I've had my Brompton almost a year and I'm so pleased with it that I can't help showing it off:
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What is that attached to the front bag mount?
dats breddy ghoul, mang.
actually, the whole ensemble has a very steampunky vibe.
the mounting block itself looks like something out of Tesla's workshop or a Lovecraftian votive object for summoning the Old Ones.
thanks for sharing.
you've inspired me.
Why is the wood block so thick?
very nice :-) cool bag attachment!
A fair amount of wood needed to be removed to slip the wood block onto the bag mount, and I didn't want the holes for the brass rods to be too close to the mount slot, so I erred on the side of caution with a thick block of wood. I was worried about the amount of torque applied given a couple of water bottles in the bag and a rough road.
I'm sure it's thicker than it really needs to be.
Last edited by alienbogey; 07-06-14 at 10:30 PM. Reason: clarity
Oooooh, this is very nice. I've been meaning to make an attachment for my Brompton, and it does look like this is the way to go. Perfect for hanging my backpack by the shoulder straps
Last edited by alienbogey; 07-09-14 at 11:26 PM.
Nice set up.
Looks like you are having fun allenbogey - that's what it's all about. Nice bike!
I've made some changes to my Brompton.
First, to my surprise the front bag almost shook loose from it's mount at high speed over rough road. I modified the front brass mount:
Now I don't think the bag will come loose:
Next, although I really like my original rear bag, I came across another military surplus bag on Etsy that perfectly matches the front bag:
So here is the current configuration (the colors might be a little off due to the indoor lighting):
Also, you can see a new toolkit that I mounted on the rear (which is facing forward on the bike) of the back bag. A good thing, too, because I had my first Brompton flat in New Orleans on my last trip.
that's awesome! i love the look of the whole ensemble.
i've also been using those heavy-duty canvas and leather surplus bags for a long time. i think you may find that you need something to secure the bottom of the rear bag to your seat post to avoid the dreaded "bag flap" effect. i use a simple velcro strap.
the one i use is yellow.
Thanks for the suggestion. I do feel the rear bag swaying when there's a fair amount of weight in it.
Gorgeous bikes. I love Bromptons. Need go ride my Brompton.
FAIR is a four letter "F" word.
I like the steampunk vibe and appreciate the effort for the bag selections and mount.