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    Bromptons & Other Folding Bicycles

    Quote Originally Posted by maverick View Post
    Ooooo <scurries away to see if Brompton make bikes in Burnt Orange>

    Oh dear!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick View Post
    Ooooo <scurries away to see if Brompton make bikes in Burnt Orange>

    Oh dear!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by taminca View Post
    Aubergine is still Queen, but French Blue (due in part to @maverick's DLBP posts) is creeping up there as my favorite TB bag color! Now if only it were available in ballistic for the larger bags... (Not that I need any more bags, of course!)
    Yay!

    I'd love to see French Blue in 420d Parapack!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceepee View Post
    Ooooo <scurries away to see if Brompton make bikes in Burnt Orange>

    Oh dear!!!

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    Awesome!

    There is a girl on Youtube who has at least a dozen Bromptons - in different colors, with different configurations.

    Your first reaction may be - I can't get my head around that!

    But others must think we're just as crazy when we order the same Tom Bihn bag in multiple colors and fabrics.
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    Yes, but that bike that I just created would cost more than 4 A30s!!! And I'd have a hard time hiding 4 Brompton boxes under the bed!!!

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    Big smile here on the other side of the world. Great pictures putting great ideas in my head... of to research Bromptons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilkyway View Post
    Big smile here on the other side of the world. Great pictures putting great ideas in my head... of to research Bromptons...
    Ilkyway don't do it!!! Really! Trust me

    It's probably a good job that theres at least a 4 week wait on bespoke Bromptons atm. Hopefully, with the stress of moving I will forget all about them.

    I did have one but it was a shop demo that was being sold off and was black. They really are lovely bikes ..... and, something else they have in common with Tom Bihn bags, besides the quality, is that they hold their resale value well ..... and now I shall go back to not thinking about them
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    Quote Originally Posted by ceepee View Post
    Yes, but that bike that I just created would cost more than 4 A30s!!! And I'd have a hard time hiding 4 Brompton boxes under the bed!!!
    I love it when I see the price of other things measured in Tom Bihn Bags!

    If you build your bed high enough, you can store a few Bromptons folded underneath!
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    Okay maverick you have Tom Bihn Bags and you have the bike: in which bag fits this pike? ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ceepee View Post
    Ilkyway don't do it!!! Really! Trust me

    It's probably a good job that theres at least a 4 week wait on bespoke Bromptons atm. Hopefully, with the stress of moving I will forget all about them.

    I did have one but it was a shop demo that was being sold off and was black. They really are lovely bikes ..... and, something else they have in common with Tom Bihn bags, besides the quality, is that they hold their resale value well ..... and now I shall go back to not thinking about them
    Do Bromptons come in Aubergine? Off to Google them...
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    I've wanted a Brommie for ages, and this thread isn't helping! Perhaps I'll settle for a Daylight backpack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maverick View Post
    I love it when I see the price of other things measured in Tom Bihn Bags!

    If you build your bed high enough, you can store a few Bromptons folded underneath!
    @maverick, @ceepee, @Ilkyway, @taminca Why does this dialogue remind me of @taminca's response to @Moose's post in another thread about a possible problem?
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    I was cleaning up my closet a bit this morning. I found this, I'm concerned I may have a problem. After taking the photo I realized I left a stuff sack out of the photo. I didn't include the fists full of key straps and other gizmos either. Eeeek...
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    Yes, Moose, you do have a problem -- you need larger beds and closets!
    And more on the same theme… from @taminca's recent dialogue with @Ilkyway about which bags would be accompanying her going to Seattle:
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    Ilkyway, not sure yet which bags I will take. Since I will be doing some kayaking and camping, will need to one-bag it. Most likely the A45. SA or S25 if I really, really streamline what I bring. As for which bags out... I am afraid to think about it. I might actually end up needing a bigger closet!
    And from the current thread:
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    Do Bromptons come in Aubergine? Off to Google them...
    Added emphasis is mine (just in case everyone doesn't get the point).

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    Quote Originally Posted by moriond View Post
    Added emphasis is mine (just in case everyone doesn't get the point).
    And your point, @moriond? Perhaps it is that I am prescient?

    BTW Bromptons do not come in Aubergine (though Claret is sort of close) so my bank account is safe... at least until I visit the TB Mothership at the end of the month.
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    I am totally fascinated by this bike and have many questions about it. I do not want to steel this threat over so what about a dedicated Bromptons-Thread? What do you think?

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    This forum is very hazardous!! It creates "wants" all the time...now I find myself googling Bromptons. Yesterday it was Moleskines...when my daughter looks at me googling stuff she says now "Well mum must be good if the Tom Bihn people like it!" :-)
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