What Bag For Brompton Rear Rack?

Discussion in 'Folding Bikes' started by cosmicbike, 18 Sep 2018.

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  1. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    Mrs CB continues to amaze, and seems to have taken ownership of my M3L for commuting duties. Already fitted with an S-Bag, it seems there is not quite enough space for PE kit as well, so she resorted to a rucksack this week.
    I figured I'd fit a rear rack, but am somewhat loathe to for out £70 for the Brompton rack sack (though it does look quite good....)
    Any other good options out there? Needs to fit a pair of trainers, shorts/joggers and a T-shirt.
     
  2. T4tomo

    T4tomo Veteran

    So much nicer to carry luggage on the front, can't you get the bigger front bag, whatever letter that is?
     
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  3. ukoldschool

    ukoldschool Well-Known Member

    swap the S bag for a Game bag?
     
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  4. Joe Brom

    Joe Brom Regular

    I have small feet and the Brompton rack bag was useless for me. MUCH too wide.
     
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  5. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    To add to the negatives, the Brompton rack is notoriously fiddly to retro-fit.

    There's an exploded diagram somewhere online which shows lots of small components need to be dismantled before the rack can be fitted.
     
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  6. OP
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    cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    Thanks for the thoughts folks. It seems you have saved me £80 on a rack:okay:
     
  7. Kell

    Kell Über Member

    If you have an extended seat post, you might be able to get away with one that clamps to the post instead.
     
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  8. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Resistance is futile! Moderator

    Location:
    Stevenage
    A T-Bag could be the answer?
     
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  9. OP
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    cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    I'm more of a coffee drinker to be honest:smile:

    Mrs CB has tutted at the cost of rack & bag, and now decided that a small pink rucksack 'borrowed' from mini Ms CB will suffice for the once a week requirement.

    Thanks for the input folks:okay:
     
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  10. 12boy

    12boy Über Member

    Location:
    Casper WY USA
    Lightweight stuff like clothing can go in a bag hung off the saddle. Doesn't have the drag of a front bag and doesn't affect handling or folding. Any small bag with two loops attached up top to go through the saddle loops can be secured with a bamboo shaft and then a cord at the bottom to tie around the seatpost. Plastic from milk cartons etc cut to fit inside will stiffen it if that is preferred. If someone steals make another. Obviously not as elegant as a brompton or carradice bag but it can do what your wife needs at almost no cost.
     
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