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Bromptons shipped to Indonesia?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2020 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on Bromptons shipped to Indonesia?

This is a huge no-no. Although Ashburn Bicycle Repair has always limited its sales to domestic-US locations, Brompton straw purchases are reportedly on the rise. What’s that? A purchase of a Brompton by a buyer in the United States who intends to ship that bike elsewhere, in this case Indonesia. Why the fuss? Indonesia requires an Indonesia National Standard Certificate (SNI) for all bikes ordered from Brompton by official dealers in Indonesia. A bike purchased in the United States, then transported by the buyer to Indonesia, will not have the required SNI Certificate. That certificate...

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brompton chris king headset upgrade

Posted by on Jan 29, 2020 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on brompton chris king headset upgrade

One of the world’s greatest headset manufacturer’s makes a headset for your Brompton, the Chris King GripNut.  Available in three sizes:  1″, 1-1/8″, and 1-1/4″.  Bromptons require the 1-1/8″.  Which color?  Lots to choose from with Chris King, but silver is always a classic look. Bromptons can are fitted with steel and aluminium headsets.  The aluminum headsets are reserved for Brompton’s Superlight models, which come equipped with the titanium fork and rear triangle.  Both Brompton stock headsets are based on caged-ball bearings.  Nothing at all...

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brompton under 20 pounds

Posted by on Jan 26, 2020 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on brompton under 20 pounds

Is it possible to have a sub-20-pound Brompton? Absolutely!   Can you do it for free? No, but pretty close (as little as about $60).   Should you leave the safety reflectors on your bike because, well, they’re safe? Yes. Am I going to remove them, anyway? For demonstration purposes, yes.   Here are FOUR (relatively) easy Brompton modifications to bring an S1E-X to under 20 pounds.   Before we get started, why bother with lightening-up a Brompton? Are a couple pounds THAT big a deal? As always, it depends. One of my favorite bikes is Surly’s all-steel Krampus. It’s over 30...

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best brompton weight savings for price

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on best brompton weight savings for price

Once you’ve fallen in love with a Brompton, it’s hard not to customize it to your own liking.  Oftentimes, that means trying to make your B just a little bit lighter.  Lots and lots of options.  Both from Brompton-corporate as well as a number of independent aftermarket companies. STARTING WEIGHT OF (MOST) BROMPTONS: Most stock Bromptons come out of the box at about 25 pounds.  With millions (literally) of different Brompton configurations, weights vary between about 20 to 28 pounds. On the lighter side, an S1E-titanium, with Schwalbe’s lightweight Kojak tires, and no...

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Montague Paratrooper Elite

Posted by on Sep 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Montague Paratrooper Elite

$2,499 The Paratrooper Elite is the highest performance folding mountain bike in the world, an aggressive hard tail built for technical single track. Larger 27.5-inch wheels roll over any obstacle while a full Shimano 30-speed XT drivetrain, Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes, and Rockshox Recon suspension fork. Built upon the heritage of Montague’s Swissmilitary® folding bikes, the Elite takes the mountain line to new heights. In-stock in 5 to 7 days. Sizes: Medium – 18″: For riders 5’7″ – 5’11” with a standover height of 31″. Large – 20″: For riders 6’0″ – 6’4″ with the same standover height...

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Montague Fit

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Montague Fit

$1,295 Available in 5 to 7 days. The lightest of Montague’s road bikes, the Fit includes the speed of a road bike, the versatility of a hybrid, and Montague’s legendary folding bike frame.  The FIT was created to provide the highest performance road ride of any available foldable bike. Tektro mechanical disc brakes, a carbon fiber fork, 30-speed Shimano drivetrain, and 28mm tires position the FIT among the industry’s best endurance road bikes. It folds in under 20 seconds without the use of tools, offering flexibility in today’s multi-tasking world. Available in two sizes: Medium –...

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Batch bicycles

Posted by on Sep 22, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Batch bicycles

Bosch Mid-Drive Commuter Electric Bike, $1999. Delivery typically within 5 to 7 days.  To purchase, please call/text (571-293-0689) or message. The pedal assist power of the Bosch motor will help you go farther on your everyday rides, up those hills that are always a challenge or make you feel like a little kid when your smile is so big when you ride an e-bike for the first time. Built for the recreational rider that is looking for a little extra push to get out and ride more. Specifications: Frame: 6061 Aluminum Alloy. Motor: Bosch Active Line Gen 3, 250W, 20 mph Pedal Assist. Battery:...

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Montague folding bike review

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on Montague folding bike review

As an official Montague bicycle dealer, full disclosure, we do have a dog in this fight. Montague bikes are full-sized folding bikes.  But most importantly, this full-sized folder is not a gimmick.  Similarly, it’s not a rickety ‘regular’ bike that also happens to fold.  Consequently, these bikes are super solid.  As a result, you quickly forget you’re on a bike that, indeed, folds.  A spring-loaded, double-secure quick-release latch locks the frame into position.   Montague’s Olympic and Military Histories:   In 1996, Montague was named the Official...

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brompton chpt3-v2

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on brompton chpt3-v2

The WOWZA Brompton bike of 2019!  The ultimate S-bar Brompton.  The Brompton CHPT3-v2 includes a lightweight titanium rear triangle and front fork.  New for 2019, the CHPT3 now comes with 6 speeds.  Consequently, even faster when coupled with the same super-fast Schwalbe One tanwall tires.  Lastly, pulling it all together, the matching Fabric race saddle and grips. Available, today, at Ashburn Bicycle Repair.

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brompton as carry-on luggage

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on brompton as carry-on luggage

“Can I really bring my Brompton on-board an airplane as carry-on luggage?” YES!  It’s a little dicey, but it can be done.  We’ve not yet had an instance where I’ve been told, “Uh, Sir, no.”  Always possible, but so far, so good. “How can I bring my Brompton on as carry-on luggage?” Here’s how we do it. 1.  Remove the saddle. Pack the saddle, elsewhere, like a backpack or suitcase.  You might be able to leave the saddle on the bike, but that makes it a bit more iffy when the bike passes through the X-ray machine.  On an aside, the...

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