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Riding the Brompton foldable bike

Sep. 15, 2022 -

Rarely have I been so amazed by a bike: the past 5 months since I've picked up my Brompton foldable bike in Amsterdam have been great fun! About 500KM down the road, I'm happy to share some of my experiences with this ingenious piece of engineering, read on!

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Andrew Ritchie inventor of the Brompton 3-part foldable bike
Andrew Ritchie inventor of the Brompton 3-part foldable bike
I hope that I won't need it anytime soon; but my bike has a perfectly fitting toolkit inside the foldable bike frame - how clever!
I hope that I won't need it anytime soon; but my bike has a perfectly fitting toolkit inside the foldable bike frame - how clever!
My modern Brompton foldable bike - note how similar it is to the earlier model
My modern Brompton foldable bike - note how similar it is to the earlier model
Early Brompton model
Early Brompton model
You can tell the Brompton bike design is both refined and matured: things like the super strong reinforced mudgards give you plenty of confidence to simply use the bike - also note the titanium rear frame
You can tell the Brompton bike design is both refined and matured: things like the super strong reinforced mudgards give you plenty of confidence to simply use the bike - also note the titanium rear frame
My Brompton foldable bike compared to my Schindelhauer Siegfried Road: two very different machines
My Brompton foldable bike compared to my Schindelhauer Siegfried Road: two very different machines

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