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.
And everything in between together.
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 front fender was cracked, so that was replaced.
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.