Brompton Folding Bikes

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 […]

Left: Andrew Critchlow tests a Brompton folding bike. Right: Hugh Bonneville as Ian Fletcher

Putting Function Over Style

Background Reading In defence of Brompton Man, the cyclist who puts function over style – Telegraph (PDF) Summary TakeAways Perhaps the pendulum is swinging back to ‘normal‘. The recent trends towards catering to folks who were attempting to be chic on […]

Photo: Steven Vance

messing with my bike on the bus

Posted by Julie Hochstadter on May 29, 2013 at 10:43pm Source: ChainLink Forum Anyone else have someone mess with their bike on the bus rack? I hopped on the bus with my bike tonight because I left my lights at home. Big […]

Brompton Folding Bicycle

Video : The Amazing Brompton!

Okay, I’ve actually had one of these personally demonstrated for me by my mom’s estate attorney. He rides it to his law office each day, and simply stows it in a small closet while working. So, as we’ve seen prior, […]

Brompton bikes are a common sight in cities around the world

Brompton World Championship 2014 Official Video

Published on Jul 29, 2014 Highlights from the 9th annual Brompton World Championship, held at Goodwood, England. Over 700 Bromptoneers from around the world travelled to West Sussex to compete across 3 events, The Meander, Sprint and World Championship races.

[BCHI] New/different bike racks

Background Reading From: Robert Kastigar <R-Kastigar@NEIU.EDU> Subject: [BCHI] New/different bike racks Date: July 4, 2014 at 8:41:33 AM CDT To: BIKE-CHI@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU Reply-To: Bike Chicago List <BIKE-CHI@LISTSERV.UIC.EDU> The Public Building Commission of the city of Chicago is installing a different type […]

Brompton owners like to photograph their bikes on trips. Photograph by Harry Mitchell for Bloomberg Businessweek

The Cult of Brompton Folding Bikes

By Brendan Greeley April 03, 2014 Source: BusinessWeek I am on a Brompton folding bike, taking back roads from Heathrow to Windsor, a small town outside of London. It’s a short stretch from the airport: around the Queen Mother Reservoir, […]