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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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Best Brompton hard case for flying

Posted by on Sep 2, 2019 in Folding Bike Blog | Comments Off on Best Brompton hard case for flying

Let’s get right down to business.  The best Brompton hard case for flying?  Hands down, it’s SKB’s injection molded water tight case . Its interior measurement dimensions are 22.5″ x 22.5″ x 12.5″.  I bought mine for $219 through Amazon.  The length and width dimensions make for a snug fit for an M-type or S-type Brompton, but it works.  One minor disassembly requirement, the saddle needs to be removed.  Or, if your Brompton is equipped with a telescopic seat-tube, just pop-out the seat by it’s extension, pack alongside your well-protected bike, and...

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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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