Tag: Cycling

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A Brompton change of plan

Unbelievably, my second order of an orange Brompton M3L was cancelled by the store, this time one in Wales. I was about to give up when @FrankDJS and I went for a look in a local bike shop and saw an absolutely gorgeous M6L in navy blue. I fell in love with the colour immediately, but felt ...

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New bike headache

So I ordered a new bike some time ago, but it's taken until today for Evans Cycles to let me know that they can't actually fulfil the order. Despite having taken my money on May 1st, they don't actually have an Orange Brompton M3L and won't be getting any more in. They made a half-hearted ...

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Awaiting this little beauty

I bought myself a new Brompton last weekend and I'm really impatient for its arrival! We're conducting a bit of an internal 'shuffle' of bikes here at Casa MacPsych, with @FrankDJS getting my black M3L and me getting a new model, this time in an utterly gorgeous shade of orange. I opted for classic black ...

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Want! Want so much!!

https://youtu.be/4lKq1fGtXFM Okay, so it's not a Brompton, but for fair-weather cyclists like me, this looks fantastic. I have to wonder how heavy it is, but all the same, such a great idea. Mind you, would I last five minutes on London's streets with this? Probably not. Sadly.

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What a fantastic idea!

Spotted this on my way into Warrington Bank Quay station this evening (I live the high life, right?): A dock where you can rent a Brompton It says "£2.50 a day", which sounds like an absolute bargain to me! Not sure how popular it is or how widely used in the local area - but ...

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A canal adventure

I gave the Brompton an airing today. I didn't want to run two days in a row, but did want to get outside. So @FrankDJS and I (he on his Boris Bike) cycled from Canary Wharf through Limehouse and up Regent's Canal. I have to admit that in nearly ten years of living in Wapping ...

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Brompton-tastic

I finally got my Brompton! I ordered it online this morning and picked it up in-store just couple of hours later. After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing, I eventually plumped for black. Very pleased with it. I got a little lesson in folding and unfolding the bike in-store, which left me feeling quite thick and ...

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Decisions, decisions…

I took my second ‘test drive’ on a Brompton bike this evening. Longer than the first, I spent some time nipping around Canary Wharf on a bright orange M3L model. No surprises - it was fast, responsive, comfortable and solid.  I also felt I was seated at a reasonable height - not being the tallest of ...

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Folding bike lust

I test-drove one of these bad boys earlier this afternoon and I have to say: it was lust at first sight. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting another bike for a long while, only slightly put off by my previous two bike thefts. But they took place my old apartment building, where neighbours ...