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Old 05-26-12, 11:31 PM
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Brompton front carrier block

After studying how the various bags fit on the the front carrier block on the Brompton I was wondering if it's possible to obtain the bag portion of the carrier unit so I could rig up my own concept

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Old 05-27-12, 12:38 AM
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Yes, you can buy the bag frame seperatly

https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brompton-...qfcfa-prod647/
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Or even better yet, you can simply adapt an already sewn bag (very easy & quick with minimal sewing) or make & sew one up yourself entirely (a bit more advanced sewing knowledge required) for the Brompton block's unique metal frame-or simply attached directly to the handlbars. I have done both with extremely good results as you can see for yourself. Below are some samples-from left; the Beaded Bike sewn and heat-set beaded entirely by myself for the Brompton, Giraffe print for use on all of them, Blue Rear Panniers bags custom sewn by me for my Jetstar bike, and Cat-In-The-Bag to get a feel how big the rear bags are-that I have done for my own Brompton and my other 2 folding type bikes:
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Awesome - thanks!
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I have both the newer aluminum /nylon bag frame, and an older all steel Bag frame..

I note other fabricators have made their own bag attachments, from steel
.. for other purposes..
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My idea is to adapt a backpack to secure using the carrier block & handlebars

https://www.golite.com/Jam-50L-Pack-Unisex-P46812.aspx
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The bars and carrier block are independent so if you attach something to both, steering is compromised at best.
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Yea bag clip is attached to the frame, head tube.
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Well this video solves the problem of strapping on a back pack (on the back)

https://vimeo.com/26700747

So now some contraption in the front & I'm good to go - I like the idea of home made - less attractive to thieves
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Brompton's Bag frame QR's off. their touring bag works like a Messenger bag
off the bike..
I also have a messenger bag with a waist belt and a shoulder strap,
The addition of a stiffener panel & It's waist belt laced thru the bag frame's tubes
holds it on fine..
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