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On the Road……Brompton front Basket in Sausalito

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When I bought my folding bike I knew it had to have some handlebar luggage. In the end, I settled for a simple, folding basket.

The basket is big — it holds a lot more than one would think. I’ve over-stuffed it with a large, heavy, travel backpack (as you can see here, here, and here) and it handled the load quite well.

What’s unusual about the Brompton design is that the basket doesn’t track the movement of the handlebars and front wheel — rather it’s always aligned with the frame and rear wheel. In other words, the basket always faces straight ahead even when you turn the handlebars side-to-side.

This is disorienting at first, but something you quickly become used to.

In the images above and below, the basket carries a full shopping bag of laundry on the way to the cleaners.

 

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March 3rd, 2013 at 8:25 pm

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  1. Hello Nathan,

    It was a pleasure meeting you in front of MoMa today. Any conversations with fellow Brompton riders are always fun and memorable. I’ll be following this blog closely!

    Sunny

    Ps. There’s a typo for this blog post’s title ;-)

    Sunny

    13 Mar 13 at 7:49 pm

  2. Sunny/ that’s a great looking Brompton you have — I may need to upgrade to a front generator light! I fixed the typo, btw. I appreciate you pointing that out :)

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