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Old 08-07-16, 07:16 PM
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Searching for Brompton to Klickfix adapter

Hi. Does anyone know of a source for a Brompton to Klickfix adapter? I've done a search on these here forums and it seems the interest lies in getting an adapter so that a Brompton bag could fit on a Dahon/Tern.

I am trying to go the other way. There are some nice/useful bags that are Klickfix compatible and many of them would work great on a Brompton. Now the trick is to find an adapter that will enable the feat.
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Mini O bag not good enough?
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Old 08-08-16, 02:04 PM
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I am looking for a Brompton to Klickfix adapter. Not a Mini O bag.
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Old 08-08-16, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by ILoveF View Post
Hi. Does anyone know of a source for a Brompton to Klickfix adapter? I've done a search on these here forums and it seems the interest lies in getting an adapter so that a Brompton bag could fit on a Dahon/Tern.

I am trying to go the other way. There are some nice/useful bags that are Klickfix compatible and many of them would work great on a Brompton. Now the trick is to find an adapter that will enable the feat.
The closest Klickfix adapters are those sold by Dahon/Tern. As they're longer, they can only hold 7kg (Brompton: 10kg).

Use the Search field on the KF site:
  • "Handlebar adapter for head tube" 0211ST
  • "Frame bracket" 0211R

Back in 2013, a Germany guy made a Klickfix-compatible adapter for use on the Brompton, but has since ceased making them: https://adventuresonbrompton.wordpre...nally-arrived/
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When you think about it, the fix is pretty simple. Basically, Brompton and Klickfix have the same idea but use different spacings between the two bolts, Nothing a CNC shop can't remedy. Basically, you can machine from a solid metal block a conversion between one style and the other.
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Old 08-08-16, 10:57 PM
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Been done, searching may turn up that thread, not too long ago, this year still or at most last year.
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Do you want to use small or big bags? Problem is the Bromton bags are atatched to the bike low down on the frame, at the bottom of the bags. The clickfix bags I have seen are atatched at the top of the bags (unless they are small).

You could buy a Brompton frame (M or S depending on how tall you want the adapter to be) and cut down the sides (drill out the rivetsnand take out the two C shaped sidewings, cut the sidewings down to as narrow as you want and reinstall using self tapping screws if you do not have rivets).

You now have a narrow tall Brompton frame. Buy a Clickfix Caddy and atatch it to the top of this frame. May not be elegant looking but should work.

Some of the new Brompton bags (like the tote) has a narrow frame so if you could buy such a frame only maybe you can buy one and not having to do the drilling and cutting.

Not a cheap solution but doable.
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May not be elegant looking but should work. [] Not a cheap solution but doable.
at which point, it may be time to reconsider and stick to Brompton bags. There's quite a lot of options:

https://www.google.com/search?q=brompton+bags
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Originally Posted by Winfried View Post
at which point, it may be time to reconsider and stick to Brompton bags. There's quite a lot of options:

https://www.google.com/search?q=brompton+bags
Things like this could be a solution if you have several different bikes and you do not want to have a lot of different bags. It is not always about money, but avoiding clutter. Also I find that when I can use the same bag on several bikes I know what is in the bag, pump, tools and so on. Take "that" bag no matter what bike you want to ride can make life easyer. If you have one Brompton and several "Clickfix bikes" it could make sense to convert Brompton to Clickfix.
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Originally Posted by ILoveF View Post
I am looking for a Brompton to Klickfix adapter. Not a Mini O bag.
Looking is Passive , Making, DIY, is Active..

If no one does your work For You you have to make it yourself..

The Brompton Bag frames can be modified shorter and narrower ,
or, if you bend Your own Aluminum tubing, Much more .. just replace the Pop Rivets.



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Old 08-09-16, 05:21 PM
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If you have one Brompton and several "Clickfix bikes" it could make sense to convert Brompton to Clickfix.
Sure.

Good luck to the OP.
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check this out. might be what you want??

vincita makes a messenger bag for brompton that has a clickfix adapter. check them out. can't post link yet but it is on their site as of my time of posting this...
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looks like vincita sells just the adapter which puts a clickfix on brompton head tube for 29 bucks!
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OK, and they.re conveniently located in Thailand https://www.vincita.co.th/

Importing, modifying the German made parts, then shipping them out again.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/03...g?v=1500546373






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I bought an adapter like this some time back, made for Dahon https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/...razed-on-lugs/ . I found it did not really serve a purpose since only small bags can be atatched. My Klick Fix shopper https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/luggage/...lack-24-litre/ ca not be used.

This is an older thread so I bet the OP is not around any more.
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Is this something that should exist? I've gotten only one or two people asking to go the other way (most people want Tern/Dahon-->Brompton as opposed to Brompton-->KlickFix), but if there is widespread demand maybe it's worth solving.
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Nitto in Japan had one, But you must find a seller in Japan..

Metal 'shoe' to go over the headtube block (Bromptons early front Bag Frame was steel, for a model to emulate)

and a cross bar, to fit a bar bag mount ,, if you want to get something fabricated locally..

(ah, i see 21st post .. something local to people in Korea, just like I was describing)





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https://adventuresonbrompton.wordpre...nally-arrived/

https://www.vincita.co.th/collection...pton-head-tube

Something like this would work?

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Is this something that should exist? I've gotten only one or two people asking to go the other way (most people want Tern/Dahon-->Brompton as opposed to Brompton-->KlickFix), but if there is widespread demand maybe it's worth solving.
This question often ends up in a discussion about who has got the best bags, Brompton or Click Fix. I find that when I spend money on a bag (and bring more "clutter" into the house) it is best if it can be used on as many bikes as possible. I just recived my new ClickFix backpack today and of course I want to use it on my Brompton too. What I`ll do is cut down a C bag Brompton frame and add a ClickFix adapter to it at the top- possibly a Caddy- to keep it close to the front of the bike. Others may want to buy one if possible.
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This should be the real adaptor no? Adapt from Brompton to Klickfix.
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??? ???. ???? ??? BB5? ???? ?????!!

Klickfix adapter to suit Brompton luggage block from BB5 Korea.
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m.bb5.co.kr/web/product/extra/big/bb5shop_2699_1.jpg

60,000 won? = USD 53 about .... still need to buy the klickfix thingy for handlebar. Maybe the real klickfix adaptor is still more expensive than the above combo.
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Old 09-15-17, 07:46 AM
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Brompton T bag size rack that fits on Klickfix will be out soon ...
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Is there anyone who can make this for us in the US???

Originally Posted by dahoneezz View Post
http://m.bb5.co.kr/web/product/extra...hop_2699_1.jpg

60,000 won? = USD 53 about .... still need to buy the klickfix thingy for handlebar. Maybe the real klickfix adaptor is still more expensive than the above combo.

This is the exact piece I need. I already have an Ortlieb handlebar bag I use with my other bikes, I would love to be able to use it with my Brompton. Or if I want to add a Kanga rack, that could be cool do!
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