Brompton Folding Bikes

Waubonsie Lake Park Ride and then Morton Arboretum Flowers

GPS Information Summary Went once again out to the Waubonsie Lake Park to practice on the Brompton Folding Bicycles. Afterwards we headed over to the Morton Arboretum to the Thornhill Gardens area to do some flower photography. Image Gallery Video […]

Brompton’s Along the Fox River Trail to Geneva

GPS Information Summary Did some more “training rides” along the Fox River Trail this time to get acclimated to the Brompton bicycles. Image Gallery Video Clips Cyclometer Information No cyclometers on the Brompton bikes…

Connie chats with Chris Stodder about the bikes.

CosmicBikes Brompton Unveiling

Connie’s Images No images today… Eric’s Images It turns out that the dynamo-drive lights on Bromptons are all the same. The “S” setting places the light in SENSOR mode. This is essentially a mode where the light detects that ambient […]

Solo female making her way on a Brompton folder with ample carrying capacity.

Be Your Own “Rebalancing” Problem Solver

Background Reading By Julie Sherman Apr 27, 2017 How Divvy “Rebalancing” Problems Can Make Commuting Less Safe for Women (streetsblog) In a July 2017 article for Streetsblog Chicago Julie Sherman bemoans the problem of untimely “rebalancing” for Divvy stations. It […]

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An Observation Of “Dooring” Victim Behaviors

Of late there has been interest in a report that showed a “spike” in the number of “door collisions” occurring in 2015 over the previous year. The reasons that this might be happening could be due to some behaviors I […]

Want to beat bike thieves? What if you could take your bike with you wherever you go? (Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland)

Why Not Just Ride In The Door Zone?

toBackground Reading Guest article: The unfolding crisis of bike theft – BikePortland.org (PDF) Summary TakeAways If you have been reading this blog for any length of time you know that I am a huge fan of folding bikes. In specific the […]

Our route chosen by David was as always interesting. As we skirted industrial estates booming music and the revving up of highly tuned car engines could be heard. With the burning of rubber, handbrake turns and donuts, it was all getting a too like ''Fast and the Furious' or 'Grand Theft Auto' for yours truly. Of course I didn't see any one perform any of these but I am pretty sure you could see the intent in their eyes!

The First Ever All Brompton Night Ride from London to Southend

Background Reading My Orange Brompton: The First Ever All Brompton Night Ride from London to Southend (PDF) Summary TakeAways Nice story for Brompton enthusiasts.

Brompton Bicycles have raised turnover from £1.7m in 2002 to £28 in 2014. Photograph: Handout

Brompton Bicycles – A Two-wheeled Success Story

Background Reading Brompton Bicycles – the unfolding saga of a two-wheeled success story | Life and style | The Guardian (PDF) Summary Brompton and Pashley are now the only two volume manufacturers of bicycles in Britain. Raleigh, which at its peak was producing more […]