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How far do you commute on your Brompton?

Old 10-28-19, 07:59 PM
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How far do you commute on your Brompton?

Just what the title says - if you commute on a Brompton, how far do you go (one way)? Iím curious if anyone commutes 10+ miles on it daily?
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Old 10-28-19, 10:18 PM
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I am whimpy.

1.8 miles each way.
Was considering an e-bike upgrade, but decided it's not worth it.
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Ten miles one way, so twenty miles a day.

Have Brompton will travel. :}

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Old 10-29-19, 10:45 AM
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I no longer work but when I did I often rode 20, although sometimes 8/12 or 12/8 as my schedule and weather dictated. Now my 20 is one ride. Being a weakling sometimes it's less than 20 if stout headwinds or a lot of climbing is involved. I have other bikes I like to ride and the Brompton isn't much more effort and might be a couple tenths of a mile per hour slower. From 1992 through 2015 I was blessed with a locker and shower, so I could clean up a ride. Coming to work sweaty and smelly was more of a limitation than the distance itself, so when the last job had no locker room my ride was short. Got the miles in on the return trip.
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1.5 miles to train plus 0.5 to work.
More than that and I need a shower
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Old 11-02-19, 03:59 AM
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a comute ride need to be seen as it is, a complete diferent ride than sports.
As said, whrn you comute, you go slower and without a backpack(you need a pannier) this way you mostly avoid sweating and look messy.
in my former job, i go 18km eatch way everyday
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The question you also need to ask is what about the elevation? I was talking with my local Brompton dealer about the different models; he was saying that the 1-2-3 gear model were fine around London but in places like Bristol or Bath with some elevations, "6 gears" is a must-have.
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My limiter is just the overall efficiency of my foldies, which are upright seated, heavy, with limited gear ranges.
I would say, roughly they are 30-50% less efficient and after 5 miles that starts to become burdensome to me.
They will go anywhere, but if it is windy, or hilly or much further , the extra work starts to tell.
The longer the ride the more likely you will find a stretch of rough pavement where the harsh ride will add to the work.
If it's smooth and flat, they add little to complain about, and are as pleasant as any.

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1.6 miles to my transit stop. On this day, I was trying to achieve max speed down the hilly portion of my commute...


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Old 12-10-19, 01:57 PM
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Depends. Am I running late? Raining/snowing? It's Friday and I rode Mon-Thur to work.

Anywhere from 2 miles to/from the train/bus station; to 17 miles one way.
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