A Folding Bike That Fits Into Your Pocket

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IMAGINE THAT! A folding bike that can fit into your pocket. No more storage problems. No more locking your bike up outside. Heck, you can even travel with this bike because, it fits into your pocket.

Okay, maybe this folding bike doesn’t actually fit into your pocket, but it’s the closet thing to it.

With the smallest fold in the world, the Brompton has been my faithful urban commuting companion.

We’ve ridden to the stores, cafes, and on buses.
We’ve ridden to the stores, cafes, and on buses.

And everything in between together.

My Brompton has even tagged along in the back seat of the tiniest car imaginable. #bromptonbicycles
My Brompton has even tagged along in the back seat of the tiniest car imaginable. #bromptonbikes

Designed in 1975 by Andrew Ritchie, in a flat overlooking the Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London, this hand brazed steel beauty is an ingenious marvel. AT LEAST I THINK SO!

The Brompton folding bike comes in multiple speeds ranging from 1-6, and has a dizzying amount of accessories such as a rack, bags and handlebar configurations to suit any type of rider imaginable.

When I scored my Brompton folding bike, I was looking for a 2-speed with sport handlebars, fenders and a bright color.

Suddenly out of nowhere it was if the folding bike gods heard me, and a Brompton literally fell into my lap. OR SHALL WE SAY POCKET!?

An iconic bike shop in New York City named NYCEWheels was selling all of their demo Brompton bikes, and had exactly what I was looking for. With the speed and precision of a King Cobra I struck quickly.

The 2-speed Brompton folding bike needed a little TLC. It needed a new rear suspension block, that greatly reduces bumps.
The 2-speed Brompton folding bike needed a little TLC. It needed a new rear suspension block, that greatly reduces bumps.

The front fender was cracked, so that was replaced.

I added some aftermarket hinge clamps from NOV Design just to add a touch of flair. #novdesign
I added some aftermarket hinge clamps from NOV Design just to add a touch of flair. #novdesign

Nov Design hinge clamp on handlebar. #novdesign
Nov Design hinge clamp on handlebar. #novdesign

Heck, I even added a back rack which improves stability while folded and looks super sweet. Plus, makes the bike was more functional for carrying stuff.
Heck, I even added a back rack which improves stability while folded and looks super sweet. Plus, makes the bike way more functional for carrying stuff.

But to really make this folding bike cooler yet, I added a front luggage block and a bad-ass bag that snaps onto the frame to carry all sorts of great necessities.
But to really make this folding bike cooler yet, I added a front luggage block and a bad-ass bag that snaps onto the frame to carry all sorts of great necessities.

Now when I roll this bad boy through the stores like a shopping cart I can just stuff all my groceries into the bag without even removing it.

Of course I enjoy riding my Brompton folding bike more than anything. A few nights ago I was out cruising and socializing with my super bright bike lights.

On the front of my awesome Brompton folding bike I have a Cygolite Dart from Bontrager. #bromptonbicycle #ridebontrager
On the front of my awesome Brompton folding bike I have a Cygolite Dart from Bontrager. #bromptonbikes #ridebontrager

Attached to the extra long, steel seatpost is a Flare R Bontrager rear light that can be seen from over 2 miles away. #ridebontrager
Attached to the extra long, steel seatpost is a Flare R Bontrager rear light that can be seen from over 2 miles away. #ridebontrager

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