Folding Bike Blog

Best Brompton hard case for flying

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

SKB’s Injection Molded Water Tight Case: Hands down, for my Brompton Folding Bike, I love SKB’s injection molded water tight case, with interior measurement dimensions of 22″ x 22″ x 12″.  I bought mine for $219 through Amazon.  The internal dimensions of this case are 22.5 ” x 22.5″ x 12.5″.  The length and width dimensions make for a snug fit for an M-type or S-type Brompton, but it works.  Sadly, an H-Type Brompton with the slightly taller head-tube, will not fit.  One minor disassembly requirement, the saddle needs to be removed.  Or, if...

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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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