The Pedalshift Project 247: Brompton Touring Hacks Revisited

The Brompton is an amazing bike and people are constantly coming up with new hacks that will benefit touring. On this episode, I cover five new things I’ve been seeing. PLUS… Mysterious James and me reunite!

The Pedalshift Project 247: Brompton Touring Hacks Revisited

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Brompton Touring Revisited: Hacks and More

3D Printing: Game Changer
Luggage mount on toptube!
Springs that stop your clamps from spinning
Schlumpf High Speed Drive
Similar to my ATS… tap the button with your heel and you just doubled (ish) your gear range. Been using it a lot on this trip with the variability of flats vs. hiiiiiilllllllls
Warning: some Brompton folks are really weird about the weight of these. Yes, they’re heavier but maybe a couple hundred grams? Seriously, if you’re touring you know that’s nothing but I wanted to acknowledge the “controversy”
Quick release pedals
There are a bunch of these but FOTS and Sprocket co-host Aaron Flores made me pedal-envious when he detached his.
Front rack over luggage block?

Mysterious James!

Mysterious James!

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