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Old 03-07-11, 05:45 AM   #1
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Mezzo "D10" v Brompton S

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Quick question. Have just had my D9 upgraded to a 10, and have the opportunity of ordering a new S-type today for delivery in 3-4 weeks.

I may end up spending more time on the train: how much difference is there in the fold size? Enough to regret taking the Mezzo?

The alternative is that I sell the Mezzo and keep the Brompton only.

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Old 03-07-11, 09:04 AM   #2
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If you scroll down on this link it shows them side by side http://www.foldsoc.co.uk/mezzo.html
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Folks

Quick question. Have just had my D9 upgraded to a 10, and have the opportunity of ordering a new S-type today for delivery in 3-4 weeks.

I may end up spending more time on the train: how much difference is there in the fold size? Enough to regret taking the Mezzo?

The alternative is that I sell the Mezzo and keep the Brompton only.

Cheers
you will have both bikes in 3-4 weeks. you will be the best judge at that time.

that said - i would not part with this ORI (mezzo) http://www.oribikes.com/products/det...=0&cID=1&Key=1
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Old 03-07-11, 12:20 PM   #4
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I take my D9 on the train often, sharing it with Bromptons as well as humans. I've once had a fellow commuter say critically "that's a big bike", but I think he was a bit insane. The two bikes are effectively the same size and if there is space for one there'd be space for the other. The inch or so difference is important when packing a hard suitcase, not inserting between soft people
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Old 03-08-11, 08:54 AM   #5
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Any issues with it fitting in the luggage spaces at the entrance of each carriage? The Mezzo seems longer, so I'm a bit concerned that it'll stick out and get knocked?
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I would say that the Brompton is the only folder that will fit between the back-to-back seats found on Merseyside / Chester trains.
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Old 03-09-11, 04:30 AM   #7
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On Worst Great Western the racks are next to the compartment door and are approx two folders wide, sideways on.
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Strida goes in any long thin space... (hope pix work ... sorta testing) here goes:



and a cheeky pic of a mode in 1st class


Sorry a bit off topic - but for once the pix worked (i think)

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It's the space om the last photo I'm talking about - thanks for posting that.

Comments anyone about a Mezzo v Brompton fit in that space? I think 2 Brompton will fit side by side.
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i wonder which folder you ended up keeping? how's the ride on the mezzo?
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Old 07-02-11, 12:19 PM   #11
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I would say that the Brompton is the only folder that will fit between the back-to-back seats found on Merseyside / Chester trains.
Its slimmer than a Mezzo, but an old Diblasi is much slimmer than a Bromoton by some way. The problem with most folders is that they increse width as they fold. The older Diblasi are longer but do not have the folding fork so does not fold in a way that doubles its width. (the same way a strida does). Diblasi often fit in to slim space that a Bromptom or a Mezzo will not. Ie Old style Nissian Micra car boot.

Sometime the prodruing stem of a mezzo gets in the way of a lower lip on a luggage space on a trian( like the type shown with the ifmode picture), but i just angle the bike then striaghten it up again. No difficulties.

There are lots of other slim compact bikes that work well on trains. Swifts, birdies,Curves,carry me.......

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I take my D9 on the train often, sharing it with Bromptons as well as humans. ..... The two bikes are effectively the same size and if there is space for one there'd be space for the other.
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It's the space om the last photo I'm talking about - thanks for posting that.

Comments anyone about a Mezzo v Brompton fit in that space? I think 2 Brompton will fit side by side.
2 (bromtons or mezzo)yes,as i have tried it. 3 Bromptons at a push?
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