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Old 09-07-11, 05:42 PM   #1
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Zen and the Art of Bromtpon Touring

Hey all, just collected our thoughts about touring on a Brompton in a new post. It was quite a switch to go from LHTs to Bromptons that took some major rethinking about how we tour.

It's not the perfect bike for all touring, obviously, but if it suits your style it can be a real liberating way to travel!

http://pathlesspedaled.com/2011/09/z...mpton-touring/
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Old 09-08-11, 12:02 AM   #2
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Loved this account of Touring with your Bromptons...The LHT's had their advantages, yet the Bromptons had theirs as well.

Personally, I think I'll purchase a Long Haul Trucker before I'll purchase a Brompton. However, I'm sure to get a Touring Foldable, soon afterwards too!

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The Foldable will either be a Brompton or a Bike Friday...
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Old 09-08-11, 03:45 PM   #3
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A long long while ago I read an article in Cycling Plus about a person who toured from Lands End to John o'Groats by Brompton. They apparently are good touring bikes. I enjoyed your blog post.
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Old 09-08-11, 04:46 PM   #4
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Heinz Stuke, seems to have switched from his Bike Friday to a Brompton ,
to get to places he has not been yet, the intermodal transportation
to those remote places made even the Bike Friday .. Big.

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Old 09-12-11, 01:30 AM   #5
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.....Personally, I think I'll purchase a Long Haul Trucker before I'll purchase a Brompton. However, I'm sure to get a Touring Foldable, soon afterwards too! ...
My first touring bike (arvon1) is a custom built expedition grade bike that weighs 40 lbs empty. My second custom built (arvon2) is a totally dis-assemblable mini-velo type built for sustained touring. It is being built now by Arvon Stacey, has 20" wheels, an 8 speed SA rear hub and touring racks. When disassembled it fits (or is designed to fit) into a 26" X 26" X 12" box. It is designed for easier travel between tours. The arvon1 has to be stored (expensive) when I do some travel by bus/train in a stop-over country. OTOH, I'll be able to take the arvon2 with me....
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Old 09-12-11, 06:22 AM   #6
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Hans Stuke, seems to have switched from his Bike Friday to a Brompton
Do you possibly mean Heinz Stucke?
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