Here is a great little book that tells the story of the amazing (if a little geeky) Brompton Bicycle. The history of the company and it’s very unique product makes for a great read. It’s really astonishing that over thirty years later nobody makes a more compact folding bike and here you can find out all about how this very famous little bike was invented. It’s a very english tale (slightly eccentric) and keeping it all british (made in London actually) is an adventure in itself. Brompton Bicycle is fantastic for any fan of great product stories but it’s a must for any owner of this UK marvel.
I’m starting a series of posts in a cycling subcategory entitled “Brompton Adventures” about a bike I recently bought : my amazing Brompton folding bike (and details will follow about the specific bike I bought). I absolutely love this quintessentially british slightly eccentric bike. As an introduction see below the video of the inventor of the bike, Andrew Ritchie, demonstrate how the bike folds and unfolds. It really is as simple as shown in the video.