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Old 10-27-17, 09:42 PM   #1
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Any Bromptoneers have an off yer bike handle?

I'm trying to find out if it will wrap around a bike friday tube. I emailed Off Yer Bike and they responded rather snootily that it was "only for brompton". yeah, why would you want to possibly expand your business base? /s.
Anyhow, if anyone has one and has access to a Bike Friday or other "non" brompton (and isn't afraid of being blackballed), I'd love to know if it will wrap around and snug down.Or, the dimensions would be helpful, length and width, and I can mock up a paper version. thanks.
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If you look around, you will find handles for carrying loads and and in particular ladders. I believe some Brompton owners use these to carry their bikes. Off Yer Bike belongs to the same class. They can be pretty much be adapted to anything provided you can get the center of gravity underneath. I had the task of carrying huge speaker columns across continents and I extended such straps and made them sneak inside the boxes with speakers and all was successful.
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If you look around, you will find handles for carrying loads and and in particular ladders. I believe some Brompton owners use these to carry their bikes. Off Yer Bike belongs to the same class. They can be pretty much be adapted to anything provided you can get the center of gravity underneath. I had the task of carrying huge speaker columns across continents and I extended such straps and made them sneak inside the boxes with speakers and all was successful.
You got me thinking outside the box...ankle straps with d rings (I already have a nice padded shoulder strap). they are made for heavy weight, usually nicely padded so they won't damage the frame. and a LOT less expensive than the brompton thing. lighter weight as well. And it's something I can try just by stopping at any local sporting good store, size large should do it. Just have to get a clip on handle. Thanks for expanding my mind =)

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Got measurement numbers? FWIW the Brompton main tube is .. getting out caliper.. 45mm/4.5 Cm..

ask the BiFri folks , on your order specs, they can put bottle bosses in the tube and , add a webbing handle You cad add D rings*

They did as a part of the standard Tikit.. the threaded holes of the bosses are further apart for the handle,
than they would be for the actual bottle cage mounting.

* NB a lot of D rings are for light loads , so wire just bent to shape,
You want those that are bent , then butt-welded closed, so they don't un bend, & open up under a load, applied repeatedly,,






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