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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
The front-carrier block enables easy clicking on and off of bags and frames, and is compatible with all Brompton models
The front-carrier block enables easy clicking on and off of bags and frames, and is compatible with all Brompton models
Lights are powered using a dynamo - never have to think about batteries!
Lights are powered using a dynamo - never have to think about batteries!
My bike has both a 2-speed rear derailleur and a 3-speed internal gear hub, making a total of 6 gears with a very wide range
My bike has both a 2-speed rear derailleur and a 3-speed internal gear hub, making a total of 6 gears with a very wide range
The Brompton in our family car: taking up less space than a baby stroller!
The Brompton in our family car: taking up less space than a baby stroller!
The bike is small enough to bring with you: it certainly won't look out of place while you enjoy your latte!
The bike is small enough to bring with you: it certainly won't look out of place while you enjoy your latte!

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