Monthly Archives: May 2013

Front luggage options

The Brompton front luggage system is quite brilliant in design & operation. Robinson, my first Brompton, came with a C bag & it gets lots of use. When Ralph, my second Brompton, came along & I also setup the Bromptons with on-board tools & bidon cages, it was time for a second luggage bag – but one of a smaller size.

In my research the Ortlieb Mini-O bag seemed ideal but I found it was a teensy bit small for an iPad. Rather than use this as justification for purchasing an iPad Mini along with a Mini-O bag, I looked at what I could adapt.

I found a handle-bar mount bag that would fit my iPad, camera, etc & then fabricated an alloy adapter plate to attach to the bag’s support system.

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On the road it’s been working well. My alloy adapter plate is admittedly now at version 2.3 but I’m pretty happy with it. (Certainly gives me a better appreciation of what goes into the Brompton & Ortlieb bags & frames?)

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On-board pedal storage

For when I need to remove the LH removable MKS pedal on the Bromptons, I recently created an on-board storage location for the pedal.

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So far, it’s working very nicely. The grommet on the alloy plate holds the pedal axle quite snugly & the setup is easy & convenient in operation (& ensuring I avoid any contact with the often-greasy pedal axle!)

Wiggles & Waggles

I went out today on Ralph, my S11L Brompton, for my monthly “Inner Sydney Explore” that I’d advertised on the Facebook page for the Brompton Bicycle Club Sydney, & was accompanied by 2 other Brompton owners. Fran had her P6R-X & Louise was having her maiden ride on “Waggles”, a brand spanking new S6R. We hadn’t met previously but it was “old times sake” for Fran’s bike & mine – we found that they were both ex-Wiggles Bromptons (ie formerly owned by a member of the kid’s group, The Wiggles!)

So, there we were, touring Inner Sydney on 2 Wiggles & a Waggle…

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