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Brompton folding bike

Postby iain cooper » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:45 am

I am thinking of buying a folding bike and after a bit of research the Brompton seems to be one of the favourites, albeit a bit expensive.

any comments, views or recommendations appreciated.

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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby joeytalent » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:56 am

My parents have a couple of Tern ones, they absolutely love them. They both easily fit in the boot of their Altea.

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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby drumtochty » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:00 am

We have recently bought new bikes, full size but electric.

We go out cycling between tearooms, we are not "real" cyclist's. Tend to do 25 to 30 mile round trips.

We switch the motors off 90% of the time but on hills they are wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There are folding electric bikes.
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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby iain cooper » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:54 pm

thanks guys, interesting comments.

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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby Scott_J » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:03 am

Brompton are the famous top brands. British designed and built.
also check out Decathlon who have good range of quality bicycles at very favourable prices.

I see you are Argyl area, there is large Decathlon at Braehead beside Xscape, opened last year .
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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby 71NotOut » Mon Aug 08, 2016 2:14 pm

I think when it comes to folders, you get what you pay for with a Brompton!

I could have done with a motor on my bike yesterday - did the 74 mile Tour O The Borders from Peebles in those winds, such hard work!
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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby drumtochty » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:16 pm

71NotOut wrote:I think when it comes to folders, you get what you pay for with a Brompton!

I could have done with a motor on my bike yesterday - did the 74 mile Tour O The Borders from Peebles in those winds, such hard work!


Aye, the electric motor can be a help!
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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby iain cooper » Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:44 pm

Scott_J wrote:Brompton are the famous top brands. British designed and built.
also check out Decathlon who have good range of quality bicycles at very favourable prices.

I see you are Argyl area, there is large Decathlon at Braehead beside Xscape, opened last year .



Hi Scott, have been in the Evans at Braehead but never seen the Decathlon.

will check it out, thanks

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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby drumtochty » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:56 pm

Aye and there are plenty of hills in Argyle!
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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby Scott_J » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:05 pm

Decathlon, turn left at the lights after you've passed Audi and Infiniti before you get to Xscape. its on its own back from the road.
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Re: Brompton folding bike

Postby iain cooper » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:34 am

thank Scott, I've never noticed it !
too busy making sure I'm in the right lane :lol:

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