From the beginning of looking into getting myself a Brompton, I was fascinated by the versatility of those little bikes. Having read from people doing extended ’round-the-world tours on them (like Russ Roca and Laura Crawford or Heinz Stücke), these little engineering wonders combine the flexibility of taking them anywhere with a “cargo capacity” that is not apparent at first sight.
In two years, I have already taken El Brommito to all kind of not-so-obvious places – most prominently the Passo dello Stelvio. But as I yesterday picked up my touring bike’s rear wheel from truing at the bike shop and was asked whether I’ll be able to carry it, I remembered I have also transported all kind of loads in these years – some of which I snapped a picture of.
Hooray to the “Cargobrompton”:
It requires a bit of creativity sometimes – and usually a piece of string or two – but once you get the hang of it is hard to imagine anything that could not be transported on my commuter ride! …and as a matter of fact, the odd geometry actually makes it sometimes easier than on a “regular bicycle”.