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Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« on: December 05, 2011, 09:06:04 am »
Because they fold up quite small where do people store them when not in use?

I will start, here are ours that live on top of the freezer.




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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 09:18:53 am »
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 09:33:10 am »


In the girlfriend's basement (fnar)

Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2011, 02:05:58 pm »
Under the kitchen table.
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2011, 02:09:32 pm »
In the inexcusable* cupboard under the stairs, next to a red bag marked "Panic" that contains the Forest of Dean Emergency Plan

*described thus on our shiny new Part P certificate that arrived today. I think the electrician meant "inaccessible" :)

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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011, 02:21:16 pm »
Not sure I want to use a flash to light up the cupboard under my stairs.  Ignorance of the monsters in there is bliss!  I just poke my hand in and pull out a Brompton.
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011, 02:28:54 pm »
next to a red bag marked "Panic" that contains the Forest of Dean Emergency Plan

The Volio household has a bugout bag?  What's in it?  Machete and Very pistol? Puritabs and a twelve gauge?  Canned food and shotgun shells?

:D
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011, 02:49:42 pm »
Not sure I want to use a flash to light up the cupboard under my stairs.  Ignorance of the monsters in there is bliss!  I just poke my hand in and pull out a Brompton.

Cupboard under the stairs here, too.  Though it's a BSO with extra-low frankengearing rather than a Brompton.  Well, it was last time I used it.  Which was a while ago.  Maybe I should go and check it hasn't turned into a Brompton while I wasn't looking?

ETA:



Nope, still not a Brompton  :(
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2011, 03:05:43 pm »
The one remaining Trek F400 folder (which is for sale don'tyaknow) is in the garage.You don't really want a pic of our garage do you*

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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2011, 05:57:31 pm »
Because they fold up quite small where do people store them when not in use?

I will start, here are ours that live on top of the freezer.


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Mine lives, unfolded but with back wheel flipped under, in the garage, with all the rest of the fleet.  On rare occasions where I'm making an early start, I fold it up and put it in the hallway, so as not to have to open the garage at silly o'clock, and disturb the neighbours.
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2011, 06:00:53 pm »
In my little 'one day I might' space in my head.

Along with the tandem and the road bike  ;)

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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2011, 07:34:19 pm »
You need a Bromptonshelf:



http://thebromptonshelf.com/

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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2011, 07:41:13 pm »
Our Brommies stay in the bike room, along with the tandems and most of our other bikes. A couple of bikes are kept in the spare bedroom. My B is kept folded inside at work.
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2011, 07:50:47 pm »
http://thebromptonshelf.com/

That's well worth five-hundred pounds, eh?  They must think Brompton owners are rich.  Well, you might have been rich BEFORE you bought the bike.
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2011, 07:58:08 pm »
I spotted it on a Yachties' forum.

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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2011, 08:28:13 pm »
next to a red bag marked "Panic" that contains the Forest of Dean Emergency Plan

The Volio household has a bugout bag?  What's in it?  Machete and Very pistol? Puritabs and a twelve gauge?  Canned food and shotgun shells?

:D

I'm quite worried the Volios have bugout plans, as mine consist of making my way to Volio Acres! :o   Just leave a key behind the shed in the shed, please. ;)
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2011, 09:54:19 pm »
The Volio household has a bugout bag?  What's in it?  Machete and Very pistol? Puritabs and a twelve gauge?  Canned food and shotgun shells?

iPhone and an Oyster card?  ;D
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Re: Where do you store your Brompton/Folding bike?
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2011, 02:04:34 am »
On the North Yorks Christmas Ride to Somewhere Random & BackTM I noticed that York station has its own bike shop, Cycle Heaven.

This emporium has NINE (count 'em!) Brompton shelves, each one with a different model in it!

I looked in thru' the window whilst wheeling my comedy full bounce bike past but decided against browsing cos I couldn't afford it . . .
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