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    Bike stand for the Brompton?

    I have been looking around for a small bike stand for the Brompton. I have one for MB that fits either the front or rear wheel, but its a tad big for the smaller 14" wheel. I have enough room in the house to park the bike without having to fold and unfold everyday to go for a ride, so a bike stand that will work for the Brommie will do the job. Has anyone come across one?

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    I use the kickstand, lean it against something, or fold the rear end under.. taking little time..


    Folded Brompton.jpg

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    B's factory builder stands grip the middle of the main frame tube
    they can flip the bike over easily to access both sides.

    That tube is considerably larger than the average steel bike frame.


    (though the Klein and Cannondale downtubes are close to that ..

    ... make one out of a couple 2x4s to drop the front wheel into the gap.





    Add a shelf on the wall , just fold it up and put it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post
    I have been looking around for a small bike stand for the Brompton. I have one for MB that fits either the front or rear wheel, but its a tad big for the smaller 14" wheel. I have enough room in the house to park the bike without having to fold and unfold everyday to go for a ride, so a bike stand that will work for the Brommie will do the job. Has anyone come across one?

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    takes one second to flip the back wheel under to act as a stand. also, the brompton has 16" 349mm wheels not 14".

    you might want to set aside a couple of hours one day soon just to familiarize yourself with your bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallwheeler View Post
    takes one second to flip the back wheel under to act as a stand. also, the brompton has 16" 349mm wheels not 14".

    you might want to set aside a couple of hours one day soon just to familiarize yourself with your bike.
    I am very familiar with the bike, its just that I would like to wheel the thing inside and pop it in its stand and done with, then in the morning I just wheel it out. All this talk recently from some who have been having issues with the hinges etc., I thought I would just leave it fully unfolded until its necessary to fold it.

    Yes, I don't know why I keep calling them 16" wheels. Silly me .
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    I use Feedback Sports Bicycle Display Stands with some of my folders:
    http://feedbacksports.com/shop/RAKK-Black-P17.aspx

    Lots of places carry them, including the big A.

    They normally fit wheels down to 20" in stock form, but I drilled a new set of holes about 3/4" down from the existing ones on the swing arm on one of my stands and it now works fine with 40x355s, while still working with <2x26" MTBs (no more 29ers though). I don't see why drilling the holes a little further down wouldn't also accommodate 37349s, and the mods could be quickly and easily reversed if needed. The only downside is stands modded this way will no longer fold completely flat and latch for storage, but do come close and can be secured with Velcro straps.

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    Personally, I try to avoid buying new things that serve a single purpose but I suppose one could find multiple uses for a bike rack. Still, less is more

    Assuming you have wood floors I would just take a circular saw and cut a couple of tire width slots in the floor. One slot would do if you can live with the fact that is won't be in its normal relationship to grade but won't be quite as stable. If you have concrete or tile floors it is probably best to hire it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog View Post
    Personally, I try to avoid buying new things that serve a single purpose but I suppose one could find multiple uses for a bike rack. Still, less is more

    Assuming you have wood floors I would just take a circular saw and cut a couple of tire width slots in the floor. One slot would do if you can live with the fact that is won't be in its normal relationship to grade but won't be quite as stable. If you have concrete or tile floors it is probably best to hire it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog View Post
    Personally, I try to avoid buying new things that serve a single purpose but I suppose one could find multiple uses for a bike rack. Still, less is more

    Assuming you have wood floors I would just take a circular saw and cut a couple of tire width slots in the floor. One slot would do if you can live with the fact that is won't be in its normal relationship to grade but won't be quite as stable. If you have concrete or tile floors it is probably best to hire it out.
    If I was to do that, my wife would have me committed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleDiamonDog View Post
    Personally, I try to avoid buying new things that serve a single purpose but I suppose one could find multiple uses for a bike rack. Still, less is more

    Assuming you have wood floors I would just take a circular saw and cut a couple of tire width slots in the floor. One slot would do if you can live with the fact that is won't be in its normal relationship to grade but won't be quite as stable. If you have concrete or tile floors it is probably best to hire it out.
    I like the way this guy operates.

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    Wayne,


    Check out the Ibera RideBot multitool / bike stand! I totally want one of these, but I can find them for sale anywhere!?



    While the above awesome product can't be found anywhere (by me at least) there is a similar functioning "pedal stand" that is available from Topeak. You just unfold the legs and slide the body of the stand onto a crankarm... done!
    You can get it on Amazon right now for about $22 (search for keywords "Topeak Flashstand")



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    By the way, Wayne.... I think you should just save your money and use the built in stand that your Brompton already has (which has already been mentioned). You can use it anywhere too. Here's an example of how it works.... using one of your pictures of your Brompton!

    The search is over... here's your bike stand below....

    Quote Originally Posted by Still Pedaling View Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by darukhan View Post
    By the way, Wayne.... I think you should just save your money and use the built in stand that your Brompton already has (which has already been mentioned). You can use it anywhere too. Here's an example of how it works.... using one of your pictures of your Brompton!

    The search is over... here's your bike stand below....
    Yes that will work . One thing I failed to mention was that if I'm out on a ride and I have a bag attached to the rear carrier, it would be nice to have something to hold up the bike instead of having to remove the bag each time.
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    kamoya center stand:




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    if I'm out on a ride and I have a bag attached to the rear carrier,
    it would be nice to have something to hold up the bike instead of having to remove the bag each time.
    ... that is why using the front carrier block and the bag on it is a better way to carry stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    ... that is why using the front carrier block and the bag on it is a better way to carry stuff.
    I agree as its my first choice, but there are times when I will want to take all my camera gear with me. Bird season is near .
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    Since you are leaving the seat post Up , add a QR BeamRack to the post , and put the bag up there.

    Front Touring bag, OTOH, will hold a Lot of stuff..
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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    Since you are leaving the seat post Up , add a QR BeamRack to the post , and put the bag up there.

    Front Touring bag, OTOH, will hold a Lot of stuff..
    I have a good bag for the front, but I will need another for the back as well. I have a lot of gear, and when you add tripods etc., one bag on the front is not enough. I will admit, that a seat post bag isn't something that I thought off, but will it be secure enough that it doesn't swing back and forth with all the weight. I will check into it.
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    Still Peddling - It seems that you are another case for the n+1 files.

    Although needs of some can be met with one bike, for many one is not enough. Look at your situation.
    "I have enough room in the house to park the bike without having to fold and unfold everyday to go for a ride. All this talk recently from some who have been having issues with the hinges etc., I thought I would just leave it fully unfolded until its necessary to fold it"
    "I would like to wheel the thing inside and pop it in its stand and done with, then in the morning I just wheel it out"
    "if I'm out on a ride and I have a bag attached to the rear carrier, it would be nice to have something to hold up the bike instead of having to remove the bag each time"

    It seems that you have a folder that you would prefer not to fold and rarely need to. I understand that you are still saving $ for your deserving wife's Brommie but you make an argument for another bike for yourself.

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    I bought a Carry Freedom city bike trailer http://www.carryfreedom.com/city.html . when I got my Brommy.

    they are a Scottish company [also using Taiwan's manufacturing facilities] , for a trailer that folds Flat.

    The tow handle comes in at a right angle to the bike, the hitch is a ball,

    So the rear stand fold works as before..


    and the bike folded up, can be towed on the top of the trailer..

    say making a mad dash to your train car, at the front of the train..





    BTW, perhaps a Bike Friday Tikit which they can add a kickstand plate to in Eugene Oregon

    by its JIT manufacturing technology, where they start making it when you order it.

    [as you see Brompton builds , paints and racks it's component parts ,
    then puts the color combination the customer requests together ]

    You can get your Tikit with, Say, an Alfine 11 speed IGH and Belt drive , if you wish..

    like I said before, you may already have your Wife's red and white Bike ..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 11-23-13 at 09:45 AM.

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    fietsbob makes a good point about using a trailer if you have a ton of stuff to haul.

    Here's a random example I found online:


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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    I bought a Carry Freedom city bike trailer http://www.carryfreedom.com/city.html . when I got my Brommy.

    they are a Scottish company [also using Taiwan's manufacturing facilities] , for a trailer that folds Flat.

    The tow handle comes in at a right angle to the bike, the hitch is a ball,

    So the rear stand fold works as before..


    and the bike folded up, can be towed on the top of the trailer..

    say making a mad dash to your train car, at the front of the train..





    BTW, perhaps a Bike Friday Tikit which they can add a kickstand plate to in Eugene Oregon

    by its JIT manufacturing technology, where they start making it when you order it.

    [as you see Brompton builds , paints and racks it's component parts ,
    then puts the color combination the customer requests together ]

    You can get your Tikit with, Say, an Alfine 11 speed IGH and Belt drive , if you wish..

    like I said before, you may already have your Wife's red and white Bike ..
    You guys are making a lot of very good points, and I really like that trailer idea. That's awesome. One thing I like about it is the fact that it can be used separately from the bike. A perfect portable, no carry, camera bag that can be wheeled around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darukhan View Post
    fietsbob makes a good point about using a trailer if you have a ton of stuff to haul.

    Here's a random example I found online:

    He makes a very good point, and I absolutely love that trailer idea. It's perfect for my camera gear whether using the bike or not.
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    The "bike-gear-nerd" part of my brain tells me to buy a trailer! However, the "are-you-kidding?-what-do-you-need-it-for?" part of my brain wins the argument to not buy one, since I really have zero need for a trailer.

    All that said, IF I were to ever buy a trailer for my folding bike, I would seriously consider the CARRY FREEDOM CITY (folding trailer pictured in my above post). I love how it folds flat for easy storage. It really could fit into my bike bag along with my bike!

    Website > http://www.carryfreedom.com/city.html



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    Check out this little guy. I joined the Kickstart for my Time carbon roadie but its now on my Brompton S6L. It works surprisingly well. The downside is that you carry the kickstand in your bag or back of shirt. On the Bromie it goes in the front bag, no issue.

    upstand? Bicycle Stand | Designed by the Upstanding Bicycle Company. Call 919-590-0328 to order.

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