     
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  7. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
  8. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    Location:
    West Sussex
    MKS EZY removable SPDs (or flats) ftw!

    The link Adrian posted covers the Samsonite thing quite well.
     
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  9. Cunobelin

    Cunobelin Legendary Member

    Location:
    Gosport
    I found these dangerous and unreiable

    Maybe because of big feet?

    About two weeks after I purchased the SPD version,the small plastic "safety collar" disappeared

    After that any attempt to disengage would remove the pedal from the bike rather than the shoe from the pedal.

    Trying to put down a foot in traffic with a pedal attached is something you only attempt a couple of times

    Then having to dismount and hobble to the side of the road, remove shoe, detach pedal, reattach pedal to bike and continue is also time consuming

    They may have improved, or it may just have been big feet, but I would recommend caution in their use