Monday, June 15, 2020

Watch the test and review of a very interesting touring bag for your Brompton.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Whether you are using your Brompton in a city or to travel around, clip on bags of various shape and sizes are a useful add-on for your bike. Get to know the new range of Brompton Bags available in 2020 from this video.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Watch this exciting short video of two Bromptons cycling around India. A treat to the eyes and professionally shot it entices you to take your Brompton a little further...

Watch full video here

Thursday, April 30, 2020

I am pleased to announce the publication of a collection of travels exclusively on a Brompton. This collection of stories include trips that I have taken over the last seven years on my trusted Bronte. The bike is now retired and I am waiting for a suitable replacement to carry on with more traveling. The ten chapters including 50 original drawings, cover some of the most epic roads in the world such as the Karakoram Highway, Manali-Leh and the US Pacific Coast and many more.

The book is available right now on Amazon as a kindle ebook as well as paperback. If you would like a sample chapter, I have included a link to a PDF file you are able to download for free and read.



Thursday, April 23, 2020

Il progetto di viaggio del 2018 prevedeva uso di biciclette pieghevoli che solitamente utilizziamo  per andare al lavoro tutti i giorni o girare in città. Mi riferisco alla a bici  Brompton si tratta di  una city bike pieghevole e trasportabile, adatta per il trasporto urbano e per l’uso cittadino.  Esistono vari modelli, nel nostro caso si tratta di una 3 velocità manubrio ad H senza portapacchi peso della bicicletta 11,35 kg . 
Perchè fare una scelta del genere ?  Motivi molti il primo riguarda la trasportabilità della bicicletta in aereo, sicuramente più semplice delle mountain bike, quest’ultime dovevano essere smontate totalmente vs la Brompton che va semplicemente piegata .  Secondo riguarda sempre la trasportabilità in treno, questa tipologia di bicicletta non prevede il pagamento del biglietto e non serve prenotare il posto. Ultimo motivo perché no? Spirito di avventura e sperimentare un modo diverso di viaggiare.

Unico problema e che le biciclette  in nostro possesso hanno  solo 3 marce, quindi il percorso non poteva prevedere troppe salite, le tappe non al di sopra, sulla carta di 60/70 km, infine il bagaglio non deve superare i 9 kg. 


Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Watch this travel movie about a Brompton Folding bike tackling the legendary rough roads of the Carretera Austral in Patagonia. Starting from the Chilean town of Coyhaique I headed south and after 575 kilometres crossed the border with Argentina to end my tour in the hiking mecca of El Chalten.

Watch movie here


Thursday, April 2, 2020

As I discussed before, when transporting the bike on a flight, the rack is the most vulnerable part that could be damaged. For this reason, learning how to remove and install a rack is an important skill when you travel with your Brompton. In this video I show the steps involved as I move a rack from one bike to another one.


Monday, March 30, 2020

Who said these bikes are not good for climbing...  I am sure it must be every Brompton owner dream to be one day able to climb the magic mountain passes of the Italian Dolomites. This video shows the 6th Edition of the event organised by Brompton Italia. Our hearts go to all our friends in Italy in such challenging times. Me these be soon over and let's look forward to the next edition in a glorious sun!

Watch 2019 edition video here.

Watch 2018 edition video here.

Some Brompton owners who purchased new models with the updated shifters ( 2017 model to date ) refer of an issue when the shifters are affected by extremely hot temperatures and humidity. During travels in hot countries users reports how their shifters happen to get stuck and unable to shift to a higher gears.

The solution is explained in this article but for a clear video on what is involved should you have to fix it Wilhelm created a clear video explaining the procedure.

Watch video here

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Whether you are an expert mechanic or a beginner,  it is always handy to carry on your tablet or mobile phone a pdf copy of the manual and the schematics of your Brompton bike while you are touring. Should you have any issues with fixing or replacing parts it can be a great help as a reference whether you are doing it, or a bike mechanic who is not familiar with Bromptons.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

For all those who like to modify their Brompton to suit their taste I have never come across such a through article explaining in details all aspects of customising your folding bike.

Read full article here

Watch this video showing how Brompton folding bikes are transported in a hard case.

Watch full video here


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