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  1. Perfect if you already have one of these VWs ...

    Perfect if you already have one of these VWs
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Ay-pAEk_4X8/Ty3mojXn3GI/AAAAAAAAQJo/TAbdrD6RJeY/s1600/gh-726491.jpg

    I wonder if Titanium is available in the build it on...
  2. This is the key to the problems: When I first...

    This is the key to the problems:
    When I first tried installing mine, I noticed even a thin pedal spanner would bind to the cranks.
    I ended up adding two washers per side.

    You may have to...
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    I have the MKS Ezy Compacts on my Brompton: No...

    I have the MKS Ezy Compacts on my Brompton:
    No problems - they have a plastic circlip that stops accidental pedal detachment; this need to be taken off before the pedals can be removed - just hope I...
  4. If you have any meetups, please post here - I...

    If you have any meetups, please post here - I also refuse to deal with Facebook.

    Thanks,
    Donald (Santa Rosa)
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    The nut on the rear wheel is a pressure point...

    The nut on the rear wheel is a pressure point that has the potential to damage the suitcase wall e.g. when other cases are stacked on it. I use about an inch of high density foam to surround it.
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    Great place, my first time on that island, though...

    Great place, my first time on that island, though I did see Castlebay from the deck on a prior Uist-Oban ferry voyage.
    I'm sure I will return some other year and extend the journey up through the...
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    Sure looks like a hot , three bottles of water day

    Sure looks like a hot , three bottles of water day
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    My 6 speed BWR has the 44 tooth crankset: As I...

    My 6 speed BWR has the 44 tooth crankset:
    As I no longer live where I can commute by bike, I rarely feel the need for more speed.
    A 39 tooth setup would be a good fit for touring.
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    Flew to Barra with my Brompton a couple of weeks...

    Flew to Barra with my Brompton a couple of weeks ago :

    http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Barra-5.jpg

    http://www.donaldingram.com/ForumImages/Barra-6.jpg
    ...
  10. The Bag is now flight proven - trouble free, the...

    The Bag is now flight proven - trouble free, the bike question never asked :thumb:

    Here are a some photos ; first of the packed bag prior to departure in California, then some after the flight to...
  11. Standard procedure with any packing would be to...

    Standard procedure with any packing would be to unscrew the derailleur and put spacers held on with the wheel skewers.
  12. Bike Friday Pocket Llama fits in the XL bag....

    Bike Friday Pocket Llama fits in the XL bag.
    27"x21"x13" = 61 linear inches :)
  13. Absolutely no issues with the duffel in backpack...

    Absolutely no issues with the duffel in backpack mode with Brompton inside:
    The straps are long enough with plenty of adjustment.
    I felt no sharp protrusions in my back - I would be quite happy...
  14. The seat and tires form the longest dimension. ...

    The seat and tires form the longest dimension.
    There is room to pad the front hinge and 1/2" under/over the bike.
    Lots of length left in the bag.
  15. Yep that's the one - also other sites with more...

    Yep that's the one - also other sites with more colors e.g. with -20% offer The North Face Base Camp Duffel Bag - 1525 - 9460cu in | Backcountry.com
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    Sticky: A Brompton fits into a TNL XL Base Camp Duffel...

    A Brompton fits into a TNL XL Base Camp Duffel :-)

    The fit is snug for width - but the bike fits with the standard fold i.e. without removing anything.
    The bag has compression straps on the sides...
  17. XL size is a winner

    As the Brompton fitted into the XXL so easily, I went back and tried the XL.
    It the fit is snugger - but the bike still fits and the ends of the bag are a non-issue.
    The bag has compression straps...
  18. I took a chance and ordered the XXL from REI ( as...

    I took a chance and ordered the XXL from REI ( as it is 20% off and annual dividend time ).
    The Brompton fitted in with easy - no parts needed to be removed :)
    Once I've worked out a scheme to...
  19. I have a B+W hard case, but was looking for...

    I have a B+W hard case, but was looking for something that could roll up as well as being less obvious.
    To make the duffels comply, I think all I need to do is cinch in the (empty) ends of the...
  20. The XL is 19" x 32" ; the XXL 19.5" x 35.5". If...

    The XL is 19" x 32" ; the XXL 19.5" x 35.5".
    If the cylinder is flattened to an oval 24" x 12", it should just fit the circumference.
    But it's probably too close to call without trying it - so I...
  21. BF/Brompton into TNF XL or XXL duffel - will it fit ?

    Has anyone had success packing a Brompton or Bike Friday into one of the large XL or more likely the XXL The North Face Duffels ?

    These things are very robust and great for air travel ; a regular...
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    Up here in Santa Rosa, Northern California, we...

    Up here in Santa Rosa, Northern California, we have a Bike Friday dealership ; that's were I got my Llama last year.

    http://www.bikepartners.net
    A big part of their business is hiring out Bike...
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    I have them on my S6X. They are uncut. I may...

    I have them on my S6X. They are uncut.
    I may have moved the brake levers in a few mm; but I can't say for sure.
    Other bar styles may need the grip rubber cut back.
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    I fitted both my Marin ex-MTB now drop bar...

    I fitted both my Marin ex-MTB now drop bar commuter conversion and my Moulton TSR30 with campag centaur ergo levers and shimano XT rear derailleur, hubs and cassette : the key to making the rear work...
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    I have one but never got around to fitting it :...

    I have one but never got around to fitting it : proline-space-adaptor-handlebar-mount-accessory-bracket

    lots of other ideas http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessory-fitting-brackets-dept785/
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