In this featured video, Everyday Cycling, is going to tell you about 6 Brompton accessories (from $4 to over $100).
Here’s what Everyday Cycling has to say about these 6 Brompton accessories (from $4 to over $100)
Hey guys, in this video, I selected six accessories that I find very interesting for the Brompton.
Six Brompton Accessories (from $4 to over $100)
With the increased popularity of Brompton bikes right now, some of you may be wondering if there are any accessories you can get for your new ride.
From as little as 4 dollars to over a hundred, today I’ll show you six accessories you can get for your Brompton.
Starting with the EZ Clamp Springs
This tiny 3D printed part costs only 4 dollars and makes a world of difference when folding and unfolding the bike.
Typically, when unscrewing the hinges, the clamp becomes kinda wild after a certain point. And when unfolding the bike, you need to hold the clamp in place and screw the bolt in at the same time. This tiny invention from Steve, from Gyrobot, has both a compression stiffness that pushes the clamp away from the hinge, and a rotational stiffness that prevents the clamp from rotation wildly after the hinge is undone.
To install it, it’s very simple. Just remove the hinge bolt all the way, insert the spring and screw it back in. It doesn’t affect the folding mechanism or the operation of the hinge. It just adds convenience.
There are other products out there that intend to do the same thing, but they typically require you to replace the original bolt and clamp. Considering that this costs only a tiny fraction of those other solutions and it doesn’t require any modifications to the bike, I think this is totally work it.
Next we have the Topeak Cargo Net
This is a 40 by 40 cm cargo net that costs about 7 bucks. If you’ve been following my channel for a while, you know that i use this very often. I use it to increase the capacity of my cargo trailer, to hold the contents of my T-bag in place, to keep heavy items more secure on the rear rack or even to hold all sorts of odd shaped stuff to my Burley Travoy.
There are definitely more applications for this thing, and that’s why I bought a second one for myself.
This is a phone mount made specifically for the Brompton. It’s called the Trigo TRP1811
I bough this off of Amazon for US $32. It comes with the handlebar mount, an adhesive back plate for your phone and a set of transparent washers to use when installing the mount to the bike.
This looks very well-made with aluminum parts and a plastic base plate. The adhesive back plate can be glued to your phone case, or directly to the phone, as I did here. Just make sure the surface is properly cleaned beforehand. I really wanted it for myself for one single reason.
The plastic base-plate on the Trigo mount is exactly the same as the Topeak mount on my touring bike. That means I can, not only use my phone on both of my bikes, but also my drone remote controller, because I adapted a Topeak mount to the back of it a while ago.
I know many people use the Trigo mount without having to modify it at all, but if you’re interested in it, be prepared to make the modifications I made, if that’s the case.
Now we’ll talk about the Vincita Luna Bottle Cage
You guys know that I used to have a Btwin bag installed on my handlebar. That’s still one of my favorites. But you know, my handlebars got pretty busy now with a phone, a handlebar bag, or even a drone controller.
Using a bottle cage installed to my handlebar was no longer practical. So I decided a different style of bottle cage would be beneficial, and this is where the Luna cage comes in.
It’s insulated, and it uses a klickfix quick release mounting system that I can attach anywhere along the stem of my Brompton, leaving the handlebar area available for the other stuff.
The quick release system also makes it very easy to remove the bottle off the bike.
Installing the bottle cage on and off the bike is extremely easy.
The klickfix system is actually so versatile the I bought a separate mount to install on my small tripod, and now I can use the same klickfix mount for both my Luna Bottle Cage and my vlogging camera.
The retail price on the Luna Cage is 45 dollars. That is impressive considering that the klickfix system on it’s own is over 30 bucks.
Watch the video for complete details
- 00:00 – Intro
- 00:19 – EZ Clamp Springs
- 01:27 – Topeak Cargo Net
- 02:06 – Trigo Phone Mount
- 04:32 – Vincita Luna Bottle Bag
- 05:55 – MiniMODs Wheel Extender
- 06:28 – Vincita Nash Rackbag
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