I bought my Brompton in 2010. I really wanted the bike, but the price never was OK for me. I have two lovely children and, as you know, priorities used to be always far away from bikes, even being a Brompton.
I was a regular customer of Barcelona public bike rental service, Bicing but was very disappointed with it. I made the great decision: I borrowed a little money from my bank and bought my first Brompton. A real smart purchase.
So, here are my five reasons to buy a Brompton bike:
… and one more for the road. If you get tired of it someday (I can’t imagine a reason why!), a Brompton is always on high demand. You will sell it quickly in a very good price.
Last but not least. Brompton is much more than a cult object, even though some people just want to buy one due to its coolness and aesthetic value. I share the idea that well-designed objects deserve that recognition and defend the value of the aesthetic, but they need to be accompanied by enduring functionality. The fact is that we love this kind of "product": useful, technically “d’avant-garde” and beautiful.
For me, Brompton bikes can be compared to Apple laptops; I do believe many of its owners do the same association between both brands in their minds. Maybe it is just the sign of the times. Brompton times.
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Fathers Day weekend was our yearly trip to a classic and popular cycle rally called L'Eroica Britannia.
Set in the rolling Derbyshire hills amid the green fields rises each year a celebration of all the beautiful bikes predating 1987, this was the year that steel frame bikes gave way to lighter and faster models.