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diapsaon0

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Barley on a Brompton?
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:06:12 pm »
Just wondering if anyone had used a Barley saddlebag on a Brommie with a Brooks B17?  Not sure if it would impede the fold?
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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 02:42:45 am »
I've used a Pendle and a Classic Saddlebag Rack on my Brompton without ill effect - I do have the telescopic seatpost though, so there's no question of mounting straps stopping the lower part of the seatpost dropping completely.

Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 09:45:51 am »
There was a recent post somewhere commending a new rack for Bromptons that clipped around the saddle somehow. I can't remember the details, or find it again. Obviously a classic Karrimor rack would lift off without leaving anything to stop the seat pin from dropping fully (to lock the fold and act as a parking brake).

I've seen one or two warnings from Brompton about loading the seat pin, and possible stress on the frame as a result. Saddlebags tend to be off-centre loads, of course, whereas the weight of the rider goes roughly down the line of the pin. But that doesn't seem to stop loads of Brompton users from happily fitting various bags and other loads to their saddles :)

diapsaon0

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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 10:21:02 am »
Thanks.  SJSC is my LBS. I'll go up there later this week and try a Barley as well as the little zipped roll.
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LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 10:24:22 am »
Probably drossall is referring to https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=110565.0 regarding https://frostandsekers.com

It looks a tempting system but we've already pretty much standardised on Carradice's SQR (me) and Carradice's Bagman QR bracket (HK) on most of our machines. At £80 a pop and quite a few bikes/ trikes between us, it'd be an expensive swap for us. If we had fewer bikes and were starting from scratch, we'd probably go this way.
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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 02:17:39 pm »
I have used one on a Team Pro and it is ok with folding, but I have the extended seatpost.
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diapsaon0

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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2019, 04:54:07 pm »
That looks great, but not a cheap option.  Worth thinking about
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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 02:52:10 pm »

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 09:50:58 pm »
HK and I hang our bums over the back of the saddle a bit too much to use the classic saddlebag mount.
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diapsaon0

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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 10:04:13 pm »
UPDATE:

I went into SJSC. today - they are my LBS as well as being a major Brompton dealer. 

They told me that the quick release wouldn't fit on my Brooks B17 which seemed odd, but, I ended up buying a zipped roll which will be useful for tools etc.   As the quick release and a Barley would have cost more than the Zipped Roll, then I assume he knew what he was talking about.   I may get one of the above racks in future if I can be sure that it'll fit and then use the zipped roll on the handlebars.

I need to ring Carradice to ask about re-stitching my Kelbrook bag which got damaged in Latvia a few years back, so I'll ask them about the quick release issue.
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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2019, 08:30:09 pm »
Probably drossall is referring to https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=110565.0 regarding https://frostandsekers.com
That's the one. Don't know why I couldn't find it. But yes, I still think that the traditional rack linked by SA*4 is much more economic.

Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 03:18:54 pm »
The quick release rack fits my Brooks and Spa Nidds but not the 2010 Brompton seat. The brackets are too far under the seat.  I use the Carridice roll but may consider the Frost handle.

Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 04:25:07 pm »
I have managed to bend the B17 saddle hoops using a modern classic rack to such an extent that the rack keeps falling off. So be careful not to overload when using.
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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 05:43:06 pm »
I often use a Carradice Barley saddlebag mounted on a modified Brompton S-frame, so can use it as a day/commuting bag on the front carrier block. Works very well. I'll post pictures if anyone is interested.

I also have a B17 on the Brompton, though that's not really relevant in this case!
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diapsaon0

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Re: Barley on a Brompton?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2019, 10:16:06 am »
Good idea.  I don't always need my big Carradice City Folder with me either.
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